If you’ve ever seen a newspaper, or done any logic puzzle in your life, chances are you’ve seen Sudoku.  That 9 x 9 block where you have to fill in the numbers 1-9.

There are plenty of articles on the cognitive benefits of it. When I googled it, Google even suggested I search scholarly articles. So it seams pretty legit that the puzzle is good for your noggin.

I don’t care about that though.

I just do it because it’s fun.

Recently, I began revving up my Sudoku engines. I downloaded this app (great app – check it out) and slowly began stepping up my game.

The app I recommended has so many useful hints and strategies to solve the harder puzzles, but I thought the explanations were pretty lacking. I took my questions to Google, where most websites articles made me more confused than I was in the first place.

That’s why I decided to make explanatory articles myself – for one of the world’s most respected journalistic institutions, The Roundup. In this series I will start from the simplest tricks and gradually work up to less intuitive maneuvers. By the end of this series, we wanna-be-Sudoku-ninja-warriors shall harness the power of these strategies! We shall conquer any block that stands in our way! We shall never surrender! (Except for the uber-difficult ones… Those get ridiculous)

If you want to up your Sudoku game, join me on my journey on The Roundup,  every Friday for the next couple weeks.

 

 

Reed Zimmermann '19, Managing Editor
"Erfolg ist kein Glück" Other than writing for The Roundup, Reed also plays tuba with the Jesuit Ursuline Ranger Band and is Co-President of the Chess Club. #what_a_nerd If you have any comments or inquiries, feel free to email him at 19370@jcpstudents.org
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