Never give up on your Sudoku: 5 examples of logic puzzle addictionThursday, June 4, 2009
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Some of us avid puzzle fans already know Sudoku puzzles are not just for solving. They also inspire artists and craft makers in their work, make us create fabulous doodles while solving, and otherwise cause us to behave in all sorts of unexpected ways. While solving Sudoku has become part of our culture and a widespread activity all over the world, for some of us it has become much more than that, to the point of an addictive obsession.
Below are 5 Sudoku moments caught by camera, telling the stories of addicts who never give up on their puzzles... no matter what!
Shower tile Sudoku
This snapshot by Steve Losh from Rochester, NY, USA is cleverly titled "I can't sing." which more or less tells the story of his love affair with Sudoku puzzles. Other than an avid logic puzzler, Losh is also a bassist, swing dancer, programmer and photographer and runs his own website at stevelosh.com.
There is a mistake in his solution, by the way - can you spot it?
Taken by Luca aka Lu? From Tuscany, Italy.
Titled Sudoku Enthusiast this photograph was taken by Alan Witzke in Fenwick Island, Delaware, USA. Witzke: "See Sudoku is fun no matter what the situation" (Detail)
Under rain Sudoku
Taken by Pierre aka pit van meeffe.
More pit van meeffe's photos here
Hippie camp Sudoku
Phil Gold from Pikesville, MD, USA photographed his friends Suz and Chris during their Sudoku camp. He explains: "This side of the board is the 'numbers-averse' version, where the different symbols were just differently-colored foam squares. The other side had the more traditional digits." (Detail)