Hitori can be a bit daunting for beginner players. There are several starting positions and patterns to look for
that will help you solve a hitori puzzle.|
Common Patterns and Tactics
-When a cell is marked as black, all adjacent cells can be circled, since no adjacent cells may be black.
-If a cell is determined to be white/circled, any identical digits in the row or column must be black
-If marking a cell black would cut off a white cell or group of white cells from the rest of the white cells, it must
be marked white. If the 4 cell pattern in the image at right were located in the lower right corner of a puzzle, the
1 would have to be marked white/circled, otherwise the 3 would be cut off from the rest of the white cells.