A while back (several years now I think) Games®
Magazine had a contest...create a game that can be played
with a incomplete or completed Sudoku. I thought this was a
great idea and I created a game called Snakeduko and
submitted it to the contest. The thing is...I never heard
who won or what ever happened in that contest. For all I
know it was canceled for lack of interest. What I do know is
all the play-testers that played Snakeduko for me really
liked it. I really liked the idea of making a pencil and
paper game out of a completed Sudoku for several reason; I
love good pencil and paper games, I love Sudoku puzzles, I
love the fact that there are millions of Sudoku combinations
meaning millions of different board set-ups for the games
and I LOVE the fact you get to re-use a puzzle as a game.
Over the years I have comeback to this idea and I have
made several paper and pencil games for a completed Sudoku.
Below are the rules for what I think are the best 3 I have
done so far. What you will need is a pencil, a completed
Sudoku to play them and the rules for the game. If you don't
have a completed Sudoku and want to give a game a try you
can always create a Pseudoku Board click on
the link below the instruction will clue you in.
||# of Players
||You try to build snakes by placing
your symbol around the numbers on the board and then
connecting your symbols into a chain. The number you
last placed your symbol around determines where you
can go next.
||A battle game where you use the
intersections of grid lines to gain control of the
numbers in the square. You use the numbers inside
the squares as your resources during the battle.
||Tic-Tac-Toe just got harder. With 3
ways to tic-tac-toe, 3 ways to win and a restriction
on how you can place...it takes a little more
thought then before.
|| Just can't find a completed
Sudoku...here is how to make a Pseudoku