In the early days of the Sudoku craze, Sudoku used to be played with pen and paper. Commuters played Sudoku on newspapers on their laps, or in paper Sudoku books with dozens or hundreds of pages of puzzles. The reason for this legacy of pen and paper is because Sudoku used to be published in newspapers – in fact, the first number puzzles similar to modern Sudoku puzzles appeared in a French newspaper in 1895. Continue reading
There is some disagreement as to whether Sudoku is a good game for kids. Some parents are skeptical that Sudoku is really an age-appropriate game, or wonder if it’s only for older people, or doubt that it can really help their kids learn. Other parents are happy to let their kids play Sudoku, figuring that at least it’s better than watching TV or playing video games. Continue reading
Playing Sudoku for the first time can be an intimidating experience. It might seem overwhelming if you’re a beginner Sudoku player who’s trying to figure out the right way to place numbers on the grid and solve the puzzle. Learning how to play Sudoku presents a lot of unique challenges, but you will learn faster if you can avoid some of these common things that beginner Sudoku players get wrong.
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Sudoku is a fun, challenging, mentally stimulating game. Lots of people find that Sudoku can feel almost addictive – you want to keep playing it as much as possible, and the better you get, the more you enjoy the game.
Sudoku is such a popular game in part because it’s so versatile. Anyone can play Sudoku, in any location, at almost any time. And if you make Sudoku a regular part of your routine, you will find that your life is a lot more fun.
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If you’re trying to get better at playing Sudoku, one of the best ways to improve your skills is to read Sudoku books. There are a wide variety of Sudoku books on the market that offer all kinds of help to improve your Sudoku skills, such as Sudoku books with a range of very easy to very difficult puzzles, or Sudoku books for kids, or Sudoku books with advanced problem solving techniques that teach you how to apply a consistent method for solving Sudoku puzzles. Continue reading
When you first get started playing Sudoku, it’s easy to get stuck. If you sometimes feel like you don’t know where to begin to solve a Sudoku puzzle, or if the grid starts to run together and you don’t know what to do next, or you don’t know how to approach a new Sudoku puzzle with a fresh, momentum-building perspective, then you might want to take a step back and try to look at the Sudoku grid in a new light. Continue reading
Lots of people love to play Sudoku – people of all ages, all nationalities, and all walks of life. In any big city, you can see people playing Sudoku on their mobile phones while riding the train to work. Sudoku is played in schools, in parks, at senior centers, and in private homes. Sudoku is one of the most popular puzzle games and one of the most prevalent daily activities all over the world. Continue reading
Sudoku is one of the world’s most popular puzzle games, but even though it’s a game played by millions of people all over the world, there is a big difference in skill level between the most successful Sudoku players and average Sudoku players who enjoy the game just as a casual hobby. Continue reading
The word “Sudoku” is a Japanese word that means “single number” – so many people assume that Sudoku was invented in Japan. However, the truth about the invention of Sudoku is more complicated and more interesting. Continue reading