How to Solve Binario Puzzles – Walkthrough

If you have read our blog post introducing our new Binario puzzles are want to try your hand at these challenging logic puzzles, then this walk through will help you get started. If you want to join us in the solvealong, you can download the puzzle I used in this demo below!

Binario Solvealong

Before we start, here’s a remind of the rules of Binario:

  • Each row and column contains the same number of 0s and 1s.
  • No more than two of the same number can be adjacent to each other.
  • No row or column is identical to another row or column.

Sounds simple doesn’t it! However, with all logic puzzles like this, there’s plenty to keep us on our toes.

So let’s start…

Binario Logic Puzzle Walkthrough

Start by Looking for the Givens

Take a look at the grid and see what the obvious moves are. There’s two approaches we can make on the start of this grid.

Elim√≠nate options by counting: We know there must be three 0s and three 1s in each row and column – therefore where I’ve highlighted the three 0s, we know that the rest of the cells in this row must be 1s.

Adjacent digits: We know that no more than two of each digit can be adjacent to each other. Therefore, the placement of these two 0s means that there has to be a 1 either side.


No More Than 2 Adjacent Cells of the Same Digit

Following the logic that there can not be more than two cells adjacent with the same digit, we can fill in more squares on the grid.


Tip: In addition to looking for two of the same digit which are adjacent to each other, look for two which are separated by one cell. For example 0 ? 0. In this instance you will know that 1 will replace the ? otherwise there will be three adjacent 1s.


Make Sure Every Row/Column is Unique

If you look at the blue numbers, it would appear that there are two solutions to this puzzle as the blue numbers can be reversed – however, this ignores the important rule that says that no column or row can be identical to another. If we were to erroneously place the remaining cells as indicated in this image, rows 3 and 5 would be identical – which is wrong.


There Will Always Be A Single Solution

Here is the correct placement of the blue numbers and this means there are no longer two identical rows.

There will always be a single solution.

Tips for Solving Binario Puzzle

Here are some tips for beginners and advanced solvers to help solve Binario logic puzzles:

For beginners:

  • Start with smaller easy grids and work up from there.
  • Start by looking for patterns in the puzzle. For example, you can look for groups of two cells which are adjacent with the same digit. You know the other digit will be placed next to thee.
  • Use the clues in the puzzle to your advantage. For example, if you know that a certain cell must be a 1, you can use that information to eliminate other possibilities for the cells around it.
  • Don’t be afraid to plan ahead. Sometimes, the best way to solve a puzzle is to see what happens if you make a certain move. If this end up breaking one of the rules, you can always backtrack and try again.

Here are some additional tips that may be helpful for both beginners and advanced solvers:

  • Start by solving the easy puzzles first. This will help you get a feel for the game and learn the basic strategies.
  • Once you have mastered the easy puzzles, you can move on to the more difficult ones.
  • Remember there will always be a single solution (on Puzzlebreaks puzzle).

I hope these tips help you solve Binario puzzles!

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