Rubik's Sudoku ® combines the genius of the infamous Rubik's Cube and the newest craze of the 21st Century... Sudoku. The colorful looking tile grid provides an exact layout like the Sudoku puzzles you've come to love but there's no paper, no pencil, and no erasing!
Align each horizontal and vertical row by moving the individual tiles into a sequence of the numbers 1 through 9 which ultimately results in no repeating numbers in a single row... horizontally or vertically as they intersect.
• Travel game board and case
• 90 colored number tiles
• 45 special "place markers"
• 40 page Sudoku booklet containing 100 puzzles and instructions
Rubik's Sudoku is a fun way to play because of all the bright colours, although it would be nice if they were a little closer to the ones in the book.
The marker pegs are a good idea, but very fiddly to maneuver and there are not enough of them. The whole point of Sudoku is to work on the whole puzzle at once, but the limited amount of pegs mean you can only work on a couple of squares at once.
The double sided tiles work well and make it easy to tell which are the original clues, but the squares are not clearly defined, so this makes it a bit more difficult to work the puzzle.
All in all, a fun way to play and a good idea, but perhaps not quite enough thought has gone into making the game.
Look forward to seeing a new improved "Rubik's Sudoku Plus" perhaps...
I am not a great maths buff and because of that I havent really got the number-puzzle bug. Someone who scored less than 80% in maths every year of their school life isnt going to find much in this. But having seen the big cafuffle over various sodoku games over the last few years I thought i would give this a go. It seemed pretty nifty at fist glance and then I clicked onto a big aspect of this version that doesnt really get pushed: all the tiles are coloured so it can easily become a purely visual puzzle, with ordered structures or seemingly random ones.
Just to be a bit different I noticed that one side of the numbered pieces had the digit in silver while the other side had the numbers etched into the surface but otherwise uncoloured, so I made some stickers that fit on that side with symbols. So now if I play the pieces one way up I have a number puzzle, the other way up I have a symbol puzzle, and either way gives me a colour puzzle.
This has now made the game a lot more enjoyable for me, because I can use number puzzles printed in the newspaper or on websites and play them in other ways as well. A really multi-sided game now and I am becoming quite drawn in by it. Well done Rubiks!
This really is a comprehensive kit to help anyone play sodoku. Each number has a different colour and this makes it particularly useful for kids to learn and pick up this game simply because everything becomes a visual exercise as well as a mental exercise. I for one, love the coloured approach because it allows me to complete a game in much quicker times than if I was working with pencil, paper and numbers on a page.
The accompanying booklet is laid out clearly and visually, explaining the rules and giving hints on how to solve sodoku, and a section containing games from easy to impossible. Each game has the positions of the colours to make it easy to get the given numbers in the correct place. Naturally, one can use this game with puzzles printed in newspapers and it is easy once one has learnt which colours correspond with each number.
My daughter, aged nine, has quickly got her head around the rules and is not only completing games, but also enjoying it at the same time. All that would make it easier for her, and possibly any other children, would be to make the grid more visible. To this end, I have added silver lines to separate each 3x3 grid to make it just that little more visual.
On the whole, the manufacturers have done a brilliant job making this game more accessible to all ages and this gets a big thumbs' up from both my daughter and myself.
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