Synopses & Reviews
Pure wow—announcing a dazzling new idea in Sudoku! The Big Book of Visual Sudoku reinvents the world most popular number game by adding a second visual “layer" on top of the traditional number/logic puzzle—using symbols and pictures instead of numbers.
Its a paradigm shift, 273 puzzles that present Sudoku for both sides of the brain, left (the logical) and right (the visual). The puzzles are oversized, colorful, graphically arresting— eye-candy—but also challenging. The underlying puzzles are handcrafted by an expert; unlike computer-generated Sudoku, these puzzles draw in the user with symmetry, elegance, and surprise and give the effect and deep satisfaction of matching wits with a master.
But then comes the twist: Instead of traditional numbers, the boxes are filled by: clock faces, with the hands pointing from one oclock to nine oclock; dominoes, with dots to fill in; box score graphics from a baseball game (players one through nine, of course); plus Roman numerals, playing cards, human hands signing numbers, Japanese characters, and more.
The puzzles have to be translated, from number to symbol, for a smart and stunning visual challenge. The puzzles are rated Easy to Hard, and solutions are printed in the back.
About the Author
Maki Kaji, the “Godfather of Sudoku,” is president of Nikoli, the premier Japanese puzzle and game company, and is credited with giving Sudoku its name. Nikoli holds the trademark on Sudoku in Japan, and supplies 100 percent of the puzzles published in Japanese newspapers and magazines.