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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

Are You Solving Sudoku Puzzles this Way? There’s a Better Approach – Part 3

The Sudoku Professor is back with another video to help you improve your Sudoku skills in no time at all. In this video, he gives us two final reasons that the “brute force” method for solving a Sudoku is all wrong. As he says, “If you want to learn to solve the harder puzzles, and you want your solving to be more exciting and fun, then you need to learn better techniques.” Continue reading

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Why Sudoku is Popular with Celebrities

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

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What Are Some Characteristics of Sudoku Champions?

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

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

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First “Advanced” Techniques for Sudoku Beginners

There are a lot of articles on how to solve Sudoku puzzles for beginners, but what about people who have moved beyond the Sudoku “beginner” stage? If you’re relatively new to Sudoku but starting to feel more confident in your abilities at solving Sudoku puzzles, there are a few more “advanced” Sudoku techniques that you should start to add to your repertoire.

Here are a few “beginner advanced” Sudoku solving tricks that can help you start seeing the game in a new way and start to think about more sophisticated tactics for solving Sudoku puzzles. 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

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Sudoku Solving Techniques: Beyond the “Usual Suspects”

When most beginner Sudoku players are getting started at solving Sudoku puzzles, they tend to look toward “usual suspects” within the Sudoku grid. For example, Sudoku players often look to find a row, column or square that already has most of the numbers in place, and then will start checking nearby rows and columns (one direction at a time) to see if they can eliminate any numbers.

Looking for this kind of low-hanging fruit is a fine strategy for Sudoku beginners, but if you want to take your Sudoku solving skills to the next level, here are a few ideas for how to solve Sudoku puzzles with a bigger variety of techniques: Continue reading