Manifold: How to solve an advanced puzzle

Don't underestimate this game!


If you can solve the first 50 levels of Manifold, you are already an excellent player. If you can solve all the levels before #80, you are truly an expert. Take a moment to celebrate, before you start the final 20 levels.


I'll be honest with you: it takes more time to solve the last 20 puzzles than it takes to solve the first 80. I recommend that you try them all by yourself, without reading this post. Then, if you need some help, have a look at my solution for #84.


You may also have a look at my explanation for level #10 (easy), and for level #43 (intermediate).

After folding two horizontal lines that separate the middle 4 rows from the rest (this will help me later on), I try to figure out how to bring all these little white triangles together so that they join the big white 2×2 square. The picture on the right shows how I want to achieve that: I will hide the two gray triangles under the big white square. I don't know exactly how it can be done, but I can already prepare some of my creases, as shown by the green lines.

I try to fold along the green lines that I just made, but it doesn't hold. It can be frustrating, but it's important to take my time and never squash the paper. The only way to have a nice and clean solution is to fold straight lines: horizontal, vertical or diagonal (45°).

The trick is to get rid of the two gray hexagons. I start by folding clearly along the green lines (picture on the left), in a way that would push their center towards the table. After doing that carefully and precisely, the paper seems to like my plan: gently pushing the top and bottom of the paper toward each other works perfectly.

When I release the paper, it forms a nice 3D shape with lots of 90° angles. I simply continue to hide the gray areas, and then flatten the part where the white spaces are. The whole form isn't flat, but the most difficult part is done.

I flip the shape over. There are two corners of paper right in the middle of the shape. Without folding anything, I bring them down and hold them with my finger. The challenge is now to bring back the black spaces, and this can be done by folding along the green lines (picture on the right).

I flatten the shape to form a nice square, and that's it!

Problem solved!


Did you reach this level or were you just curious to see what the game looks like? In that case, you should consider ordering the game for you and your friends!


And don't worry. The first levels are much easier than that.



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Comments: 16
  • #1

    Grant (Sunday, 27 March 2016 17:49)

    Hello, I don't know if this blog is still active anymore but I recently purchased this game from BrainWright and it's a blast! on the back of the puzzle notepad it says that on the BrainWright site there are hints and solutions, however this is the ONLY place that I have been able to find any solutions. I was wondering if there is anyway/anywhere that I can find the solutions and compare my solutions to the real ones. I have already gotten to level 84 and I can't stop. I feel like my solutions make the paper very layered and hard to fold at times and i feel like the solutions are easier than I think. Thank you for this awesome game and any information you can provide!

  • #2

    Sierra Mead (Saturday, 26 November 2016 04:05)

    We are stuck on 67. Any hints for that one?

  • #3

    Ellie (Sunday, 25 December 2016 18:11)

    I NEED help on level 81 please!

  • #4

    Katie (Thursday, 05 January 2017 20:47)

    I need help on 7 please

  • #5

    robert (Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:55)

    96. im stuck on it ive tryed everything. level 96

  • #6

    Claire (Sunday, 12 February 2017 04:58)

    I am stuck on #37. I am very close but can't figure out the last steps. Anyone out there that can help me before I go crazy!

  • #7

    matthew (Saturday, 18 March 2017 03:22)

    im stuck on 5

  • #8

    Me (Saturday, 15 April 2017 15:38)

    I need help on28

  • #9

    Kassaundra Keen (Thursday, 04 May 2017 04:14)

    I need help #35 and #37

  • #10

    i need 77 (Wednesday, 24 May 2017 05:27)

    i need 77

  • #11

    Brooklyn Thompson (Tuesday, 30 May 2017 23:57)

    I need help on 7. I can't do it.

  • #12

    kyle pardee (Monday, 17 July 2017)

    TELL ME HOW TO DO 31!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #13

    Ben (Saturday, 22 July 2017 21:06)

    I'm stuck on 22. Help please? (If this blog is still active.)

  • #14

    Karen (Wednesday, 16 August 2017 18:16)

    Stuck on #25. Is there a solution for it. The others have been pretty easy til this one.

  • #15

    steave (Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:26)

    100 pleasssssss.

  • #16

    Kerry (Saturday, 09 December 2017 00:34)

    I need help on 72. I've been trying it for days now!

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