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Sudoku: More than 200 Fun and Challenging Japanese Number Puzzles Paperback – August 16, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Gramercy (August 16, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517228270
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517228272
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,456,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Dori on October 23, 2005
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I initially picked this book solely because of its relatively competitive price. And I just wanted to own a Sudoku book to play in between the time when I'm bored. It turns out to be that this is a great pick for its price. Like other reviews, for 5 bucks you get 200+ puzzles ranging in different levels of difficulties--suitable for beginners and even more advanced players.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Keith R. Whitcomb on October 21, 2005
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The appearance of the book is excellent. The quality of the cover and paper used in the pages is the best. It is big enough that the puzzles are easy to see and work. These puzzles are relatively new to our area and there is a helpful section on how the attack the puzzle successfully. I bought it for a Birthday present for my wife and she was delighted to see it. She is saving it to work the puzzles on a Cruise we are taking in January. It was a welcome and delightful gift for anyone that is a puzzle fan!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Sudoku Junkie on November 29, 2005
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The advanced puzzles in this book (the last third) are very clever. They require various techniques but yet are all solvable in half-hours time. The Beginner and Intermediate ones are okay too, taking 5 to 15 minutes, respectively.

This is one of the FEW Sudoku books that is truly enjoyable (most others are either too easy or contains errors or require brute force searches to finish).

The print is relative large with enough space for writing in markings. My only complain is the quality of the paper; it is like newspaper so can easily tear if one needs to erase a mark.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Calvert on October 19, 2005
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I got this book recently because it's a good value. Some books sell for $10 and have fewer puzzles. To get over 200 puzzles for the lesser price was great. The puzzles vary in difficulty, too. I also think a larger sized book is easier to hold and work with. The squares are large enough to pencil in "guesses" while evaluating the possibilities. I don't see how you can go wrong with this book.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Megan Romer on December 8, 2005
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This is a great sudoku book. Lots of "bang for your buck" - 200 puzzles for six bucks. It's also nice in that the puzzle size is large and the paper is of a higher quality than some of the other books available, making for easy erasing and allowing for plenty of notes to be made in the squares.

The difficulty level varies as well, which is nice. If you only have a coffee break to work a puzzle on, try an easier one. If you have a long plane ride, try a tougher one. All-in-all, an excellent sudoku book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Wurschmidt on May 8, 2006
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This book of puzzles is the most frustrating one of many I have bought. The numbers are put into pretty design arrangements that have nothing to do with the difficulty of the pattern. Some labeled beginner are quite difficult, while at least one labeled intermediate had only one step logic involved. I like to know the difficulty level before I begin so I can choose one appropriate for the time available and challenge that I am in the mood for. You have no idea with this book. There are many good books available, no reason to buy this one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Monika on September 2, 2006
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This is definitely one of the more challenging sudoku books I've tried. The puzzles start off fairly easy, but become almost impossible to solve by the end. The book is divided into sections for easy, medium, and hard puzzles, and within each section puzzles are also ranked on a difficulty scale from one to five. I really enjoyed the challenge here, and still have not solved most of the harder ones. One particularly nice thing about this collection is that the grids are fairly large, so there's plenty of room to pencil in options and notes as you work, which is definitely a must for the more advanced puzzles! In addition, all of the solutions are provided at the back of the book, so you can check your work. I'd highly recommend this collection to any sudoku enthusiast. However, I will offer a word of warning to those who have already enjoyed this book and are looking for others like it - not all of Tammy Seto's books are the same! I've also purchased her book "Sudoku Fever," which turned out to be patronizingly easy. Even the rankest of beginners would become bored quickly. I have not, however, tried her book "Sudoku Mania," so am not sure where that falls on the difficulty scale.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By RoeDudster on December 13, 2005
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I used to read books, now I play Sudoku!

The positive aspects of this Sudoku book is the large format and for six bucks there are over 200 puzzles. Also, the advanced puzzles are very challenging, more so than other Sudoku books.

I was struggling for HOURS with advanced puzzle number 61, located on page 208. I finally looked at the answer page, only to find out that the book has a mistake! The puzzle gives you a 1 and 9 in the middle row of the center of the puzzle (Columns 4 and 6, Row 5). The answer key shows the 1 and 9 in row 6!! Whoops . . . .

Unless you feel like checking every puzzle for mistakes, I would recommend buying another Sudoku book.
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