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If you Love Sudoku!

10-01-2009, 10:18 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
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If you Love Sudoku!

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A Hanidoku puzzle looks like a honeycomb. It has hexagonal cells. Like in regular Sudoku, there are 9 rows, but there are no columns. Instead, there are lines that run in 60 degree angles from the horizontal rows. The ascending lines are called inclines and the descending lines declines. There are 9 of each type of line.

The lines come in different sizes (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) and run in the 3 directions shown. The biggest line, made up of 9 hexagons accommodates numbers 1-9. The shorter lines must contain consecutive numbers. For example, a line of 8 consists of number 1-8 or 2-9, a line of 5 consists of 1-5, 2-6, 3-7, 4-8, or 5-9.

Each number can can only be used once in a line. However, that same number will be used in 3 lines that each run in different direction.

Optional digits can also be eliminated from a line. On a line of size 5, 6 or 7, you can find optional digits that require another optional digit to be present. For example, digit 9 requires digit 8 to be available, otherwise it cannot be used in a series. When digit 8 has no candidates left in a line, digit 9 can also be eliminated from the entire line
10-01-2009, 10:21 AM
Joined: May 2009
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 1,054

10-01-2009, 10:27 AM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,090
even better, here's a contest thread for it that includes pictures, and a chance to win by solving one of the puzzles.


i quite like the idea of it actually and can't wait to try out some more. stuff like kenken, str8ts, and this are a godsend for the jaded sudoku fan.