Have you ever played the Japanese number game 「数独」 (Sudoku)? Ironically, the game is known by the Japanese name “Sudoku” (which means “single number”) outside of Japan…but in Japan, it’s usually called 「ナンプレ」, short for 「ナンバープレイス」 (“Number Place”) in English.
Do you know how to play “Sudoku“? It’s good mental exercise.
Do you want to play online? I found a Japanese game site with “Sudoku”…there are probably sites in English with Sudoku games too, but if you want to try the Japanese one I found, click here. This game is a bit different in that the goal is to win five games and get “Bingo“.
I’ll explain how to play.
I put a red arrow showing the 「スタート」 (“Start”) button. Click there.
The “100 point” games are the easiest and the “500 point” ones are the most difficult.
You can choose any five-in-a-row to try to get “Bingo”. Choosing the five “100 point” games is fine…but that “Bingo” is only worth a total of five hundred points. If you play the five difficult ones (“500 points” each) you can get a total of 2,500 points for “Bingo”. Diagonal or horizontal are OK, too.
Each horizontal row, vertical column, and block of nine squares must each have the numbers one through nine without repeating any.
Click an empty box and then choose the number to want in that box from the pop-up. (To help you, if you make a wrong choice, it shows up red. The correct choice will show in blue.)
Click here to play the game.
If you try this game, tell me what you thought of it (and how many points you got) in the comments’ section of this post.