Monday, April 16, 2012

KenKen For Dummies By Tetsuya Miyamoto, KenKen Puzzle LLC

KenKen For Dummies

KenKen For Dummies By Tetsuya Miyamoto, KenKen Puzzle LLC

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Product Description

Your fun guide to the latest brain-teasing puzzle sensation

Originally developed by a Japanese math teacher, Tetsuya Miyamoto, KenKen is the world's newest and most addictive puzzle phenomenon. The "successor of Sudoku," KenKen For Dummies is a great way for enthusiasts to tackle more than 200 easy to treacherous logic puzzles and exercise their brains at the same time. This guide takes the mystery out of the puzzles, offering strategies for solving them with ease.

  • Learn to use all four mathematic operations to tackle these mind bending puzzles with the aid of step-by-step information, strategies, and advice, along with solutions
  • Helps you find the most effective way to solve each KenKen puzzle
  • Perfect for the puzzle enthusiast and makes a great gift

In addition to lots of space for solving these addictive puzzles, KenKen For Dummies also offers helpful tips so any reader can become a puzzle master!

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #213814 in Books
  • Published on: 2010-08-31
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .66" h x 5.52" w x 8.60" l, .72 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 312 pages
Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover
The easy way to master the world's newest puzzle craze

The "successor of Sudoku," KenKen is the world's newest and most addictive puzzle phenomenon. Offering a great way to exercise your brain and have fun at the same time, this friendly, brainteasing guide helps you tackle more than 250 logic puzzles varying from easy to tricky to treacherous.

  • KenKen 101 — find out the rules of the game, get puzzle-solving advice, and discover tips for when you get stuck

  • Plan your attack — get familiar with the KenKen grid, learn to assign numbers to boxes, and develop winning strategies

  • Let the games begin — start solving tons of puzzles of varying levels of difficulty (all of which are labeled so you'll know what to expect)

  • Resolve to solve — make a valiant effort to solve even the thorniest of grids, but rest assured you can always check solutions to particularly puzzling puzzles at the back of the book

Open the book and find:

  • The origins and rules of KenKen

  • Examples of how to approach and solve a puzzle grid

  • How to spot cages and target numbers

  • Step-by-step information, strategies, and advice

  • More than 250 puzzles (and their solutions) labeled by level of difficulty

  • Puzzles using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

  • Seven different puzzle sizes, ranging from easy 3x3 grids to treacherous 9x9 grids

Learn to:

  • Grasp the world's newest and most addictive puzzle phenomenon

  • Tackle more than 250 logic puzzles ranging from easy to treacherous

  • Use mathematic operations for solving mind-bending puzzles

  • Decipher puzzles as featured daily in the New York Times

About the Author
Tetsuya Miyamoto, the creator of KenKen, is a math teacher who successfully uses these puzzles in the classroom to develop his students' math skills. KenKen is a registered trademark of Nextoy, LLC, a product development and consulting group specializing in toys, games, and publishing.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
4Love the book but I'm not a dummy
I've been solving kenkens on and off for while now but this book has made the puzzles even more fun for me. I used to just do the basic puzzles but with the tactics in the book i can now do even more challenging ones. It seriously keeps you sharp. I'd recommend to anyone.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5KenKen for dummies
By Jake - Student
Great book! I play KK's every time I'm on the bus, train, etc. Its an awesome time keeper and brain buster. I assume its also great for keeping your kids occupied (I'm a student and do not yet have any kids).

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Best Puzzle Ever
By Jeffrey H Yormak MD
KenKen is phenomenal. So addictive and so fun. I highly recommend that you all try it out. It's even better than Sudoku (and I love Sudoku!).



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