# HOW TO PLAY SUDOKU?

## SUDOKU

Sudoku is a popular form of number game. The word Sudoku is short for Su-ji wa dokushin ni kagiru which means "the numbers must be single". In its simplest and most common configuration, sudoku consists of a 9 x 9 grid with numbers appearing in some of the squares. Actually, Sudoku isn’t a Japanese game it all. It’s American invented. Howard Garns created it as Number Place in 1979 but died in 1989 before Japanese publisher Nikoli got a hold of it. The game didn’t really take off until 2004 though when Wayne Gould convinced The Times in London to publish it. When Sudoku became a world hit in 2005, it is estimated that it is the biggest phenomenon since the Rubik’s Cube in the 1980s.

A Sudoku puzzle consists of 81 cells which are divided into nine columns, rows and regions. The objective of Sudoku is to complete a 9×9 grid with the numbers 1 to 9. Each row, column, and 3×3 subgrid can only contain the same number once. It is based entirely on logic, without any arithmetic involved, and the level of difficulty is determined by the quantity and positions of the original numbers which is given atleast 17, but normally there are 22 to 30 numbers. A little interesting point is that there are 6,670,903,752,021,072,936,960 possible Sudoku puzzles. So we can play umpteen Sudokus a day and there will still be new ones.

The scanning technique is very useful for hard puzzles up to the point where no further progress can be made and more advanced solving techniques are required. To scan rows and columns within each triple-box area, eliminating numbers or squares and finding situations where only a single 카지노사이트 number can fit into a single square is the easiest way to start a Sudoku puzzle. If it plays more often, players will quickly notice that the numbers become easier to solve.

Playing Sudoku regularly can have benefits, like boosting your concentration and focus, preventing or easing depression and possibly even preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to some studies. It is good for anyone and any age and helps develop mental abilities as well as keeps them in good condition. Sudoku free puzzles aren't just restricted to newspapers or magazines. These have excellently transitioned on smartphones and are everyone's solo favorite pastime to date.