Hidato sounds as Japanese as Sudoku, but it is actually a game developed by Dr. Gyora Benedek, an Israeli mathematician. Just as Sudoku, though, Hidato is **
logic-based** and not per definition a math puzzle.

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The **rules** of Hidato are, as with Sudoku, fairly simple. The goal of Hidato is to fill a certain grid with numbers. These **numbers have to connect** horizontally,
vertically, or diagonally. The highest and smallest numbers are clearly stated and depending on the difficulty level, some numbers are already
printed on the grid. It's said that every puzzle has a **unique solution**. Hidato grids can come in many forms and shapes.

We have created loads of puzzles based on the Hidato principle. Connect numbers in order: horizontally, vertically or diagonally. We have puzzles in different difficulty levels suited for all ability levels. The puzzles are excellent teasers, warmers or rewards for math students.

Here's a great Youtube

**explanation**video of a well-known online Hidato game:

The Numbrix puzzle is all about makin an unbreakable path using a starting and finishing number (the numbers in the circles).The rules are just as Hidato, with the only difference notbeing able to connnect them diagonally! Numbrix and Hidato are much alike and are both highly addictive math puzzles or games.

We found **2 other great sources** for Hidato puzzles:

Hidato.com, trademarked and patented, is the official website of the Hidato game. This site offers a fantastic

**online version**of the Hidato game. You can play a

**free daily game**, that is absolutely addictive! We definitely would like to advise this website to educators, students and parents. Hidato develops both the logic skills and sequential thinking skills. We feel that this is

**video gaming with an educational edge**.

Hidato.com also offers Hidato books, with hundreds of puzzles at increasing difficulty levels, a smartphone, iPhone and PC application.

If you like printable Hidato puzzles, we can highly recommend Puzzles And Brains. They have loads of printable Hidato puzzles and more.

Here a youtube review of the Iphone application

EdHelper.com offers a** printable version** of this game. We found only this website that offers a real variety of
printable versions of the game. The site edHelper.com, an educational website offers a very clear and useful
printable version
of the Hidato puzzle!

On their website you can determine the **size** of the grid and the **difficulty level.** Our experience with the
Hidato puzzles of edHelper.com are very positive. Students really love these puzzles and always ask for more.

The only

**downside**of the edHelper site is that you have to

**pay for a subscription**. We believe it's only 20 dollars per year, but us teacher like things for free. For this money, however, you get access to an enormous and extraordinary complete arsenal of math, science and English material. The edHelper.com website is, arguably, the most complete and useful educational website out there!

That said, Hidato played as

**online video game or printable**used in the classroom or at home is a

**very engaging skill builder**. Who said that learning can't be fun?

Here's an example of a printable Hidato puzzle: