Nikoli / Sudoku Fans Took Part in the 5th Malaysia Sudoku Championship

2014-12-03 02:34   #14120001

img14120001_1 The Malaysia Sudoku Society held the 5th Malaysia Sudoku Championship on Nov. 16th.
Along with Malaysian MENSA and local companies, Nikoli has been supporting the championship as a sponsor.

From children to adults, male and females tried the puzzle questions designed by Nikoli.

This championship has become the winter feature in Malaysia. Sudoku funs from all over the nation gathered in Kuala Lumpur.

Nikoli / Nikoli Puzzles at Madison Square Kids Fest in New York

2014-11-06 04:19   #14110001

img14110001_1img14110001_2img14110001_3 More than 300 New York families were introduced to Nikoli’s original puzzles on October 18th, 2014. Madison Square Park Conservatory organizes the events for children from crafts activities, music to soccer games, which draws more than 10,000 people twice a year. Nikoli was invited to present its unique puzzles to the visitors this fall.

Dustin, a father of five-year-old Renna, said, “She likes math puzzles very much. Shikaku is fun, and we would like to try more online.” Many families inquired if Nikoli has a studio to teach logic puzzles to children.

Mari Shimizu, the co-founder of Nikoli, taught puzzles to children. “We saw younger children more than we expected. Dot to Dot and finding errors puzzles were the most popular ones among them. The ring and chain was well received by both children and adults. Everyone was open-minded and tried our puzzles for the first time. Many adults took puzzle sheets home. I am grateful for that interest and curiosity.”

Nikoli / Young Ambassadors of Sudoku from Singapore

2014-09-02 02:49   #14090001

img14090001_1 Along with Mr. Noel, a teacher at Raffles Institution, ten high school students visited Nikoli in Tokyo on August 27th, 2014. They planned a school trip to Japan out of interests in Japanese mathematics, Wasan and Sangaku. Ten students who love Sudoku planned a visit to Nikoli, a company started by Godfather of Sudoku, Maki Kaji, at the end of their two-week long trip.

Maki gave the group a tour of how puzzles are made and published. Kei Nakata in Nikoli's editorial division gave a workshop on how to make Sudoku. The students got many of hard-to-find Nikoli's Sudoku books as souvenirs.