Getting Started with Sudoku? These 3 Sudoku Tips Will Get You Moving Quickly

With just a few simple tips, you can start to see the Sudoku grid with greater visibility and quickly make more of the right sorts of moves to get a fast start and solve Sudoku puzzles more efficiently.

Here are 3 simple Sudoku tips for Sudoku beginners to build momentum and start solving puzzles more quickly:

Look for “Low-Hanging Fruit”

When you first start to play a Sudoku puzzle, you need to look around the grid and try to find the areas where there are already a lot of numbers in place. For example, if there is a row that already has 7 out of 9 numbers in place, or a square that already has 6 out of the 9 numbers in place, these might be good places to start.

It’s often best to start by placing more numbers in the parts of the grid that already have a lot of numbers – because this makes it easiest to figure out which numbers are missing.

If you can start your Sudoku game by focusing on a few areas that already have most of the numbers in place (for example, 5 or 6 or more out of the 9 numbers), you’ll be able to quickly get a jump on the game and start filling in some blank spaces.