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At MathDoku you can play this highly addicting logic and math puzzle game. It is available in both online and printable formats for free. Are you up for the challenge?
The games at MathDoku are is loosely similar to killer sudoku and based on the same rules of KENKEN , an educational puzzle invented by Tetsuya Miyamoto in Japan. MathDoku games go by a number of names including KenKen , KenDoKu , kenduko, cancan, square wisdom, minuplu, calcudoku, and/or latincalc. It is also slightly similar to a crossword or jigsaw puzzle since it requires trial and error to solve.
The games at MathDoku are available in 3 formats, a 4×4, 6×6, and 8×8 and difficulties ranging between easy, medium, hard, and no-op.
There are also iGoogle Gadgets available to add to any website including your Google homepage. For more information and directions how, visit wikiHow. Then, go to Google’s directory or click below to add games to your homepage:
Mar 7 09 – for all the people printing hardcopies, there’s now an answers section at http://www.mathdoku.com/answers, cheers
Mar 4 09 – added more 8×8 games and improved the print function for all the games, have fun playing and printing games
Mar 1 09 – upgraded the layout to v2, hopefully it loads faster and is a little more intuitive and user friendly, enjoy
Feb 28 09 – just moved here from http://www.webkendoku.com/, sorry about the inconvenience
MathDoku is an unofficial web site and is not associated with Nextoy or the KenKen brand in any way.
ABOUT THE GAME KENKEN
MathDoku is a mathematical and logical puzzle based on KenKen and loosely similar to sudoku.
Puzzles can be solved by combining the four main mathematical functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. To train the brain the puzzles are offered without any instruction. There are important keys to be found but no fixed starting place and no method of progression that can be learned as a strategy. The brain is forced to dart between competing theories. It’s impossible to solve puzzles without the scientific process of trial and error and that’s the rationale behind these puzzles.
KenKen was invented by a Japanese mathematics teacher Tetsuya Miyamoto and introduced to The Times via Robert Fuhrer of Nextoy and Chess Champion Dr. David Levy and recognized for its depth and magnitude by The Times features editor, Mr. Michael Harvey. KenKen brain training puzzles are a trademark of Nextoy, LLC. Toy inventor Robert Fuhrer, founder of Nextoy, discovered KenKen (aka KEN-KEN) in Japan as the original books published by educational publisher Gakken Co., Ltd. as Kashikoku naru Puzzle, and has been instrumental in introducing them to the western world.
Depending on the size of the grid, fill-in the table with the appropriate numbers where:
HOW TO PLAY
– Review the table and each cell
The example below uses only addition to simplify things.
“1” – single block are always the clue
This KenKen adventure started in late November 2008.
My girlfriend found the game KenKen in a local newspaper. Having both been fans of sudoku (although she was significantly better than me), we immediately took a liking and interest to this new type of game. We played KenKen games as often as we could and always looked for the local newspaper to play another game, especially when we were at coffee shops where newspapers were plentiful and many times free.
This interest rapidly grew into an obsession. Newspaper versions were not enough. A quick search of the interwebs yielded few results and proved ineffective as KenKen printable versions burned a lot of consumables like paper, ink, and electricity (we’re trying to live a little greener). To ease the addiction, we set out to make our own interactive, online version. And in less than a month the initial site, http://www.webkendoku.com/, was born. Shortly afterwards, in February 2009, we were notified by Robert Fuhrer that the use of “kendoku” in the domain name infringed on their trademark of “KenDoKu “. To avoid any legal disputes, WebKendoku.com closed as we transitioned to this new site. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you enjoy this site and the game as much as we do.
But, we could not have possibly done it alone.
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Hello everyone. Today we have no obscure plants, words, or historical figures, no cricket, and a great mix of clue types with some very smooth surfaces. This was probably my fastest solve of all the Tuesday puzzles I’ve blogged so far, but I’m putting that down to luck because there were definitely a few places where I know I would have been stymied not so long ago. While I’m giving it 2* for difficulty, I don’t have a lot of confidence in that rating and I look forward to hearing what everyone else thought of it. No problems with the enjoyment rating though, since this was a most entertaining tussle with some very clever clue constructions. As usual, I’m not brave enough to suggest a setter, but I do hope that they will drop in later to take credit for it and allow us to thank them in person.
In the hints below the definitions are underlined and the answers will be revealed by clicking on the buttons. Several of crosswordland’s usual suspects are hyperlinked to fuller explanations elsewhere on the site. Please leave a comment telling us how you got on.
1a Cave if fool goes berserk in leader s workplace (4,6)
OVAL OFFICE : An anagram (goes berserk) of CAVE IF FOOL. The story behind this iconic image can be found here .
6a Sailor the Spanish portrayed as murder victim (4)
ABEL : A charade of one of the usual two-letter sailors and a Spanish definite article. This victim was murdered by his brother.
9a Pretty thing in garden s become tedious after photo (10)
SNAPDRAGON : Link together a casually-taken photo and a (4,2) phrase meaning “become tedious”.
FLOG : A charade of the musical abbreviation meaning loud and a written record.
12a Hostility shown by bowler, perhaps English (4)
HATE : The generic headwear of which bowler is an example (perhaps), followed by E(nglish).
13a Sensitive about male emotion (9)
SENTIMENT : Insert M(ale) into an adjective meaning sensitive or capable of sensation.
15a Allow island journey? Go for it ! (3,2,3)
LET IT RIP : Assemble a verb synonym of allow, I(sland), and a four-letter word for journey.
16a Shout about being taken in by fraud (6)
SCREAM : A fraud or swindle containing (being taken in by) a standard abbreviation for “about”.
18a Books bishop to visit area with dreadful slum (6)
ALBUMS : Put B(ishop) inside the A from the clue and an anagram (dreadful) of SLUM.
20a Doctor Smooth on mission to attain heavenly body ? (8)
MOONSHOT : An anagram (doctor) of SMOOTH ON.
23a Uncompromising line by hospital department (9)
STRINGENT : A noun synonym of line, followed by one of the usual hospital departments (not the emergency one).
24a Promise Road to Hell in prime locations (4)
OATH : Prime here is being used in its mathematical sense. The word play is instructing us to extract the characters located at the prime number positions in ROAD TO HELL.
26a Scrap coming back by motorway for test (4)
EXAM : The reversal (coming back) of a verb meaning scrap, followed by M(otorway).
27a Standard moan about current legislative body (10)
PARLIAMENT : Follow a standard (score on a golf course, for example) with a synonym of moan that contains (about) the physics symbol for current .
28a Support southern banker (4)
TEES : A ball support used by golfers, followed by S(outhern). “ banker ” here means something with banks. This one is found in the north of England.
29a Dear God! Man engineered the end of the world (10)
ARMAGEDDON : An anagram (engineered) of DEAR GOD MAN.
1d Evict rogues regularly behind in rent (4)
OUST : Combine the even letters (regularly) of rOgUeS and the final letter (behind in) of renT.
2d Some dread a man temping for firm (7)
ADAMANT : Hidden inside (some …… for) the clue. The answer provides justification enough, I think, for this song from Alison Krauss and Union Station.
3d Writings that could become modest talent (3,9)
OLD TESTAMENT : These religious writings are an anagram (could become) of MODEST TALENT.
4d Important part of body tires first (8)
FLAGSHIP : A synonym of tires or grows weak precedes (first) a major skeletal joint.
5d Jokers and clubs depressed bridge partners (6)
CLOWNS : Assemble C(lubs), an adjective synonym of depressed or sad, and the abbreviations for one possible partnership of bridge players.
7d Accept busy person embodies terrible evil (7)
BELIEVE : The stingy insect often invoked to describe a busy person contains an anagram (terrible) of EVIL.
8d Run off with one friend that s genuine (10)
LEGITIMATE : Concatenate an informal (3,2) phrase meaning “run off” or “run away”, the Roman numeral for one, and a good friend.
11d Down one last rum after dance (12)
DISCONSOLATE : A genre of dance associated with the late 70s and early 80s, followed by an anagram (rum) of ONE LAST. This calls for a sad song, so here’s Alison Krauss again, doing what she does best.
14d Wash bedding that team wants to keep ? (5,5)
CLEAN SHEET : The answer is what a football team has if they didn’t concede any goals in a game. Taken literally it could mean “wash bedding”.
17d Wrap run up with ailing leader in agony (8)
TORTILLA : Link together the reversal (up, in a down clue) of a leisurely run, an adjective meaning ailing, and the first letter of (leader in) Agony.
19d Gunners on board boat continued attack (7)
BARRAGE : The two-letter abbreviation for the artillery arm of the British Army is placed inside (on board) a large flat boat.
21d One s short-tempered , a result of too much sun? (7)
HOTHEAD : Split (3,4), the answer might describe a consequence of spending too long in the sun without a hat.
22d Patch up and get married again? (6)
REPAIR : Split (2-4), the answer might mean “getting married again”. Question for the experts: Is there an official name for clues like this and 21d, where the answer must first be split in some way to generate a cryptic correspondence with the part of the clue that isn’t the straight definition?
25d Shock Scot and Ulsterman on vacation (4)
STUN : “On vacation” here refers to what remains when the internal letters of a word are removed. So, we are being instructed here to combine the outer letters of ScoT and UlstermaN. This device is not uncommon over in Toughieland, but previous research suggests that today might be the first time that it’s been used on the back page.
Thanks to today’s setter for a very enjoyable solve. My favourite clue today was the clever and original 24a, with ticks for 6a, 29a, 5d, 8d, 11d, and 25d. Which clue topped your list?
The Quick Crossword pun: TRANCE + FORM + MUSS = TRANSFORMERS
The quickie pun brings to mind the classic album containing this fine track.
There are many websites where treasure hunt organizers can find ready made riddles and answers. There are so many in fact, that the choice can be a little overwhelming. Some up front planning can save a lot of time wading though pages of riddles that aren t really suitable.
We will link off to some riddle lists at the end of this post but here are some of the points that you should consider before you go there.
Cost We don t know of any simple riddle lists that charge for access but you might still want to consider trading off a little cash to save some time. Treasure hunt generators such as RiddleMe.com are really worth a look if your end goal is to create a treasure hunt.
Format You will frequently find that site authors will make you work for the riddles even if it is just to click on a link to expose the answer. This is all well and good if you are just poking around trying to solve the odd riddle but if you need to collect a heap of them quickly! Then this can become a real hinderance.
Number of Riddles You can waste a lot of time clicking through sites that only have two or three riddles. Ideally, you want one huge list all on the one site.
Quality You might think that there is no good, objective means of evaluating riddles well what do you think of this?
Contribute a single riddle and gain access to our list of riddles. For free! We collect all those single riddles and add them to our ever-growing list of riddles. We also keep count of how often each one is selected for download and use that as a measure of how good it is. You can use this to sort the good ones to the top.
License This is especially important if you are going to be using the riddles publicly or commercially. There are many sources that use a Creative Commons license which usually allows you to do whatever you would like with the riddles as long as you credit the source.
Age of the Players You will need to take the age of your players into consideration. On the one hand, you do not want to be using riddles that are either too easy or hard for the age group and on the other, you should not be using inappropriate content for children.
Interests of the Players If you can assume a certain base level of knowledge about a subject, riddles and answers that are related could be more interesting for the players.
Time Available for the Treasure Hunt This one is going to be a really tricky issue for anyone organizing a treasure hunt on a tight schedule. There is just know way of predicting how long it will take players to solve riddles. Some sources group riddles by difficulty but you might also like to do some testing with people who are not going to be taking part in the treasure hunt.
Occasion Finding riddles to fit an occaision (birthday, Valentines day, etc) can add that extra something to your hunt. Some sources specialize in specific occasions while others will categorize them this way.
Location of the Treasure Hunt If you would like to incorporate landmarks in the area that you will be holding your treasure hunt, you will probably want to be able to search by keywords such as fountain and bedroom for example.
Mode of Transport Think about whether players will be on foot or in their cars. Will this influence the riddles and answers that you will use?
Now that you know what you are looking for, head over to our directory and check out the Riddles and Answers category where you will find loads of sites that list riddles.
Treasure Hunt Riddles
So what ARE those things that we need to solve to before moving on to the next stage of a treasure hunt? Do a quick Internet search and you will see them referred to as riddles, puzzles, clues and more. We like to say Treasure Hunt Riddles and that appears to be a very commonly search for term in Google but there is obviously no consensus out there.
The previous statement may sound like a bit of a riddle itself. The thing is though, that riddles are actually types of puzzles. Wikipedia places riddles in the puzzle hierarchy under Guessing Games which is one of seven main puzzle types listed there. The common theme is that they are all things that are difficult to understand.
Riddles are puzzles that have a deeper, hidden meaning and can be either statements or questions. They always have a solution or answer which is unusual for statements. Although many riddles rhyme, this is not a requirement.
Going further down the pecking order, riddles can be either enigmas (requiring logic) or conundra (based on puns).
Clues do not fit into the puzzle hierarchy with riddles, enigma and conundra. They can be described as information or a thing that helps to understand or find something else. Despite being almost antonyms for puzzles, clues do seem to fit in this context. The trick is to think of Treasure Hunt Riddles as keeping the treasure hidden whereas Treasure Hunt Clues help you to find the treasure which is hidden physically in some great hiding spot.
Now that we understand a little more about the terminology here, take a look at Riddles and Answers for some tips on how to find lots of treasure hunt riddles that you can use in your own treasure hunts.