So what's a Trividoku?

A Trividoku is a blend of Sudoku and Trivia.
As with a regular Sudoku puzzle, you have a nine by nine grid of
spaces. To solve the puzzle you need to fill in each space with a digit
1 - 9 so that each row, column and 3 x 3 box contains exactly one of
each digit. Every puzzle also starts with about twenty "givens". These
are the digits in the puzzle that help make it so that the puzzle
can be filled in with a correct solution.

With a Trividoku, we take out nine of the given digits and replace them
with Trivia matches. Take a look at the sample below. It's the first puzzle
in the book and is intended to be a gentle introduction to Trividoku.

Here's a sample Puzzle:

Now here are the Trivia Clues

President | Term of office | ||
---|---|---|---|

(A) | Ronald Reagan | (1) | 1789 - 1797 |

(B) | Woodrow Wilson | (2) | 1817 - 1825 |

(C) | George Washington | (3) | 1861 - 1865 |

(D) | John F Kennedy | (4) | 1901 - 1909 |

(E) | Abraham Lincoln | (5) | 1913 - 1921 |

(F) | Franklin D Roosevelt | (6) | 1933 - 1945 |

(G) | Teddy Roosevelt | (7) | 1961 - 1963 |

(H) | Bill Clinton | (8) | 1981 - 1989 |

(I) | James Monroe | (9) | 1993 - 2001 |

How to solve the Trividoku

The best way to start is to look at the Trivia to see which
ones you can easily fill in. George Washington was our first
president, so it's pretty clear that you're going to match
up (C) George Washington with (1) 1789 - 1797.

Since George Washington matched (1), that means that the square
in the grid with the (C) (for Washington) has a "1" filled into
it. So fill in a "1" in the square in the top row, seventh column.
At this point you should also cross off the (C) and the (1).

Keep matching things up as long as you can. You can then use normal
Sudoku rules to find the rest of the answers.

Extra Solving Hint

Since each of the Trivia matches a (1) through (9), that means
no two Trivia answers will have the same digit. This means, for
example, that once you know that (C) is a "1" because of George
Washington, you know that NONE of the remaining squares with letters
in them will have a "1" in it.

Name

Trividoku

Pages

148

Format

Perfect bound 5 1/2 x 8

Weight

7 oz (198g)

MSRP

9.95 USD

Part #

533510

ISBN

978-0-981535-10-4

Publisher

Sudoku-USA

Category

Media > Books > Non-Fiction > Puzzle Books

Author(s)

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