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How Did Sudoku Puzzles Began

Barely anyone knew what the word sudoku is years before. A character from a Japanese horror movie named sadako is more popular then.

Today, the title sudoku became a household name not only in the United States but also in the United Kingdom and other European countries. Newspapers have started to subscribe and feature this puzzles in their pages. Websites also have been put up. Even forums are created to discuss the game.

It is a number game that uses logic and composed of 9x9 game boards with 9 columns, 9 rows and 9 bigger squares. 9 smaller squares that must be filled with numbers 1-9 are in each bigger square. The numbers 1-9 must only appear once in every column, row and square and that is the difficult part. You really have to think before putting anything on the space since every square is interconnected.

Sudoku is a combination of Japanese words. Su means 'number' while doku means the space in the puzzle where the number should be placed. Some say it doku means 'single' meaning it is singularly played.

There are reports that its origin is in American and European although it became popular in Japan. It was developed apparently by a Swiss Mathematics genius named Leonhard Euler. He called it the 'Latin square' where numbers appear only once across and down in the 18th century. Dell in the United States published games that are similar in the concept with the Euler grids in the 1970s. They named it "The Number Place" and were the brainchild of puzzle maker Howard Garnes...CONTINUE

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