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Fun Brain Games with Sudoku

Updated on September 10, 2012

So what exactly is Sudoko?

There is a multitude of different word games in today's age. We all remember how crossword puzzles would always stretch the mind and brain to fully think outside the box. Well don't stop there because there is also other games you can play that help increase brain activity and make you even smarter, like Sudoko!

Sudoko is a game that involves numbers simply. In which you have to fill in each corresponding blank box with the correct number. In order to win this game you have to fill each column, row and also the the 9 digit box. Using the numbers one through nine only once. Now remember that each number is used a total of nine times. Of course there is rules and certain technique of sorts. To fully understand how to play this game definitely search for it on Google.

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sudoku improves memory for school and exams
sudoku improves memory for school and exams

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Why should I play Sudoko?

Sudoko is a word game like crossword puzzle. This type of word games stimulate your brain and get you thinking of something that you wouldn't normally consider. Not only that but it also helps with retaining information in your memory. Obviously we can assume that if you play any sort of word game like crossword puzzle then Sudoko will also benefit you by keeping your mind sharp and alert.

It's been shown that word games can help improve your language and communication skills. Now knowing that Sudoko uses numbers as well, we can also figure out that it will help you with your number skill and math in some degree or another.

Experts claim that playing word games will help prevent Alzheimer's disease. Of course doing any challenging brain activity will keep your brain in a constantly growing atmosphere versus atrophy.

Sudoku Video Tutorial

Now what about if you have an addictive personality? Some individuals get addicted to games quite easily. Well that's something you don't have to worry about with Sudoko! This game no matter how much you play it, will constantly be working your mind in a positive way to actually make you smarter. Increasing reaction time and thinking abilities are just a few benefits you can reap by playing Sudoko in excess.

A lot of people say don't play this game because they think it is very time-consuming and it can be. However there lies the challenge by constantly playing this game at least a few times a week. You'll get better each time you play and even increase your speed at which you complete each game.

sudoku improves memory and the brain
sudoku improves memory and the brain

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Sudoku Resources Online

Just a few list of Sudoku-related materials you can find on the web.

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Sudoku for fun brain games

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Good Tutorial for those starting sudoku

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      Yvonne L. B. 5 years ago from Covington, LA

      I enjoy playing sodoku when I'm waiting for something. I hate to just sit.

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      I enjoy a challenge with a game of Sudoku, when I can find some spare time.

      Nice lens. Blessed.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      I love Sudoku! There is nothing like a good challenge!

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      tweeky lm 5 years ago

      nice lens, keep on going, bless

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      HorseAndPony LM 5 years ago

      My daughter loves Sudoku. Great topic. Love the video!

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      The video was quite helpful to me in learning the strategy of Sudoku. My 80 year old mother is a fanatic, and really good at this game!

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      The video was quite helpful to me in learning the strategy of Sudoku. My 80 year old mother is a fanatic, and really good at this game!

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