GNOME Sudoku : A desktop Sudoku puzzle game app for Ubuntu

I guess, you’ve heard of sudoku before or have solved any sudoku puzzle at some point of time in your life. Sudoku is one of the most popular number-puzzle game, which was originated in Japan. Probably, it’s the best tool to overcome boredom, specially, when you have nothing much around to do in your home, office or school. You can find Sudoku puzzles in your newspapers, magazines, websites (just Google it) and mobile app stores.

In sudoku puzzle, you are provided with incomplete 9×9 grid (9 rows & 9 columns). Your goal is to fill the empty grids with digits keeping in mind that each row, column and 3×3 section contains numbers only from 1 to 9 with each number used only once in each section.

GNOME Sudoku

For Ubuntu (Linux Mint) users like us, who wants to play sudoku puzzle on desktop can install an app called Gnome Sudoku. Gnome Sudoku is an open-source program and was written in Python.


It’s lightweight, handy and has very simple interface. It comes with easy, medium, hard and very-hard difficulty levels which makes the Sudoku solving even more challenging. While solving the puzzle, the games are automatically saved so you don’t have to worry about saving them. It reloads the last unfinished game when you restart the application. Beside that, you can also create your own 9×9 sudoku puzzle and save the board into PDF file formats for printing.


To install Gnome-Sudoku in Ubuntu system, open the terminal and run the following command :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-sudoku

When you’re done installation, go ahead and launch the app. Next, just select the difficulty level and start solving the puzzle. It’s not going to be easy every-time, just keep trying.

Note : It’s a guest post by Mr. Ambuj Kumar. You should also checkout his recent website It’s an online sudoku solver, And very handy when you are stuck.