# Where was sudoku invented?

It was invented by Howard Garn, an Indianapolis architect.

### What is the hardest sudoku puzzel?

The puzzle known as "Al Escargot" (the snail) is currently considered the hardest Sudoku puzzle. It was created by a Finnish mathematician called Arto Inkala. One of the hardest Sudoku books available is "Extreme Sudoku" by Antoine Alary, not to be confused with "X-TREME Sudoku" by Nikoli & Co. or "Sudoku Xtreme" by Christopher Monckton, which are both an order of magnitude easier.

### Who discovered Sudoku game?

Sudoku, originally called Numbers Place, was developed by the Indianapolis architect Howard Garns, and first published by Dell in 1979. The Japanese company Nikoli called it Sudoku in 1984. Number Place is trademarked in the United States, and Sudoku is trademarked in Japan. In Japan, most puzzles are called Number Place. Outside of Japan, most puzzles are called Sudoku. Howard Garns died before Sudoku became famous.

### Who created sudoku?

Sudoku, originally called Numbers Place, was developed by the Indianapolis architect Howard Garns, and first published by Dell in 1979. The Japanese company Nikoli called it Sudoku in 1984. Number Place is trademarked in the United States, and Sudoku is trademarked in Japan. In Japan, most puzzles are called Number Place. Outside of Japan, most puzzles are called Sudoku. Howard Garns died before Sudoku became famous.

### When was sudoku invented?

A puzzle with some similarities to Sudoku appeared in French publication Le SiÃ¨cle in 1892, although it was not restricted to the numbers 1-9 and also, unlike Sudoku, required arithmetic to solve. In 1895 a rival magazine, La France, published a different puzzle, which this time was almost identical to a modern Sudoku, but for the additional stipulation that the diagonals should also contain the digits 1-9 (thus being slightly easier). This kind of puzzle…

### Are there two possible solutions to one sudoku puzzle?

If you are referring to published Sudoku puzzles, the answer is No. These are generally designed to have exactly 1 solution. That fact can sometimes help solve a Sudoku by eliminating choices that create non-unique configurations. If you are asking about possible Sudoku boards, the answer is yes - there are many more possible sudoku puzzles with multiple solutions than with unique ones. Details and examples can be found at the related link.

### Where can one find a guide on how to solve a sudoku?

One could visit SudokuProfessor or SudokuDragon to find strategies on how to complete a Sudoku Puzzle. Also, if one happens to have a Sudoku Puzzle Book, at the front page is usually a guide to how to complete a Sudoku puzzle. Once you know how to, they are really fun and good for keeping the mind active.

### Were can you print your own sudoku puzzle and get the answers?

Real sudoku puzzles require one solution to be complete. Most sudoku websites use an algorithm to create those one solution sudoku puzzles. You just can't fill an empty grid with random numbers because you can end up with multiple solutions. Here is a list of sudoku websites where you can play online or print sudoku puzzles : http://www.domo-sudoku.com http://www.websudoku.com http://www.sudoku.com http://www.dailysudoku.co.uk yes, but (like I was looking for) you cannot print your OWN puzzles!