I bought the Sudoku book when I heard that doing it will prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Pretty soon I was hooked. I played it when my son was practicing Piano; I played it when we wait for our food in the restaurant; and I played it at the airport, in the airplane, in the toilet (Oops).
Christmas came, my thoghtfuls son, seeing his Mom so dedicated to the game, found and bought an electronic Sudoku as a Christmas gift for me. Now, while waiting for food in the restaurant, Mom can join the high tech group. Two sons playing their game boy, I-touch, Daddy on his blackberry, and Mom on her electronic Sudoku!
In addition to execising the brain while playing Sudoku, it is a conversation starter. I was playing it while waiting for a shuttle with my kids at a resort during our vacation, the bell boy asked: "What game are you playing?" Wow, I felt so good. It’s no longer what games the kids are playing. I launched into a long conversation with the bell boy about the benefit and fun of playing Sudoku.
It is an attention getter as well. I was playing it while standing outside of the school, waiting for my kid to come out. Other kids were peeking over my shoulder to see the "game" I am playing.