Sudoku is a number-placement game that enjoys great popularity around the world. The game requires logic thinking and the objective is to fill 9×9 boxes or grids with digits in such a way that each column, each row and each of the nine 3×3 subgrids that compose the box, contains all the numbers from 1 to 9. Over the last two decades, Sudoku (which means “single number”) has become one of the most common puzzles published in newspapers and magazines. The game is highly addictive and it can be played at any time and anywhere. Even if you don’t have a paper version of Sudoku, you can enjoy the game on the go, thanks to an extensive selection of apps available for Android and iOS.
Big Bad Sudoku Book
Bad Weasel has created one of the most successful Sudoku apps that you can find in the App Store. Instead of providing straight hints and practically solving the puzzle for you like other apps do, Big Bad Sudoku Book guides you with tools that will help, while ensuring that your brain does all the work. This amazing app is available for free.
Pocket Sudoku is another highly rated app in the App Store and it gives you the possibility of playing Sudoku whenever you like. It offers simple design and customization options. Apart from offering hints, it keeps track of scores and you can find Beginner, Intermediate and Expert puzzles. You can undo moves or reset the game with just one tap. Pocket Sudoku by Iversoft Solutions is available for free.
Sudoku by Finger Arts
Sudoku 2 by Finger Arts offers the classic experience of this loved puzzle, but it also takes it to another level with stunning graphics, animations and more. It is easy to use and offers features like Online Leaderboards, Point System and Runs. You can challenge competitors and compare scores. It is free and available for iPad and iPhone.
Deca Color Sudoku
If you would like to enjoy Sudoku with a twist, consider this app created by Uri Nachmias. It uses 9 different colors instead of numbers and it aims to help you to work the left side of your brain (which looks after mathematical abilities), as well as the right side, which takes care of color recognition. It is colorful, dynamic and very addictive. You can download it for free from the App Store.
Killer Sudoku is a challenging and popular variation of the classic Sudoku puzzle. In order to complete a puzzle, you will need to fill the board with numbers according to the usual Sudoku rules. However, things get complex because you also have to sum the numbers within each outlined region and obtain a specific value. This type of Sudoku requires a lot of notes and the app created by Sarah Pierce is designed to help you focus on resolving the puzzle. You can get it for free (with in-app purchases) from the App Store.
Sudoku Magic is an impressive app that has earned the attention from Sudoku fans across the world. Created by MagicSolver.com, Sudoku Magic aims to be the most complete solution and it offers a stunning interface. It allows you to capture Sudoku puzzles from any source, including newspapers, books, magazines and even your computer screen. You just need to take a photo with your phone’s camera. The app can solve the puzzles for you, or you can store them in a library, where their complexity is defined by
an internal algorithm. You can play offline. The app is available for iOS users and it costs $1.99.
This app created by Jason Linhart is perfect for avid Sudoku players, regardless of their skill level. There are 17 difficulty levels so newbies, as well as those who feel ready for a tough challenge will find a suitable option. One of the best things about Sudoku + s that like Sudoku Magic, it allows you to scan puzzles from newspapers, books or magazines using the camera so you’ll have more puzzle options than the ones within the app. The tutorial, wide selection of features and advanced hints are other practical features available. Android and iOS users can download the app for $2.99.
Sudoku by Brainium
User friendly and appealing, this Sudoku app by Brainium Studios will help you to improve your puzzle-solving skills. The design is stylish and the hints will allow you to learn techniques to become an expert. It is a great option for those who are just getting started in the world of Sudoku and need some guidance to master the game. It can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play.
Sudoku In Space
Sudoku in Space brings a lot of fun and an endearing character to complement a traditional Sudoku game. You will need to solve puzzles to help Allen the alien to return to his home planet. Created by Napland Games, Sudoku in Space includes four difficulty levels, cosmic music and hundreds of puzzles. There is a color-only mode that will offer a new challenge for those who have more experience with Sudoku. The app is compatible with iOS and Android and can be downloaded for free, although there are in-app purchases to remove ads and unlock more puzzles.
This app by App2Go is a great option for Android users as it features over 10,000 puzzles, 5 levels of difficulty and multiple Sudoku variants including Hyper-Sudoku, Percent-Sudoku, Jigsaw Sudoku, X-Sudoku and more. Sudoku2Go Free will keep you entertained and if you want to get rid of the ads, you can upgrade through an in-app purchase.