Sudoku has become one of the hottest new games around, not only in the UK but also across the world.
This Japanese number game, which came to prominence in the mid 1980’s, has suddenly found a new following in the last few months.
The rules of the game are very simple, all you have to do is complete each grid using the numbers 1-9 in each one and ensuring that the grids next to it do not have the same numbers in the same rows.
But why has Sudoku become such addictive game? It is probably because people are enjoying the challenge of trying to find the right matches and completing the puzzle.
Many people find that both by trial and error and having a pre-planned strategy with the assistance of the clues provided they are able to successfully complete the game.
If you should find that you are having difficulties with the harder levels, then you can always return to the easier ones, which is one of the benefits of this game. Thus providing you with a clearer understanding of how the game works and what are the best strategies for you to use.
Another benefit of Sudoku is unlike crosswords and many other puzzle games that are around you do not need knowledge of words, you just need to be able to logically place the numbers in the correct sequence.
However, frustrating you may find this game initially, once you have formed your own strategy you will find this game more easier to complete and also quicker to finish.
Where can you play Sudoku?
Well you can either play it online there are many sites now that have this game available for people to play and to learn how to play. Or you will find not only complete Sudoku puzzle books available in shops but also most of the national newspapers now have a Sudoku game that you can play.
Also it has been found that Sudoku can be a teaching aid to children, as it can assist them in practicing number patterns and mathematical puzzles as well as getting them to think logically.
Finally, the best thing about Sudoku is that any one can play this game from young children to pensioners, and you don’t even need to be able to speak English.