Kakuro is a numeric crossword puzzle, Sudoku's big brother.

Each clued subset of a row or column must contain unique numbers, between 1 and 9, that add up to the clue. You can enter hints, small numbers that allow you to narrow the possibilities for each cell.

The app includes instructions, rules, and a tactics tutorial. It also includes a feature I haven't seen elsewhere, an "exploratory mode", which allows you to mark a game at a place where you want to make some guesses, and later either commit those guesses or back out. You should rarely need to do this, since filling in the little hint numbers and using logic solves most puzzles, but it is occasionally very useful.

Fills the screen on tablets, making it a joy to use.

You get, for free, ten puzzle layouts, five in 6x6 and five in 8x8. For $0.99, you can purchase 190 more layouts, in 6x6, 8x8, and 10x10. You can also play in your web browser, at, and, if you pay for the additional puzzles in the app, you'll get a URL to enable those layouts on the web.

The free app has no ads, except a "Commercial Message" page, which you can see in the screen shots, that quietly reminds you of the available in-app purchase, whenever you attempt to advance beyond the fifth game or select the 10x10 layout.

I've been playing it daily for months, as I tuned the game play. It never gets old.

What’s New

Version 1.1.2

The row/col possibility lines are now fixed at one line high. They will scroll horizontally if necessary.

No more annoying vertical movement of the keypad.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

alms ,

Very nice

Very nice implementation of kakuro. There is a good selection of games at various board sizes and you can get more with in-app purchase. The UI is simple and easy to use. Very fun.

GForsa ,

Like it

Fun game, like sudoku but with a twist. The app is easy to use, and I love having arrow keys on the keypad, I wish everybody did that!


William ST. CLAIR
51.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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