Chances are, many of you are already aware of the number puzzler Sudoku (WP)
. The game as a whole seemed to come from nowhere and land itself in that part of the newspaper (if you still read those) where the crosswords and jumble live. Every now and again, you'll come across another number puzzle with a grid layout similar to Sudoku
, but where the boxes are blocked off into different shapes and addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division signs are present. This game is called KenKen
, and it's now come to the Windows Phone thanks to Capcom.KenKen (WP)
Easy to learn and difficult to master, KENKEN takes the typical number puzzle to the next level with a fun and challenging analytical element. The latest edition of the popular game features a streamlined interface, tons of new puzzles and a tutorial by puzzle master Will Shortz.
In KENKEN players unravel the puzzle by entering the correct number within a 3 x 3 to 9 x 9 sized grid. Like Sudoku, each number can only be used once per row. However, KENKEN Pro ups-the-ante by incorporating basic math functions into the solution. So, while each number can only be used once per row, it must also equate to the numerical value of its respective cage.