This page is the home of exclusive puzzles relating to the game Ukiyo, from Walnut Games. For more information on the game and how to play, click on 'Ukiyo' in the main tab menu at the top of the page. The 2020 Kickstarter campaign can be found here.

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Update - the 2022 Kickstarter campaign for Ukiyo is here.

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Here's a link to this page in PDF format, for printing.

And here's a link to a shortened version, that can be printed to fit inside the Ukiyo box.

NB - when printing the smaller one, make sure you scale to 100%, not 'fit to page'

36. Arrange all of the game cards in ascending numerical order 1-16. Starting with card 1 and playing the other cards in sequence, can you end up with a 4 x 4 square of 16 acorns within your playing area of 6 x 6 symbols? [easy]

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37. Playing the cards in ascending numerical order again, can you make a 4 x 4 square of 16 flowers? [medium]

38. Now playing the cards in reverse order (starting with card 16, then 15 etc), can you end up with a 4 x 4 square of cranes within your 6 x 6 grid? [easy-medium]

39. And again, playing from 16 to 1, can you finish with a 4 x 4 square of butterflies? [medium]

40. Playing the cards in sequence from 1 to 16 again, can you complete your 6 x 6 grid without a single crane left showing at the end?

Playing to normal Ukiyo solo rules, try these new challenges:

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41. 4 + 8 + 9

42. 4 + 10 + 11

43. 3 + 4 + 5 + 6

44. 9 + 16, but different symbols for each task (ie 9 is not a group of ten or more acorns)

45. 5 + 6 + 16, but each task uses a different symbol (ie 5 & 6 are not acorns)

46. ‘Ukiyoku’ (Ukiyo Sudoku)

For this puzzle, you'll be playing solo Ukiyo, but on a much smaller playing area - 4 symbols by 4 symbols, instead of the usual 6x6 area. Can you find a way of playing all the cards onto that 4x4 area, such that each row and each column contains just one of each of the four different symbols? So, this kind of thing:

ACDB

BDCA

CABD

DBAC

There are at least four possible ways of doing this – can you find a new way? [hard]

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47. Working within a 5 x 5 grid of symbols, can you complete tasks 5 and 16, by playing the other cards? [easy]

48. As above, complete tasks 9 and 16 within a 5 x 5 grid [medium]

49. And again, complete tasks 13 and 3 within a 5 x 5 grid [easy]

50. And finally, complete tasks 8 and 16 in a 5 x 5 grid [brutal]

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For questions, hints, problems and suggestions on anything to do with Ukiyo, please drop into the BoardGameGeek Ukiyo forums. Have fun!