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If you haven't played this free puzzle game before, you probably have at least one friend who has earnestly tried to convince you that it's one of the best ways to waste your time. And if you just have a second, they'd be happy to show you right now exactly how it works. But there is a reason for it. The game is pretty easy to set up: You have a 9x9 grid, and within the grid are nine 3x3 squares. The grid is sparsely populated with a few numbers. Your goal is to make each column and row contain the numbers 1 through 9 - no repeats. Beyond that, you must make sure each 3 by 3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9. A rookie might be surprised, then, to learn there's actually no math involved at all - which means that even children can become obsessive about filling little squares with numbers. And for those kids who cannot abide by the pencil-and-paper version available in many books or daily newspapers (or perhaps don't recognize a hard copy of a newspaper), there are tons of online versions to play, and the best ones you can find right here on our website.
The game was originally called Number Place, because it is a logic-based, combinatorial number placement puzzle. Number puzzles appeared in newspapers in the late 19th century, when French puzzle setters began experimenting with removing numbers from magic squares. Le Siecle, a Paris-based daily, published a partially completed 9x9 magic square with 3x3 sub-squares on November 19, 1892. It was not the same because it contained double-digit numbers and required arithmetic rather than logic to solve, but it shared key characteristics: each row, column and sub-square added up to the same number. The Number Place puzzle was popularized in 1986 by the Japanese puzzle company Nikoli, under the name Sudoku, meaning single number. It is now published in mainstream Japanese periodicals, such as the Asahi Shimbun. The Times of London began featuring this number puzzle in 2004. It became an international hit in 2005.