Saturday, August 21, 2010

Learn Kakuro - Game 15742 - Calculating Four Single Cells

This particular game has four regions that tie into a middle region through one cell. The difference between the horizontal and vertical members of each of the four outside regions produces the cells that are highlighted. Two of the regions have a vertical sum that is larger and the other two regions have a horizontal sum that is larger, depending on which kind of member (horizontal/vertical) joins the middle region.

Example calculation:
The top left region has horizontal members of 10, 14, 24, 22, 10 and 7 which add up to 87.
The vertical members are 12, 15, 30, 8, 11 and 12 which add up to 88.
88 - 87 = 1

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Learn Kakuro Play by Play - Expert Level Game 9196 by

Game play is explained for the colored squares.

Beginning with this particular blog post the game play
instructions will focus on being in this order, left to right:

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8 member length

Friday, December 18, 2009

Learn Kakuro Play by Play - Expert Level Game 3810 by

Begin the game play with the colored squares. 

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Solving an L Shaped Area of Kukaro

This tutorial is an example of how to solve an L shaped region in Kakuro.

This particular example gives an exact solution for a 3 member L-shaped region in certain situations.

The two regions, Dark Red and Total Red can be compared to calculate the Light Red.

The horizontal values of 15 and 14 = 29 for the Dark Red region.

The vertical values of 17 and 16 = 33 for the Total Red region.

33 - 29 = 4 for the Light Red region

A value of 4 going around a corner allows the repeating of a value, usually not part of the normal logic of solving a Kakuro problem. There is only one solution of 1-2-1 that is allowed to satisfy the value of 4.

For other values of a three member L shaped region, a 5 would offer two: 2-1-2  OR  1-3-1

Learn Kakuro Play by Play - Game 13319 from kakuroconquest

This is my first entry for a Kakuro game play. There are several notes that explain how I played practically the entire game past the opening steps.

A fundamental knowledge of Kakuro game play is expected at the moment - I don't have a set of rules - they are available online at

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Game play is illustrated with colored squares and instructions on alternate pages
CURRENTLY in progress, adding more images.

Please leave comments if you see any mistakes!

(( This is a view of the upper left corner ))

... more to appear later - finished with the game, just uploading OR sleeping right about now ...