Have There Ever Been TV Shows for People to Play Sudoku on TV? You Might be Surprised!

Sudoku has become one of the most popular puzzle games in the world, and as part of the Sudoku craze a few years ago it was perhaps inevitable that Sudoku would end up on TV. Instead of being confined to a solitary activity of playing Sudoku online or in Sudoku books, Sudoku TV game shows made it possible for people to see Sudoku being played on live TV.

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Why Sudoku is a Great Puzzle Game for Business Travelers

Business travel is one of those things that people tend to love or hate – some people enjoy getting out of the office and out of the house and enjoy seeing new scenery in new cities; other people dislike the hassles of travel and dread the hours spent waiting in airports. One challenge of business travel is that it can be stressful – you have all of the expectations of your regular job, but with the added pressure of having to get up earlier than usual to catch a flight, find your way around a new city, and perhaps take clients out for dinner and drinks after a long day of travel and work. Continue reading..

Why Sudoku is Popular with Celebrities

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Sudoku is one of the world’s most popular brain games, but it’s not just for “brainiacs” – lots of popular celebrities also love to play Sudoku. Several prominent actors, musicians and politicians have been interviewed talking about how much they love to play Sudoku. If you’re wondering who are some of the celebrity Sudoku players, here are a few of their stories: Continue reading..

What Are Some Characteristics of Sudoku Champions?

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Sudoku is one of the world’s most popular puzzle games, but many Sudoku players might be wondering, “who are the best Sudoku players in the world?” Out of all of the millions of people playing Sudoku on their morning commutes or at their desks or on their phones, how do the best of the best rise to the top? Where are they from? What do they do for a living? What did they study in school? Continue reading..

Are You Solving Sudoku Puzzles this Way? There’s a Better Approach – Part 2

One of the reasons that people are so frustrated when they start to learn Sudoku is that they use the “brute force” method. The good news is that there is a better way. Sudoku doesn’t have to be frustrating or tedious. Join the Sudoku Professor as he explains how to solve beginner and intermediate Sudoku puzzles the fun and easy way.

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How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles from Multiple Directions at Once

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Many beginner Sudoku players solve Sudoku puzzles by looking at one number at a time, one square at a time or one row or column at a time – but if you want to get better at solving Sudoku puzzles, you need to develop a broader view and learn how to eliminate numbers from multiple rows, columns or squares at the same time. This article will show you how.  Continue reading..

How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles by Thinking Ahead

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Many Sudoku beginners treat Sudoku like a one-step-at-a-time linear game – first you find the right number for this missing space, then the next, then the next, and so on until you’re done. But a more advanced understanding of Sudoku shows that some of the most successful Sudoku players know how to solve Sudoku puzzles by thinking ahead. Continue reading..

Are You Solving Sudoku Puzzles this Way? There’s a Better Approach – Part 1

At Sudoku.com, we are always looking for new ways to help you to improve your Sudoku skills. So, I am so excited to let you know that the Sudoku Professor himself has agreed to share some of his tips, just with you.

In this first in a series of three videos, the Sudoku Professor shows us a common, but ultimately frustrating, way of solving Sudoku.  Continue reading..

Sudoku Rules for Beginners

If you’re just getting started with Sudoku, it can be difficult to get a no-nonsense description of exactly how to play the game. That’s why we decided to create this video to walk through.

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How to Play Sudoku for Beginners – a Video Tutorial

At Sudoku.com, our goal is to give you the best possible Sudoku experience. Not only do we want to give you a great gaming experience, but, we also want to help you to be the best Sudoku player that you can be. That’s why we’ve started to create a series of Sudoku video tutorials. Our first video tutorial walks through the basics of how to play Sudoku for Continue reading..

How to Get Fresh Inspiration for Solving Sudoku Puzzles

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Sudoku is a fun, compelling, stimulating and captivating game – but sometimes even the most enthusiastic Sudoku solvers find themselves feeling “stuck.” If you’re having trouble finding solutions to your latest Sudoku challenge, or if your eyes are starting to glaze over from too many hours of filling spaces on the Sudoku grid, perhaps it’s time to look for a source of fresh inspiration. Continue reading..

Why Pay for Sudoku When You Can Play Free Sudoku Games?

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Sudoku has quickly become one of the most popular puzzle games in the world, but in the “old days” before the spread of smartphones and mobile devices, most people had to play Sudoku on paper. A few years ago, if you wanted to play Sudoku, you had to buy a newspaper with daily Sudoku puzzles or pay for a book of Sudoku puzzles.

Today, it’s possible to play free Sudoku games online. The idea of paying for Sudoku seems rather strange when there are so many great free Sudoku games online. Here are a few reasons why free Sudoku games are such a wonderful choice to keep your brain stimulated: Continue reading..

Sudoku Strategy for Beginners

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If you’re new to playing Sudoku, it might seem like a confusing and complicated game – a 9 x 9 grid where you have to place all 9 numbers in each row, column or square without repeating any? How is a Sudoku newbie supposed to figure out how to navigate this game?

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Why is Sudoku One of the Most Popular Games for Seniors?

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Sudoku is a game of logic, problem solving and spotting patterns – it’s a true “brain game” that helps stimulate people’s cognitive abilities and gives the satisfaction of accomplishing a difficult puzzle. Sudoku has become wildly popular all over the world with people of all ages, but one of the age groups where Sudoku is most popular is with seniors.

Why is Sudoku such a popular game for seniors? Here are a few reasons:
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Sudoku Rules for Complete Beginners

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Are you new to Sudoku and wondering how to get started with understanding Sudoku rules? Although Sudoku appears at first glance to be a complicated game, Sudoku rules are actually quite simple and based on a framework of deductive reasoning, logic, and process of elimination. Here is the complete beginner’s guide to Sudoku rules: Continue reading..

Why is Playing Sudoku so Popular?

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In the past 10 years, Sudoku has taken the world by storm to become one of the most popular online puzzle games, played by millions of people all over the globe. There are many reasons why Sudoku has become such a popular game: Continue reading..

Sudoku for Kids – 5 Reasons to Introduce Your Children to Sudoku

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Sudoku is one of the most popular puzzle games in the world, played by millions of people of all ages. Although Sudoku is especially well known as a “brain game” that studies have suggested might help older adults reduce their risk of dementia, the game is also becoming more popular with younger players. Many parents want to introduce their children to Sudoku in the hope that it might help them do better in school, improve their attention span or increase their ability to recognize details. Continue reading..

What Actually Happens at a Sudoku World Championship?

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The 2013 World Sudoku Championship recently took place in Beijing. The Sudoku World Championship is the highest level of competition, where the best Sudoku players from around the world try to solve Sudoku puzzles as quickly as possible. What happens at a Sudoku World Championship, and what can Sudoku players learn about how to improve their Sudoku skills?
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4 Reasons Sudoku is One of the Best Puzzle Games

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Sudoku has become a global phenomenon, selling millions of copies of Sudoku puzzle books and online games, and sparking a 700% increase in pencil sales in 2006 in the UK (during the immediate early years of the Sudoku craze). Millions of people all over the world love to play Sudoku puzzles. But what is it about this simple grid of numbers that makes Sudoku one of the best puzzle games? Continue reading..

4 Things Sudoku Can Teach Entrepreneurs About Success

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Sudoku is one of the most popular games in the world, played by millions of people. This seemingly simple game of reasoning and logic has become a global phenomenon, enjoyed by people of all ages and from all walks of life.
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3 Reasons Why Playing Sudoku is so Much Fun

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Sudoku has become one of the most popular puzzle games in the world, but what exactly is it about playing Sudoku that people find to be so much fun? Sudoku is a relatively simple game of placing missing numbers in the correct spaces on a grid – so why is the game of Sudoku so engrossing and addictive? What is it that makes Sudoku so much fun, so that people want to play Sudoku daily?
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Sudoku Lessons from World Champion Thomas Snyder

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Thomas Snyder is an American Sudoku master who has won multiple world championships in Sudoku. In this video, he discusses the mindset and thought processes that he uses to solve Sudoku puzzles. Here are a few lessons that we can learn from how world champion Thomas Snyder approaches Sudoku puzzles:
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How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles – Real Tips and Advice (Part 1)

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Sudoku is one of the most popular online puzzle games in the world, and many people want to know how to solve Sudoku puzzles. In this article, we’ll show you step-by-step advice and insights using a real Sudoku puzzle.

Here is a real “Beginner” level Sudoku grid from Sudoku.com that illustrates several key strategies for solving Sudoku puzzles. We’ll walk through the process of solving this puzzle to Continue reading..

How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles – Real Tips and Advice (Part 2)

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This is part 2 of our “How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles – Real Tips and Advice” series. If you haven’t already, please start by reading part 1.

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How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles – Real Tips and Advice (Part 3)

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This is part 3 of our “How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles – Real Tips and Advice” series. If you haven’t already, please start by reading part 1.

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How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles – Real Tips and Advice (Part 4)

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This is part 4 of our “How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles – Real Tips and Advice” series. If you haven’t already, please start by reading part 1.

In our last article, we had completed 6 out of 9 squares of the Sudoku grid and were almost ready to solve the puzzle. Continue reading..

5 Sudoku Tips for Absolute Beginners

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Sudoku is one of the world’s most popular puzzle games, spreading from its origins in Japan to become a regular part of everyday life for millions of Sudoku enthusiasts all over the world. If you’re new to Sudoku and want to learn some helpful Sudoku tips, here are a few examples of how you can raise your game at Sudoku:

Look for the easy play first: When you first start to play a Sudoku puzzle, look for where you have the easiest opportunities to add a number. Usually this is where there is a crowded square or a row that is almost full of numbers. Sometimes, especially on the Easy-rated Sudoku puzzles, you can quickly use process of elimination to figure out where to place a number. For example, if there is a square that already has numbers 1-7, you know that you Continue reading..

The History of Sudoku

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Sudoku is one of the most popular puzzle games in the world, played and enjoyed by millions of people for its simple rules and complex problem-solving challenges. But how did Sudoku develop to this point?

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5 Reasons to Play Sudoku

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During the past 10 years, Sudoku has emerged as one of the most popular puzzle games in the world, with millions of Sudoku books sold, and millions of people playing Sudoku online or via mobile apps. This simple-looking grid of numbers seems like an unlikely source of so much excitement – so, why is Sudoku so popular? Why do people love to play Sudoku? What is the unique appeal of this number game? Continue reading..