• kendoku

anyone still there?

is anyone out there playing the new sudoku-variant called kenken? it's similar to sudoku but it also includes basic math operators

well, if anyone is intererested, you can play games online at:


or you can add the online game to your google homepage or any website at




Anyone still out there?

Anyone still out there on this list? Looks like there hasn't been a post in nearly a year.

I just found a great little sudoku book and am working my way through it. Mastering Sudoku Week by Week. Its broken up into a bit on instruction on a particularly solving technique, then a puzzle or two that you need it for, then more instruction, etc. Up through the XWing and Swordfish and stuff like that.

Also..I realllly like the unusual sudoko..like the killer/sum suduko, the one with oddly shaped boxes, the X kind with a diagonal x in the middle. Anything. I've got another cool book Color Sudoko that has about every variation and is all in color. Well I guess they don't have the samurai sudoko but they have a ton of varieties in it. Who else likes the weird ones and if so what ones?
Beyond Good and Evil's Jade

The state of the craze?

Any thoughts about where you see the hobby of solving sudoku?

It seemed to me to explode about a year ago with magazines and books taking up shelves of the big bookstores. It has since waned for me personally as I can only solve so many before filling one in feels mechanical.

Has it the staying power of the other pencil puzzle favorites, the crossword or word search?

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It doesn't seem as though anyone knows of the Su Doku handheld game sold at Wal-Mart? My mom got it for me for Christmas and I haven't put it down since. It's much easier than getting it in a newspaper or book. It has Beg. and Adv. Levels, 4 on each. On the Beg. levels, the numbers blink if you place them in the wrong spot, but on the Adv. they don't. It's pretty cool.