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GAME INSTRUCTIONS

To solve a ShapeShifter, every number from 1 to 9 must appear in:

  • Each of the nine vertical columns
  • Each of the nine horizontal rows
  • Each of the nine blocks of same-coloured squares

Use the mouse to click up (or down) through the numbers 1 to 9 in each square. The small black arrows on each side of the square tell you whether you are counting from 1 up to 9 (right arrow) or from 9 down to 1 (left arrow).

Using your keyboard, you can type in up to eight practice numbers above the line at the top of each box.

Cross-hatching shows you have correctly completed a row, column or group of nine same-coloured squares. Any practice numbers disappear.


Game Options

PRINT: Click to print your ShapeShifter

  • Available to YouPlay Premium Members only
  • Selected puzzles only

SAVE: Click to save your ShapeShifter

  • YouPlay Premium Members receive 10 save slots
  • YouPlay Members receive 3 save slots

PAUSE: Click to halt the timer if you wish to pause during game play

EXIT: Click to return to the Game Selection page

UNDO: Undo your moves one click at a time

CLEAR GRID: Undo all moves and start the ShapeShifter again


Features

TOKEN COUNTER: Displays how many tokens you have won during the game

TIMER: The timer starts as soon as you open the ShapeShifter

YouPlay BOOST: Boost your score – multiply your points by working faster and smarter

HINTS: Click to add an extra number to help you solve the ShapeShifter

  • YouPlay Premium Members receive 6 hints
  • Youplay Members receive 6 hints