(29.–36.) Star Battle

Hello again! It’s been brought to my attention that it is yet again time to post something on this blog.

To apologise for keeping quiet, here’s a slew of Star Battles I’ve made as presents for various people on various occasions. As they were made for casual puzzlers, please don’t expect them to be too hard.

I really like making Star Battles as gifts: the rules are very simple to explain and grasp, even for non-puzzlers, and they allow for theming well. I offer no explanation for the themes of these puzzles.

Given how I didn’t have to worry about inducing difficulty while making these, I concentrated on trying to make the regions look as aesthetically pleasing as possible. I think I did well in most cases.

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I got a bit carried away when constructing that last one so it may be a bit harder than the rest.

Regular Star Battle rules. Note that the shading and extra lines within regions are purely aesthetical, and are to be ignored when solving.

(16.) Battleships

Whoops, it’s been a couple of weeks since the last post. Oh well.

To start off the new year (it’s midnight right now 38 minutes ago here in Finland), here’s a Battleships puzzle. It’s the first one I’ve made, and I’m not good at all with the genre… regardless, I think the puzzle turned out well with a strong theme, and it isn’t easy, either.

16. Battleships

Regular Battleship rules, with the standard fleet.

EDIT: The puzzle was broken, it should be fixed now. Not a very promising start to this year :^(

Perplexible picks: Star Battle/Galaxies

Even though this puzzle is somewhat stratified, meaning the ingredients don’t interact that much, I still think it deserves a pick. I definitely mean to make more of these.

Star Battle Galaxies 1

Rules: Galaxies / Star Battle rules, with the following changes:

Some of the galaxies act as Star Battle regions. Galaxies with a black center have two stars, and galaxies with a dotted center have no stars. The rest of the galaxies may have two stars or no stars; determining this is left to the solver.