Kakuro Blend

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About Kakuro Blend

Kakuro Blend, often simply referred to as Kakuro, originated in Japan and is also known as Cross Sums. It first appeared in puzzle magazines in the early 1990s and has since gained international popularity. The game offers a refreshing twist on traditional crossword puzzles and Sudoku by combining numbers and logic in an engaging way.

How to Play Kakuro Blend

Kakuro Blend is played on a grid that resembles a crossword puzzle, with blank cells that you need to fill in with numbers. Here are the basic rules:

  • The Grid: A Kakuro grid consists of white and black cells, much like a crossword puzzle. White cells are where you place numbers, while black cells separate the white cells into groups.

  • The Clues: Unlike Sudoku, where you're given a few numbers, Kakuro starts with a set of clues. These are placed in some black cells and indicate the sum of the numbers in the adjacent white cells. The clues are written as numbers in the top left corner of the black cells.

  • Number Placement: Your goal is to fill in the white cells with numbers from 1 to 9, following two rules:

    • Each number must be unique within its group (a set of white cells connected horizontally or vertically).
    • The sum of the numbers in each group must equal the clue provided in the adjacent black cell.
  • Logic and Deduction: The key to solving Kakuro puzzles lies in logical deduction. Start with the largest clue numbers and work your way down. Use the constraints of the sum and uniqueness of numbers to fill in cells.

  • Trial and Error: In some cases, you might need to make educated guesses and backtrack if you find a contradiction. However, minimizing guesswork is a sign of an efficient Kakuro solver.

How to play

Using Mouse

Category and Tags

Puzzle GamesSudoku Games

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