Alcazar - A Sudoku without numbers

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It's a new kind of logic puzzle with thrilling gameplay and deep logic. More intense and visual than Sudoku, it may be the best pencil puzzle of the decade.

Alcazar: playtest

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Alcazar - Volume 1

Alcazar is a new kind of puzzle with thrilling gameplay and deep logic.

This series of 100 puzzles was carefully designed and tested to offer a unique and engaging challenge of increasing difficulty.

It's new, it's better than Sudoku, and it fits in your pocket!

 

Includes game rules and tips in English, French and German.

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The rules

Alcazar is a new kind of puzzle with thrilling gameplay and deep logic, which come from surprisingly simple rules:

1. Enter from one door, exit from another

2. Cross every space exactly once

3. Each puzzle has a unique solution

Instead of just guessing, use deduction to build the solution, segment by segment. This is how you sharpen your logic skills and improve your techniques for the next level.

 

Print and play!

Sample puzzles as pdf
SampleJanuary2014.pdf
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2014

An excellent hand-made Alcazar

This puzzle was made by Reddit user edderiofer, who was also one of the most active beta-testers of the Alcazar Android app.

 

With only 4 exits and lots of walls, it doesn't look so hard at first glance. However, you will soon realize that it's one of the most surprising and difficult Alcazars to date.

 

How will you approach it? If you find a simple and elegant way to solve it, please share it in the comments below. However, when you give a clue, make sure to encode it using this tool:

http://www.rot13.com/

 

Click here for a full screen version of the puzzle.

 

Have fun!

Coordinates

 

An easy way to talk about different techniques is to use chessboard notation: column are called A,B,C... (left to right) and rows are called 1,2,3... (bottom to top).

 

Example:

- C3D4 has a wall

- The room A1:D4 has 4 exits 


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2014

Alcazar on Android

Alcazar for Android will be released on the 9th of July!

Would you like to talk about it on your blog, magazine or other media? Don't hesitate to get in touch with me directly!  jerome@theincrediblecompany.com

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Jun

2014

Alcazar on Android - Screenshots

With an extraordinary group of beta testers, we are currently fine tuning the game. It's very exciting!

 

Today, we selected 8 screenshots to represent the game on the Google Play store. What do you think? Don't hesitate to leave a comment!

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Jun

2014

From Alpha to Beta

Thanks to everyone who asked to join the group of testers! I apologize for making you wait, but I have good news: next weekend, the app will enter a short beta test phase, and I will accept everyone who asked, as testers.

 

It also means that the Android app will soon be available for everyone!

 

If you didn't do it already, you can join the beta test by asking to be part of this group on Google+:

https://plus.google.com/communities/115999952301884548258

 

Thanks!


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May

2014

A new puzzle for the new Alcazar players

Have fun!

I made this puzzle for those who discovered Alcazar in the last week, since I released the book. By the way, I'd like to hear how you heard about the game!

 

Don't hesitate to post a comment. The Alcazar community is still very small.


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May

2014

Alcazar - Advanced puzzles

Hi everyone.

 

A puzzle expert, on Reddit, solved all the Alcazar puzzles on the website with very clever techniques, and recommended that I give a preview of some advanced puzzles.

 

Good idea! Here are 2 pages from Alcazar - Volume I that I would normally recommend to experienced Alcazar solvers.

 

Warning: these puzzles are for experts only! If you feel ready to try them, feel free to print the following pdf page.

Alcazar - Levels 77 and 97
Alcazar_77and96.pdf
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If you need to guess and erase too much, it just means that you need some practice. For that, the Alcazar book is available, and contains 100 puzzles from the easiest to the most difficult!

Alcazar #77
Alcazar #97

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May

2014

Alcazar: The Official Poster

An Alcazar fan had the idea to print a giant Alcazar, solve it, and hang it on his office door.

 

It's such a great idea that I made 2 official printer-friendly posters. If you like Alcazar, here are the instructions: Download it - Print it - Solve it - Show it!

 

Alcazar Poster Small (A4/Letter)
AlcazarPosterA4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document [519.6 KB]
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Alcazar Poster Large (A3/11x17)
AlcazarPosterA3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document [571.6 KB]
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Have fun!

Alcazar Poster
Download it - Print it - Solve it - Show it

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Apr

2014

Testing Alcazar on Android


I am currently looking for testers for the alpha version of the Android Alcazar App. All you need is an Android device, a Google Play account, and a Google Plus account. Interested? All you need to do is:

  1. Ask-me to join this Google+ group: https://plus.google.com/communities/115999952301884548258.
  2. Visit Alcazar's Google Play page on your device: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.theincrediblecompany.alcazar2

For now, the test is only open to people I (know, but don't worry, it will soon be available to everyone.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Jérôme

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Mar

2014

Alcazar: Volume I

Dear Alcazar fans.

 

Great news! The 100 puzzles are chosen and ready to go to press. I think they are amazing.

 

The first ones are easy enough for anyone to enjoy and learn how to play. The last ones are way more difficult than anything I've posted on this website. They are not tedious, just surprisingly deep. I think you will love the book.

 

And it'll make a perfect gift, even for those who never played before!

 

While we wait for its publication, you can have a look at some photos of our last testing session, and try the daily Alcazar.

 

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Feb

2014

Choosing paper, making boxes, rating puzzles

Some people are asking about the release dates for Alcazar and Manifold. It's still not in the calendar, but I can tell you that we are in the last steps. Here are some photos of this week's activities at The Incredible Company.

The Alcazar department created and organized 100 exceptional levels for the first book of Alcazar. However, the first half is still too hard, so we are adding some clues to help beginners to master the game. For the experts: you will not be disappointed by the last part of the book. It's very difficult and incredibly fun.

Box prototypes

The Manifold team is folding a lot of paper. We are carefully looking for a paper from sustainable sources, that is thin and strong enough for the game. At the same time, we make some packaging design and prototypes. Don't worry: the final box is not going to be pink.


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