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Have you beaten all the challenges Sudoku has to offer, and find yourself wanting more? Are dominoes not enough for you, or you’re looking for a group-based numbers game that can also serve up a solo challenge? Sumoku was designed for players with all these things in mind. It plays like a crossword-style puzzle game, where players take turns arranging tiles in a domino-like pattern, scoring points from the sum of their tiles. However, tiles can only be placed if the total adds up to a multiple of a specific number each turn, which is rolled on a die containing the numbers 3, 4, and 5.
Each player receives eight tiles at the beginning of the game. The die is rolled, and either 3, 4, or 5 becomes the key number. For that player’s turn, they can only place tiles in a row or column when the sum of the numbers is a multiple of the key number. For example, a key number of 4 means that the tiles 4, 5, and 3 could be placed, adding up to 12, which is a multiple of 4. This would score 12 points for that player. An added twist, is that each number also has a corresponding color on it, and no row or column can have a repeat of the same color. Any player can make a new row or column during their turn for points, or add to an existing row or column, as long as it matches the current key number.
A great game for teaching children multiplication tables and math skills, Sumoku is challenging and fun for players of all ages. It can be played in a group or solo, making Sumoku a great, versatile puzzle game for any growing math fan.