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

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How to Get a Fast Start on Solving Sudoku Puzzles

Sudoku is a game of momentum, and often the best way to gain momentum is to get off to a fast start. If you can start a Sudoku puzzle by immediately figuring out where to place a few numbers, this will give you forward momentum toward solving the rest of the grid – because in Sudoku, every number you place leads you to placing the next number. The faster you get at placing those first numbers onto the empty spaces of the grid, the better your odds of solving Sudoku puzzles quickly and efficiently. Continue reading

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