Kakuro Game

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Kakuro is a crossword-like puzzle game that uses numbers and math instead of words.

The Basics

- The value for a cell must be 1-9
- The answer cells must add up to the clue
- Duplicate numbers are not allowed within a clue (4=1+3, 4≠2+2)
- Each puzzle has a unique solution that can be solved without guesswork

Puzzle Layout

- The number 11 is a clue
- These 2 answer cells need to add up to 11
- Possible combinations for the horizontal (11) and vertical (3) clues

Solving a Simple Puzzle

Let's solve a simple 3x3 puzzle step by step. Keep in mind that there are many different ways to arrive at the same unique solution to a puzzle.

Step 1: Since the only combination for 23 into three cells is 6+8+9 we put 6, 8 and 9 in each answer cell for 23.

Step 2: For 9 across we remove the 9 in the second cell since 0+9=9 contains a zero. We then put 1 and 3 in the first cell (1+8=9 and 3+6=9).

Step 3: For 6 down we remove the 3 in the first cell since 3+3=6 contains duplicates. That leaves us with 1 in the first cell so we put 5 in the second cell (1+5=6).

Step 4: For 9 across we put 8 in the second cell (1+8=9). We then remove the 8 from the second and third cells of 23 since duplicates are not allowed.

Step 5: For 17 across we know the only valid combination is 5+9+3 since 5+6+6 contains duplicates.

Step 6: We can now finish the puzzle (8+9+6=23, 6+7=13 and 3+7=10).

Tips

Tip 1

Start with clues that have only one combination such as 3=1+2, 4=1+3, 16=7+9, 17=8+9, 6=1+2+3, and so on.
Tip 2

Take advantage of the possible combinations area located above the puzzle:
This area shows all possible combinations for the vertical and horizontal clues for the current cell. Numbers already entered in the answer cells for a clue will be blue. Combinations no longer valid are grayed out. Looking at the example above, we can determine the remaining two cells for the vertical clue (20) will be 7+9.

Tip 3

Use fast select and drag to improve your speed.
Fast select refers to selecting a single number regardless of how many numbers are currently selected within a cell. To fast select, touch and hold a number for 1 second. When using a physical keyboard, press and hold a number key for 1 second.

Use drag to select multiple numbers at once within a cell. Simply touch a number and drag your finger over additional numbers.

Tip 4

Consider creating a KakuroGame account. Having an account allows you to sync data (stats and in-progress puzzles) between devices. For example, you can start a puzzle on your phone and finish it on your computer on our website (www.kakurogame.com).
Offline stats show puzzles solved on this device only and do not include AVG TIME and RANK

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