Suduko

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  1. zarzenz

    zarzenz Registered Member

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    I have been hearing a lot about this Suduko game... not knowing what it was... so last night I did a little search about it and even found a site that you could play it online.

    Wow... I got hooked in seconds... I quite like numbers games and this one is so amazingly addictive but also very good for the mind with its mulitude of different combinations to try... and just when I thought I had cracked it... I then had a couple of spaces that I couldn't fill in... so frustrating.

    I wonder if there is some sort of best way to go about playing this game.

    Anyway... looks like FreeCell will be taking a rest for quite a while.
     
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    Thanks gerardwil,

    Some good info there, and guess what... I just solved my first game... took me 25 mins in easy mode... but what the heck... it's a start.

    I think I have just worked something important out as well... you gotta make sure your first few number entries are 'certs' with no possibility of them being able to be placed in another square... otherwise it can throw the whole game out from the start. This is where I went wrong last night.

    All good clean fun.
     
  4. Capp

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    Sudoku is very addicting.

    Here is a site I frequent to print off puzzles or do an online one. Its free

    http://websudoku.com/
     
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    i have a few online suduko games i found for my Mum. i've never used them because they on involve on skill at all AFAIK. but, i'll have a look for the links for you if you like?
     
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    Thanks Capp,
    Useful link there with nice grid.

    Thanks iceni60,
    Yes... any links welcome.

    I got my time down to 22 minutes with a second win in a row... this is one of those games that you just have to do the learning curve thing and I now find my scanning techniques are getting better and more precise each time... so interesting not only for the sake of game play, but also how the mind interacts with such a complex task of multiple mathematical computations etc.
     
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  8. zarzenz

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    Thanks iceni60,

    So many links... that is good of you to find all those for me.

    This is the site I have been playing it from.

    http://www.miniclip.com/sudoku/sudoku.htm

    I got my time down to 11 minutes last night... so it's amazing to see how the mind/brain connections improve with something like this.

    I have an interest in these mind aspects, and there is so much truth in the idea of the more you do something the better you become at it. I also think that with something that requires a skill in dealing with complex number patterns from memory (I'm not using any notes or printing the grids) then this must surely be exercising and building new connections in the brain technology system... and helping to keep it activated in these areas.

    Cheers,
    zz :cool:
     
  9. lotuseclat79

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    Hi folks,

    Here's some information about Sudoku, some of you may or may not know:

    Ref: http://www.physorg.com/news11368.html
    Physicist's algorithm simplifies biological imaging -- and also solves Sudoku puzzles

    Cornell physicist Veit Elser has been engrossed recently in resolving a pivotal question in biological imaging. So he hasn't had much time for brainteasers and number games.

    But in discovering an algorithm critical for X-ray diffraction microscopy, Elser and colleagues solved two problems. First, they gave researchers a new tool for imaging the tiniest and most delicate of biological specimens. And second, they discovered that the same algorithm also solves the internationally popular numbers puzzle Sudoku.

    Not just one puzzle. All of them.

    Also, here's a helpful Sudoku article and link:
    http://www.physorg.com/printnews.php?newsid=4308
    UQ mathematics website helps Sudoku puzzlers
    UQ Club Infinity: http://www.maths.uq.edu.au/~infinity/

    Australian Mathematics Trust - Westpac Competition /http://www.amt.canberra.edu.au/

    -- Tom
     
  10. dog

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    WoW this game is great, I'd never heard of it until this thread was posted ... I've been addictively playing it ever since. :) I thought I'd post now just to give the thread a little bump for those that may have missed it.

    Thanks zarzenz and everyone else :)

    Steve
     
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