Have you gotten hooked on this Japanese puzzle game yet? Check out this great online resource to play Sudoku online for free!
This is my favorite place to play online Sudoku for free! Web Sudoku has four difficulty levels for their free online Sudoku puzzles: “Easy”, “Medium”, “Hard”, and “Evil”. The Sudoku gameboard shows in a large window to the right, with a smaller task window on the left. The window on the left is where you can control the difficulty level of your online Sudoku games.
Underneath the puzzle are the game control buttons. You can use them to customize your online Sudoku experience.
How am I doing?
This button will cause the puzzle to highlight in red any errors you’ve had so far. You can use it as many times as you like to check your progress on each Sudoku puzzle.
This button stops the Sudoku game timer. You can take as long as you like on each puzzle, but if you want to time yourself, and you need to step away from the screen, this button will pause the game timer until you come back.
Want to play a Sudoku puzzle offline? This button lets you print out the Sudoku puzzle to do it on paper instead. Print out multiple copies of the same puzzle, and you can race with a Sudoku-playing friend.
If you’ve messed up a Sudoku puzzle so much that you want to just start over, this button will clear all the squares you’ve filled in on that Sudoku puzzle already, and give you a fresh start.
This button brings up a screen will advanced controls. There are some nifty options in here!
The “Puzzle Timer” can be set three ways: Competitive – shows the timer on screen while you’re working the puzzle. Regular – show your time after you finish the puzzle. Relaxed – for if you don’t want the stress of being timed at all during your Sudoku games!
The Puzzle Timer also keeps track of your personal statistics, letting you know how many Sudoku puzzles have been solved on that computer, your average time, and your fastest time. (You have to have cookies turned on for that to work.)
You can also control the “How am I doing” button, deciding whether to have it set as “Strict”- which only tells you about visible mistakes, “Regular” – which warns you when a number is wrong, or “Helpful” – which shows you the positions of wrong numbers.
My favorite online Sudoku option is “Pencil Marking”, which lets you type multiple numbers into each cell while you’re working. So if for instance, you have one cell narrowed down to being either a 4 or a 5, you can put both numbers in there until you come back later with enough information about which one to choose.
Sudoku is a positively additive game. The rules are simple: place the numbers one through nine in each of the nine sections so that each number appears exactly once in each section. Also each number should appear exactly once in any column and exactly once in any row. That’s it! Sounds easy, but it takes some thinking to finish a puzzle completely without errors. Give it a try and have some fun with this great free online game of Sudoku.