Pic-a-Pix: Nonogram Color

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About this game

Paint squares as you solve the puzzle and discover a beautiful pixel-art picture! Each puzzle consists of a blank grid with clues on the left of every row and on the top of every column. The object is to reveal a hidden picture by painting blocks in each row and column so their length and sequence corresponds to the clues.

Pic-a-Pix are exciting logic puzzles that form whimsical pixel-art pictures when solved. Challenging, deductive and artistic, this original Japanese invention offers the ultimate mix of logic, art and fun while providing solvers with many hours of mentally stimulating entertainment.

The game enables zooming the entire puzzle, or just the grid area while keeping the clue-panes locked. Other features include a unique fingertip cursor for playing large puzzles with ease and precision, and a show/hide/lock rulers option helping focus on one row and column at a time.

To help see the puzzle progress, graphic previews in the puzzle list show the progress of all puzzles in a volume as they are being solved. A Gallery view option provides these previews in a larger format.

For more fun, Pic-a-Pix contains no ads and includes a Weekly Bonus section providing an extra free puzzle each week.


• 125 free Pic-a-Pix puzzles in color and B&W
• Extra bonus puzzle published free each week
• Puzzle library continuously updates with new content
• Manually created by artists, top quality puzzles
• Unique solution for each puzzle
• Grid sizes up to 30x45 (45x60 for tablet)
• Difficulty levels from very easy to super challenging
• Hours of intellectual challenge and fun
• Sharpens logic and improves cognitive skills


• No ads
• Zoom entire puzzle or just the grid area
• Clue-pane locking option for optimal puzzle viewing
• Rulers show, hide or lock option for easier row and column viewing
• Exclusive fingertip cursor design for solving large puzzles
• Unlimited check puzzle
• Unlimited Undo and Redo
• Clue auto check-off when row or column is completed
• Automatically mark obvious empty squares with dots
• Concurrently playing and saving multiple puzzles
• Puzzle filtering, sorting and archiving options
• Graphic previews showing puzzles progress as they are being solved
• Portrait and landscape screen support (tablet only)
• Error checking option when row or column is completed
• Track puzzle solving times
• Backup & restore puzzle progress to Google Drive


Pic-a-Pix have also become popular under other names such as Picross, Nanogram, Pictogram, Griddlers, Hanjie and many more. All puzzles in this app are produced by Conceptis Ltd. - the leading supplier of logic puzzles to printed and electronic gaming media all over the world. On average, more than 20 million Conceptis puzzles are solved each day in newspapers, magazines, books and online as well as on smartphones and tablets across the world.
Updated on
Feb 11, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

2.1K reviews
A Google user
March 23, 2020
This default controls might take a little getting used to, but the fact that you don't have to click directly on the squares means you can actually see what you're doing and you don't need to zoom because of it! The controls are perfect and work really well after a puzzle or two of warming up to them. :) If you absolutely hate it, you can change to a direct tap to fill control scheme, but I don't recommend doing that. edit: the new update makes the interface cleaner and more effective! Love it!
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Katie Sexton
February 18, 2022
I was about to email Conceptis about a bug I started experiencing last night when I saw there was a new update released today. Thank you, Conceptis, for consistently maintaining high quality and stability in all of your games. Pic-a-Pix is packed with features that provide a smooth and intuitive interface so I can focus on puzzle solving. The extra puzzle sets are priced reasonably and well worth the cost. I tried several nonogram apps before I found this one and this is by far the best.
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A Google user
April 20, 2020
This is my favorite type of puzzle, no matter what platform. But for a digital version, I prefer conceptis. These are all high quality and the app itself is very user friendly. But for me, the customer service by itself is worth it. Especially Dave, who is knowledgable, patient, quick to respond, & committed to successful resolutions. Thanks again!!!
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What's new

This major update introduces new architecture, features and improvements:

• Puzzle packs are now split into Library, showing free and purchased puzzle packs, and Shop, showing puzzle packs you can buy
• Filtering by variant, difficulty, size, and price
• Improved sorting options
• Previous/next navigation when completing a puzzle
• Wishlist and archiving
• Marking squares for easier counting and analyzing of rows and columns during gameplay
• Bottom color selector option on tablet