A math lover's favorite, Sudoku, is a perfect fit game designed to stimulate your brain cells. The interesting name is derived from the Japanese language, meaning "single number". It’s a number placement puzzle with a format of square grid. The target is to place the right numbers in a 9x9 grid so that each row and column has all digits from 1 to 9. The puzzle comes with half-filled grid and conditions posed to direct the player with the placing of numbers in the blank boxes, with the aim of arriving at a common solution.
The ability to master Sudoku has a lot to do with your affinity towards numbers and related subjects like Math and Science. Your skill with solving mathematical problems will go a long way in taking you through those distinct Sudoku puzzles. Studying science and researching on various topics requires you to deal with a fair amount of statistics to prepare your brain to jumble up with numbers. It is this skill that will help you in cracking the most complex of Sudoku puzzles. Practice, practice, and more practice.
In order to master Sudoku, your brain literally needs to be trained in the format. Sometimes, people are born with the kind of brains that deal with numbers. But still, it needs to be polished frequently to keep it alive in the cells. Thomas Snyder, three-times world champion, suggests that even if you are born with a skillful intellect to deal with numbers which helps you to stay ahead of some people when it comes to numerical puzzles, you still need a regular practice in the area to keep your brain going and skills sharp. Another quality required to excel in Sudoku is that you need to have an organized approach to solving the problems.
Proceed with a calm and methodical approach, taking the constraints into account individually. Creating your own methodologies will work best for your brain structure and once set in mind, they will make your game more effortless and rigorous. Join the websites that organize competitions and involve participation in Sudoku games online. Also, there are numerous platforms on the internet where you can find Sudoku puzzles with lots of complex variations and widen your exposure. The first ever Sudoku champion, Jana Tylova, gave a very simple tip after winning the match, i.e. to practice the logic puzzles every day and follow online/offline platforms which offer similar puzzles with several variations.
Superheroes hangout with Superheroes. Hang around and converse with people who have affection for numbers. Exposure to the numerical world comes easy when you spend time with experts in this domain. These people possess the same fondness and thus the skills to solve mathematical puzzles. They can provide you better guidance in mastering your problem solving skills with regards to numerical puzzles.
Sudoku has been a source of entertainment for people from over a century now. Although going by different names in the earlier periods, the format has always been fairly the same. The puzzle has risen rapidly as a highbrow choice of math and science lovers. We now have World Championships & TV shows of Sudoku. The world's first live TV Sudoku-show, Sudoku Live, was first broadcast on July 1, 2005 on Sky One. BBC also launched, SUDO-Q, a game show in the late 2005 which was featured till 2007. The puzzle still continues to gain popularity all over the world and it owes its popularity both to its entertaining as well as brain-taxing characteristics.