Advice for aspiring Sudoku creator: 6x6 grids much less fun?

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Advice for aspiring Sudoku creator: 6x6 grids much less fun?

Postby sudokucreator » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:36 pm

Hi all,

We are thinking about building a different twist on Sudoku, making it easier to play on mobile and more accessible to a wider audience.

Much of this hinges on using the 6x6 grid instead of a 9x9 grid. Online research suggests that many people enjoy 6x6 as much as 9x9, but we would like to hear from people before diving into creating our Sudoku-inspired game.

What do you all think? Are 6x6 grids as much fun as 9x9 grids, or do they offer a lot less in terms of difficulty and enjoyment?

Thanks so much for your help!
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Re: Advice for aspiring Sudoku creator: 6x6 grids much less

Postby tarek » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:49 am

sudokucreator wrote:Much of this hinges on using the 6x6 grid instead of a 9x9 grid

Hi,

Are you talking of 2x3 (regions, nonets or sectors)??
What twists are you going to provide that haven't been used in the past 10 years???!!
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Re: Advice for aspiring Sudoku creator: 6x6 grids much less

Postby sudokucreator » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:21 pm

Yes 2x3 ... is there a difference between regions, nonets, or sectors? Nothing crazy. The biggest twist is to use pictures instead of numbers because some users we interviewed were naturally intimidated by numbers.

Any thoughts on 6x6 vs 9x9? Interested in being a beta user if we build this?
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Postby Pat » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:47 pm


    2x3 can be quite tough

      box-size 2x3
      means each house is 6 cells

      there are many other terms for house

      (houses = rows,columns,boxes)
    to avoid digits,
    would be good to use the familiar series of letters A-F

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Re: Advice for aspiring Sudoku creator: 6x6 grids much less

Postby tarek » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:23 pm

Hi,

Good luck in your project.

The use of pictures is not new. Symbol sets can be used as well. You need to promote it to sudoku-hungry markets which seem to have declined over the past 10 years

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