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# KenKen Vol. 1 Presented by Will Shortz (A Logic Puzzle for Kindle)

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## Product Description

KenKen is a puzzle in which you combine simple math and logic to fill in a grid of numbers.

Presented by New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz, KenKen is a challenging follow-up to Sudoku. As in Sudoku, KenKen requires that you fill in a grid with numbers without repeating a number in any row or column. In KenKen, you are also shown heavily outlined sets of squares called cages, each of which has a target number and a mathematic operator (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division). The numbers in each cage must combine to produce the target number in the cage using the mathematical operation indicated. Easy cages are made up of one or two squares and are in just one column or row. More difficult cages can cross multiple columns and rows and are made up of many squares, requiring creative thought to figure out how many ways you can create the target number with one operator!

KenKen Volume 1 contains 50 puzzles ranging from Easy to Expert, with grid sizes between 3x3 and 9x9. You can use inline notes to help you jot down potential solutions, and if you get stuck, you can always get a hint.

Give your brain a workout with KenKen today!

## Product Details

• Version: 1.2 (What's new in version 1.2)
• Release Date: November 22, 2011
• File Size: 594 kB
• Language: English
• Publisher: Gameblend Studios
• Sold by: Gameblend Studios
• ASIN: B005BJ2TXQ
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• Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,768 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars KenKen finally on the Kindle July 29, 2011
There is a YouTube video (KenKen--Will Shortz Introduces New Puzzle Sensation) that's worth watching if you're unfamiliar with KenKen.

This is a Sudoku variant. Each row and column must have the digits 1-5, for a 5x5 puzzle. In addition, math operations (+ - * /) are applied on each region. Logic can be used to figure out each square.

This is a lovely puzzle game. Other sudoku-like Kindle games I've liked include Strimko and Futoshiki. I also like EA Sudoku.

It was Will Shortz that tracked down Indianapolis architect Howard Garns as the inventor of Sudoku. Will is a great puzzle historian, and picks great puzzles. I liked his KenKen selection a lot, and the program worked quite well.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Math + logic = addiction August 6, 2011
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If you love math.. or if you don't, but want to practice, you will enjoy this. An interest in Sudoku is not required (I never liked Sudoku). I hadn't heard of Ken Ken before finding this, and absolutely love it. My favorite game on the Kindle. I actually have to be careful--lately at night I'll turn on my Kindle's music, sit down to do a puzzle.... and a couple hours later, I'm realizing I need to go to bed. Good healthy fun.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent August 7, 2011
great.. very fun puzzle.. game.. i find that the kindle is a great device for playing this type of game.. much better than say a gameboy.. review typed on a kindle .. pleae release a volume two
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my new favorite kindle number game September 4, 2011
i never tried KenKen before but now i am HOOKED.

the user interface is easy to learn and use.

it took me a while to get used to the concept of the grids, because i am so used to sudoku. but when a reread the directions i finally got that a grid can contain the same more tthan once as long as they are in different rows/columns. this results in added complexity and fun.

highly recommended but a note of warning ~ this is highly addictive. ;~>
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I have been really enjoying this game. However, I did have a problem after the first 10 games. I have the Kindle Touch and couldn't figure out how to get to the next set of games. Tapping on the right side of the screen didn't work, up/down swipe didn't work, and the pull down menu didn't have an option for getting to the next page either. Contacted the game developer and they wrote back the next day. (great service!) Swipe from left to right or right to left to get to the next/previous group of puzzles. (this wasn't mentioned anywhere in the instructions and the tutorial does not use a side to side swipe to get to the next page)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now I have to SHARE my Kindle October 29, 2011
By Terry
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So silly of me to download this game AND show it to my husband ! I am now back to reading my books on my ipod Touch because he is enjoying using the Kindle. This game has kept his interest. He has been working thru all of the puzzles and is just about done. The first ones took about a minute to complete but these later ones are taking about 45 minutes each. I do hope they come out with the next volume soon..... did I just type that????? I may need to add a Kindle under the tree for him just so I can enjoy mine
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By JVT
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I love these games and I love playing them on my Kindle e-reader. I am moderately disappointed, however, that I can't play this on the Kindle Fire. Not a reason to reduce the 5* rating - and yet another reason why I will continue to use my Kindle e-reader along with the Fire. Still, I thought I'd point it out for future buyers as an FYA. Hopefully, an app for Ken-Ken will be available for play on KF soon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing! September 15, 2011
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I love how comprehensive Kenken is; there are so many levels to prepare you to the ultimate toughest level. I enjoy the challenge very much. The paper look of Kindle help creating the 'classic and important' feeling to the game. I'm addicted to the game soon enough, promising myself to solve all the puzzles. Thumbs up for the game!
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Lost all progress when transferring my account to a new Kindle :-(
I recently had to replace my kindle fire. All the points I had on games were earased. I'm most worried about Fruit Ninja and Farming Frenzy. farm Frenzy sinks to the the internet. I still have my old kindle. If I sink to the internet can I get my progress back?
Jun 8, 2012 by Jacky Tullier |
can't get kenken on my kindle fire???
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