Lately I was wondering if there are more possibilities for designing a new Sudoku. At this moment almost every possibility is used in one of the many Sudoku variants. The size of the Grid, numbers, letter, symbols, colors and so on.
While searching the internet I found a very good presentation by Puzzle Master Scott Kim called “The Art of Puzzle Design” about how to invent new puzzles. It is a glimpse behind the scenes into the process of designing a puzzle. Including crossword puzzles, Sudoku and puzzles for [Read More...]
Being bored playing Sudoku alone ? Well Marc Belmont created Sudoku Combat [link updated].
This browser-based multi-player version of the popular Sudoku puzzle offers you a new experience for those that prefer a more competitive challenge. If you just want to practice solving Sudoku’s there is also Sudoku Basic (one player version).
Enter a user name, or just play as guest, select a puzzle difficulty (easy, medium, hard or evil) and then choose to play against a friend or a another visitor of the Sudoku Combat website and race to the finish.
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Rubik’s Sudoku comes in a nice box (like most puzzles I have from Think fun – formerly known as Binary Arts) with a small drawer where you can store pieces of the Sudoku puzzle and the booklet. In this booklet you can find tips and a explanation how to solve Sudoku’s and 100 Sudoku puzzles at different levels.
Buy Rubik’s Sudoku from Amazon.com. Happy Puzzling!
In June’s 2006 edition of the Scientific American there is an article about “The Science behind Sudoku,” written by Jean-Paul Delahaye.
In this article he explains the rules of Sudoku, its history and strategies, as well as methods of generating Sudoku puzzles are all in this article. Delahaye also deals with the maximal and minimal number of given starting squares that still guarantee a unique solution: 77 and 17, respectively (the latter has not been proven, but no one has found a Sudoku puzzle with 16 squares filled in that has a [Read More...]
Holiday season is coming up in the next few months and if you, as a Sudoku enthusiast, want to continue solving Sudoku’s during your holiday, Travel Sudoku> is something for you.
This travel version of Sudoku is based on the Moores magnetic Sudoku game, and neatly folds away and closes like a book. It’s held closed with a magnetic clasp. Ideal for train or plane travel or just on the beach.
Travel Sudoku includes 36 new Sudoku Puzzles, full instructions, full set of colored magnetic numbers and dry wipe pen. Happy Puzzling!
It’s very simple: In Colour Sudoku, instead of filling in the numbers 1 to 9 in each of the 3 by 3 blocks, you must enter 1 to 9 in the 9 boxes of each colour – for example there are nine yellow boxes. This means you have to look all over the Sudoku to see where the numbers fit in [Read More...]
“It’s easy to set up, plugging directly into the television, and provides a nearly unlimited supply of puzzles ranging from the easy to the difficult.
Multiple functions allow you to get help on a difficult puzzle, note possible numbers for one square, or create your own puzzles. A timer lets you see how long it takes you to complete a puzzle”.
For $29.95 it’s yours. For more information check-out their Sudoku Video Game page. Happy Puzzling!