This time Will Shortz, editor of The New York Times Crossword Puzzle and Puzzlemaster on NPR’s Weekend Edition, will present an evening of puzzles and fun at the Flourtown Country Club in Springfield Township, Montgomery County. Mr. Shortz will host the Springfield event with his long-time friend Doug Heller, who is running for Commissioner in Springfield. Heller has [Read More...]
Tetroku is a game for the iPhone and the iPod. It’s a pulse racing puzzle adventure of strategy based on Sudoku and Tetris.
You will have to position the blocks as they fall so that the numbers do not appear in the same row, column or box. The strategic placement of ‘wild’ (?), ‘random’ blocks and the formation of the ‘slice bonus’ will help you complete the grid of 81 squares.
Lensoft Intl. Ltd together with Mobile Excellence B.V. developed the Sudoku Ball which was originally invented by Dutchman Hans van Briemen. Some brilliant Vietnamese programmers & designers did the coding.The Sudoku Ball puzzle is an interesting and unique variant on the Sudoku samurai. The game has 14 Sudoku’s which are linked together in all directions (360 degrees) on a ball. The ball can be played online for free. Also the production of the PVC Sudoku balls will start. To have an idea of the Sudoku Ball you can have a look at [Read More...]
About five months ago I already wrote about Number Maze, which has been renamed to Hour Maze which is much more logic as you will read later on.
Also you can now solve Hour Mazes online at the Hour Maze website. Hour Maze is a Sudoku-like maze puzzle that uses the number pattern from a clock face, one through twelve.
Players must link these numbers in either direction – clockwise or counter clockwise – through the maze to solve the puzzle according to the rules.
- Place any [Read More...]
Yesterday I received an email form MD about a weblog called Minidoku (from mini and Sudoku).
Minidoku’s are like Sudoku’s have a smaller grid (6×6), but harder to solve, they are deceptively simple, but can be quite tough. Rules are as follows: 1) Standard Sudoku rules apply for rows and columns but not for blocks defined by solid line around a colored area. 2) Each solid block must add up to a value X and all blocks of the same color must add up to the same value X. 3) The sum value may be different for each color. 4) It’s possible for [Read More...]
Sudoku X is another variant of the original Sudoku.
The rules of Sudoku X are simple, just enter the numbers 1 – 9 once in each row, column and 3 x 3 square within the Sudoku X puzzle grid.
In addition to standard Sudoku, the numbers must only occur once in each side of the ‘X’ that is marked on the grid in dark green. Use logic alone to deduce where each of these numbers must be placed in every cell of a puzzle.
At PuzzlePicnic.com you can find all kinds of puzzles (Archipelago, Sudoku, Slitherlink, Kakuro, Tents and Trees and much more)which you can solve online.
According to their statistics is Archipelago to most played online puzzle. In the Archipelago diagram a number of islands are situated that must be connected to each other with a minimum of straight bridges. There is only one solution possible to connect all islands such that every piece of bridge drawn is functional. Bridges do not cross and are only horizontal or vertical.
Game play is easy, just click with [Read More...]