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All about Sudoku

Have you ever seen someone staring at an electronic handheld console, a board game, a book or perhaps just a piece of newspaper cutting with lots of squares and numbers in it? He/she is actually playing a puzzle game called Sudoku which is also known as Number Place in the United States.

Starting with various numbers given in some cells, there are 3 sections to consider and they are the rows, columns and 3x3 boxes (see image). Each of these sections are further sub-divided into 9 sub-sections - 9 rows, 9 columns and 9 3x3 boxes. Simply fill each of the sub-sections with the digits 1 to 9 with each digit appearing once and only once.

Unlike most other puzzle games, this is a totally logic-based game and no guess work is necessary. In addition, it helps to pass time while commuting or while waiting for someone. To top it off, the satisfaction that one gets when a Sudoku puzzle is solved is just incredible. No wonder people get hooked playing it.

If you would like to learn more about the playing strategies, start playing online or perhaps buy Sudoku stuffs, follow the links below. If you would like to get Sudoku artworks (click on image for a larger view) follow the image link.

Links:Image: © Alex Fenyvesi
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