Sudoku Inventor

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Sudoku Inventor

Postby Moschopulus » Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:47 pm

Some research has been done by Will Shortz to find out who invented sudoku. He concludes it was Howard Garns. Read about it here

http://www.maa.org/editorial/mathgames/mathgames_09_05_05.html

Apparently the first sudoku appeared in the US in a Dell puzzle magazine in May 1979 under the name "number place."
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Re: Sudoku Inventor

Postby dukuso » Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:42 am

Moschopulus wrote:Apparently the first sudoku appeared in the US in a Dell puzzle magazine in May 1979 under the name "number place."


I think it's unlikely that such a basic problem shouldn't have
appeared before.
Let's wait until some archaeologists dif out some Chinese sudoku
from 2000 BC or such ...
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Re: Sudoku Inventor

Postby tso » Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:40 pm

dukuso wrote:
Moschopulus wrote:Apparently the first sudoku appeared in the US in a Dell puzzle magazine in May 1979 under the name "number place."


I think it's unlikely that such a basic problem shouldn't have
appeared before.
Let's wait until some archaeologists dif out some Chinese sudoku
from 2000 BC or such ...


We already have an historical record going back many thousands of years. Number Place puzzles do not exist in it prior to its appearance in Dell Magazines.

There are thousands of puzzles, games and mathematical constructs that are no more complicated than Sudoku, that there is agreement to the date of first appearance and often who the creator was. The 15 puzzle is just as basic http://bd.thrijswijk.nl/15puzzle/15puzzen.htm but only goes back to the late 1800's.
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Postby dukuso » Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:06 am

according to Weltbild :

Wayne Gould invented sudoku
England is the motherland of sudoku
the Times is the only source for puzzle with 4 different levels

they are selling the original Times-sudokus, apparantly no
copyright in Germany ?!


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http://www.weltbild.de/artikel.php?mode=art&artikelnummer=882010&PUBLICAID=5dd0915815a624d7a8d22207d577cf5a#


Vom Erfinder Wayne Gould selbst
Der Klassiker aus der ''Times''
Meistverkauft im Mutterland des SuDoku, England
Das Einzige mit allen vier Schwierigkeitsstufen: von leicht über nervenschonend, vertrackt bis teuflisch
Jedes Rätsel exklusiv - keine Plagiate
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Postby PaulIQ164 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:51 pm

Sounds highly dodgy...
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