Fun With Numbers

Written by on January 29, 2016

I’ll admit it.  Math was never my best subject in school. What can I say? I’m very right-brained.  Math homework would stress me out and sometimes make me cry or give me a stomach ache. So, I find it humorous that one of my favorite things to do as an adult is Sudoku puzzles. 
I got hooked on Sudoku a few years ago when I spent a very rainy week at a cottage in Door County. Since I couldn’t get out and go hiking, I rummaged through the stack of games they had. And since it’s kind of hard to play Monopoly with the dog, I thought I’d just “try” this Sudoku wooden puzzle game. The booklet gives you different puzzles to solve by placing certain tiles in the grid and you figure out the rest. I think most people understand the concept of how to solve Sudoku, so I won’t bore you with those details.
I now own my own wooden Sudoku puzzle board and I have to say I’m addicted. I literally can sit and play for hours on a snowy weekend or on a weeknight before I go to bed. It’s challenging without being aggravating, and I love the feeling of victory I get for solving it without having to look up any “clues” on the solution page in the back of the booklet.
If you have a math phobia, like I did, go ahead and give Sudoku a try. You might be surprised at how much fun it is.            

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