Playing 16×16 Sudoku


Sudoku has been known almost anywhere in the world. In fact, there are already many Sudoku variations that have followed the 9×9-grid Sudoku puzzle. One of those Sudoku variants is the 16×16 Sudoku. The 16×16-grid puzzle is one of the two Mega Sudoku puzzles that you can find out there. If you compare the 16×16 Mega Sudoku puzzle and the classic 9×9 Sudoku puzzle, you can actually point some similarities and differences. In this article, we will be looking at those similarities and differences and try to discover how to successfully complete a 16×16-grid Mega Sudoku sheet.

PUZZLE RULES

Both the classic 9×9 Sudoku puzzle and the 16×16 Mega Sudoku puzzle are geared toward the same game rules. First, no number should appear more than once on each row. Second, no number should appear more than once on each column. And third, no number should appear more than once on each sub-square. Therefore, the numbers 1 to 16 are only allowed to be placed once on every row, column, and sub-square.

GRID SIZES

The main difference between the classic 9×9 Sudoku and the 16×16 Mega Sudoku is grid size. As you can apparently see, the latter is larger in size than the former. With this, completing the 16×16 Mega Sudoku may take you a longer period of time to complete because you have more numbers to place on each unfilled box than those with the 9×9 sheet.

LOGIC AND STRATEGIES

The strategies that you are using in completing a 9×9-grid puzzle are the same ones that you should use with the 16×16 Mega Sudoku puzzle. Complete the puzzle using pure logic and analysis and you will surely get it done in no time. Do not waste your time guessing for the answers because it just does not work that way. Study carefully those prearranged numbers and patiently fill those empty boxes. It is not a matter of grid size but a matter of mind power.

Being thorough and focused is also a requirement when trying to complete a 16×16 Mega Sudoku sheet. You need to be thorough in a sense that you have to make sure that every row, column, and sub-square of that 16×16 puzzle sheet does not hold any duplicate of a single number. You need to examine with patience every corner of that puzzle to avoid errors. Other than that, you also need to have a focused mind; having a focused mind while completing the puzzle certainly helps you in finding the right answers in a much faster way.

Do not ever miss to try to complete a 16×16 Sudoku puzzle. If you do, you will be missing one of those number puzzles that offer authentic mind challenge. Complete the puzzle and keep in mind those guidelines and strategies that you should have whether you play the 9×9 grid or the 16×16 grid. Anyone can complete a Sudoku puzzle and the initial way to do this is to be up with the challenge. Take the challenge now and see if you have what it takes to complete one.