What is it about Sudoku that keeps you hooked?

Philippines
February 2, 2007 11:36pm CST
Just what is it about this popular puzzle that keeps one hooked? I've been playing Sudoku for a while now and I just can't last a day without at least solving one puzzle. I love the way it makes us THINK and really THINK. To quote a friend of mine, Sudoku's like heroin, very addictive and highly entertaining. How long have you been playing this game and what do you like most about it?
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7 responses
@all4ucnc (861)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I love these puzzle too, I print a few up everyday for the older kids I watch, They love them too, my 5 yr old son, is even starting to get into the craze. And I find myself wanting to do them. It's like your mind craves the challenge.
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
I agree. Solving these puzzles are something I look forward to everyday. Do you have a favorite site that you get these puzzles from?
• India
12 Feb 07
i enjoy sudoku, i am GOOD at sudoku i am ADDICTED to sudoku. actually i am v.good at sudoku. i love and it is like a change,which refreshs my mind. i have been playing from three years!!
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
Good for you!
• India
7 Feb 07
I like the game a lot...
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
Do you play online? Or do you have books? Or do you just rely on newspapers?
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
5 Feb 07
I'm always doing crossword puzzles etc, monthly puzzler books etc, keeps the brain active and keeps me occupied whilst the commercials are on, or I'm waiting around, but I always used to avoid the Sudoku puzzles until my mum gave me the time to teach me how to do them, since then I've been hooked. I won't rest till I've completed it. They do get addictive I very much agree with you, and entertaining definitely. Don't you just hate it when you get to a 'mental' block and you're trying desperately to put the next number in but there are many alternatives! That's why I use a pencil and pen, just in case, once you put a wrong number in, it throws you completely.
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
Brownies for you! Thanks for the response. I dislike having "mental block" as well. What I do is, I take time off. Leave the table and do something else like drink a glass of water or something. Then when I go back at the puzzle, I have a clearer picture of how to solve it!
@ljcapps (1926)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Actually my wife got me started on Sudoku. We've both been doing puzzles for a little over a year. For me it's just something help pass the time, but for her i think it's something like meditation where she can sit down and clear her mind of everything but the numbers, and it helps both of us relax. I'd rather do that than get sucked into TV any day.
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
I share your wife's opinion. It's more like meditation for me and I just love the feeling of not being too caught up with things...that for a few precious minutes, you can just concentrate on numbers, the logic of solving the puzzle and nothing else. Come to think of it, I haven't been watching tv that much ever since I got so hooked up on Sudoku! Have you bought books or just rely on newspapers?
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
6 Aug 07
i think it's fun cos it looks so simple. just a grid with some numbers filled in. so it's the challenge of being able to do it fast that keeps me hooked. i suppose it helps the time to pass faster too. i see people doing these puzzles on the public transport, esp if they have to sit in one place for more than half an hour. i usually try to challenge myself by doing the harder ones instead of the elementary ones. once you read a few books on strategies and scanning techniques, you realise that it can be quite challenging and fun and there are so many things you didn't think about!
• India
3 Aug 07
It is just like playing with numbers, but with your brain.A wrong entry can make the whole game wrong.So, one should be attentive while playing.Thus, it is one of the best way to make concentration.So, keep playing