Who doesn't love to do a quick game of Sudoku which can be played virtually anywhere. Most people don’t know much about it, or that the variants make it more appealing. Let us explore the top FAQ’s most people have about Sudoku.
The traditional Sudoku has 3 squares, in a 3 times 3 square setup, with a total of 9 squares. These squares are also divided in 3 times 3 squares. This creates a total surface of 81 squares. The basic idea is to fill in the squares with the numbers 1 to 9. However, you can only use the numbers once per 3 times 3 squares, once per left to right and once per up and down. Normally, some numbers have already been filled in and it is up to you to fill in the empty squares to finish the game.
Where traditional Sudoku has 9 times 9 squares, mini Sudoku has 2 squares, in a 2 times 2 setup. This creates a total of 4 squares with a total surface of 16 squares to fill in. The basic idea is to fill in the squares with the numbers 1 to 9, following the same logic as the traditional Sudoku. Mini Sudoku is a simpler variant of the traditional game. Also, because they are simpler to play, they are also quicker to finish. Perfect for a quick play when you are waiting for the bus or waiting for classes to start!
This is where things become interesting. Mega Sudoku has 12 squares, in a 12 times 12 setup. This creates a total of 144 squares with a total surface of 1,728 squares to fill in with the numbers 1 to 12. This is a lot harder, because there are 3 times more numbers to choose from! Perfect for a time consuming flight are train ride! also, this game is perfect for the die-hard players who love a challenge.
Sum Sudoku is the same as the traditional game. However, total sums are given either on top or below the field or top and right side of the field. Sum Sudoku is a more advance game for hardcore Sudoku players, because you need to add or sum up the numbers in a certain way, so the total sum corresponds with the provided total sums. This game is not for the weak minded and should be treated with care.
Alphabetical Sudoku has a similar setup to traditional Sudoku. The field also has three squares, in a 3 times 3 setup, totaling 9 squares. The basic idea is to fill in the squares with the letters A to 2. However, you can only use the letters once per 3 times 3 squares, once per left to right and once per up and down. Normally, some letters have already been filled in and it is up to you to fill in the empty squares to finish the game. Although this might be simpler then the original game, it can also be tougher because you have more options. Especially when you have an advance, already filled in field, making the game difficult to choose the correct letter.
Off course not! Sudoku is for everyone! However, color Sudoku comes in all sorts of variations and colors, patterns and all sorts of fun variations. The version for young children has only 2 times 2 squares, as the advanced or adult version of the game has the traditional 9 times 9 format. You will have a legend to choose from and it is up to you to fill in the correct color following the basic rules. This variant of Sudoku is fun, because you can find all sorts of different pattern, puzzles and adventures!
Thank you for reading this article about the different versions of Sudoku. Whatever your favorite may be, there is always a game version that will stimulate your mind and entertain the senses. We’re only so glad you share the same interests in Sudoku likewise.