Have you ever heard of the Sudoku game? If you do, then you must be following all the trends
that are happening around you. Anyway, who does not know anything about it? The children,
youth and the elder know how to play the Sudoku game.
Sudoku game is a new Japanese puzzle game that is taking the entire world by storm. It started as an unknown game but it already conquered Japan on the 80s. Today, there are over a million players who play for it every month on the internet.
For those people who do not know the Sudoku game, it is basically a game of numbers from 1
to 9. You have to start with a 9 x 9 grid which is divided into 9, 3 x 3 boxes.
The first grid should have series of numbers which is scattered in each row and column in
random order. There is a technique behind this silly game. First, have to make sure that you
have all the numbers from 1 to 9 in every row and/or column. And second, you should not have two same numbers in each 9 x 9 grid.
This may be a bit confusing (as it is a puzzle), but when you see and play the Sudoku game,
you will realize that it has a great sense.
Once you begin with a Sudoku game, it is expected that you will find it very difficult to stop. Most players are not at first a great fun of puzzles and crosswords but, the time they started to play for it, they were hooked up by the game. They would even make sure that they have completed the game.
What makes it very addicting is the continuous challenge it give to the players. The pre-planned trial and error matched techniques which depends mainly to the clues you have given make it easier for anyone to win
Compared to crossword puzzle, the Sudoku game does not require you to know every word
found in the dictionary. In addition, this is not as frustrating as the first one since players can
always return to the basic level and focus on their speed than completing it.
For the main part, a single Sudoku game can be done from five minutes up to a couple of hours.
Actually, it all depends on the level which you have chosen to play. If you chose the difficult
level then, probably it will take you hours to solve it. However, the easier level can be completed within 5 minutes to an hour. This means that there is a game for all types of Sudoku game players.
The growth of this worldwide trend is fuelled by its big prizes and rewards that are beginning to rise in the Sudoku events and tournaments in the whole world. The prizes normally range from a few thousand U.S dollars up to a number of hundred dollars. This can be very pleasing if get into the Sudoku game and win it for yourself.
Luckily, since Sudoku game can be very difficult, there is software available to help you with
your solution if you get stumbled on the course of the game. What you should do is to set in
your solution and try to solve whether it is correct or wrong. This is the best and accurate way to know if you have the correct result or not.
On the other hand, if you are playing the Sudoku game offline (newspaper, magazine or books) what you should do is to get your pen and paper then do the traditional way of solving.
The best thing about playing a Sudoku game is that it gives a fair playing ground for everybody.
A five year-old kid, a 65 year-old elder, a Math major professor and a person who do not know how to speak English can play for it and win at the end.
As a conclusion, the craze for the Sudoku game will stay forever. This is not just simple trend
that will vanish after three to six months. Many people learn to love it and for sure they want to keep playing for it for the rest of their life.
Sudoku For Kids and Teens
You may have thought puzzles and games were meant for kids and teens till you met a Sudoku enthusiast and got converted to the exciting, clever and number-placement world of Sudoku!
We don’t blame you for getting hooked onto Sudoku – we are quite aware of how this game that originated in Japan and was slowly introduced in America in the seventies by a famous puzzle maker in Dell magazine worked its way up into the national craze it became by the late eighties: when it was further given a boost by computerization.
But Sudoku is not just for the young as office-goers, housewives, busy commuters and even
seniors have taken to it in a big way. Since many adults do not find time to go entertainment
zones to play games or find it too expensive or even boring since these have been around for
sometime, the whole concept of a puzzle game involving little expense (free Sudoku games are available in dailies and mags besides websites), logical thinking and a little leisure time is very fascinating.
The pull of Sudoku is very hard to resist as this puzzle game only requires one to grab a pencil
and eraser (for beginners) besides the game grid to start the fun: a simple numerical game
involving a 9×9 grid with some pre-entered numbers and empty boxes of 3×3 in rows and
columns that needs to be fitted with numbers ranging 1-9 so that no number is repeated in any cell is what makes up the game.
Now, how’s that for easy? No great mathematical ability is required and neither do the players have to consult anyone else: the rules are simple and once a person has a basic understanding of the game, its only a matter of logical thinking to arrive at the complete set of numbers required to fill the grid.
The popularity of Sudoku is unmatched in today’s world with America and Europe besides Asian countries all taking to the game in a big way: requiring only 9 numbers, consisting of 9 rows and columns, Sudoku requires of the player to determine the placement of missing numbers after studying the ‘givens’ or pre-entered ones in the large grid. It has various degrees of complexity, ranging from light to very difficult with the middle stage being denoted as moderately hard.
The intensity of the Sudoku you play are determined by the numbers given in the grid and
beginners are advised to start off at the light and easy Sudoku puzzle solving levels to get a
better grip on the nature of the game and gaining confidence before tackling the next level.
Some players manage to complete the set of numbers in 10 minutes, others take 30 or more
minutes, but with a bit of practice, most beginners are quick to grasp the concept of logical
thinking and can solve Sudoku faster than the previous time. A good source of Sudoku is
scanning the local papers, magazines that have now started carrying the puzzles owning the
readers’ interest in the game and even websites that are dedicated to the nuances of the game; the last offer printables and other fun merchandise while some publications offer prizes and the thrill of the competition, which are compelling enough reasons for winning the game new players.
What are you into during your break time? Do you spend it with a game? Do you know that
majority of people around the world are addicted to the puzzle game named the Sudoku. It is
because they believed that it is one of the best stress relievers since it can make them relax and exhilarated at the same time.
Most of the players of these puzzle games are the persons who are finding a way out from the
busy world. According to them, Sudoku may be very difficult but it greatly helps to maintain the activeness of their minds while relaxing. Because of their fondness to Sudoku, they make
always sure that they get a copy of their Sudoku daily.
How did the Sudoku Daily start?
The Sudoku was at first a Japanese puzzle game but others said that it was a Chinese game. It
came into existence at the 18th century, which is about 200 years ago. The puzzle has just
recently swept the world by storm and is being played almost everywhere.
It is actually a puzzle of numbers but it is not Math as what others would think. Therefore, you do not have to worry if you were only getting 75 percent on your Math grade when you were still in high school. Sudoku does not even require a player to have a basic knowledge of the game.
This means that anybody can play it.
Sudoku can be played daily wherever you like at any time. It can even become a great “time
consuming” game. This is just the same as waiting for a cab, spending vacation on a resort
and/or having a doctor’s appointment.
It is a puzzle but a complicated one which can trick you for a long period of time. Patience,
concentration and enough time is what you needed to complete the puzzle.
There are actually four types/versions of puzzle, which is presented in the Sudoku Daily, they
• Classic Daily
this Sudoku has 200,000 exclusive and addicting puzzles. It features different
levels of complexity, hints and strategies, timer and a personalized background. You can play it on your computer or just print if you want.
• Monster Daily
this Sudoku puzzle is different from the usual Sudoku you get daily. It
consists of a 16 x 16 grid, 4 x 4 blocks and each block has 16 cells. Sounds confusing, doesn’t
it? It can be, especially if you did not try to find out the mechanics of the game. In a standard
Sudoku, only the numbers from 1 to 9 are placed in but in Monster, numbers from 1 to 16 and
letters from A to F are place in each row, cell and 4 x 4 blocks. However, it has the same rule as the standard Sudoku.
• Kids Sudoku Daily
– this has become a huge trend for growing up kids. This puzzle is the
best way to develop their logical skills while they are having fun. Kids’ ages from seven above
can start playing the puzzle. Parents do not have to worry if their children do not know how to count yet since this puzzle do not really require a player to have extensive knowledge in Math.
• Squiggly Sudoku Daily
– this Sudoku game is different from the standard Sudoku. It is because the 9 x 9 grid is divided into 9 different shapes. However, each shape still contains nine cells. It also applies the same rule with the standard Sudoku – numbers must only appear once in each row, column and shape. This puzzle can be very difficult especially to most beginners because it looks more complicated and hard to solve.
With all these four version of the Sudoku Daily, you will not have a hard time solving it. Why?
Because each of the puzzle, has its own feature or characteristics, which may help you, decide
for the one you will choose to play everyday. However, since all of these puzzles are given on a
daily basis over the internet, it would be good if you choose one today, the other tomorrow and so on.
Lastly, always follow the rule when playing the Sudoku Daily to avoid confusion and starting