Who invented sudoku? Was it created in Japan? Where did the name sudoku come from? How long has sudoku been around?
The answer to these and other questions may surprise you. They can be found below. Learn all about sudoku's history here.
Magic Square - sudoku’s roots date back to 2,000 BC in China. This is where it is believed ‘magic squares’ originated. A magic square is a 3 x 3 or 4 x 4 grid with numbers in the rows, columns and diagonals that result in the same sum.
Try it. Add the numbers of any row, column or diagonal in the magic square below and the sum will be 15.
Next: Fast forward almost 4,000 years.
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