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An early crop of Sudoku

The invention of the puzzle we now call Sudoku is generally credited to Howard Garns, an architect from Indianapolis. His first puzzles, which were known then as Number Place, were published in 1979. But now a curious precedent has turned … Continue reading

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First Bites

In the game of Chomp, the player who moves first always has a guaranteed winning strategy. This fact might seem to take all the suspense out of the game, but it doesn’t. Except in the smallest and simplest games, no … Continue reading

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