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The Official Book of Wordoku: Sudoku Puzzles for Word Lovers Paperback – December 28, 2005


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling (December 28, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402736681
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402736681
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #785,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Frank Longo is a freelance puzzle creator whose books have sold more than two million copies. His sudoku books include Hip Pocket Sudoku.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Katie on March 29, 2006
Format: Paperback
I got into playing Sudoku puzzles a few months ago, and I have to say that it's addicting! Every night now I find myself doing at least one puzzle - it's hard to put them down!

This particular book combines Sudoku with word puzzles. So, instead of filling the grids with the numbers 1 through 9, you're filling the grids in with specific letters - and, when you're done, you get to try to solve the anagram of the letters given by finding that 9 letter word within the grid.

In case you haven't played Sudoku before, it's a numbers (in this case letters) logic puzzle. You're given a 9x9 grid, and you have to determine which numbers/letters go into which square within the smaller 3x3 grid, and then again within the larger 9x9 grid. Each letter/number can only be used once within each square, row and column. You do this by working off of the few answers given - deducing the correct answers along the way.

The reason I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 is that each puzzle has a different set of letters to work with - so every time you do a new puzzle, you have to memorize the letters that are being used. I found that it helps if I try to solve the anagram first - that way I only have to remember that one word as I work through solving the puzzle.

Overall, I found it to be a fun twist to the traditional Sudoku. So, if you like this type of logic puzzle, you may want to give this a try.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Vincent on April 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
I thought Sudoku was a little boring before I got this book. When you are done, all you had was a grid of numbers. With Wordoku, you discover the solution to a jumbled word. The nine letters are given in an order that makes them easy to remember, but still very difficult to guess the word upfront. There are a variety of difficulty levels, including the last 10 puzzles where only 8 of the letters are given, so you can't really guess the word until you solve the puzzle.

I definately recommend to Sudoku and word puzzle lovers. It's very addictive and a great way to take a break or pass time on a flight, etc. My only complaint is that they haven't come out with Wordoku 2 yet, so I'm forced to print more puzzles off the internet instead.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth C. Hicks on July 12, 2010
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Wordoku, which uses 9 letters, takes me longer than the Sudoku which uses numbers. However, I feel so fulfilled when I have solved one!! These particular Wordokus, IMHO, are harder than the easy level Sudokus. They have an extra step., an anagram. I find I can not complete the puzzle until I can figure out the anagram for the 9 letters and where that anagram fits in the puzzle. If you like a challenge this is it! The Official Book of Wordoku: Sudoku Puzzles for Word Lovers
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 16, 2007
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I bought this for my cousin who loves doing crossword puzzles and sudoku. Sudoku was challenging enough for her, but wordoku is a beast. She loves the mental motivation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G. Grabowski on January 13, 2007
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I love the new type of puzzle called Wordoko--I had gotten bored with Suduko & was looking for something different & found it in Worduko.
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