Sudoku maker Maki Kaji, who saw life’s joy in puzzles, diesx-

TOKYO — Maki Kaji, the creator of the popular numbers puzzle Sudoku whose life’s work was spreading the joy of puzzles, has died, his Japanese company said Aug. 17. He was 69 and had bile duct cancer. Known as the “Godfather of Sudoku,” Kaji created the puzzle to be easy for children and others who […]

The Godfather of Sudoku

Some fault him for the end of human productivity, others herald him as a master and brilliant architect of puzzle games, but to Maki Kaji himself, he is “The Godfather of Sudoku.” Recently, Kaji traveled from Japan to the United States to visit school children in San Francisco and New York. While in San Francisco, […]

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