# Sudoku Tips and Tricks: Getting a Fast Start

In the early days of Sudoku, the game was played entirely with pen and paper, making for a leisurely experience. Sitting at the breakfast table, with a coffee in one hand and a pen in the other, Sudoku players would work through a puzzle slowly, enjoying every discovery. Oh, how the world has changed! Online Sudoku is as much about how quickly you can solve Sudoku puzzles as it is about enjoying the process of filling in the board. Continue reading

# How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles – A Complete Walkthrough, Part 4

In the prior article in this series on how to solve Sudoku puzzles, we had made a few breakthroughs and successfully solved nearly 2/3 of the entire grid. Now let’s see what we can do to keep building on this success. Continue reading

# How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles – A Complete Walkthrough, Part 3

In the previous article in this series on how to solve Sudoku puzzles, we solved 1/3 of the grid using process of elimination and paying attention to which numbers were missing, and then tying up the loose ends and finishing up where our thought process led us. Now it’s time to look to some different parts of the grid and see what we can see. Continue reading

# How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles – A Complete Walkthrough, Part 2

In the previous article in this series, we showed how to get started at solving Sudoku puzzles by searching the grid for “low-hanging fruit” and using simple process of elimination skills to identify which numbers need to go in which empty spaces. Continue reading

# How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles – A Complete Walkthrough, Part 1

One of the best ways to learn how to play Sudoku is to watch the step-by-step analysis and process of making decisions in solving an actual Sudoku puzzle. Sudoku is a fascinating game because it combines simple elements (only the number 1 through 9) with infinite possible combinations of how those numbers are arranged – leading to deep complexity and hours of fun and challenge.

To get better acquainted with the rules of Sudoku and basic Sudoku strategies, follow along with this step-by-step guide to solving a Sudoku puzzle: Continue reading

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

In the final video in this series, the Sudoku Professor explains 2 more reasons why the “brute force” method is so difficult to use. He then goes on to explain a better way to solve your Sudoku puzzles. Specifically, he introduces us to the “column elimination” technique. Continue reading

# How to Play Sudoku: Beyond the Basics

If you have already watched our video on how to play Sudoku for beginners, you already have a good understanding of the basic rules of the game. But, there is so much more to learn about Sudoku. In this video, we will start to take a look at some of the more intermediate techniques that you can use to take your Sudoku skills to the next level. 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.

# 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

# How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles by Thinking Ahead

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