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The Original Sudoku: Over 300 Hand-Crafted Puzzles! From the Japanese Publisher that Invented SuDoku
     

The Original Sudoku: Over 300 Hand-Crafted Puzzles! From the Japanese Publisher that Invented SuDoku

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by Nikoli Publishing
 

Over twenty-five years ago, Nikoli, a Japanese puzzle and game company, started publishing a curious logic puzzle called Sudoku. The result was magical and in recent years, Sudoku has spread from Japan to other countries. These newer puzzles, however, are often computer-generated and lack the simple beauty of handmade puzzles. Nikoli continues to nurture and

Overview

Over twenty-five years ago, Nikoli, a Japanese puzzle and game company, started publishing a curious logic puzzle called Sudoku. The result was magical and in recent years, Sudoku has spread from Japan to other countries. These newer puzzles, however, are often computer-generated and lack the simple beauty of handmade puzzles. Nikoli continues to nurture and develop Sudoku with handmade puzzles that contain the vital ingredient that make puzzles enjoyable—the sense of communication between solver and author. The best Sudoku make you concentrate, but aren’t stressful.

Arranged from "Easy" to "Very Hard," here are over 300 logic puzzles that celebrate the compulsive joy of Sudoku with symmetry, smartness, and elegance. Absorbing and engaging, every puzzle is designed by an author who anticipates your next step and obscures the path, while never leading you into frustration. Each puzzle carries the careful thought of a master who knows when to encourage and when to withhold, who shares the joy of that moment when one hard-won number is captured and the entire puzzle falls into place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761142157
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/10/2005
Pages:
405
Sales rank:
41,002
Product dimensions:
4.06(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Puzzability, based in New York, includes Mike Shenk, who has written puzzles for Games magazine and its offshoots, and provided daily crosswords for a major newspaper syndicate. He is currently the crossword editor of The Wall Street Journal; Amy Goldstein, a trivia buff and wordsmith who has served as associate editor and managing editor for Games magazine and its sister publications; and Robert Leighton, an illustrator, writer, New Yorker cartoonist, and creator of unique visual puzzles. 

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The Original SuDoku: Over 300 Hand-Crafted Puzzles! From the Japanese Publisher that Invented SuDoku 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kathy1208 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my goddaughter. I taught her how to do sudoku a couple of months ago and she has really taken to it. We even have challenges where we do the same puzzle and see who finishes first....and she now routinely smokes me! This is a great book, with easy, medium, and difficult puzzles plus a space to note how long it took you to solve each one. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
eochicka More than 1 year ago
My parents blow through these puzzles like crazy. It's nothing spectacular; just new puzzles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have done these puzzles and they are absolutely, hands down the best. It's like someone is teaching you the techniques one by one. If you don't figure out what you are supposed to learn on each level, the next level is harder. I am woking on the X-Treme Sudoku book now - the 4th in the series and will be looking for a new one soon. Hurry up Nikoli!!!! If you are looking to learn how to do the puzzles, these are your books.