Suguru is a uniquely satisfying puzzle in which a grid is divided into outlined blocks, each containing up to five cells. Every cell must contain a number from 1 to 5 (depending on the number of cells in the block). The solver has to fill each cell so that no two identical numbers touch – not even diagonally.
Suguru’s creation has been attributed to Naoki Inaba – a Japanese puzzle creator and compiler. The name 'Suguru' was chosen in place of the original 'Nanba Burokku' as it means 'number groups' in Japanese as well as being, coincidentally, a popular boy’s name in the country.
You should try Sudoku and, if you haven't already, Killer Sudoku, a happy conjunction of Sudoku and Kakuro, for a fiendish challenge.
Play Suguru your way with Puzzler!
Suguru offers an alternative challenge to many traditional puzzles and has a dedicated magazine. Suguru also features in a number of our other magazines:
Suguru Books, Printables and Other Products
We have printable Suguru puzzles for anybody needing an instant fix – but be sure to check out our other puzzle products too for hours of puzzling fun!
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If you’re a Suguru fan you may be interested in our Sudoku Puzzler and Link-a-Pix Puzzler apps for a logical challenge.