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4 Reasons that Sudoku is the Perfect Puzzle Game

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Sudoku is a unique puzzle game that offers a variety of cognitive challenges – logic, deductive reasoning, memory, pattern seeking, and problem solving. Sudoku has become so popular because it appeals to a wide range of people across cultures, because it’s easy to play anywhere, because it has a simple premise with a rich array of complex outcomes.

Sudoku is fun, fulfilling, and sometimes devilishly challenging – it has something to offer everyone on the spectrum from casual fans to hardcore enthusiasts and world-class competitors.

There are many reasons why Sudoku has captured the imagination of so many people – here are a few reasons why Sudoku is, perhaps, the perfect puzzle game: Continue reading

4 Misconceptions About Playing Sudoku

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Sudoku is one of the world’s most popular puzzle games, but there are still a lot of misunderstandings, myths and misconceptions about the game. It’s hard to know why such a simple game of numbers and blank spaces can be so mysterious, but some people just don’t know the true story about what Sudoku really is.

Here are few of the most common Sudoku myths and misconceptions – and the reality: Continue reading

Why Sudoku Should be Mandatory in Schools

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This might sound like a controversial statement, but it deserves to be considered: we should make Sudoku mandatory in schools. Sudoku is not just a great game; it also offers potential as a great teaching tool and a great way to get children’s minds engaged with problem-solving skills at a young age. There has also been some recent research that suggests Sudoku can improve children’s memory and improve their learning abilities for other subjects in addition to learning how to play Sudoku.

Will Sudoku replace Math, Science and Reading? Of course not – but there are a few reasons why Sudoku ought to be included in the classroom: Continue reading

Happy New Year! Why Not Learn How to Play Sudoku in 2015?

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The New Year is a time of renewal, re-energizing, and re-evaluating how we want to spend our time. Many people make New Year’s resolutions or decide to take up a new hobby in the New Year ahead; some people want to improve their health or relax more or otherwise take better care of themselves. So why not combine a few of these goals by deciding to learn how to play Sudoku this year?

There are a few reasons why you might want to add “learning Sudoku” to your list of New Year’s Resolutions: Continue reading

Why Playing Sudoku Requires Skill and Never Luck

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Sudoku is one of the world’s most popular puzzle games, but it is often misunderstood. Many people think that Sudoku is a game of luck – they think that you should have to guess which numbers belong in each empty place.

But the truth is, Sudoku is a game of logic and skill, not luck. The best Sudoku players develop an ability to intuitively “know” which number to place next, and they build upon their momentum as they move throughout the grid – but this is not a matter of luck; it’s a matter of hard-earned experience that makes it possible for Sudoku players to recognize patterns and spot opportunities almost before they arise. Continue reading

3 Sudoku Mistakes that Beginning Players Make

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Sudoku is one of the most fun and popular online puzzle games, enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. Because Sudoku is a seemingly simple game of numbers 1-9, arrayed on a grid of empty spaces, it’s an easy game for beginners to play. But if you’re a Sudoku beginner, there are some frequently encountered difficulties that might make the game seem hopelessly challenging! Continue reading

4 Personality Traits of Amazing Sudoku Players

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Sudoku is a seemingly simple game that is actually built upon many levels of seemingly infinite complexity. Although Sudoku is played by millions of people throughout the world, only a tiny percentage of the most skilled Sudoku players ever rise to the level of playing in a Sudoku championship.

We wrote an article a while ago about Sudoku tips from World Champion Thomas Snyder, where we discussed some of the thought processes and habits of mind that American Sudoku master Thomas Snyder uses for solving Sudoku puzzles. Continue reading

How to Improve Your Sudoku Skills in 5 Minutes or Less

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Are you looking for a fast way to get better at solving Sudoku puzzles? Many people would like to get better at playing Sudoku but they feel like they don’t have time. They might assume that they have to buy Sudoku books or play Sudoku everyday for hours. But the truth is, you can improve your Sudoku skills just by doing a few simple things in 5 minutes or less. If you use some of these tips, you can improve your Sudoku skills in 5 minutes or less everyday: Continue reading