Kenken: The new sudoku?

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Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby mountainmage » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:26 pm

For you sudoku fans (who don't get the New York Times), there's a new puzzle that is just as fun and more math-oriented. It's called Kenken or logic squared (ken is japanese for logic, and the puzzle is set up in squares like sudoku). By using the numbers 1-4 (for a 4X4 puzzle), 1-6 (for a 6X6 puzzle), etc, you need to use arithmetic to solve each set of squares (called cages) without repeating any numbers in the same column or row. For example a cage that says X3 means you need to get the number 3 through multiplication (order doesn't matter, as long as the numbers don't contradict each other). Also, numbers can repeat in a cage (for example in a 2X2 or L shaped cage, once again as long as the numbers don't repeat in the same row/column). The larger the puzzle, the harder it is. Enjoy.
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby Edminster » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:00 pm

You think that's hard? Try playing Don't Shoot the Puppy.
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby AHMETxRock » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:55 pm

Poor puppy.
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby mountainmage » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:19 pm

That game is bullshit, it won't even tell me how to not kill the puppy. I'm guessing you can't win?
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby Edminster » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:24 pm

It's actually incredibly easy to win. What have you tried doing so far?
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby mountainmage » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:28 pm

Tried clicking start and then tried to throw the puppy by clicking and dragging really fast. It appears my reflexes aren't catlike/superhuman enough.


Edit. LET ME GUESS. Don't click start and you win?
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby Edminster » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:30 pm

It's quite possible to win. And it doesn't take very long, either.
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby mountainmage » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:44 pm

Wow so hard. Yawn.

Play some kenken please.
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby Edminster » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:45 pm

I beat your time, though.
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby mountainmage » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:46 pm

And? Go play some KenKen.
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby Edminster » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:49 pm

Enh, doesn't capture my interest. I understand that you enjoy that type of puzzle, so don't think I'm trying to marginalise it. I just prefer games that you really have to think about in a different way. Like the Grow game you linked. That stuff was incredible.
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby mountainmage » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:50 pm

Yeah that guy is really creative, I can't wait for the next Grow game. Also, I can't wait until he fixes Grow Ver. 3 so I can play it.
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby AHMETxRock » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:17 pm

Hahaha. I'm laughing at your sillyness. It took me a minute before I figured it out. I beat it in ten minutes at 41 seconds.

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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby Edminster » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:22 pm

AHMETxRock wrote:Hahaha. I'm laughing at your sillyness. It took me a minute before I figured it out. I beat it in ten minutes at 41 seconds.

Yeah, I mix words and NUMBERS ALL THE time.

As well as random capslocking, I see.
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Re: Kenken: The new sudoku?

Postby AHMETxRock » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:27 pm

Yup. I put thought into small details like that. If people cared what I said in the slightest, it would be filled with small witticism.
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