Shakashaka: How to play using Flash

Problem list Rules How to play

Start window of Shakashaka

This shows the screen when you start a problem. The bottom-right timer starts when you open the problem.

This is the solving mode so you can start right away.

Generally use the left mouse button. Using the keyboard with the mouse makes operation smoother.


Your settings for these buttons will be saved to preserve your playing environment.

On some computer systems the settings may not be saved.



Zoom function

You can enlarge and move the game board with these buttons.


Play using the mouse

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Click on a corner of an empty cell and you will put a black triangle.

But if your idea for putting a triangle violates the rules of shakashaka you will find it difficult to place it.

Clicking on the same corner again returns the cell to empty.


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Put black triangles continuously by dragging (moving the mouse pressing the left button).


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When you have put all black triangles and "dots" around a number (the number in the cell!) , click on the cell number and the color will change. This will help you to solve the puzzle better.


Clear button

When you want to start a puzzle again click the "Clear" button. The timer does not return to zero though. To reset the timer you have to close the problem and open it again.


The members page counts the number of times you open a puzzle.


Undo button

When you want to redo a step, click the "Undo" button. By clicking this button repeatedly you can return to the start.


Check button

After solving a problem, click the "Check" button. If your solution is correct the screen will say "Congratulations." If your solution is not correct it will indicate one point that is not correct, click the "Continue" button to continue to solve this puzzle.


Using the keyboard with the mouse

Shift + クリック

When you click the left button of the mouse pressing the "Shift key" on a white cell or a cell with a black triangle, you will put a "dot."

Clicking on a "dot," you will put a black triangle.

Clicking the left button of the mouse and pressing the "Shift key" on a black triangle or "dot" returns the cell to empty.


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Click on an empty cell pressing the "Shift key" and drag to put "dots" in the cells you drag across.

Click on a black triangle or a "dot" pressing the "Shift key" and drag, to return the cells to empty.


How to use Try-mode

Check button

When you want to put a number temporarily thinking about the next step, use Try-mode. Click the "Try" button and the screen changes to Try-mode.

With the Try-mode, you can solve problems just like in the regular solving-mode. Your first action is indicated as brown and the following yellow.


Cancel trying button

Click the "Delete" button in Try-mode, if you want to delete your trial actions. All your trial actions disappear and the point of your first action is indicated by yellow blinking corners.


Fix trying button

Click the "Fix" button in Try-mode if you want to set (make permanent) your trial actions. The color of all your trial actions are changed to black and you return to the solving-mode.