Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Thoughts Arguments and Rants: Sudoku

" should be easy, but is in practice surprisingly hard. And surprisingly addictive."

Great comment from Brian on being a newcomer to sudoku.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Irish Examiner Decribes the Sudoku Craze Best!

"At first a curiosity, it then becomes a challenge and finally a compulsion. Once hooked, there is no going back. Sudoku creeps into the consciousness and installs itself in the intellect until no blank square is safe. Just try to refrain from decorating the bathroom tiles." - Logic puzzle sudoku piques brains worldwide

"Could the craze last after Americans master the game?

'Rubik's Cube sold by the millions because it was a fun thing to manipulate in your hands,' but interest waned when books explained how to solve it, Gould says. 'Here, every puzzle is different.'

This is a great article and the comment above by Wayne Gould is very true.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Pronunciation of Sudoku

On Kazbah's blog he said the following "I am still enjoying Sudoku even though I am sure I am not even close to pronouncing it properly!"

Maybe I can help out with the pronunciation... SU-DO-KU... "SU" as in the woman's name "SUE"... "DO" as in Homer Simpson "DOH"... and "KU" as in "KU KLUX KLAN"... (Sorry about the last comparision but it was the only one I could think of)

Friday, July 08, 2005

Web Sudoku - Billions of Free Sudoku Puzzles to Play Online

Found a great little site that allows you to play randomly generated sudoku games of various levels of difficulty. Check it out at:

Sudoku: Get the big picture

"For those who want to be good at playing Sudoku, a new numbers puzzle in The Post-Standard, don't ignore the big picture.

Players "have to be aware of what's happening in the grid as a whole - not just the rows, columns and boxes," says, a popular Web site devoted to this game, which originated in Japan and has been a craze in England since last fall..."

That's a great tip there from

Sudoku numbers keep adding up for former judge

Sudoku numbers keep adding up for former judge An interesting read about someone making a fortune from Sudoku...

"He won't disclose how financially handy the game has been for him but says two of his puzzle books are in the top 10 best-seller list in the United Kingdom."

Malaysians Cuckoo over Sudoku

Cuckoo over sudoku "No surprise that the word, “sudoku”, puzzles the bartender as it was only recently introduced in Malaysian newspapers."

Sudoku is starting to take other parts of Asia by storm.

Sudoku Puzzle Phenomenon Goes Mobile

Sudoku Puzzle Phenomenon Goes Mobile "The popular Japanese puzzle game Sudoku (Su-do-ku) is set to arrive on UK mobile phones. Rockpool Games and Telcogames have teamed up to bring the hugely addictive logic puzzle phenomenon to wireless gaming on the T-Mobile Network..."

You'll now be able to play Sudoku 24/7.

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Is Sudoku really Japanese?

Click here to find out the long and interesting history of Sudoku.

World Record Sudoku!

Click here to view the world's biggest sudoku puzzle. A 9 x 9 grid that is 275ft x 275ft. Amazing! To get an idea of the size of it, click here and look at the truck in the top left hand corner.

Anyone had a similar experience?

Click here to read about Poor Old Doodie's Up's and Down's playing Sudoku.

Free Sudoku Computer Game

Mastersoft Mobile Solutions currently has a Sudoku computer game in beta. If you test the software and give them useful feedback they promise to give you a free copy. Click here to find out more...

Excel Sudoku Solver!

Hi Guys,

Andy Martin has made a nice little Sodoku Excel Application that will help you out if you get stuck.

Click here to visit Andy's Blog or Click here to Download the file direct.

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