KakuroX brings an unlimited number of Kakuro boards to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

Kakuro is a numeric logic game in a similar style to Sudoku.

KakuroX allows you to generate and play boards of various sizes and difficulties, and since it generates the boards on demand there is no limit to the number of games you can play.

What's New

Version 1.97

Compatibility upgrade

Ratings and Reviews

Clean, simple interface


I only wish it would also show the possible combinations for a given row. E.g. 5 = 1+4,2+3 instead of just possible numbers e.g. 5: 1,2,3,4

Almost five stars ...


Between my iPhone and iPad I've played close to 5000 rounds of Kakuro in this app. There are a few things I can think of that would take it to the next level:
• It displays in portrait mode with the home button at the bottom of the screen only. I don't care whether landscape mode is ever supported, but I would like to see support for portrait mode with the home button at the top, so I can play it while the charging cable is attached.
• Although speed has improved from version to version, it can still be very slow to generate new boards. An improvement would be to put board generation into a separate thread: when you start a new game it would automatically start generating the next board in the background, and would present that when you choose a new game with the same parameters, or discard it and start over if you change the difficulty or board size. I'd be willing to bet that most players don't change either parameter once they've been playing for a while and find the settings that suit them.
• The maximum size of the boards is 10 x 10. I would like to see the ability to have larger boards, even if it means needing to scroll around via a virtual window or taking longer to generate (which shouldn't be an issue if my second suggestion is followed): I've played paper versions of this that offered much larger boards, and really enjoyed them.

Great app


After playing this game a few times, I was struck by how slick it is. It looks sharp and it plays great. One of my favorite features is that my "notes" come back if I accidentally fill in an "answer" that I did not intend. By removing the wrong "answer" all my old notes reappear. For my style of playing, I have absolutely no complaints about this game, the menu items, or functionality.I did have an occasion to contact the developer and he is very responsive; so if someone were to have a question or problem, I think they would be very satisfied. If you like this sort of game, you cannot go wrong with this app. I am trying the 9x9 "hard" puzzle now, and it does take a while to generate the puzzle, but you are given this reminder while you wait. For bigger puzzles, you are warned there might be a wait, but there usually isn't much wait at all. This is a game you can play again and again and not be bored. Just change levels (three levels of difficulty) and/or size to suit your mood.


Gary Leach
6.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Gary Leach


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