The objective of the Sudoku game is to place numbers from 1 to 9 in a grid without repeating them in a row, column, or 3x3 section. To solve the puzzle, you need to use the method of elimination and logical thinking. Therefore, gradually discard unnecessary options and determine what numbers are still missing in the 9x9 grid. Play Sudoku easily with the following five steps:
Step 1 - Get familiar with the Sudoku grid
Step 2 - Understand the Sudoku rules
Step 3 - Start the game
Step 4 - Determine the numbers in each section
Step 5 - Continue following the same steps until the puzzle is successfully solved
Each Sudoku puzzle contains a 9x9 grid consisting of 9 rows and 9 columns. This grid is divided into nine 3x3 sections, which makes a total of 81 cells. You can see an example below:
Sudoku puzzles are focused on a fundamental rule that requires filling the grid with numbers in a way that each row, column, and 3x3 section contains numbers from 1 to 9 without repetition.
Before you start playing, you need to learn the rules and then analyze the grid to fill in the empty cells with certain numbers. At the beginning, some of the cells are already filled with numbers. The difficulty of the game depends on how many numbers are already added to the grid. You can start with the row, column or 3x3 section with the most numbers to increase your chances of solving the puzzle. It is easy to fill in the selected section of the grid using the process of elimination:
As you begin to fill in the grid cells, the next moves will become more obvious and the positions of the numbers will be more prominent. This will allow you to complete the rest of the empty cells in the grid. Keep in mind that some numbers you enter may not unlock a new cell.
Repeat the steps until all empty cells are filled in to complete the game.