Half Dominoes



Place the nine half dominoes into the grid, without rotating or reflecting them. Numbers indicate how many dots are there in the given row, column or diagonal.

(Rules and example from WPC 2011 IB)

Nine half dominoes are usually one of the following patterns of pips. (Taken from Ulrich Voigt's Half Dominoes puzzle[1])

Usual set of half dominoes

Rule variationsEdit

  • Half Dominoes on irregular grids uses different set of half dominoes. The example below is a set of triangular half dominoes used in WPC 2018.
Triangular version

History of the puzzleEdit

Appeared on WPC 1999/Part 5, an "innovative" round. The author of the puzzle is unknown.

Appearances in the past WPCsEdit