game of Sudoku has become very popular. If you enjoy playing the
game, or if you've seen others playing it and want to learn about
playing, then you'll want to download Sudoku Playing Palette.
Playing Palette is a Windows® program designed to take
the unnecessary work out of playing Sudoku. It doesn't play the
game for you but it reduces the need to figure out what numbers
may be played at each location. It eliminates the scribbling of
notes inside the game. By relieving this tedious aspect of Sudoku,
it allows you to concentrate on the correct logical choices. In
short, it lets you simply play!
starting point of a typical game is shown here. The large numbers
are the numbers that you play. Simply use your mouse or the tab
or arrow keys to go to a particular cell and enter or change the
number as you like. The small numbers at the top of each cell
are computed by Sudoku Playing Palette. They tell you the
numbers--the "possibles"--that can be played at each
location based on the rules of Sudoku. So you don't have
to figure out what's possible! But it's up to you to decide what
number should finally be played at each position.
Help menu explains how to play Sudoku and how to use Sudoku
Playing Palette. If you get stuck, you can choose from
3 levels of hints: Gentle Hints, Strong Hints, and finally, the
Answer! You can save a game and recover it to finish
playing later. If you don't like the default colors, an option
is available to change the colors. If you change your mind
after entering a number or series of numbers, you can Undo.
If you change your mind again, you can Redo. If you like
solving Sudoku on paper, simply enter the starting numbers into
Sudoku Playing Palette, let it compute the "possibles,"
and print the puzzle. Other options are also available
to make the game enjoyable for the individual player.
download Sudoku Playing Palette, click on the example game
below, or go to the downloads
page where you can find additional programs available
for downloading. The file is in ZIP format. You can unzip it using
or another utility designed for extracting Winzip files. Sudoku
Playing Palette is a free-standing program so no other installation
NOTE: Sudoku Playing Palette is available "as is"
with no guarantee that it will suit your needs, no guarantee that
it will not cause problems on any system on which it is used,
and no guarantee against consequential damages. This game is not
supported and might change from time to time without notice. Translation:
You're on your own.