Sudoku is a fun, logic-based, number puzzle played all over the world. You will commonly come across these in newspapers and magazines.
In Japanese, ‘Su’ means ‘digit ‘ and ‘doku’ means ‘only or single’. A Sudoku puzzle uses digits from 1 to 9 only!
Though the name Sudoku is Japanese, Sudoku was originally invented by 74-year old American puzzle inventor Howard Garns and later gained popularity in Japan. Did you know that this game was originally called Number Place?
Sudoku became popular worldwide when the Times Magazine in London began publishing it in 2004. The game consists of a 9X9 grid of squares, sub-divided into 9 smaller 3X3 boxes. One has to make sure that each of the 3X3 boxes, as well as every row and column of the puzzle, holds numbers 1 to 9 just once!
Use the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 to fill this mini Sudoku.
Use the numbers from 1 to 9 to fill this Sudoku.