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Carol Vorderman's Sudoku Touchscreen


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  • Touch screen and stylus
  • Over 100,000 Sudoku grids
  • 3 difficulty settings
  • Repeat grid option
  • Requires 1x CR2032 battery (included)
  • Manufacturer's recommended age 5+
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Technical Details
Item Weight159 g
Product Dimensions22.2 x 13.2 x 3 cm
Our recommended age:8 years and up
Item model number01887
  
Additional Information
ASINB000ASBY4S
Best Sellers Rank 202,113 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight399 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2007
  
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Product Description

Sudoku is the ultimate logic puzzle, and this handheld game is the ultimate Sudoku challenge! Sudoku is one of the most challenging and enjoyable puzzle games around. Because Sudoku is a logic based game, it increases your aptitude, which is why it's often recommended by teachers as a remarkable exercise in "logic reasoning". The aim is to fill the grid with numbers so that each column, row and region uses each number just once. For older people it may help stave off the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease since it keeps the brain active. This electronic Sudoku is really easy to use thanks to its backlit touch-screen interface, and it includes a stylus in the package. There are two gameplay modes with four skill levels in each, providing a total of one million puzzles!

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Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5 stars

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149 of 151 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Nov. 2005
As an addict of Sudoku, I thought I'd buy the electronic version.
However, the screen is extremely difficult to read in any type of light, regardless of the adjustable contrast.
The Beginner's level is OK for just that - beginners - as the number will flash if it has been entered incorrectly.
However, even on the advanced level, the game will play it's merry little tune as soon as an individual number has been placed correctly in all nine boxes (eg all the sevens or all the ones).
So, not much room for human error. Very much a simple version of the game and not for those who like to stretch the old grey matter.
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108 of 110 people found the following review helpful By Elaine on 11 Nov. 2005
This is a great idea and I really looked forward to playing this for hours - as I'm hooked on Sudoku. However, the screen is very pale and in certain lights is not very legible. I was very disappointed and have sent two back. The numbers need to be darker or the screen lighter. Certainly not worth the money.
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94 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Smith on 23 Nov. 2005
I'm a fan of sudoku, and was given this as a present. After persisting with it at on a number of levels, I can only conclude that it's a shoddy product, and its designers don't understand sudoku at all. It's no fun and useless educationally.
Firstly, and most importantly, the puzzles aren't solvable using logic. You work through a puzzle, then get towards the end and find there are two (or frequently even more) possible solutions, so you have to guess which is correct. This happens all the time, and gets even worse on the harder levels, which have many, many solutions, such that the game becomes unusable. As Carol Vorderman knows very well, the point of sudoku is that there is a unique solution, and it should be findable using logic. Guesswork shouldn't come into it at all.
Secondly, it doesn't even have the basic tools necessary for sudoku, such as having temporary 'pencil marks' to help solve the more difficult puzzles.
On a more practical level, the screen is very difficult to read, however you hold it. This would be OK if the game was worth playing, but it isn't.
Save your money. Don't buy this.
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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Baker on 27 Nov. 2005
I bought this for my wife who is a bit of an addict , she found the screen contents to be hard to see in certain light conditions.
She also found the puzzles even on the hardest setting to be relatively easy to complete.
Semi interesting idea for the novice or intermediate player who plays in good daylight , for the hard core addict or those who like to relax in the evening with a puzzle under artifical light I'd say stick to the paper and pen books.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Mrdch on 18 April 2006
What's the point in a Sudoku game where you cannot even SEE the numbers? Even with the best combination of contrast settings and finding the right lighting angle you are likely to struggle and squint at the display. Clearly they wanted to save battery life, but in this case the 'compromise' totally undermines the product. If you bought it I hope you kept the receipt. You may need it for a refund.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Ian on 26 Nov. 2005
Well it has to be said that this is a pretty poor product. Yes it has a lot of different grids included and yes it's touch screen which is kind of cool, but it seems to have been rushed out as cheaply as possible as it is missing the kind of quality you would want for £30.
I have since purchased a £19.95 touch screen Sudoku game via eBay which is better built (this is very plasticky), better thought out (this has no back-light and the screen that it utilises is very faded), better value (£10 cheaper for in my opinion the better product) and doesn't look like a late 80s era handheld computer game (this does).
All in all this is a poor product that will be successful because it's Sudoku and because Carol Vorderman has stuck her name on it.
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Nov. 2005
Since the craze for Sudoku started my mum has gone crazy on it as well.. She was getting a bit fed up with the books, carrying them around in her bag.
Well I brought her this as a get well present and she hasn't put it down. She loves it... She evens does it on her lunch break.
She says it is very easy to use, there are 4 levels for both Beginner and Advanced...
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Dec. 2005
This Touch Screen is of course the only thing which is wrong with this toy. I found myself feeling more and more frustrated by the impossibility of seeing what was on the screen until I have put it down vowing never to use it again! No matter what light, no matter what angle.............the screen defeats the user more than the puzzle itself. I'm glad it was a gift and that I didn't have to spend the money on it.
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