The Way of Kakuro: The King of Japanese Number Puzzles Volume 1 (v. 1)

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Kakuro is a simple yet challenging game of numbers that has already surpassed Sudoku in popularity in Japan. While Sudoku asks players to use logic to solve the puzzle, Kakuro requires some basic addition and subtraction. The aim of Kakuro is to place numbers between 1 and 9 in blocks of between two and nine empty cells running horizontally and vertically inside a larger grid. The sum of each block should match the target number or clue, which appears inside the blacked-out cells. No number may be used more than once in each block, but a number may reoccur in the same row or column in a different run.

The Way of Kakuro offers 95 puzzlers created by the team at Nikoli, who were first responsible for Japan's Sudoku craze. Each puzzle has been crafted by hand-rather than generated by computer-to give it the key ingredient that makes puzzle-solving enjoyable: the sense of communication between solver and author. Graded from easy to hard, and with a basic tutorial that even a novice can follow, The Way of Kakuro offers everything players need to become totally enthralled with this hot new game.

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"It is our dream that Nikoli's handmade pencil puzzles will be welcomed warmly all over the world." —Maki Kaji, the Godfather of Sudoku and President of Nikoli

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NIKOLI is Japan's foremost publisher of number puzzles, originators of the Sudoku craze in Japan and creators of Kakuro, Japan's leading number logic puzzle.

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