Hitori

Flash player support

Due to deprecation of Flash at the end of 2020 we are converting all our games to HTML5 which is supported by all popular browsers. We are planning to complete this process before the end of 2019. In the meantime, in case you have problems enabling Flash on your browser please see these instructions

Hitori Interactive

Hitori puzzles can be played interactively on the computer, offering many features and advantages compared to pencil and paper. This section explains everything about how to play Hitori on the computer. If you are not yet familiar with the puzzle rules, please go to Hitori rules.

Shading and un-shading squares

Shading and un-shading squares

Hitori interactive is played by shading and un-shading squares in a grid. First click un-shades the square, second click shades the square and the third click brings the square back to its original state. Mouse clicking order may be reversed using the Preferences dialog box.

Toolbar

Toolbar

All game functions are accessed through the toolbar. For some toolbar buttons, keyboard shortcut keys are also available as listed below. Toolbar may be positioned horizontally or vertically using the rotate button on the left edge, and relocated anywhere in the game by dragging its frame.

Zoom in

Zoom in

Enlarge small puzzles for best viewing on your screen.

Zoom out

Zoom out

Reduce large puzzles for best fit on your screen.

Undo (Keyboard: U)

Undo (Keyboard: U)

Go back as many steps in the game as you want.

Redo (Keyboard: R)

Redo (Keyboard: R)

Go forward after using Undo as many steps as you want.

Restart puzzle

Restart puzzle

Restart puzzle to solve from the beginning.

Check puzzle (Keyboard: C)

Check puzzle (Keyboard: C)

Check all shaded and un-shaded squares for errors.

Progress

Progress

Show elapsed solving time.

Show solution

Show solution

Show solution of the puzzle. Using this button will also end the game.

Preferences

Preferences

Open Preferences dialog box. New preferences will be automatically saved on the computer.

Preferences dialog box
  • Show conflicts: Check this box to automatically show conflicts during the game. A conflict means two shaded squares are adjacent to each other or two un-shaded squares with the same number are in the same row or column.
  • Auto complete: Check this box to automatically shade squares when a square with the same number is un-shaded in a row or a column or un-shade adjacent squares when a square is shaded.
  • Show gridlines: Check this box to show the puzzle gridlines.
  • Reverse clicks order: Check this box to reverse mouse button clicking order. In the reverse order, first click shades the square, second click un-shades the square and the third click brings the square back to its original state.
  • Sound on: Check this box to turn sound on.

About

About

Open About dialog box to see puzzle size, difficulty, ID, title and other information.

Help

Help

Open How to play Hitori page you are reading now.

Print options

Print options

Open Print dialog box. New print options will be automatically saved on the computer.

Print dialog box
Print
  • Puzzle: Select to print puzzle.
  • Solution: Select to print solution.
  • Current state: Select to print current solution state.
Scaling
  • Preferred image scale: Reduce or enlarge printout.
  • Attempt to reduce to page: Check this box to automatically fit large puzzles on a single page. When this box is unchecked, large puzzles will print in multiple pages according to selected scaling.
  • Attempt to enlarge to page: Check this box to automatically enlarge small puzzles to fit on a whole page. When this box is unchecked, small puzzles will print according to selected scaling.
  • Select optimal orientation: Check this box to automatically select puzzle orientation.

Save puzzle (Keyboard: S)

Save puzzle (Keyboard: S)

Save current state of the puzzle.