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July 12, 2016 No Comments

Sudoku for mental strengthening

Sudoku is one of the most popular numbers game that we can play every day. A numbers puzzle that has swept the world. It is a fun to play, but can be tricky and confusing at first. For those who don’t know what Sudoku is, it is a numbers game which players have to fill each of the blank boxes in a puzzle based on specific rules (Learn to play Sudoku).

The objective of the puzzle is to put the numbers 1-9 in every row, column, and 3×3 square block in such a way that every number appears once in each horizontal line, vertical line, and square. Just like physical exercise, your mind need some exercise too. Playing Sudoku actually exercises your brain extensively.

Many variant have been introduced since its popularity. Here are a few reasons to play Sudoku – which of these reasons resonate with you?

A myth that it requires mathematical acumen has kept people away from it.  Actually it’s a skill of comprehension, pattern recognition, a game of logical analysis and nothing to do with Maths. The numerals can be very well be replaced with set of 9 alphabets or figures.

Improves your memory.

Memory and logic work side-by-side when you are playing Sudoku. We use our memory to memorize the numbers and evolve our logic through analysis to figure out the next blank.

Sudoku brings a sense of calm and order, relieving stress.

Sudoku offers a relaxing way to take a break from the world around you, more so when you are busy in life.  Many people make Sudoku a part of their daily life, refreshing them and allowing them to meet their commitments with renewed energy and vigour.  Playing Sudoku helps people feel a sense of mastery – this is one reason why the game is so popular. Here the key thing to keep in mind is that there is only one solution but many ways to reach the destination.

 

Sudoku helps your brain stay healthy.

Researchers have discovered that just as physical exercise keeps muscle loss at bay, Sudoku exercise keeps brain cells from dying and also encourages better brain function. Sudoku has been endorsed by the American Alzheimer’s Association as a “brain game” which helps in reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and some researchers believe that playing mentally stimulating games and puzzle games like Sudoku might be a good way to reduce our risk of dementia as we get older and start using smart gadgets. It keeps you practicing your logical thinking process when you are solving a puzzle, and eventually improve your number skills.

Sudoku provides an escape.

Sudoku is a fun puzzle game that can be played anytime, anywhere. It does not need any gadgets other than a pen or pencil – making it easy to use these games as a quick, harmless bit of escapism from your daily routine. Many people say that Sudoku and other puzzle games are “addictive,” but it’s a much healthier addiction than smoking and similar.

Sudoku is fun for all ages.

Sudoku can be played by children, adults and senior citizens alike. There are special Sudoku games designed for kids (for example, Sudoku puzzles with only the numbers 1-4 instead of the usual 1-9) and the rules of the game and the various online Sudoku games and Sudoku mobile apps are simple enough for almost anyone to quickly get up to speed on the game, whether or not they consider themselves to be “tech savvy” or “good at math”. Sudoku can even be a fun game for parents to play with their children – you can both sit together and help your child learn how to fill in the spaces on the grid, teaching logical problem-solving skills and helping your child feel a sense of accomplishment with each puzzle solved.

Increases concentration power.

Sudoku requires players to think strategically and solve problems creatively. Once you stop playing in the middle of the game, you have to start the whole thinking process, which helps you to develop your concentration power and re-focus skills.

Not only playing Sudoku is interesting but it helps to increase your sense of time. You will learn how to make a decision and take an action with less hesitation.

Feel Happy.

Sudoku gives you a sense of accomplishment when you can solve a puzzle, especially the puzzle is a difficult one.

By playing Sudoku more often, you can solve the puzzle faster and eventually advance to a harder level. Exercise your mind and you will become happier and smarter, a better decision maker. From now on, spare a little time to play Sudoku every day!

I wish to do my bit by sharing my knowledge about Sudoku-

  1. General gyan about the topic  [“gyan” – meaning knowledge]
  2. Basic techniques
  3. Exercises
  4. A short module for self-learning for new comers
  5. Advance Techniques
  6. Short module on each of the advance technique

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