# Free Printable Blank Sudoku Grids

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Sudoku puzzles are a fun activity for kids and adults alike. Â I’m sure we’ve all played a game or two in our day. Today I want to share a blank sudoku printable with you so you can make your own sudoku puzzles.Â

The game of sudoko is a fun strategy and logic game that uses numbers (or symbols).  Sudoku is Japanese for “the digits must be single”.  The game was first created in 1979 by a man named Howard Garns.  It was originally called Numbers in Place.

A Japanese man named Maki Kaji gave it the current name and published it in his puzzle magazine in 1984 and it took off in popularity in Japan.

After that, a man from New Zealand, Wayne Gould,  created a computer program to generate the puzzles. It was published in The Times in London in 2004 and became popular in the United States in 2005.

Since then, it has become a regular feature in many newspapers and magazines. People buy books full of puzzles!  Make your own blank sudoku book with these free printable blank puzzles. Did you know there is even an international Sudoku Day on September 9th?

## How to Play the Game of Sudoku

The sudoku rules are quite simple. Â Most commonly a sudoku grid is a 9×9 square grid containing a total of 81 small squares within it. Â The object of the game is to fill in using the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

The larger grid is subdivided into smaller 3×3 blocks or grids. You will see these distinguished with a thicker line.

Each row, column, and individual block can only contain one of each of these numbers.

Most sudoku puzzles have hints, called givens added in to help you complete the game more easily.  You can do it with a blank grid, too!  It’s just a little more difficult.

## Free Printable Blank Sudoku Grids

I created a set of free blank sudoku grids that you can use as is to solve the puzzle, or to create your own sudoku games.

These free printable blank sudoku puzzle grids have a two different options. There is a page with 4 traditional 9×9 sudoku puzzles and there is a page with 9 3×3 grids. These are simplified puzzle grids that can help you teach younger kids. Doing the 3×3 grids you would just use the numbers 1-3.