• RRP: £9.90
  • You Save: £0.67 (7%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Will Shortz Presents the ... has been added to your Basket
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by the book house
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item will be picked, packed and shipped by Amazon and is eligible for free delivery within the UK
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Will Shortz Presents the Ultimate Kenken Omnibus: 500 Easy to Hard Logic Puzzles That Make You Smarter Paperback – 13 Oct 2009


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback, 13 Oct 2009
"Please retry"
£9.23
£6.41 £4.98

Frequently Bought Together

Will Shortz Presents the Ultimate Kenken Omnibus: 500 Easy to Hard Logic Puzzles That Make You Smarter + The Times KenKen Book 4: The New Brain-training Puzzle Phenomenon: Bk. 4
Price For Both: £14.71

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Griffin (13 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312596766
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312596767
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 4 x 23.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 884,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Pensioner on 9 Sept. 2010
This, the largest collection I have seen as available for KenKen lovers, is exactly as described; 500 puzzles easy to hard.

Starting at the infantile 3 by 3 puzzles, this collection, for those who do want sizeable puzzles, expands to incorporate a number of giant 9 by 9 puzzles, these are not for the faint-hearted or inexperienced solvers! In fact, over 150 of the puzzles are 8 by 8 or larger.

Extremely well produced, why do I give this collection 4 rather than 5 stars;

1) The authors admit that a number of puzzles have appeared in alternative collections by the same authors.
2) I struggle to understand why anyone, especially those that can take on the large puzzles, should have the slightest interest in the very small and simple puzzles that are also included.

Despite the above reservations, I am happy to recommend this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By safarijean on 4 Dec. 2011
Verified Purchase
I've bought this for my adult son, who has tried a couple of my Kenken puzzles but otherwise is a complete beginner.
This book starts off with very easy 3 x 3 puzzles and progresses to very difficult 9 x 9 ones, which should give him the chance to establish the rules before trying the more demanding Kenkens.
This book is much larger, thicker and heavier than any of the other Kenken books I've bought, and is probably too big to transport in a briefcase, which is what I had in mind as my son does lots of long-distance air-travel. I've therefore given it 4 stars, although the measurements in the description are accurate. Somehow I was expecting something more in line with the other Will Shortz volumes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By tracy shilling on 18 Oct. 2014
Good book
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 30 reviews
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Excellent intermediate/advanced Kenken book 27 Sept. 2010
By J. Lee - Published on Amazon.com
The puzzles in this book are in size order, starting with 3x3 and eventually reaching 9x9, and solutions are included in the back. All puzzles utilize all four arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and the puzzles in each size seem to increase in difficulty, such that the first 3x3 puzzles are easy, and the last 3x3 puzzles become more difficult, the first 4x4 puzzles are easy, and become more difficult, etc. Many of the puzzles don't start with 1x1 "freebie" spaces, so I would definitely recommend this puzzle book for intermediate or advanced Kenken players. The puzzles are well constructed, and require considerable thought and analysis. A fun book you just can't put down!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
It's crunchy! 1 Dec. 2011
By KezarCritic - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Kenken is to sudoku as crunchy peanut butter is to smooth -- much more fun to chew on. Ultimate KenKen Omnibus is a fine collection, richer in variety than Ferocious KenKen (which is also excellent), especially if you want to improve your skill. The puzzles increase in size through the book. Within each size they go up in difficulty in a rising sawtooth pattern, not a relentless straight line -- this is nice for your morale. If you can solve all these puzzles on paper, congratulate yourself on being some sort of genius -- I'm not exaggerating. The toughest ones are incredibly hard.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Great value 7 Dec. 2010
By Elaine M. Wiant - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I bought this book for myself. It has 500 puzzles and will sit on my desk at work for those moments when I need to do a puzzle. It's a great value. Not one to carry in your purse, though -- it's big.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Awesome, awesome, awesome. 13 April 2011
By Debbie Eidelman - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I first got into KenKen back with the iPod Touch 2 in 2009. I HATE Sudoku. Can't stand it. But I'm addicted to KenKen. I'd call myself advanced and try to do as many as I can without writing down hints (I'm doing this book in order so I know I can do 6X6 like that, maybe even bigger, and I've solved 9X9's quite a bit). I'm on day 6 of having this book and I'm at puzzle 170, having only had to skip one (#68, a 4X4, is kicking my behind). I'm right around a third of the way in but as the book goes on it'll take longer to solve each puzzle (specially the way I do it trying to avoid writing down hints).

On the bigger puzzles the hint space gets considerable smaller but still doable. This is my first print KenKen experience and I love it. For 10 bucks? A no-brainer. This is going to give you weeks of pleasure (well, depending on how many hours a day you spend on this). This is a great way to start the KenKen experience. I also got a Ferocious KenKen book but that's proving quite a bit more challenging. This is just the right mix.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Large variety 1 Sept. 2012
By julie - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I am new-ish to ken ken and bought this book due to its large variety of puzzles. I thought this would allow me to try different sizes and levels of challenge. What I have found is that I prefer ones in the middle. I like 5x5 - 7x7s the best. The most challenging ones are a bit out of my ability, though in time I can often crack them, while the easier ones are too easy. This means that the majority of this book I will likely never get to, not any time soon anyways. I have since book a smaller book that just contains 5x5s and 7x7s, because they are the ones I like best. This book may helped me figure out where my comfort level is and one day I may make it on to a new, harder, section, but I will likely have lost the book by then.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback