Puzzle 26: Numbers Game - Practising tips!


I can understand that some might struggle with puzzle 26: Numbers game. So, here some resources to help you practice and understand the puzzle so you can crack this one!

First thing to note, this type of puzzle is called a Kakuro puzzle. It’s a fun sudoku type challenge.

To practice I recommend these resources:

  1. Play online.
    I found this website that has different difficulties for you to practice: https://www.kakuroconquest.com
    Practice by doing the puzzles online so you can learn from making mistakes.

  2. Play on your mobile phone.
    If you want to practice on the go, download the game: Real Kakuro.
    Both for iOS and Android. See links in comments below.

  3. Try to program the puzzle
    As I am a programmer myself I find it most fun to recreate the puzzle and try to make a program to solve it. So, if you are a programmer as well, try challenging yourself by writing a program too!

These are all my tips/resources. Hope this will help you getting to the solution! :rocket:

Let it know in the comments if you have more tips and tricks to help others find the solution!

Justin Scott Bieshaar
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For mobile game “Real Kakuro” find links here:
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.rottz.realkakuro&hl=en&gl=US
iOS: ‎Real Kakuro™ on the App Store

Have fun! :smile:

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That’s great! That definitely helps as well! :slight_smile:
Thank you for sharing. :innocent:

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I have written a Python program that translates Kakuro puzzles to Integer linear programs in the LPSolve file format, that can then be solved with LPSolve.
lp_solve reference guide (sourceforge.net)