Where Did Sudoku Originate?

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Sudoku originated from the Chinese black magic squares around the year 1000BC. It first appeared in the late 1970s in the puzzle magazine on the Dell Magazine where it was termed as the 'Number Place'. It was later named Sudoku by the Japanese company Nikoli when it was published in the mid 80's.
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Sudoku originated in Japan in the 1980s although the concept was created by the Swiss. Soduku is a number puzzle and has become so popular that some newspapers offer daily puzzles. The game is played using a 9 x 9 grid although you may find some games using 4 x 4 grids.
Sudoku is a form of logic puzzle that was spurred from the puzzles that appeared in French newspapers in the late 19th century. Both puzzles were based on Magic Squares, but Sudoku is based more on logic than arithmetic. Sudoku first appeared in its current form in 1979.
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It came from Japan.
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The long and the short of it is that Sudoku can be traced back to 18th-Century Swiss
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1st sudoku, called Number Place, was created by Howard Garns in 1979. Introduced in current form in 1986, registered to Japanese company Nikoli.
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the modern puzzle was invented by an American architect, Howard Garns, in 1979 and published by Dell Magazines under the name "Number Place".[2] It became popular in Japan
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