Help For SudokuIntroductionWelcome to the network Sudoku server. The rules of Sudoku are below. The commands are the same for all pbmserv games. Rules of SudokuThis is not your Newspaper's SudokuStandard Sudoku is a single player puzzle. The normal grid is a 9x9 array of cells subdivided into 9 3x3 supercells.  6 1  4 5    83  56   2      1 ++ 8  4  7  6   6  3   7  9  1  4 ++ 5      2   72  69    4 5  8 7  Figure 1  Typical Sudoku Puzzle The object of a sudoku puzzle is to place the numbers 19 on the grid in such a way as each column, row and supercell contains all of the numbers 19 with no repeats. Object of the Game is DifferentOn a sudoku grid, players take turns adding digits to the board in an attempt to be the last player to be able to make a valid move. If a cell becomes "dead" (due to the fact that all of the possible digits are already in use in that row+column+supercell) no piece can be played there. Challenge Optionssudoku challenge [size=XxY] [showdeadcellshidedeadcells] userid1 userid2 [ ... userid6] starts a new game between 2 to 6 players (userid1, userid2, ... userid6). The size parameter sets the dimensions of a supercell. the default is 3x3. valid values range from 2x2 to 6x6 to 7x5 if the total number of cells in a supercell is less than 10 (2x2, 2x3, 2x4, 3x3) the digits in the cell will be 1..n (where n is the number of cells in the supercell) if the total number of cells in a supercell is 10 or more (2x5, 2x6, 3x4, 3x5, etc.) the digits in the cell will be 0..9 and the letters A..n1 (where n is the number of cells in the supercell and A=10, B=11, C=12, etc.) A B C D E F 1  6 1  4 1 2   23  5 2 + 3 2    1 3 4 3  4  6 4 + 5   6   5 6 1  6  3 6 A B C D E F Figure 2  Typical 'size=3x2' Sudoku grid The showdeadcells parameter (the default) causes dead cells to no longer be displayed with the ''. They cease to be. The hidedeadcells parameter causes dead cells to be displayed normally (with the ''). Movement RulesA sudoku move consists of 2 parts. The row/column of the position where the digit is to be placed, and the digit to place there. e.g. "B35" would put a 5 in column B, row 3.

