9x9 grid with 9 3x3 sub-grids, digits (1-9) within some grid
Skills required / taught:
Player completes grid using
logical reasoning so that each row, column, and 3x3 sub-grid each
contain exactly 1 instance of each digit.
Sudoku is a logic-based number-placement puzzle. The objective is to
fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each
of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the grid (also called
"boxes", "blocks", "regions", or "sub-squares")
contains all of the
digits from 1 to 9. The puzzle setter provides a partially completed
How it Works
Using Logical reasoning skills, such as eliminating possible
answers, players figure out which digit belongs in each grid entry.
Logical reasoning – In Sudoku players use logical reasoning to place
numbers on a grid. How might a player in your game use logical
reasoning to achieve a goal? A thief may have to solve a riddle to
determine the combination of a safe, a player might need to
determine where to strike an object to move it in the correct
direction, trail and error tactics might be employed to solve a
particular level of an adventure game.