Mentagy Puzzle. Where no mind has gone before.

Game Play

Game Rules / Objective

Insert the letters of the alphabet A through Z into the grid according to the rules below.

For each new puzzle there are seed letters already in place which cannot be moved.

Rule 1: Each new letter that you place must be either next to, directly above, directly below or on a diagonal adjacent to the previous letter of the alphabet; i.e., "D" must be next to "C"; "C" must be next to "B" etc… [ADJACENT RULE]

Rule 2: Once you place a letter in any 2x2 Box, you must finish filling in that Box before placing a letter in a new Box. [BOX RULE]

Rule 3: Any row or column may contain only one vowel (A, E , I , O , U or Y) [VOWEL RULE]

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  • Puzzler [Score 791]
  • pattico [Score 786]
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  • TanuvasaMama [Score 560]

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Game Play

Mentagy Instructions

The basic puzzle consists of a 6x6 grid of 36 cells with ten blanked out cells, nine 2x2 Boxes, and one or more given (seed) letters.

The position of seed letters and blanked out cells will change with each new puzzle.

Sample Puzzle

    V S    
Z W        
           
        F  
  J       A
K          

Sample Puzzle Solution

 Y X V S R  
Z W  U T Q  
      P E  
  M N O F
L J   G C A
K H   B  

Objective / Rules

Insert the letters of the alphabet A through Z into the grid according to the rules below.

For each new puzzle there are seed letters already in place which cannot be moved.

Rule 1: Each new letter that you place must be either next to, directly above, directly below or on a diagonal adjacent to the previous letter of the alphabet; i.e., "D" must be next to "C"; "C" must be next to "B" etc… [ADJACENT RULE]

Rule 2: Once you place a letter in any 2x2 Box, you must finish filling in that Box before placing a letter in a new Box. [BOX RULE]

Rule 3: Any row or column may contain only one vowel (A, E , I , O , U or Y) [VOWEL RULE]

Mentagy Tips

Tip #1 Even though the letters are in alphabetical order in the solution to each puzzle, it is sometimes useful to start later in the alphabet and work backwards.

Tip #2 At times there will be more than one cell choice for the next letter when solving a Mentagy puzzle. The best strategy in these cases is to think ahead to see if one of the cell choices leads to a “dead end” or a violation of one of the puzzle rules, like two vowels in the same row. Then you can eliminate that choice and concentrate on the other cell choices.

Tip #3 If you get stuck, you may need to look for another letter path. Mentagy puzzles become easier to solve, the more you work on them.

Tip #4 Mentagy puzzles may be addicting. If you stick with it, in no time you will be moving up to the next level.