Sudoku Combat
July 8, 2006 9:36 AM   Subscribe

Sudoku Combat. Sudoku, head to head style. The stress mounts as your challenger's board blinks and fills. Bring it on.
posted by jonah (20 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I've been playing this for a couple weeks now, almost every day. Great game. It's such an obvious extension in hindsight, I wish I'd thought of it. It's amazing how much difference it makes being able to watch your opponent's board fill up. Not just the pressure, but you can also see specifically which squares are filled and get an idea of where the easier plays might be.
posted by scottreynen at 10:24 AM on July 8, 2006


Wait till the cheaters login and run their soduku solvers against it though...
posted by zeoslap at 10:38 AM on July 8, 2006


zeoslap, it looks like there's really no ownership of player names (anyone can take anyone else's name), so there's not much incentive to cheat.
posted by scottreynen at 11:00 AM on July 8, 2006


is this on my end only?

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posted by oog at 11:14 AM on July 8, 2006


What's with the sudden popularity of sudoku? I don't remember hearing or thinking about a few years ago now it's like it's everywhere. Is my impression correct or am I on crack?

Also I find the game incredibly boring. Like if someone tried to come up with the most boring game imaginable I think they would end up with something like sudoku.
posted by delmoi at 11:16 AM on July 8, 2006


What's with the sudden popularity of sudoku? I don't remember hearing or thinking about a few years ago now it's like it's everywhere. Is my impression correct or am I on crack?

Also I find the game incredibly boring. Like if someone tried to come up with the most boring game imaginable I think they would end up with something like sudoku.
posted by delmoi at 11:16 AM on July 8, 2006


oog: It's not just on your end. It worked for me fine at first, but I closed the window, and when I tried again just now, I got the plesk desk thing.
posted by Bugbread at 11:21 AM on July 8, 2006


Yay! Thanks for the link!
posted by frecklefaerie at 12:09 PM on July 8, 2006


I have to say, I dislike that the opponent can see which square you have filled in. It happened several times: I filled in a square, then another, then four or five more...less than 5 seconds later the opponent fills in the same squares in the same order.
posted by oog at 12:37 PM on July 8, 2006


Rockin'. Thanks!
posted by LittleMissCranky at 1:29 PM on July 8, 2006


Grrrr... every time I get ahead of an opponent they bail out. Goddammit.

Excellent idea to add multiplayerness. I think it could probably be implemeted a little better, but top marks for the concept.
posted by popkinson at 1:47 PM on July 8, 2006


what popkinson said. I was on about 12 squares filled to my opponent's 3 and he bailed. weak.
posted by juv3nal at 2:20 PM on July 8, 2006


sudoku or lasers?
posted by takeyourmedicine at 5:45 PM on July 8, 2006


I just spent the past hour playing a whole slew of folks, whole games all. lost some, won some. thank you very, very much for this link.

less than 5 seconds later the opponent fills in the same squares in the same order.

I use the same technique almost every time, and I'll bet a whole ton of other sudoku players start games exactly the same way. uh, okay, any easy 1's? 2's?...
posted by carsonb at 8:40 PM on July 8, 2006


I keep playing against people who rush through the game, then realize they screwed up somewhere and quit. Frustrating.
posted by rottytooth at 10:57 PM on July 8, 2006


It won't let me type in any of the squares. Might be a Safari thing.
posted by MrMustard at 3:20 AM on July 9, 2006


I got a book of "Advanced" suduko puzzles last Christmas. It takes me weeks to get through one. I thought I would do okay at the races on the easy setting. Nope.
posted by wobh at 10:52 AM on July 9, 2006


The speed game is different than the mind game wobh. I think that when you're playing head to head, you have to get into a flow and instantly know what the row or box is missing. It doesn't have the finess that the advanced games have.
posted by jonah at 5:12 PM on July 9, 2006


Yes!
This is how I'm going to spend the next 36 hours.
posted by serazin at 9:14 PM on July 13, 2006


Addicted.
posted by MvE at 9:49 AM on August 1, 2006


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