Sudoku is a game that is played on the grid of some 9 x 9 spaces. All the nine squares are categorized in the form of columns and rows, which are made out of 3 x 3 spaces. Every single column, row, and the square is required to be filled with numbers which range from 1-9. You are not supposed to repeat any single number in any column, row, and square.
For beginners, learning the tricks about how to play Sudoku is a little complicated. Each Sudoku grid is available with few essential spaces which are already filled. As many spaces, you will fill, the easier the game will turn out for you. Challenging puzzles of Sudoku have fewer spaces, and they are already filled.
Sudoku is a game that is all about reasoning and logic. So guessing this game is a big mistake. If you are not able to find out which number you should locate in specific spaces, you should keep on scanning the rest of the areas of the grid until and unless you did not get the opportunity to place any number. But don’t force yourself, sudoku is a game that is all about insights, patience, and recognition of patterns.
Using the Process of Elimination
Now you might be thinking that what process of elimination is all about in Sudoku! To figure out that which numbers will be making its way into individual spaces, you will be using the process of elimination. This process is all about checking all those numbers which are already included in the square. In simple terms process of elimination is all about to check out which spaces are available and which few numbers are missing. You can deduce them, and based on the positioning of numbers inside the grid, and you can fit the numbers inside those spaces.
Two Main Techniques for eliminating candidates:
Block and column / Row Interaction
This method will be helpful for you to quickly nail any number down within any specific column or row. If number 7 is the only number that can be inserted inside the red cells, you do have an option in which you can remove the number 7 as being a possible candidate from remaining rows.
Block / Block Interaction
Within this technique, number 8 will be positioned in a few of the red cells. This means that you will be eliminating the eight from the lower rows in the middle-right column and the upper section.
What are Naked Triples in Sudoku?
Naked triples is another basic technique in which you should be employed while playing Sudoku. Naked triples are basically three numbers which are not included with any other number within the cells. They are not looking forward to including all the three candidates inside each cell. Just two or three candidates will be visible. Above all, there have been so many more important tricks which you should learn to figure out how to play Sudoku!
Are you ready to win this game?