If you are interested behind the story of solving Sudoku puzzles with math then you must read the article “Sudoku Squares and Chromatic Polynomials”, by Agnes M. Herzberg and M. Ram Murty, which appears in the June/July 2007 issue of the Notices of the AMS.
The article [in pdf 224 kb] “Sudoku Squares and Chromatic Polynomials” is also available on the web site of the Notices of the AMS. The authors use tools from the branch of mathematics called graph theory to systematically analyze Sudoku puzzles. They also find that analyzing [Read More...]
Sudoku, Match Three and Collapsing Blocks (also known as SameGame) are the first three puzzle games to be released for the iPhone from MacMost. The games can be played for free by iPhone users by simply using their iPhone to browse to MacMost.com.
MacMost.com is a Apple enthusiast site with news, tutorials and a weekly video podcast. It is produced by CleverMedia, an Internet content company that has created more than 300 Web-based games since 1995.
Gary Rosenzweig, founder of CleverMedia and executive producer of MacMost, created the games in anticipation of the iPhone launch, without [Read More...]
Australian actress Nicole Kidman will be spearheading the European marketing campaign for the latest Brain Training title, due out in Europe on June 29th 2007. The sequel to the immensely popular Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? [called Brain Age in the US], the imaginatively titled More Brain Training from Dr. Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain?, will feature more of the same with Sudoku, daily training, and quickplay.
The 40-year-old actress commented, “I love the concept that Nintendo is reaching out to new audiences with their self improvement products like Brain Training. Most importantly, I’ve quickly [Read More...]
After the article ‘Amazing Mazes by Joe‘ I was looking for a way to solve Mazes just as you have solvers for Sudoku puzzles.
Via iBloggedThis I found a technique using PhotoShop to solve mazes. If you have PhotoShop and want to solve a maze you can watch the video how to do this. This is not how you should solve a maze but it can be useful or just for fun. Happy Puzzling!
As Sudoku sweeps across the globe, tightening it’s stranglehold on commuters, Carol Vorderman and millions of people’s DS’s, numerous other pretenders to the crown have popped up, all vying to be called the Next Big Casual Mathematical Thing.
As a puzzle game with a strong tilt towards people of a numerate nature, Rubik’s Numbulution is the newest challenger to the throne Ė a mathematical puzzle game that relies as much on your ability figure out a puzzle as it does your skill at adding up numbers in the most obscure way possible.
When you begin a game, you’ll be presented [Read More...]
Josh from Puzzlinks.com created a new puzzle again. Itís a Sudoku variation that Josh calls Circle Sum Sudoku.
Itís basically a cross between Sudoku and Kakuro. The idea was to have a Sudoku grid where the clues are unknown to start. This gave Josh the idea of having a Kakuro like puzzle to determine the clues. The result Cirlce Sum Sudoku. At Puzzlinks you can read how to solve Circle Sum Sudoku including the solution.
Enjoy Circle Sum Sudoku and thanks to Josh for another beautiful puzzle.
Slitherlink is another Japanese puzzle like Sudoku. It has only three simple basic rules, but can be devilishly devious. But the question is will Slitherlink finally be successful? According to the statistics of my website the number of page views for my Slitherlink pages increase enormous (last week +300%). So will this be the breakthrough of Slitherlink? I hope so because Slitherlink is still one of my favorite puzzles.
For the people who are not familiar with Slitherlink a small wrap up. The three rules for Slitherlink are: 1. Connect dots with vertical / horizontal line and make one loop, 2. [Read More...]