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#270170 - Tue Jun 21 2005 10:04 PM Sudoku
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I'm surprised there isn't already a thread on this game, considering the immense popularity of the game in the UK... So 'fess up, how many of you out there are passionate about (euphemism for "addicted to") this puzzle? I'm sure I'm not alone here...

And for how much time can you sit motionless in one place engrossed in a single puzzle?

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#270171 - Fri Jun 24 2005 04:07 PM Re: Sudoku
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I hate it. I really, really do. I used to have a go at it, when it was just a regular part of the usual old puzzle compendiums, but I never liked it much.

Wasn't it invented because Japanese doesn't lend itself to crosswords? I used to have to drag my Chem tutor away from SudoKu - he would download it from the 'The Independent' website. I'm sure that game got me a U.
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#270172 - Sat Jun 25 2005 02:20 AM Re: Sudoku
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I've recently found them popping up everywhere, only I didn't know what they were. In my arrogance, I immediately started from the difficult level. I guess number games are easy for me, because the puzzle didn't last more than five minutes. So at a pinch, I'll play a puzzle and multitask something else at the same time.
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#270173 - Tue Oct 18 2005 12:46 AM Re: Sudoku
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I love Sudoku. It`s a fun game and once I learnt it, I could do them all the time. My grandmother does Take 5 magazines and she always leaves the Sudokus for me to do. I like them. Does anyone else, or is it only me?
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#270174 - Sun Oct 23 2005 05:34 PM Re: Sudoku
spanishliz Offline
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I have recently discovered SuDoKu, and am hopelessly addicted!

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#270175 - Sun Oct 23 2005 06:00 PM Re: Sudoku
Copago Offline
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I have no idea what they are! Off to google ...

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#270176 - Sun Oct 23 2005 06:02 PM Re: Sudoku
Copago Offline
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oh. Yeh, seen them and avoid them like the plague ... too many numbers!

http://www.sudoku.com/ for others in the dark

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#270177 - Sun Oct 23 2005 06:08 PM Re: Sudoku
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Argh! I tried my first one today and got a headache in app. 2.4 minutes. This one had letters instead of numbers, not that it would have made much difference for me. I thought the game was about as much fun as having a tattoo removed. Just my opinion, though .
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#270178 - Mon Oct 24 2005 03:03 PM Re: Sudoku
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I have been playing these games for about 20 years as they have appeared all that time in Dell Crossword magazines except that they are called "Number Place" in those magazines.

According to Wikipedia the puzzle was not invented in Japan

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Originally called simply Number Place, the first puzzle was created by Howard Garns, a freelance puzzle constructor, in 1979. The puzzle was first published in New York in the late 1970s by the specialist puzzle publisher Dell Magazines in its magazine Dell Pencil Puzzles and Word Games, under the title Number Place. The puzzle was introduced in Japan by Nikoli in the paper Monthly Nikolist in April 1984




There is much more detail information on the game here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudoku

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