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 Post subject: Sudoku
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 3:48 pm 
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How on earth do you play Sudoku?
Where did the game originate from?
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 Post subject: Re: Sudoku
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Beware - its very addictive once you start!

You need 1-9 in every vertical line, 1-9 in every horizontal line and 1-9 in each mini 3x3 square.

Kinda hard to explain how but I try and insert each number in turn across the whole board to get me started. It's always easier to try the same numbers that have been given as starters. So if there's a 3 for example, scan every line and every mini square to see where the 3's DEFINITELY fit.

Getting started is usually the tricky bit when you first try. Other 3's already filled in on the board will push you into fitting a 3 in a certain place as you can't have two 3's in a mini square or two 3's in a complete line.

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I'll try and give it a go!
Never given it a second glance, but I've been told by WB that if I enter their Sudoku competition and win, I'll get a Sprint EVO2 Kit3.
So I'm tempted :scratch:

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kintangoman wrote:
I'll try and give it a go!
Never given it a second glance, but I've been told by WB that if I enter their Sudoku competition and win, I'll get a Sprint EVO2 Kit3.
So I'm tempted :scratch:



Put up a pic of the puzzle...I'm sure one of us will solve it for you.....

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It looks quite basic, I'm sure it is meant for beginners. Do not know why WB are getting people involved, but am now more than tempted to learn how it is played. Have tried adding, subtracting, etc to get the results but no luck :scratch:

Wife claims she can do it but uses every excuse to say she is busy doing one thing or another?


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from top left reading across

879362514
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Don't get it confused with maths. No need to add, subtract, times or divide anything. It's purely about arranging the numbers so that they follow the basic rule. 1-9 across 1-9 up and down 1-9 in each small square.



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wine~o wrote:
from top left reading across

879362514
631584279
524917683
187236945
956478321
243159768
415623897
368791452
792845136

:thumbright:


http://www.sudoku-solutions.com/ by any chance? :lol:

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This is going to be fun!
Thanks for all the heads up. Once I work out exactly how this works, I'll be consumed in it.
Missus keeps complaining that I spend too much time 'on that forum', well, I'll be spending too much time doing sukodu

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I do a version of it but it used 0-9 and A-F (called hexadecimal) known as Hexadoku - like this...... (part completed, you have to find the numbers/letters that fit the grey boxes to win).


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I don't think I've got the patience for that one! I tried one once that was just 9 different symbols like ?!£@& etc.

Same rules as normal sudoku but it just did my head and I gave up lol ::b


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wrinx wrote:
wine~o wrote:
from top left reading across

879362514
631584279
524917683
187236945
956478321
243159768
415623897
368791452
792845136

:thumbright:


http://www.sudoku-solutions.com/ by any chance? :lol:wrinx


I'd never heard of that site until you posted it......And TBH that was such a simple one to solve that it would have been a waste of my time to go there...... :boxing: :boxing: :boxing:

(BTW, I regularly do the Times "Super Fiendish" in under 15 mins... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:)

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interestingly I went to that website to see if it could solve a sudoku from the times earlier in the week...

It kept coming up with.....


Not enough values entered. At least 16 values must be entered..... :roll:

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If you think you're really adventurous, try this alphadoku (A-Z and 0-9 in grids of 36) :?


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Kellys eye has upped the ante.
I can't solve a basic one, so will leave wine~o & the other experienced games gurus to tackle those

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