Zoodoku is intended to illustrate the
most basic principles of Sudoku to small children. The numbers have
been replaced by animals to pique childrens interest in the
How do I use Zoodoku?
Just let the child/children drag
the animals from the sides of the board and drop them into the
appropriate cells. If the animal is not allowed in the targeted
cell because of a violation of the Sudoku rules, then the animal
will automatically be sent back to its starting point. In addition,
a beep will sound and all conflicting cells will be highlighted.
The highlighting will be erased when the next move is attempted.
Animals, which have been placed on the board, can be moved to other
allowable cells or returned to their respective homes by clicking
them and dropping them outside of the board. A message will appear
when the board has been completely filled.
Last but not Least.
A vital part of this game is the
participation of an adult, who should patiently and thoroughly
explain rules of Sudoku and use Zoodoku as a tool to enhance and
bolster his or her explanations. Dont forget that ideas,
which are obvious to adults, like the meaning of rows and columns,
may be completely novel to the young, burgeoning Sudoku player.
Have fun, from
The Zoodoku Animals