Games::ABC_Path::Generator - a generator for ABC Path puzzle games.


version 0.6.0


    use Games::ABC_Path::Generator;

    my $gen = Games::ABC_Path::Generator->new({seed => 1});

    # Returns a Games::ABC_Path::Generator::RiddleObj object.
    my $riddle = $gen->calc_riddle();


ABC Path puzzle games are puzzle games where one is given a 5*5 grid which should contain a consecutive path of the letters from 'A' to 'Y' (with vertical, horizontal, diagonal, or anti-diagonal steps). The position of the letter 'A' is given, and two letters are given for each of the columns, rows, main diagonal and main anti-diagonal, which can appear anywhere there.

ABC Path can be played online at .

This package is a generator for ABC Path games, and it generates a different layout with different clues for every random number generator seed.


my $gen = Games::ABC_Path::Generator->new({seed => $seed});

Initialised a new generator with the random number generator seed $seed .


Calculates the final, solved, layout of the board based on the current random seed.

Returns the layout as a Games::ABC_Path::Generator::FinalLayoutObj object.


Calculates the riddle (final state + initial hints) and returns it as an object.


Shlomi Fish, .


Games::ABC_Path::Solver - a solver for ABC Path games which this generator uses. - the homepage of Shlomi Fish's ABC Path work. - play ABC Path online on . - Otto Janko, the creator of ABC Path.



The following websites have more information about this module, and may be of help to you. As always, in addition to those websites please use your favorite search engine to discover more resources.

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to bug-games-abc_path-generator at, or through the web interface at You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)

  git clone


Shlomi Fish <>


Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.


This software is Copyright (c) 2021 by Shlomi Fish.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The MIT (X11) License