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Welcome to Kobayaashi Studios, home of such puzzles as Sujiko and Suko - both staples of puzzling life in the UK which have been played by millions daily since 2011, when they first appeared in the Times and the Telegraph.

Since then, they've featured in a range of national titles in the UK and around the world, as well as appearing in magazines, books such as the "Pocket Posh Sudoku" series, and on educational websites, promoting learning through puzzling. They have also been added to by Master Sujiko, Dottoko, LoKo, TANKO and, most recently, SumGo.

Sujiko, Suko and LoKo are available for free on the Apple App Store.

Sujiko
Puzzles

Sujiko :

Sujiko was the first puzzle created by Jai Kobayaashi Gomer, of Kobayaashi Studios, in late 2010. In March 2011, it first featured in the Telegraph (UK), where it continues to feature today.

The playboard is composed of a 3 x 3 grid, with four circular spaces at the internal intersecting nodes of the grid. The objective is to "Place the numbers 1 to 9 in the spaces so that the number in each circle is equal to the sum of the four surrounding spaces." At least one number in the grid is filled in on most examples to ensure that each puzzle has only one possible solution.

Sujiko
   

Suko :

Suko, sister puzzle to Sujiko, was created by Jai Kobayaashi Gomer, of Kobayaashi Studios, in late 2010. In March 2011, it first featured in the Times (UK), where it continues to feature today.

The spaces on the Suko grid are colour-coded, and linked to a set of numbers denoting the total of the numbers contained in that colour. The objective is to "Place the numbers 1 to 9 in the spaces so that the number in each circle is equal to the sum of the four surrounding spaces, and each colour total is correct." Each puzzle is configured to have only one possible solution.

Suko
   

Dottoko :

This puzzle still uses the Grid & Node playboard used for Sujiko and Suko, but the size of the playboard is variable - 5 x 5, 8 x 8, there are no limits! Each node on the playboard contains a number, which denotes the number of surrounding spaces which contains a dot. Each puzzle is configured to have only one possible solution.

Dottoko
   

LoKo :

The playboard for LoKo differs from previous offerings in that the nodes do not contain a number, but a symbol, denoting the nature of lines which may be attached as part of the puzzle's aim to "create a continuous pathway which links every node".

As with Dottoko, there are no limits to the size of the playboard. As with all other puzzles by Kobayaashi Studios, each is configured to have only one possible solution.

LoKo
   

TANKO :

The first word-based puzzle in the Kobayaashi collection of puzzles is TANKO, which offers, alongside the standard Grid & Node playboard, a list of words to be fitted into the grid such that "each word fits into one node and the four surrounding spaces".

As with Dottoko and Loko, there are no limits to the size of the playboard, and as with all other puzzles by Kobayaashi Studios, each is configured to have only one possible solution.

TANKO
   

SumGo :

SumGo is the latest addition to the Kobayaashi collection of puzzles. It is the first not to feature the Grid & Node playboard, opting instead for an interlaced set of mathematical operations which govern the relationship between each of the numbers (1 to 9) placed in each of the nine spaces on the playboard.

 

SumGo
Apps

Currently Available on the Apple App store :

Suko, Sujiko and Loko are all currently available on the Apple App Store for free. Suko and Sujiko are available in a variety of languages, such as Arabic, Italian and Welsh.

Sujiko is also available for Android on Google Play.

Arabic
Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions :

Copyright and TradeMark : The rules and gameboard design copyright concerning each puzzle featured on this site is owned by Jai Gomer t/a Kobayaashi Studios. 'Sujiko', and 'Suko' are Registered TradeMarks owned by Jai Gomer t/a Kobayaashi Studios. 'Dottoko', 'Loko', 'TANKO' and 'SumGo' are Trademarks owned by Jai Gomer t/a Kobayaashi Studios.

All enquiries regarding syndication should be addressed to Puzzler Media Ltd. Stonecroft, 69 Station Road, Redhill, RH1 1EY.

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