### KenKen: Train Your Brain

Sunday, May 31st, 2009Capcom has released the official version of KenKen (which you may recall from a previous *2Doku *review), which is based on, and sanctioned by, the original designer of the game. For those that have just recently come to the dark side, KenKen is an evil and addictive game from Japan, in which the player is tasked with inserting the proper numbers in each “cage” to equal the callout in the corner, using the mathematical operator shown, and without duplicating numbers in a row or column. A simpler way to describe it is, “do the math”. I’m not a mathematician, nor do I play one on tv, but even I find this game thoroughly addictive. For the most part, the interface is good, although the highlighting is kinda wonky. This particular version of the game has three primary things going for it; it’s great for beginners, it is really polished and pleasing to eye, and the inventor signed off on all of the puzzles.

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