Koozac is a Flash based mathematical puzzle game and looks like a combination between Tetris and Sudoku.
Object is to clear the game grid by adding up the values of a minimum number of block. The minimum number of blocks you need to remove are shown on the right side of the game grid. This by dropping the colored numbered blocks onto each other to add up to the target value as shown in the red cube on the right side of the game grid. The next target value is in the right bottom corner [Read More...]
Slitherlink & Sudoku is a new puzzle book by Nikoli which is available from Amazon.com.
Slitherink are engaging logic puzzles with some simple rules and four numbers: 0, 1, 2, and 3. They are Nikoli’s original creations and as, known as Sli-Lin in Japan, and they provide endless enjoyment. Nikoli is famous for their puzzle books as all puzzles are hand made without using a computer.
The grid features scattered dots and numbers; connect the dots with a vertical or horizontal line until you’ve created a single loop with no crossings or branches. The trick is [Read More...]
If you like comics and Sudoku than probably you will like these two Sudoku Puzzle books.
One of The Puzzle Society books features 50 Dilbert strips and 200 Sudoku puzzles, while the other includes 50 Peanuts strips and also 200 Sudoku puzzles. The two puzzle books combining Sudoku puzzles and comic strips will be released in March 2008 by Andrews McMeel Publishing.
Just for fun: Keep your guests solve a Sudoku puzzle while they wait in front of your door, with this Sudoku Doormat.
Based on filling in grids, rows, and columns with numbers to complete a pattern, it’s beautiful because it involves no math. The Sudoku Doormat is made from 100% Olefin indoor/outdoor carpet and printed with color-fast inks. Wash the Sudoku Doormat with a hose and brush to clean. This Sudoku Doormat measures 27″ x 18.25″ and will cost you US$ 11.97 via Lighterside.com
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Next to Fridge Sudoku there is now also Tetris for your fridge called Tetrius (you can also use them in the office on a white board).
Tetrius is a set of eight colorful magnets. Perfect for holding up your TPS reports, carry-out pizza menus and notes to self to “play more puzzle games”, these magnets fit together in a most pleasing manner. Just watch out for when you’ve stacked up all your pieces and are just waiting for that one long rod to clear four rows at once… when you realize these are only magnets.
At the @nrich (enrich) webpage of maths.org you can find more than thirty different kind of Sudoku’s. A lot of them are designed by Henry Kwok. One of them is called Pole Star Sudoku (also known as Duplex Difference Sudoku).
The Pole Star Sudoku is a variation of Sudoku on a standard 9×9 grid which contains a set of special clue-numbers. These are small numbers placed always on the border lines between selected pairs of neighboring cells of the grid. Each clue-number is the difference between the two [Read More...]
Via DailyTech I found an article about an upcoming Samsung LCD HDTVs to feature games like Sudoku.
Samsung introduced at CES 2008 (Consumer Electronics Show) it’s new line of Series 6 and Series 7 LCD high-definition televisions. It starts with a lot of technical data about resolution and refresh rates. With all the excitement Samsung may have forgotten to mention in its press release that its upcoming high-end LCD HDTV’s will come packed with video games. Several models will come with content preloaded into the setís built-in flash memory, some [Read More...]