Book Summary of Penguin Sudoku 2006 A Year's Supply Of Sudokus And Some Fiendish New Japanese Puzzles
The name of the game is Sudoku, Japanese for "number place," but no knowledge of Japanese language or arithmetic is required to enjoy the game that has sparked a mania around the world. It's a fever that is now spreading to the United States, as readers of the New York
Post and Los Angeles Times can readily attest.
Veterans of other highly-addictive logic games such as Rubik's cube, Tetris, or Minesweeper will love the fresh challenge of Sudoku. It's a wordless logic crossword that leaves even the most dedicated puzzle enthusiasts scratching their heads. Solve these entirely with logic and you'll arrive at the right answer—but be warned: the more you solve, the more you'll want to play!
To solve, fill-in the blanks with the digits 1 through 9 in such a way that each digit appears in each column, row, and 3 x 3 box only once. You need numbers, but no math is involved.
This Book on Sudoku is the first book of its kind. Sudoku combines simplicity and elegance into fiendishly difficult puzzles. Fun, challenging, and absolutely addictive, you won't be able to put it down!
Sudoku is a phenomenon all over the world. The addictive logic game, originated in the U.K. and popularized in Japan, has spread across the globe. The puzzles are now syndicated daily in newspapers in Australia, Germany, Scandinavia, Italy, and Spain, and the mania for Sudoku has just reached us. Sudoku may, like the crossword puzzle, stay a lifetime or it may just be the meteor-like craze of 2005, but one thing is clear:
The rules to the puzzle, as with all great puzzles, are deceptively simple and easy to understand. It's a puzzle of reasoning and logic—no math is involved—but that's not to say that Sudoku won't stretch your brain a bit. Depending on one's skill and experience, a Sudoku puzzle can be solved in anywhere from ten minutes to a half hour. Sudoku is the one puzzle you won't be able to put down—it's fun, challenging, and absolutely addictive!