Irregular Sudokus have arrived!

Hey,

We just uploaded a major update to sudokus. Namely, you can now solve irregular jigsaw sudokus, 9×9 and 6×6 variants.

Here’s an example of a medium difficulty 9×9 irregular sudoku:

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In addition to these new sudoku types, there are also changes in sudoku tournaments. There are now three different levels of sudoku tournaments: easy, medium and difficult. They comprise of the following sudokus:

Easy sudoku tournament:

  1. 6×6, easy
  2. 6×6, easy
  3. 6×6, medium
  4. 6×6, medium
  5. 9×9, easy
  6. 9×9, easy
  7. 9×9, medium
  8. 9×9, medium
Medium sudoku tournament (same as previously):
  1. 6×6, medium
  2. 9×9, easy
  3. 9×9 diagonal, easy
  4. 9×9, medium
  5. 9×9 diagonal, medium
  6. 9×9, difficult
  7. 9×9 diagonal, difficult
  8. 9×9, very difficult

Difficult sudoku tournament:

  1. 6×6 irregular, medium
  2. 9×9, medium
  3. 9×9 diagonal, medium
  4. 9×9 irregular, medium
  5. 9×9, difficult
  6. 9×9 diagonal, difficult
  7. 9×9 irregular, difficult
  8. 9×9, very difficult

Our daily sudoku tournament will be the same as before – medium difficulty. However, you can now create your own tournaments with a difficulty of easy, medium or difficult.

So, enough talking, head on to the sudoku room and check out the new sudoku types!

Cheers,

Mindoku Team

P.S. Feel free to discuss this update in the forum.

New feature: game replay comments

Hey,

We’ve just uploaded a few updates to Mindoku!

As you know, you can watch replays of all the played games (except Sudoku and Podkidnoi obviously). From today you can add comments to played games. You’ll find comments and a form to add a new one under the replay applet.

You can navigate to replays from several places:

  • user profile view: click on “Games”, select an opponent and click “View games” and you’ll see replay links there;
  • from game search: just click here and it will list all the played games in Mindoku including the replay link.

Cheers,

Mindoku Team

Daily sudoku TOP

Good news for Sudoku solvers!

We have added a new feature to the sudoku room – summary of solved daily sudokus. This table shows today’s fastest sudoku solvers. Each solved daily sudoku gives you points which are calculated using the formula: 

(fastest time)*100/(your time)

So, the maximum points for each type of sudoku is 100 and the overall is 900 since there are 9 types of sudokus. The table also shows how many 1st, 2nd and 3rd places you have that day.

See you in the sudoku room!

Cheers,

Mindoku Team

Introducing Mindgame TOP

In addition to regular game standings (eg. chess standings or othello standings) we now have the “Mindgame TOP“. In short it reflects the best mindgame players in Mindoku.

It is calculated based on weighted ratings in five games: English Checkers, Chess, Gomoku, Othello and Sudoku. The weight of each rating is relative to the amount of players in specific game standings.

The formula of calculating the rating is as follows:

Rating = ((r1*num1) + (r2*num2) + … + (rN*numN)) / (num1 + num2 + … + numN)

Where:

  • r1, r2, …, rN – User’s rating in a specific game
  • num1, num2, …, numN – The amount of users in a specific game standings

How to get a mindgame rating?

Simple – you have to have a rating in each of the five games. If you haven’t already have a rating in each of the five games, go ahead and get it! 😉

 

Cheers,

Mindoku Team

User profile updates

We have added two new possibilities to enhance your user profile:

  • location – an option for you to tell other users where you’re from;
  • avatar – possibility to upload an avatar that will be shown on your profile.

You can change your profile (to add a location and an avatar) on your profile settings page. Hover over your username and click “Settings”:

Cheers,

Mindoku Team

New game: Podkidnoi

We just added a new game to Mindoku. It’s called Podkidnoi and it’s a very popular card game in post-Soviet states. If you know the game, head on to the Podkidnoi game room.

podkidnoi-icon

It is possible to play three types of Podkidnoi: regular Podkidnoi, Perekidnoi (with card passings) and four-player Perekidnoi.

If you are not familiar with the game, you can check out the rules. We’ll add the rules on the game page soon. See you in the game room!

 

Cheers,

Mindoku Team

Forum is live!

Hey,

We have added a forum module to Mindoku. Now it’s possible to discuss every topic in the mindgame scene and beyond.

Every registered and logged in Mindoku user can create topics and add replies. Just click the “Forums” link on the navigation menu to get there.

See you at Mindoku forums!

Cheers,

Mindoku Team

Introducing the VIP subscription

Hey,

Mindoku Team just released updates that include the possibility to have a VIP subscription. What is a “VIP subscription” you ask?

In short, Mindoku VIP subscription gives you extra possibilities in games and tournaments that the free version does not have.

Benefits

In addition to feeling good about supporting the development of Mindoku, you get:

  • More convenient playing
    • VIP club member can create a game table with specific requirements for the opponent and wait for an opponent;
    • Possibility to remove watchers from their games;
  • Possibility to play privately, without watchers;
  • Additional privileges in tournaments
    • VIP club member can be late to any tournament by registering themselves to the tournament before the second round has started;
    • Possibility to participate in daily Mindoku VIP Freerolls with prizes (coming soon).

Prices

Subscription duration Cost Cost per month
1 month 5 € 5 €
2 months 9 € 4.5 €
3 months 12 € 4 €
6 months 21 € 3.5 €
12 months 36 € 3 €

How to get it

To get yourself the VIP subscription:

  1. Log in.
  2. Open your user menu (by hovering over you username).
  3. Select “VIP subscription” and follow the instructions.

OR click here if you are already logged in.

Have fun playing and let us know if you have any questions!

Mindoku Team

Played games and users’ search

Hey,

We updated Mindoku and added the possibility to search for played games and registered users. If you take a look at the main navigation menu, you’ll see a new item there: “Search”. Hover over it and you’ll be presented with two options:

The rest should be pretty self-explanatory 😉

 

Cheers,

Mindoku Team