Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fact of the Day: Number Place

While Sudoku had French origins, the modern version was created by Howard Garns who called the game Number Place in the 1970's. It later became known as Sudoku after a Japanese company made the game popular again. Sudoku is short for the Japanese words Suji wa dokushin ni kagiru which translate as "the digits must be single" in English. 

19 comments:

Huggybear said...

Oh good God - there is a knack of doing this which I can't fathom out!
I have friends who can do the whole set of games in 15 or less minutes!
It will be interesting to see how many of your readers can do this.
B J Hunnicut

Emmylou said...

Have never really done this game before...what can I say?I see numbers and I get the shivers!

Valentina Chirico said...

I didn't know that, I supposed it was a Japanese game :D
I was totally wrong! I was a sudoku addicted years ago, I had also got the game on the mobile!!!
Have a great day!

Pat Hatt said...

I've never tried Sudoku puzzles, sure I could do them though

Anna and Klaudia said...

It's really hard game :)
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Bob Bushell said...

I could never get it right, that's me I suppose.

The Happy Whisk said...

Neato.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

IT drives me nuts!!

Christine said...

I never learned how to play this.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Fascinating! My Rare One loves sudoku so I'm going to forward this linguistic factoid on to her.

Martha said...

My younger daughter used to love Sudoku when she was in elementary school. And she was pretty good at it.

stephen Hayes said...

Never played this game. i suspect it would drive me nuts.

Anna-Alina said...

Wow, it's interesting! I play it sometimes when I'm on train or beach.

Cloudia said...

Fascinating!


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Unknown said...

I like this game.

bj said...

I've never tried it but I'm not good at games so I doubt I could figure it out.

Anonymous said...

My parents play. Stretches the mind...

Linda said...

While I love crossword puzzles, including the mixed ones such as Cryptograms, etc., I have never liked Sudoku.

Linda said...

While I love crossword puzzles, including the mixed ones such as Cryptograms, etc., I have never liked Sudoku.