Sudoku has become an extremely popular pastime and is now as popular with puzzlers as crossword puzzles and cryptograms. Nowadays, sudoku puzzles can be found everywhere: in waiting rooms, on the beach, on the train and in airplanes. It is therefore fair to say that sudoku is the puzzle of the 21st century. Where crossword puzzles require a large vocabulary, sudoku requires a wealth of solution techniques.
This book discloses a number of techniques that will enable the reader to solve every sudoku puzzle. A multitude of detailed examples and practice material ensures that the reader is taken by the hand and gains enough experience to feel confident after reading this book, and to take on the most difficult sudokus in newspapers, in puzzle books and on the internet. Or to continue with the follow-up book “Solving Difficult Sudoku’s” by the same author, which even contains the most difficult sudoku in the world.
This book is unique, and therefore now translated into 8 languages! Most of the few books on solving sudoku end with the advice to start noting all the possibilities at some point, or they present solution methods that can only be carried out by a computer. The author is a mathematician and has developed a step-by-step method which is already greatly appreciated by many readers and explained very clearly in this book. Even puzzles in the category “cum laude” or “diamond” can be solved after reading this book!