What is Sudoku?

It was originally called Number Place, a logic-based number puzzle.  Number puzzles first  appeared in newspapers in the late 19th century, when French puzzle setters began experimenting with removing numbers from magic squares and the  modern Sudoku was most likely designed anonymously by a retired architect and freelance puzzle constructor and first published in 1979 by Dell Magazines. The puzzle became popular in 1986 by a Japanese puzzle company and became international in 2005. They are now many variants to the game.

If you’ve never played Suduko, then I found  the following elementary sampler for practicing. Can you solve it before me? Every box must contain one of the numbers 1 through 4, but only one of each per column in every row.

And,  if you need more instructions, I found this video  just for beginners. Click HERE.

1-SUDUKO copy

Puzzles are probably some of oldest inventions for entertaining and competing. You do know that Number Games help sharpen the mind, don’t you?

Written by Mary Gilmartin, May 29, 2013


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2 responses to “Sudoku

  1. i’ve always enjoyed racing someone using a calculator… vs adding by ‘hand.’.. in latin america, i don’t get that chance so often, though it’s refreshing that most of the merchants still add by hand! z

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