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Quebec-based Deducto Multimedia International is launching Deducto, a captivating logic puzzle game. Thanks to its clever design, Deducto promises to quickly become a much-loved feature of the puzzle pages in newspapers and magazines. It might just become the favorite pastime of readers who enjoy intellectually challenging games that stimulate reasoning, memory and deductive skills. Original and engaging, Deducto is sure to stand up to the highly popular Sudoku.
Deducto was invented in 1971 by Denis Poirier and a well-kept secret until 1994. Today, Deducto relies on an intelligent-generation software able to produce billions of playing grid combination’s. In addition, fans can enjoy games that feature various levels of difficulty in a wide range of languages.
The object of Deducto is using the clues and playing grid, identify the order in which each digit and letter must be entered to discover the Deducto solution. There are three main rules:
1. There can only be a single digit and letter per column.
2. Elements of a single clue must always be entered in columns immediately next to one another.
3. Each element of a clue (digit or letter) must be entered only once in the playing grid, and only in a single box in its own row.
For me Deducto is not the new Sudoku but just like Slitherlink another puzzle I love to solve. Some diversity in the puzzle I solve, makes sure I am not getting bored by one of them.
Deducto is also available online on Deducto Website (http://www.deducto.com). There, puzzle lovers can play this logic game in a different way than its printed version. Deducto will be available in newspapers and magazines beginning on August 17, 2007.