Sudoku’s godfather Maki Kazi died at the age 69
Sudoku’s godfather, Maki Kazi, has died. He was 69 years old. He died while undergoing treatment for cancer. Maki Kazi was the puzzle man who popularized Sudoku through Nicole Magazine.
Sudoku cells were the playground of the generation before the advent of smart phones and electronic games. The childhood and adolescence that awaited the dailies and weeklies that came with Sudoku cells will still be colorful memories for many today. Quiz with numbers 1 to 9 in 81 squares filled vertically and horizontally. Do not repeat numbers on straight and upright cells. Named Sudoku, it popularized the game, and that was the contribution of Maki Kazi. Sudoku means single digit.
Through Nicole, Japan’s first puzzle magazine, Sudoku has made a name for itself. Other publications soon followed. Sudoku has also experimented with online platforms in the digital age. But the fruit did not get acceptance.
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