Sudoku puzzle books are rolling off the presses to satisfy that addiction. You now have many puzzle books to choose from.
Maybe you are like me. I love to read books. I love to solve Sudoku puzzles. I do not like to spend hours solving just one puzzle. If there is a faster or easier way to solve Sudoku, I want to know about it.
Fortunately there is. Sudoku puzzle books not only give you plenty of puzzles to solve, the best books teach you additional Sudoku techniques and skills. Here is a synopsis of my favorite Sudoku puzzle books.
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Mensa® Guide To Solving Sudoku" By: Peter Gordon
Puzzles by Frank Longo
This is by far the best book on solving Sudoku that I have read! You do not need to be a genius to understand the new and exclusive Gordonian Rectangles method and other advanced techniques. Puzzles that many people think are insolvable are now solvable. I love it!
This book also contains 800 puzzles written by Frank Longo. That's enough puzzles to keep you busy for a while.
"Master Sudoku" By: Carol Vorderman"
An excellent read, international bestseller and Sudoku expert Carol Vorderman leads you step-by-step from easy through super-difficult Sudoku puzzles. She teaches you in simple logical steps how to solve Sudoku.
This book includes 50 Easy puzzles, 60 Medium puzzles, 50 Difficult puzzles, and 40 Super-Difficult Sudoku puzzles waiting for you to solve.
I recommend Master Sudoku: Step-by-Step Instructions for Players at All Levels for both the logic lessons and fun puzzles.
"New York Post Su Doku 1
Wayne Gould is the former Hong Kong judge that made Sudoku popular. His popular puzzles appear in many daily newspapers across the world under the Pappocom brand.
New York Post Sudoku 1: The Official Utterly Addictive Number-Placing Puzzle (New York Post Su Doku) is the first of at least 10 paperback Sudoku puzzle books he has written. It comes in a handy pocket size, easy to fit in your hip pocket or purse.
You wouldn't find many Sudoku tips here. Just the one he calls slicing-and-dicing. (I call it scanning. See my article "How To Play Sudoku".) for my illustrative explanation.
You will find 4 Easy, 26 Mild, 45 Difficult, and 25 Fiendish Sudoku puzzles. Answers are included.
The Fiendish puzzles in my opinion are some what more difficult than Carol Vorderman's Super-Difficult in her Sudoku Puzzle Book "Master Sudoku". Still you can solve them using logic I cover in my "Sudoku tips" article.
My main disappointment is that the puzzle grids could be larger to allow for penciling in cell candidates. Still I recommend this book for its portability and great puzzles.
"Sudoku Elimination" By D Jay Ranger
This book was given to me for a review. Sudoku Elimination contains 200 puzzles in three puzzle grades: easy, challenging, and difficult. The nice thing I like about this book is all the vacant cells have all the possible candidates already pre-printed saving you time.
Just cross off the candidates as you solve the puzzle, and eventually you will be left with the answer.
"Programming Sudoku" By Wei-Meng Lee
If you are thinking about creating your own Sudoku program, I would start with this book Programming Sudoku. Wei-Meng Lee shows you step by step how to create a Sudoku computer program in Visual Basic 2005.
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