In this fast-paced educational game, up to four players draw seven tiles each and begin forming crosswords of numbers so that each grouping adds up to 22. For each 22 that's hit, a player yells "Ku-do" and selects more tiles so he or she always has seven. When the tiles are gone, players add up their points — one point per each 22 and extra points for use of the same number two or three times in the same equation. Tiles with colored numbers may be counted as positive or negative numbers, and players can use the dice to set number goals for the amount of rounds they wish to play. Launch date: February 2009.
This is an all-new game with a great twist on an old favorite. It features a solid wood playing board and 81 marbles in two colors, taking tic-tac-toe to a new level of fun, skill and strategy. Played on a nine-square board, your play dictates where your opponent(s) can play. It is for two or four players, and the person or team that captures five ( or the majority) of squares wins.
NEW! ColorKu expansion puzzle card packs now available in three great ways. Each new pack contains 104 all new puzzle cards and a solutions book. Pack 1 contains all easy/beginner level puzzles; Pack 2 contains all advanced/more difficult puzzles, and Pack 3 contains puzzle cards in all five levels of difficulty. Sugg retail: $9.95
ColorKu is a high-quality wooden board game based on the popular Sudoku puzzles. It uses 81 wooden marbles in nine distinctive colors placed on a 9" x 9" wooden grid to solve puzzles. The board is solid wood and 13½" x 13½". The game comes with 104 puzzle cards, but it can be used to solve any Sudoku puzzle.
— “We had people ask for a new colorized Sudoku called ColorKu,” Mike Castor, owner of Pentwater Toy Box in Pentwater, Mich., reported to TDmonthly
. “We were able to find the manufacturer in the next county, got a hold of him in Grand Rapids and got a shipment in 48 hours. We sold a bunch.”
— “We believe ColorKu is the best Sudoku product on the market. Players can solve puzzles individually or in groups, and it can be made competitive by setting up the same game on two or more boards,” said Mark Asperheim, president of Mad Cave Bird Games. “It’s also a beautiful piece that looks great on a coffee table!”
— Three of 63 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly
named ColorKu as one of their top selling games.