Challenger Sudoku - Rewriting the Game Rulebook

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The First Two Player Sudoku Game Comes to Facebook

Challenger Sudoku raises the game

Challenger Sudoku raises the game

It transforms Sudoku from a compelling but limited one player paper game into an exciting two player challenge

Challenger Sudoku is the first two player Sudoku game that lets players challenge their friends and others on Facebook to complete a Sudoku puzzle with greater speed, strategic thinking and cunning than their opponents. While retaining the familiar layout of Sudoku’s nine box grids it also borrows familiar gaming elements from traditional games such as Battleships, Scrabble and Chess as well as modern contenders like Words with Friends and Draw Something to create a whole new experience for fans of the world’s most popular numbers game.

Devised by games designer Simeon Williams and developed by Bappz, Challenger Sudoku transforms Sudoku from a compelling but limited one player paper game into an exciting two player challenge where speed and strategy require players to complete lines and boxes for bonus points and ultimately complete the Sudoku puzzle before their opponent does. It literally raises the game.

Players are rated on a global leader board where their positioning is dependent upon the number of wins, losses and points earned during challenges. There are 5 player levels in Challenger Sudoku, and with more wins the players progress to become Senpai, Sensei, Grand Master and then eventually, the best players can achieve the level of Sudoku Samaria. Players should not get complacent, as multiple losses and inactivity will result in demotion of status. Only the best players stay on top.

Simeon Williams says, "The game of Sudoku originates in Japan and we have embraced Japanese traditions. Everyone starts Challenger Sudoku equally as a novice or Minarai working up to Sudoku Samaria. This grading allows players to challenge those on the same level as themselves, but they must also watch out for up and coming Sensei's, out to make a name for themselves."

The Facebook game is free to play and precedes the release of mobile apps and a cross platform player network this summer. Bappz may be better known now for mobile apps but began business with the popular Facebook app FriendFolio in 2008, developed before the release of the iPhone.

Bappz founder Paul Myers says, "Challenger Sudoku is our first cross platform game, but benefits from everything we've learned over four years developing fun and profitable apps on all platforms. We fully expect Challenger Sudoku to be more successful than anything we’ve done before, it’s just that good!"

Challenger Sudoku can be found in Facebook App Centre, or directly on Facebook at

About Bappz
Bappz is a London based developer of mobile and Facebook applications and can count the Number 1 iPhone apps, Spurs Show and London Tube Map among our successes.

Bappz was founded by British Internet pioneer, Paul Myers in 2008 to specifically focus on application development for Facebook and mobile devices.

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