Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Who Invented Sudoku?

I need to know. Because they owe me like SO many hours of my life back.

9 comments:

adam k. said...

Yeah, my mom was stupid enough to get me Sudoku for christmas when I don't even play it. What is the point of that? What is she thinking? I haven't got near it. If I do, I will develop yet another pointless addiction, and that is the last thing I need.

Jesse said...

It was invented by American Howard Garns in 1979, but it never caught on here. It was first published as Number Place in "Dell Pencil Puzzles and Word Games." A Japanese guy who worked for a newspaper liked it and brought to Japan in 1984 where it soon became very popular.

Kamikaze Camel said...

Yeah, so glad i never started trying that. I know my brain isn't that well equipped.

OhMyTrill said...

Still haven't tried one...as if I need another addiction...who has time for that?

Anonymous said...

Seriously, it grabs you so hard that you have no time for your OLD obsessions! I don't know whether to advocate staying away or recommend getting hooked.

Rob

NATHANIEL R said...

i advocate staying away because even when i want to do something else I dont.

of course it is a remarkably good thing to do when you have to be quiet (others sleeping) and you can't use your computer (eyes glazed over from staring at the screen)

Arkaan said...

Am I the only one who still doesn't know what Sudoku is?

NATHANIEL R said...

click on the link in the post and you shall see. it's hypnotic pull will entrap you for hours

the boyfriend said...

uh huh. And I'd like my man back.