- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Puzzlewright (June 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402767579
- ISBN-13: 978-1402767579
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #521,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Super Sudoku Variants Paperback – June 1, 2010
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So sometimes a book like SUPER SUDOKU VARIANTS is just what the doctor ordered. Here we have a collection of some of the well understood but enjoyable variations that most advanced solvers will have seen quite regularly:
Mega Sudoku (based on 12x12 grids)
Odd and Even Sudoku
Multi Sudoku (based on multiple interlocking grids)
Mega Multi Sudoku
Combo Multi Sudoku (combining interlocking grids where one, for example, is a diagonal Sudoku and the second applies odd/even rules)
The puzzles are by no means consistently fiendish. In fact, some are downright simple. And, although I've yet to complete the entire book of puzzles, I have yet to encounter one that I would class as truly diabolical. The pleasure of this collection rests solely in the fact that they are variations.
With all Sudoku books, I also rate the book based on its physical characteristics. The paper quality must stand multiple erasurers (it does) and the binding must withstand being opened and pressed out flat and hard (it does).
Enjoyable and recommended. In two days, I hop on a plane to Europe and this baby's coming with me to help while away the boring hours over that big ocean.
I enjoyed the first book of the series a little more than I did this volume but I'm not sure why, maybe the novelty has worn off a little but I also think these puzzles are not quite as interesting or challenging as the ones in the first volume. However I still recommend both collections.
For anyone looking for an interesting twist on the traditional Sudoku puzzle, check out both volumes of this collection.
In terms of difficulty, I would say these are in the difficult to very difficult range as defined by the Will Shortz books. They are not in the extremely difficult range, but they are tricky. So don't attempt these puzzles unless you are a regular sudoku player whose skill exceeds newspaper-level puzzles. As for the arithmatic puzzles, since I have no experience in math-based puzzles, I found them impossible. The writers claim they are similar to Kakuro, whatever that is.
The titles, SV and SSV, are misleading: the two books by Conceptis are identical in format and difficulty (although another reviewer seemed to find the SSV puzzles less challenging than SV).Read more ›
It does the simpler variants but nothing really super or unique. I will use for those no-brain days :)!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow - worth the money - good challenges for an accomplished Sudoku player... Took me forever to finish this book ( because I kept it in the bathroom) LOVED IT!Published 4 months ago by S.A.Noonan
Tired of the plain old nonets brand of Sudoku puzzles? Well - try all the varieties in this book! Keep your pencil sharpener & BIG eraser handy! Good choice...Published 13 months ago by Carol Griest
Best challenging puzzles ever! Some take very careful attention to solve in one try. I have 3 separate books by Conceptis and hope they keep making more.Published 14 months ago by Clee
Very fun to do. I especially like the puzzle style. Don't enjoy the math versions, someone else can do those...Published 15 months ago by Rebecca C
Came on time, undamaged. Completely unused and in perfect shape. I am very happy with this.Published 16 months ago by kitty
A good Variety of puzzles. One of the better books out there. Enjoyed it very much because it's different and challenging.Published 19 months ago by Dbuck01
The best and most challenging sudoku book . Have given it as gifts. Mine is 2years old and haven't finished it. I am savouring it.tPublished on May 17, 2014 by DONNA C NOWACK
I highly recommend this puzzle book as it was definitely the challenge I was looking for. You have to work for the answers as there is no easy stuff, which is what I enjoy. Read morePublished on October 1, 2013 by Dottie Wright