Sunday, June 11, 2006


By Mary
Custom Smiley I have always liked solitary games. Growing up without anyone else around you do things that you can do by yourself. I have spent many hours playing solitaire, I also like crossword puzzles, and have been known to play free cell on the computer. Now I have a new one...SUDOKU. For those of you that haven't seen it, it is a game that consists of a big square made up of 9 rows and 9 columns(9x9). Within this big square are 9 smaller squares of 3 rows and 3 columns(3x3). To begin with some of these boxes have numbers in. The object of the game is to fill up as many boxes as you can with the numbers 1 to 9. Each of the rows and each of the columns must contain the numbers 1 to 9 in any order using each number only once. Easy, huh?? But make it more challenging each of the 9 smaller squares (3x3) must also be filled with the numbers 1 to 9 used only once. Not so easy now is it?? Anyway this is what I now occupy my time with while on break at work. Rex has even tried it a time or two.