Hold Of A Hot Games Trend - Sudoku
by Dave Lloyd
Sudoku is one of the hottest trends in games and entertainment.
The interest in this Japanese number crossword puzzle is absolutely
at a fever pitch. The rules are simple - fill in the squares so
that all numbers are represented only once per row. Simple rules,
difficult to follow. What makes Sudoku almost addicting is the consistent
challenge of finding the right match.
The trial and error matched with a pre-planned strategy based on the
clues you're provided make success possible for everyone. And of course
it helps that there are different game levels available. So you can
start with, or always go back to, the easiest level in order to gain
an understanding of how the game works and what strategies work best
for you. And unlike crossword puzzles, which are popular in their
own right, Sudoku does not require an infinite knowledge of words
or a long-term commitment to figure a puzzle out. And the frustration
level stays low because one can always go back to the most basic level
and focus on speed rather than mere completion.
In a 5-30 minute time period, one can play a game or a few, be
challenged intellectually, get the satisfaction out of completing
a puzzle, and walk away refreshed to go use their brain in another
matter. And with the online resources and local clubs and competitions,
the Sudoku experience is only becoming more popular. School children
use it in their classroom to practice addition, number patterns,
and logical thinking - while many in assisted living programs have
incorporated Sudoku into their regular bingo rotation. The best
thing about Sudoku is it provides an equal playing ground for everyone.
Four year old kids, elderly adults, PhDs in math, and those who
don't speak English can all play the same game, with varied difficulty
levels, and get the same level of satisfaction from it.
About the Author
Dave Lloyd has published an online guide to learning about the Sudoku
Japanese number puzzle game at http://www.sudokuhere.com