# Sudoku Blog

## The Sudoku Essentials Blog is my mini-journal about Sudoku. It…

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### Sudoku Strategies for Beginners

To learn how to play sudoku, aside from understanding its basic rules, you need to have fundamental knowledge about sudoku strategies for beginners. In this article, we will discuss various sudoku tips for beginners.

### Difficult Sudoku Puzzles

Difficult sudoku puzzles will require you to learn advanced sudoku strategies. In this article, I will discuss some advanced tips to solve it

### Master Andoku Sudoku 3: Unleash Your Puzzle-Solving Skills

Andoku Sudoku 3 (Andoku 3) is a popular offline sudoku application for mobile phones and tablets. Check out how to play on this article.

### Sudoku for Kindergarten Kids

Why is sudoku good for children as young as kindergarten and how do we introduce sudoku to them?

### Puzzle Games Like Sudoku

There are hundreds of puzzle games that share some commonalities with sudoku, and I’m guessing you’ll love them if you’re a sudoku fan.

### Crack the Code: How to Solve Jigsaw Sudoku Puzzles

Playing sudoku is addictive, and you can never have enough puzzles. When you become a skilled player, you may want more challenging puzzles and try a different and more difficult

### Is Sudoku good for your brain?

Sudoku is a game that rewards many hours of repetitive practice.It is a highly complex mental game that requires a lot of effort that many say has many benefits for the brain

### How do you solve diagonal sudoku?

Read more for everything you need to know about diagonal sudoku, from the basic rules to the best ways to solve them!

### The True Origins of Japanese Sudoku

Sudoku is uncomplicated to learn, necessitates no deep mathematical calculations, and offers an unexpectedly wide range of logic situations. All that is essential to solve Sudoku is brains and concentration. Yet whenever Sudoku is mentioned, especially by first-time solvers, it is assumed that the puzzle originated from Japan because of the name. But is it really the truth? Now, you will find out.

### Sudoku Showdown: Join the Exciting World of Competitive Sudoku

It is an undeniable fact that Sudoku is a worldwide game. Compared to other trendy online/offline games such as Scrabble or crossword puzzles, you don’t have to speak English or

### Multi Sudoku, Enormous but Easy. Find Out Why!

Multi Sudoku is one of the challenging but at the same time, interesting sudoku variants that have been developed in the logical world of puzzles. It is a sudoku puzzle

### Killer Sudoku Rules

Killer sudoku is considered one of the most common and well-known sudoku variants.  At first glance, a killer sudoku puzzle can appear scary due to the dashed lines and no

### Sudoku 16×16: A Giant Sudoku Puzzle

As Sudoku is gaining more popularity each day, more Sudoku variants also emerged (and still emerging) that have originated from the standard Sudoku 9×9 puzzle. And one of these Sudoku

### Reader’s Tips on Solving Sudoku

Lots of tips from our readers on solving sudoku…

### Play Sudoku On Your PC

Free Online Sudoku Levels include kids, easy, medium, hard, and evil Solve the free online sudoku puzzle by filling in the empty cells with a single number (from all the

### Why Is A Sudoku Puzzle Addictive?

It is hard to explain. A Sudoku puzzle is addictive! I just love to solve them. Apparently, I’m not alone. The demand is growing. What is it about Sudoku? When

### Have You Tried A 12×12 Sudoku Puzzle Called Stars & Stripes Sudoku?

It is a 12×12 Sudoku Puzzle With a Twist. Here is the scoop. A typical 12×12 Sudoku puzzle puts the numbers 1 through 9 plus A, B, and C in

### Sudoku Easy To Very Hard 105 Addictive Sudoku Puzzles

“Sudoku Easy To Very Hard 105 Addictive Sudoku Puzzles” is ready for you to download and solve. It will give you hours of brain teasing fun! Once you start solving

### Fiendish Sudoku! Can You Solve Them?

Fiendish Sudoku – 200 Challenging Sudoku Puzzles has 200 very difficult printable puzzles that you can download today. This eBook is not for beginners. I’ll bet you can’t solve these

### How to Use Math in Solving Sudoku

by Rick Yakubisin(Greensburg, PA) Using Math in Solving Sudoku Any row, column or grid. Pick a candidate and count how many the chosen candidate is in the row, column or

### Sudoku Puzzle Triplets — Identifying and Understanding

What are Sudoku’s hidden triplets? As sudoku becomes more complicated every day, it is just common for different techniques to arise in order to solve a sudoku puzzle. One of

### Sudoku Square and Space Notation

by Ed Glysson(Morgan Hill, CA.) Sudoku Square and Space Notation As we know, a Sudoku Puzzle Template is a 9×9 matrix of 81 Spaces, which are initially all empty. These

### Sudoku – 54 Clues in 5 Minutes

by Ed Glysson(Morgan Hill, CA.) Sudoku – 54 Clues in Five Minutes This methodology is easy to utilize, but the explanation is wordy so stay with me. Start the Clock!

### Sudoku Puzzling Materials

by Ed Glysson(Morgan Hill, CA.) Sudoku Puzzling Materials So, minimally all one needs is a puzzle and a pencil (or pen), and it’s “Game On!”. But some Sudoku puzzles necessitate

### Mirror Readoku – A Sudoku Twist

by Dr. Shelagh Robinson Psychologist, OPQ(Montreal, Quebec, Canada) Fast, focused, head-to-head Sudoku action. Timed, of course – the pace is competitive. Bragging rights are up for the puzzler who finds

### Be The Master Of Evergreen Game – Sudoku Puzzle

by Sunny Patel(Ahmedabad, India) What is Sudoku? Sudoku is a number placement brainteaser which calls for you to tap into your reasoning skills. Patience is also a requirement for you

### Find Naked and Hidden Singles and Pairs First

One of the most known techniques that every sudoku enthusiasts do is finding the naked and hidden singles/pairs in a sudoku puzzle. It is really important to understand exactly what

Read this critical review on Web Sudoku Deluxe and then decide for yourself. A short while ago, one of my SudokuEssential.com visitors emailed me and asked me if I had

Discover the truth about Sudoku Works ™! I downloaded this Sudoku Game, I played it, and now I can tell you what you need to know. Read this critical review

### My Favorite Sudoku Puzzle Books

One thing about Sudoku Puzzles, they are addictive! Sudoku puzzle books are rolling off the presses to satisfy that addiction. You now have many puzzle books to choose from. Maybe

### “What Is The Best Sudoku Handheld Game?”

Looking to buy an electronic Sudoku handheld game? Beware! Look before you leap. Pictures in online catalogs can be deceiving. I know, I bought the “Do You Sudoku™” handheld electronic

Sudoku Dragon Review Discover the truth about Sudoku Dragon™! I downloaded this Sudoku Game, I played it, and now I can tell you what I liked and disliked about it.

### Sudoku The Board Game Creates Family Fun

Sudoku The Board Game brings 1 to 4 friends together to solve a challenging and addictive Sudoku puzzle. Using simple logic and reasoning, players compete against each other to solve

### Du-KO A New Sudoku Board Game That The Whole Family Can Play!

Du-KO Sudoku Board Game Review Du-KO is a new Sudoku board game for 2011. What was once an individual game, now can be played by 1 to 9 players, ages

### Simple Sudoku – My Favorite Sudoku Game and Sudoku Puzzle Solver

I downloaded Simple Sudoku , I played it, and now I can tell you what I liked and disliked about it. Read this review and then decide if this Sudoku game is

### Programming Sudoku

How to Program Sudoku Programming Sudoku is a challenge for computer programmers. Could a little advice help you in creating your next masterpiece? Several programmers have contacted me in the

### Is Pappocom Sudoku The Right Sudoku Game For You?

I bought Pappocom Sudoku, I played it, and now I can tell you all about it. Read this review and then decide if this Sudoku game is for you. Pappocom

### Sudoku XY-Wing Solves Difficult Sudoku Puzzles

What is Sudoku XY-Wing Pattern? A Sudoku XY-Wing pattern occurs in many of the more difficult Sudoku puzzles. XY Wing involves 3 different cells — each with exactly two candidates

### Sudoku Directions For Solving XY-Wing

Many people have asked me for step-by-step Sudoku directions for solving XY-Wing example number 1. If you have been puzzled about how I solved this puzzle, read this article. It seems

### How To Solve Sudoku X-Wing

Sudoku X-Wing Explained Many people have asked me how to solve Sudoku X-Wing, which is a very hard Sudoku puzzle pattern to identify and solve. Here is a step-by-step explanation

### Solve Sudoku Swordfish and Become a Pro

Sudoku Swordfish Sudoku Swordfish is a powerful technique used to solve some very hard Sudoku puzzles. Not every difficult Sudoku puzzle will have this pattern. You will need to know

### Take These Steps To Solve Sudoku Swordfish

If you have been puzzled about how to solve Sudoku very hard puzzle #2, read this article. I will take you step by step so you can arrive at the starting position

### How To Identify Sudoku X-Wing Pattern

What is Sudoku X-Wing Pattern? The Sudoku X-Wing pattern or technique is one of the most advanced techniques that can be applied to Sudoku puzzles from a medium difficulty level

What Is Your Favorite Sudoku Strategy? Do you have a great Sudoku strategy? Share it! Write a 300 word article that explains your strategy. Use proper English and sentence structure.

### Sudoku Hints To Logically Solve Sudoku

Sudoku Hints for all Levels Would you like better ways to solve Sudoku? Try these Sudoku hints. It is best to approach solving a Sudoku puzzle in a systematic way.

### Which Sudoku Game Is Best For You?

Picking the perfect Sudoku game is difficult. There are many excellent games from which to choose. You have Sudoku Dragon™, Sudoku Works, Pappocom Sudoku, Simple Sudoku, and many others. I bought them,

### Sudoku Rules Are Simple

How to Play Sudoku It’s the solution that’s the challenge. Here are the illustrated Sudoku rules. The Sudoku Rules Rows There are 9 rows in a traditional Sudoku puzzle. Every

### A Snapshot History Of Sudoku Puzzles

The history of Sudoku puzzles likely has its roots in the mathematical concept of Latin Squares. Leonhard Euler, a Swiss mathematician, in the 1780s, developed the idea of arranging numbers

### Ever Wonder How Grading Sudoku Puzzles Is Done?

Grading Sudoku Puzzles is very subjective. It differs from puzzle maker to puzzle maker. My research has revealed what Sudoku patterns you are likely to find in different grades of

### How To Create Sudoku Puzzles Revealed!

Create Sudoku Game Easily I hesitate to tell you how to create Sudoku puzzles for yourself. You may never visit Sudoku Essentials again. That will make me sad. Then again,

### Take the Sudoku Brain Teaser Challenge!

Sudoku is the greatest brain teaser. Love logic? Try it! It’s addictive! Who would have thought that solving a Sudoku puzzle by placing the numbers 1 through 9 in a

Blank Sudoku Printable Look no farther. I have them online ready for you to print. Try my special blank Sudoku grid with candidates worksheet. It will help you solve Sudoku

### Want To Know How To Play Sudoku? I will show you how!

It is Easy to Learn How to Play Sudoku My easy to understand illustrated techniques teach you how to play Sudoku puzzles. In several articles, (just too much to show

### Try My Sudoku Tips And Become A Better Sudoku Solver!

Sudoku Tips to Make you an Expert Would some Sudoku tips help you turn from an amateur to a professional puzzle solver? Use these Sudoku hints and strategies to solve

### Learn How To Solve Sudoku Puzzles And Never Be Stumped Again!

Learning how to solve Sudoku puzzles requires applying logic. There are over thirty Sudoku techniques you need to know in order to solve all Sudoku puzzles from easy to fiendish.

### Sudoku Puzzle Solver Solves Your Puzzle Instantly

Sudoku Solver Review Use a Sudoku solver to solve your most difficult sudoku puzzle instantly! You have several Sudoku solvers from which to pick. I reviewed several Sudoku programs to

### Free Sudoku Worksheet

Download this free Sudoku worksheet to help you solve all of your Sudoku puzzles. This handy Sudoku Excel template will allow you to enter and remove candidates for each cell.

### Solve Hard Sudoku Puzzles In Less Time Using The Links Method

Solving Hard Sudoku – Links Method Solving hard Sudoku puzzles challenge the skills of Sudoku solvers. Many solvers pencil in candidates and look for common patterns in their puzzles. When

### Medium Sudoku Puzzles

You have come to the preferred source of medium Sudoku puzzles. Sudoku Essentials assures you of quality printable Sudoku puzzles in PDF format. My large print Sudoku puzzles are handcrafted

### Easy Sudoku Puzzles! Ready For You To Solve!

Sudoku Puzzles for Beginners Want to learn more about easy Sudoku puzzles? Here is the place to start. I have handcrafted these easy Sudoku puzzles for your enjoyment. All of

### Want Free Sudoku Puzzles?

Play Free Sudoku Games Look no farther. I have free Sudoku puzzles. They come in five grades easy, medium, hard, very hard, and fiendish (you might even say diabolical) puzzles.

### Want Sudoku Puzzles To Print?

You will find over 350 Sudoku puzzles to print here at Sudoku Essentials. Plus you have four new puzzles daily at our online game Sudoku Savant. You will love our

### Free Sudoku For Kids Puzzles

Kids Sukoku Puzzles Our free printable Sudoku for kids puzzles are designed for kids of all ages. Why should adults have all the fun? What better way could you teach kids logical

Printable Sudoku Books Looking for printable Sudoku books? You have come to the right place! Sudoku Essentials has finally created two Sudoku eBooks. Check this page regularly to find our

### Looking For Printable Sudoku Puzzles?

You will find them here. There is something about printable Sudoku puzzles. You can take them with you where ever you go. Sit in your easy chair, solve them on