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London, United Kingdom, 2006/10/04 - Griducation is the new buzzword at Shendoku™ HQ. Research has proven that logic based games and puzzles, like Sudoku, assist brain development in the young and can prevent Alzheimers. Now you can FindYour9™ and have fun while keeping your brain fit.
FindYour9 is the new fast and fun game developed by the researchers at SHENDOKU™ as a childrens game, a family game, and most imaginatively, as an educational aid. The GRIDUCATE™ project came about at the behest of some of the team who home educate.
In this first game, the aim is to encourage logical thinking quickly, to find a selected number in nine locations on a 9x9 Sudoku grid using the placement rules of latin squares. This game allows up to 9 players to compete with one GRIDMASTER™ providing the confirmation or otherwise of the contents of the selected square.
The game play becomes progressively faster as deduction of remaining squares becomes easier, which encourages quicker responses, and belief in deduced answers as opposed to doubt, which is a common human response.
FindYour9™ or FY9™ as it is destined to be more widely known as, is available in two forms. For individuals, families, home educators etc. there is an excellent nonogy of game books available at cafepres.com/su_shop along with other products from the Shendoku range. For schools, group educators, clubs and large families with blackboards/whiteboards we have devised a GRIDUCATORS™ version which can be found at cafepress.com/griducate and which contains only one playing grid that can be replicated under the terms of the license provided with purchase.
Each of the FY9™ volumes has 80 play grids and 80 games, which should last an average family a while, or at least through Christmas. The GRIDUCATE™ volume has 168 games to play, and as both books are designed to be cut up, different groups or classes can play these games smultaneously - which led to the next idea of adding resources for an FY9™ tournament in the form of posters and other material which will become available over the next few days.
Further development of the FY9™ format is well advanced. A digital single player game for PC, mobile phones and other platforms is in development, and Shendoku.com are actively seeking a TV production company who is interested in developing the game as a TV Game Show - along with four other lodged and protected game formats owned by the originators of Shendoku.com/.
Feedback is welcomed from purchasers of the FY9™ products and any useful ideas may well be incorporated into future development of the game. Licensing options are available and any publishers wishing to develop books, board games or other products are welcome to request further details through the shendoku.com website.
FindYour9™, FY9™ , GRIDUCATE™ , SHENDOKU™ and all associated and derivative games, names and products are protected by IP. All rights are reserved and illegal use of any of the above will be prosecuted.