Nikoli publishes numerous magazines and pencil puzzle books.

Publication schedule

  • Mar 10, 2018:"Puzzle Communication Nikoli Vol.162"
  • Apr 10, 2018:"Kind & Friendly Sudoku 3," "Kind & Friendly Kakuro 3" and "Kind & Friendly Slitherlink 3"
  • May 10, 2018:"Puzzle Box 13"
  • Puzzle Communication Nikoli

    Puzzle Communication Nikoli

    The most advanced pencil puzzle magazine in Japan. The first issue was published in August, 1980. It is a quarterly magazine and Vol. 161 was issued in December, 2017. Each issue contains over 30 kinds of puzzles, including some Japanese word puzzles.

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    Sudoku books

    The world-wide famous "Sudoku" puzzle was named by Nikoli company president Maki Kaji.

    Sudoku Communication Vol.34 Sudoku with hints to do them 2
    >>> Sudoku Books page

    Kind & Friendly Puzzle Book Series

    Kind & Friendly Sudoku Kind & Friendly Kakuro Kind & Friendly Slitherlink

    The first volumes in this series came out in Apr, 2017. With the "Kind & Friendly" series, you can enjoy Sudoku, Kakuro, and Slitherlink. The titles in this series show the kind of puzzle in the volume, and a volume has about 100 puzzles ranging from easy to hard.

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    Fresh Series

    Fresh sudoku  Fresh kakuro  Fresh slitherlink  Fresh shikaku

    The first volumes in this series came out in Oct, 2011. "Fresh" is a new series independent of the "Pencil Puzzle Book" series. With the "Fresh" series, you can play (or do and enjoy) the four popular puzzles, Sudoku, Kakuro, Slitherlink, and Shikaku. The titles in this series show the kind of puzzle in the volume, and each volume has about 100 puzzles ranging from easy to hard.

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    Pencil Puzzle Collection

    Pencil Puzzle Collection Series

    The first volume in this series, "Kakuro 1" and "Slitherlink 1"came out in Jan, 2017.
    The series is in a handy pocket sized format, 105 mm wide and 178 mm high (4 1/8 x 7 in).
    >>> Alphabetical list of published books

    Pencil Puzzle Book Series

    Pencil Puzzle Book Series  Pencil Puzzle Book Series

    The first volume in this series, "Kakuro 1," came out in Sep, 1986. The titles in this series show the kind of puzzle in the volume, and a volume has about 100 puzzles ranging from easy to hard.
    This series continues to grow and with reprints the total number of volumes sold exceeds 2 million copies. The series is in a handy pocket sized format, 105 mm wide and 178 mm high (4 1/8 x 7 in).
    >>> Alphabetical list of published books

    Marugoto Puzzle Book Series

    Marugoto Puzzle Book Series 

    The first volume in this series, "Marugoto Puzzle Fillomino" and "Marugoto Puzzle Ripple Effect(Re-issued)" came out in Feb, 2017.
    >>> Alphabetical list of Marugoto Puzzle Book Series

    Puzzle The Giants

    Puzzle the Giants

    The first issue of this annual magazine came out in 1992, and Vol. 30 was issued in January, 2018.
    It contains over 25 kinds of puzzles, including a few word puzzles in Japanese. All the puzzles are large sized and it will easily take a year to solve them all.

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    >>> Special Numbers page

    Puzzle The Giants Best Selection

    Puzzle the Giants Best Selection

    Each book contains over 100 big size puzzles, selected among puzzles in "Puzzle the Giants" series.

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    >>> Special Numbers page

    Penpa 20xx by Nikoli

    Penpa 2017 by Nikoli

    "Penpa 20xx" series are the renewal versions of our best sellers "Penpa Mix" series. The book contains about 300 number puzzles, includes English explanation.

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    >>> Special Numbers page

    Special Numbers

    There are a great variety of magazines published by NIKOLI Co., Ltd. Please visit "Purchase Nikoli Books" page and get them!

    >>> Special Numbers page