Monday, October 10, 2005
Over the summer I began to notice number puzzles with the mysterious name of Sudoku appearing in the newspapers where you usually find crossword puzzles. Then a few weeks ago they had a display of books about these puzzles in the Borders bookstore around the corner from my job. We had torrential rains all day Saturday, so, completely bored, I decided to try one of these puzzles.
They’re pretty good!
The rules are deceptively simple. You have to complete a grid so that every row, column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9, inclusive. Sometimes this is hard to do, sometimes the distribution of numbers makes it easy.
I did puzzle after puzzle this weekend and I’m hooked.
This site gave me the tips I needed to get started.
Go to this site to print out random puzzles.
Learn more about the history of the game here.