Su|do|ku

A couple of days ago, I took the kids to Mcdo playground and since I didn't bring any book for me to read, I read the newspaper and tried Su|do|ku for the very first time and now I'm hooked...

I have always been intrique by this, but have never sat down and do the puzzle. Despite its simplicity, it took me 1 hour to do the puzzle in the newspaper, and yet I still didn't get it.

Yesterday, I went to the dollar store and bought myself 2 books on Sudoku. Today, I bought Dora The Explorer and Spongebob Squarepant's version of Sudoku for my kids to try.

Su|do|ku... an abbreviated form of a Japanese expression meaning "single number."

The object is to fill in the blank squares in such a way that each of the numbers 1 to 9 appears exactly once in each row, column and block. If the puzzle has been constructed properly, there should be only one way to complete the diagram within the rules of the game.

Easy



Hard


Try it... I'll be posting the answers later in my comment box.

16 comments:

duke said...

ahhh I see you've been bitten by the sudoku bug! enjoy :D

Ann said...

sounds interesting kaya lang di ko ma view yung pics....

Anonymous said...

Nieces are playin' it even people at work. Soduko everywhere. Haven't tried it yet though. Jo Kuiipo

Raquel said...

Mukhang interesting but I will prefer using on the computer, lol.

Junnie said...

that's addicting. anything addicting, i dont dare touch with a flagpole...pero nasagot ko na yung Easy.

JO said...

Hi Duke,
Naku, super addicted na ako!

Hi Ann,
How come you can't see the pics?

Hi Jo,
Try it, and you'll be addicted too.

Hi Raquel,
There's sudoku on the internet too.

Hi Junnie,
Super easy no???

JO said...

Here's the answers: Easy and Hard

MrsPartyGirl said...

jo naman! easy at hard pareho lang silang hard sa akin, hahaha! ayoko naman mandaya at tumingin sa answers... grrr!

JO said...

Hi Meeya,

You can do it! I did mine in an hour for the easy one (the very first few tries)... now I can do it in less than 20 minutes...

Mmy-Lei said...

im addicted already! hehehe

welcome to sudoku!

mama jenn said...

naku... may numero.... may phobia ako dyan... (runs and hides)

JO said...

Hi mmy-lei,
Grabe no? I can't seem to stop solving sudoku.

Hi Jenn,
You can do it... no adding naman eh.

Kevin Lam said...

Westerners and Europeans like solving word puzzles.

As we all know, Asians are better in Mathematics compare to them, Although Sudoko is about numbers but it is easy to understand, and it has the genre of a word puzzles.

I think these are one traits why it was a success and attracted many to this number game.

JO said...

Hi Lam,
My kids are also hooked up on sudoku! pero more on picture yun sa kanila instead of numbers.

Luchie said...

Good evening from here Ms. Jo! Like you I am also hooked. Unfortunately, I could not complete it every time.

JO said...

Hi Luchie,
Start with the easy ones first, until you found the technique. The newspaper version are all hard. I'm almost finished with book #1.