Sudoku

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I am sure many of you know what Sudoku is and many of you are also aware of how addictive the game is.

Sudoku sometimes spelled Su Doku, is a placement puzzle, also known as Number Place in the United States. The aim of the puzzle is to enter a number from 1 through 9 in each cell of a grid, most frequently a 9×9 grid made up of 3×3 subgrids (called “regions”), starting with various numbers given in some cells (the “givens”).

Even though I had heard about Sudoku from many of my friends, I never bothered to solve these puzzles;i.e. until last week 🙂

Since then I am completely into Sudoku and one of the thing that any new Sudoku addict does is to find as many puzzles as possible.

Following is the list of the resources I have found:

  • WebSudoku generates Sudoku puzzles on the fly and you can take a print of the same. It also allows you to print an e-book of Sudoku puzzles at 3$.
  • Newspapers also carry a puzzle everyday; Fortunately I had 2 months of TOI newspaper sitting in my room and I just filtered out the Bangalore Times (The supplement of TOI which I never used to read :))
  • The official Sudoku site has a PC based game which churns out an endless supply of random, unique, original Sudoku puzzles. The trial version runs for 28 days after which you have to pay 15$ for the license.
  • If you have own an iPod you should definitely check Sudoku for iPod developed by Electronic Arts and published by Apple Inc. Podophile has a very good review on the game and at 5$ it looks like its worth every penny.

    However I couldn’t buy the game from iTunes since I happen to stay in India and Apple doesn’t have a iTunes store in India. As far as I know Apple probably will never open the iTunes Store in India !!

If you are aware of any other good resource to find/play Sudoku, do leave a comment.

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