Posts tagged: Sudoku

My Number’s Up

Is it just me, or is this Soduku, “the craze that is sweeping the nation,” thing is a bit of a bust? It seems to have simultaneouly appeared in every newspaper in the land without warning and it’s a ‘craze’ because they tell us so. (Oh, and Daily Mail, we didn’t hear it from you first: It was in the Manchester Evening News the day before.)

But back to the point. What’s the appeal? Me and numbers never did add up. I much prefer problems that involve words. Not that I disbar numbers as an absolute rule. Perfect squares was a childhood distraction — sticking four Swan Vestas matchboxes together, each box sleeve containing cut out numbers, a grid on top to place them on. The perfect square. Read more ›››