# Intermediate Sudoku Solving Techniques – Part 4: More Multi-Direction Solutions

Solving Sudoku puzzles is an exercise in patience, vision, pattern recognition, and a bit of luck. The more time you spend solving Sudoku puzzles, the better you will get at spotting opportunities within the grid, and finding ways to uncover clues from unexpected places. Playing Sudoku gives you a sense of vision and anticipation that is uniquely satisfying – the best Sudoku players can build momentum and think a few steps ahead, just like chess players. Continue reading

# Intermediate Sudoku Solving Techniques Part 3: Solving from Multiple Directions

Sudoku has become one of the world’s most popular puzzle games because of the complexity and mental satisfaction that comes from solving Sudoku puzzles. But if you’re ready to move past the basic Sudoku solving techniques and develop more advanced skills, this article is for you. One of the best ways to get better at solving Sudoku puzzles is to learn to look at the Sudoku grid more broadly – by finding opportunities from multiple directions at once. Continue reading

# Intermediate Sudoku Solving Techniques – Part 2: Three Rows at a Time

Once you’re past the “Sudoku beginner” stage, it’s time to ramp up your Sudoku solving skills with some more advanced techniques. Another more advanced Sudoku technique is to focus on part of the grid – just three rows at a time – and methodically work through the numbers 1 through 9 to see if there are any opportunities to solve empty spaces. This technique is important because it enables you to stay clear-headed and focused, and not get distracted by diverting your attention all over the grid. It gives you a repeatable, methodical process for solving Sudoku puzzles. Let’s see how it works. Continue reading

# Intermediate Sudoku Solving Techniques – Part 1: Looking for Number Pairs

Solving Sudoku puzzles is a fun mental challenge because this seemingly simple game of nine numbers and 81 spaces is actually filled with nearly infinite complexity. Once you’ve mastered some of the basic Sudoku techniques, if you’re looking for a more advanced challenge, you can use some more complex techniques for solving Sudoku puzzles. Continue reading

# How to Solve Sudoku Puzzles – Real Tips and Advice (Part 1)

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)

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.

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

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.

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

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