Kakuro is my latest addiction after became a bit jaded with other Japanese puzzles like Sudoku or Super-Sudoku.

Kakuro is generally used term in UK for this Japanese puzzle, in Japan it’s originally named Kakro and is US they called it cross sums. It’s a different game with Sudoku, but I think that Kakuro is easier than Sudoku.

If you are new to these Japanese puzzles and would like try it because everyone else is playing it.. I suggest to try Kakuro first instead of Sudoku.

I won’t go into the details, wikipedia (link) had a simple guide for playing Kakuro, and you can try some Kakuro online at Kakuro.com



5 Responses to “Kakuro, Japanese Puzzle”

  1. syed Says:
    February 6th, 2006 at 4:03 pm

    kaku..what? :)

  2. Jee Says:
    February 7th, 2006 at 12:10 am

    syed kaku arh? use yoko-yoko lar :p

  3. Anonymous Says:
    February 10th, 2006 at 12:06 am

    kakuro is pretty cool, but it seems alot harder for me than sudoku :P . Anyhow, i suppose it depends on how your mind works as to which is easier…

  4. Jee Says:
    February 10th, 2006 at 12:21 am

    Maybe, different people have different perception :)

    I think that Sudoku is much entertaining compared to Kakuro.. and btw the Killer Sudoku is pretty much a combination of both Sudoku and Kakuro, so I might start off with Killer Sudoku soon..

  5. puzzlinks.com » Kakuro - Cross Sum Says:
    February 20th, 2006 at 6:05 am

    […] Of course, kakuro (or cross-sum) puzzles aren’t new, but the buzz about them in the US has only risen very recently.  Major web sites related to kakuro have shown up in the past six months, and it’s not hard to find blogs that discuss the puzzles and how to solve them. […]


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