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Brain Age - a popular video game designed by Nintendo that features an electronic Sudoku game.

Garns, Howard - American who invented of the modern Sudoku puzzle.  See also:  Number Palace

Hyper Sudoku - a popular variation on standard Sudoku; The layout is just like standard Sudoku, but there are additional interior boxes sets in which the digits 1 through 9 must appear.  Also known as NRC Sudoku, 4 Square Sudoku, and Windoku.

Jigsaw Sudoku - a variation on the standard Sudoku puzzle in which digits must be used once in each row and colum, but the 3x3 boxes are replaced with uniquely-shaped clusters of nine boxes (pentominos).  Also known as nonomino Sudoku.

Latin Square - a table of numbers in which digits are used once in each row and column.  It can be 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, and so on.  It's basically a completed Sudoku puzzle without the small 3x3 grid boxes.  The Sudoku puzzle is based on Latin Square puzzles.

Mini Sudoku - a smaller version of Sudoku that is played on a 6x6 grid; This puzzle appears in USA Today newspapers.  See also: Sub Doku

Nikoli - Japanese puzzle publisher who began printing Garns' Sudoku puzzles in 1986.  Nikoli transformed Sudoku into a Japanese sensation in the late-80s.  See also: Garns, Howard

Nonomino Sudoku puzzle - a variation on the standard Sudoku puzzle in which digits must be used once in each row and colum, but the 3x3 boxes are replaced with uniquely-shaped clusters of nine boxes (pentominos).  Also known as Jigsaw Sudoku.

Number Palace - the name of the original Sudoku puzzle invented by Howard Garns in 1979

Numeroliteral puzzle - a Sudoku puzzles that uses combination of numbers and letters, these are usually done in 12x12 sudoku puzzles.

Proper Sudoku puzzle - a Sudoku puzzle that has a exactly one unique solution.

Purely literal puzzle - a Sudoku puzzle that has letters instead of numbers. (Also known as Alphabet Sudoku Puzzles)

Satisfactory puzzle - a Sudoku puzzle that does not require trial and error.

Suuji wa dokushin ni kagiru - an early name given to the sudoku puzzle; this translate to: "the numbers must be single";  The name was later shortened to Sudoku.

Super Doku - a Sudoku game with a grid that is larger than 9x9.  Grids that are 12x12 are a common.

Sub Doku - a Sudoku game that has grids smaller than 99. The girds are commonly 4x4 or 6x6.  These are sometimes called "Sudoku Puzzles for Kids" because they are easier to solve.  See also:  Mini Sudoku.

Su Doku - a commonly used variation of the spelling for Sudoku.  It means "single number" in Japanese.

Sudoku Cube - a type of Rubik's cube; The cube must be twisted and turned so that the digits 1 through 9 nust appear on each of the cube's six sides.

Triplet - a set of 3 numbers in a row or column within the same block

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