I have a Sudoku project hovering in the mist above me I may or may not dive into and I am curious to know a bit more about the topic from a grounded view.

Do you Sudoku?

If you play, why do you play?

Where do you find your puzzles?

Do you create your own puzzles?

If you create your own puzzles, what do you use to create them?

What are the secrets to Sudoku success?

What are your biggest Sudoku obstacles?

What is your favorite Sudoku book?

What is your favorite Sudoku resource?

What is your favorite Sudoku website?

How long does it take to complete a Sudoku puzzle?

How much time do you spend playing Sudoku every day?

What else do I need to know about Sudoku that I failed to ask?

I thank you.

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Gulp! That’s a lot of questions for a game to “past time”!!!

I’ve played 1 box of Sudoku so sorry, I can’t answer. But I do intend to collect all the puzzles from the daily and do it after my exams. ๐

Hi Ambiguous —

Here’s one question for you to answer when you have time: Why do you play Sudoku?

Hey there,

I played a few puzzles successfully, and may be interested in playing more if I stumble upon them ๐

Why do I play? Well, because I enjoy gaming in general, and intellectual masturbation in particular ๐

Other games would be jigsaws, chess, go…

Cheers!

Hiddenson!

Thanks for the message!

Do you buy Sudoku puzzles or do you find them for free online?

How long does it take you to solve a puzzle?

I played that one ‘box’ (still have 8 boxes left to finish that one puzzle) for that mental challenge. Have been quite deprived of puzzles because of my studies. (No time for them)

Ambig!

That’s interesting! So you completed one box out of nine — but how do you know if your one box is correct if you haven’t filled in the rest?

That’s very interesting, because I had never heard about Sudoku until earlier today. A friend of mine is selling Sudoku e-books on eBay. I think he said they were .99 and buy 2 get one free, something like that. I’ll provide you with a link if you’re interested.

I’ve never actually played them myself, but it looks rather interesting.

Hiya Tickles!

Thanks for the information on your exposure to Sudoku. I appreciate it!

Yes, please send me the link from your friend. I won’t publicly publish the link here but I would like to take a private look.

If you decide to give Sudoku a try as a first-timer, please come back here and let me know what you think of the game. Too hard? Too easy? Addicting? Silly? ๐

Heh! I’ll find out when I continue the puzzle. ๐ But I do know one or two of the numbers are correct. Did the middle box.

If I still remember this post after 2 months (that’s when my exam ends), I’ll return and answer your questions then. :p

The middle box is the key, Ambig. Fine work!

Good luck on your exams! I know they are an important part of your continued advancement. ๐

I have a SuDoKu widget on my Powebook desktop. I do one or two every day. It seems to help improve my ability to problem solve and think quickly. (Or maybe that’s just faulty logic.)

By the way, I’ve got you blogrolled. Thanks for the entertainment.

Hiya abbiapple!

Thanks for the info on the Sudoku widget! That’s very cool and I like how it makes you think faster.

Thanks for the compliment and the link! I’ll go have a look at your site next! ๐

yes, I play sudoku..for a while. Looking back to a time when I can play the thing again though ๐

BA~~219

Thank you for your note, Eko, and please come back when you can add more thoughts about Sudoku in detail!

David,

I linked to a great free Sudoku site. It’s one of my favourites because it gives really useful advice and tells you the errors you’ve made even when it’s not obvious you made a mistake (as in it anticipates a problem in the future…)

Gordon!

I am preparing to mention you in my post for Monday! Nice to see you here, matey! ๐

Thanks for the great Sudoku link!

Do you ever create your own puzzles?

If yes, where and how do you do it?

Sudoku like life,

Shows inflexibility,

And human weakness.

Like cherry blossom,

Victory is so short lived.

Lost in summer breeze.

Sudoku Haiku

Hard like beautiful Winter

New contest brewing!

David, thanks. ๐

I play sudoku’s almost daily. I go to http://www.websudoku.com

I’m stuck on hard puzzle 3,609,242,232 as I type this. I had to take a break before I got too frustrated and blog surfed and found you talking about sudoku’s…

Hi Courtney!

Thanks for the keen web URL.

Tell me the difference between the easy and hard puzzles. How is difficulty determined? All the puzzles use the same numbersรขโฌยฆ ๐ Do the hard puzzles give you less starter numbers?

Thanks for the detailed comment!

The hard ones require more logic to figure them out. I don’t know how they make them more difficult. The numbers are spaced differently? I’m not really sure!

But I finally got the one I was working on last night. Which made me happy. Until my buddy got the same one in a matter of hours and I felt slow. ๐

Thanks for the keen information, Courtney!

I was curious so I did some research. Here’s what I found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudoku#Difficulty_ratings

Fantastic, Courtney, thanks for the link! ๐

Check out http://www.sudokuprime.com for unlimited number of puzzles, solver, tutorial and a great multi-player session where you can play with your friends on the same puzzle. It is really challenging and fun!

Thanks for the pointer to the Sudoku site, Olivier!

i am a sudoku finatic, they are so addictive, they difently pass the time on the way to work, i measure how fast i was by seeing at what point in my journey i have finished each puzzle…although some take me the entire journey and back

Thanks for sharing your Sudoku experience, emma! I like how you judge the complexity of the puzzles. That’s fun!