Strimko – Logic Puzzle

By | 2018-05-06T03:21:19+00:00 December 13th, 2008|All Puzzles, iPhone/iPad Puzzle Games|5 Comments

 

Strimko is a brand new logic puzzle based upon Latin Squares and is also available via Puzzles.com

Strimko is a logic grid & numbers puzzle and can be solved with a pure logic. The puzzle concept is very simple and uses only three basic elements: rows, columns, and streams. All elements have equal numbers of cells, and the goal is to make each basic element containing the whole(!) set of specified numbers.

Strimko challenges are quite compact (4 x 4, 5 x 5, 6 x 6, or 7 x 7 grids), so the solver uses a small amount of numbers. Of course, it can be extended over 7 x 7 grids, but there is no special reason for that, since even within 5 x 5 and 6 x 6 grids there is a huge number of hard and extra-hard challenges.

You can play Strimko online but you can also download the logic puzzles. Happy Puzzling!

Update : There is also Strimko for iPhone

Tags: Logic – Puzzle

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5 Comments

  1. David Millar December 13, 2008 at 19:43

    Interesting. This is like a shape Sudoku puzzle, except even more freeform! Good stuff.

  2. passionforpuzzles December 14, 2008 at 11:10

    Indeed, looks like the Sudoku hype is passing by, but the good thing of Sudoku is that now more and more Sudoku inspired puzzles are developed and some of them are very good.

  3. Strimko December 16, 2008 at 14:46

    Thank you very much for your great review of the STRIMKO™ logic puzzle.

    Also each month you can play new STRIMKO™ set at Smart-Kit (go here). All challenges are hand-made especially for Smart-Kit.

    Happy puzzling!
    Peter Grabarchuk
    The Grabarchuk Family
    http://www.strimko.com

  4. passionforpuzzles December 16, 2008 at 16:58

    You’re welcome, we only write about the best puzzles !!

  5. Strimko August 13, 2009 at 13:18

    Dear Friends,

    We thought you should know that on August 10, 2009 Conceptis Puzzles launched a "new" puzzle concept which they call Chain Sudoku (http://www.conceptispuzzles.com/index.aspx?uri=info/news/315).

    It's nothing else than our Strimko concept which they simply STOLE, and now use without any authorization or licence from our end, and credits.

    The Strimko concept is our original invention launched in November, 2008, at http://www.strimko.com. Since then, Strimko has been officially published on http://www.puzzles.com, http://www.mathpuzzle.com, http://www.smart-kit.com, http://www.puzzlersparadise.com, http://www.archimedes-lab.org, and http://www.brainbashers,com. And recently it has been published in the September issue of GAMES magazine. The Strimko puzzle is explicitly under our copyright, and isn't in a public domain.

    We've warned Conceptis that if they use the idea of Strimko (under any name) with the same features as our Strimko, we will understand that as a direct and clear infringement of our intellectual property rights. They didn't accept our warning and did their step, STEALING our intellectual property for their commercial use.

    It's an absolutely new situation to our puzzle Family. No one in the World before this case has dared to STOLE our ideas for commercial use. It's obvious that this situation deeply impacts and compromises us and our puzzle business especially connected with Strimko. So now we're seeking for some possibility to restore our intellectual property rights.

    I'm sorry to disturb you with this matter, but I thought you must know about this extraordinaire (and quite puzzling) fact.

    And just to add to the matter, here's a fantastic message from our visitor (and Strimko lover) from the US; I couldn't say better:

    "This site [conceptispuzzles.com] just sprung up with “chain Sudoku” which is pretty much 100% rip on your strimko puzzles. I’ve been playing and enjoying your puzzles for a long time now and I don’t want to see your ideas get stolen."

    Best Regards,
    Peter Grabarchuk
    The Grabarchuk Family
    http://www.grabarchukpuzzles.com

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