Sudoku? I hardly know Sue!
July 18, 2007 8:31 AM   Subscribe

NameFilter: Help me name my 2-8 player sudoku game!

A while back, GAMES magazine was having a 'create a new game using the sudoku board'. I toyed with a few ideas, but didn't send any in. I revisited one of those ideas recently and have fleshed it out into a full game. I'll post it to projects after it's been named. It'll be available free for download forever.

Here's a quick overview: 2-8 players, 30 seconds a move. Filling in squares on the board give points, with the Big Play being one that completes a square, horiz and vertical line at the same time. If two or more people fill in the same square, zero points are given. No equipment needed except for a timer and pens/pencils.

Any ideas?
posted by unixrat to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
nothing specific, but you can always throw "Party" after any game that is multiplayer.

"Sudoku Party" does sound like you're trying a bit too hard to make it sound fun, though.

Maybe a synonym would work?
posted by boreddusty at 8:34 AM on July 18, 2007


Combat Sudoku

Party Sudoku

Sudoku Carnage

posted by thirteenkiller at 8:50 AM on July 18, 2007


posted by solotoro at 8:59 AM on July 18, 2007

scrabble + sudoku = scrudoku
posted by bruce at 9:16 AM on July 18, 2007

sudokall, sudokus
posted by monicaabc at 9:24 AM on July 18, 2007

posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 9:30 AM on July 18, 2007

SudokWE (SudokU + SudokME = SudokWE)
posted by nomad at 9:32 AM on July 18, 2007

Best answer: "Tasudoku." "Tasu" (多数) means "multitudes" in Japanese, and you can run that into "sudoku" to get the new name.

Or go in a completely different direction: how about "number monkey"?
posted by adamrice at 10:03 AM on July 18, 2007

posted by Wet Spot at 10:10 AM on July 18, 2007

Xudoku, the 'X' referring to filling in the "cross" in the Big Play (I must give credit to thirteenkiller, whose "Sudo-Sudoko" suggestion made me think of ubuntu, and then xubuntu).
posted by invitapriore at 10:24 AM on July 18, 2007

posted by Plutor at 10:34 AM on July 18, 2007

posted by mmascolino at 10:36 AM on July 18, 2007

posted by jozxyqk at 10:37 AM on July 18, 2007


Sudoki-doki Panic (obscure?)

SuDomokun (with a cute mascot)
posted by jozxyqk at 10:39 AM on July 18, 2007

Response by poster: Tasudoku is awesome. Thanks, y'all. Keep an eye on projects.
posted by unixrat at 12:57 PM on July 18, 2007

Response by poster: Also like to point out that "Xudoku", "Polydoku" and "Sudomokun" were all very good too. :)
posted by unixrat at 1:55 PM on July 18, 2007

The 2-4 player Soduko game we have here (a board game given to us as a christmas present a couple of years back) which plays very much as you're describing is called "Soduko The Board Game" according to the box.
posted by shelleycat at 5:24 PM on July 18, 2007

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