This is the ONE-AND-ONLY Original KenKen® Classic II, the unbelievably fun and exciting logic and math puzzle that appears daily in the New York Times and hundreds of publications worldwide. NY Times puzzle editor, Will Shortz, calls KenKen "the most addictive puzzle since Sudoku." KenKen Classic II is a great way for puzzle fans of all ages to exercise their brains, and is the only version of this logic math puzzle authorized by its creator, famous Japanese educator Tetsuya Miyamoto. Only KenKen guarantees hundreds of difficulty levels and just a single solution per puzzle. Don't be fooled by unauthorized versions such as Mathdoku and Calcudoku, and don't get stuck in a Sudoku rut. Start KenKen'ing today and you'll see what we mean!
There are virtually UNLIMITED puzzles -- from very easy to extremely challenging -- available to you on this app. The first 31 are included free with the download. If you need more...no problem! Just order them and they'll appear immediately. YOU select the size, difficulty level, and operations. After you complete a set, new puzzles automatically load.
What is KenKen? This amazing brain exerciser is a grid-based logic puzzle and math game that is frequently described as "sudoku on steroids." How do you play? It’s as EASY as tic-tac-toe... For a 3x3 puzzle, use the numbers 1-3; for a 4x4 puzzle, fill in with numbers 1-4; for a 5x5 puzzle, use the numbers 1-5, and so on. Do not repeat a number in any row or column. Full instructions are available in the app for your convenience.
A Little KenKen History: KenKen was developed in 2004 by (no, not two guys named Ken) acclaimed Japanese mathematics educator Tetsuya Miyamoto. His goal was to improve his students’ math and logic skills... and what better tool than a puzzle? So he developed one that would be understandable, fun, and challenging for anyone at any level. Most importantly, he wanted the puzzle to encourage independent thinking, emphasizing logic, reasoning, concentration, and perseverance. His puzzles immediately met with unbelievable success and are now played the world over by children, adults and the elderly. Since its invention, KenKen has become the world's fastest growing (and most enjoyable) puzzle, is syndicated in over 200 publications worldwide, and has proven to be one of the world's best brain exercises.
KenKen Classic II includes:
- 31 FREE puzzles of any size...from very easy to extremely challenging
- Unlimited FREE 3x3 size puzzles for you to learn with and enjoy
- A vast selection of puzzles, ranging from 3x3 to 9x9 grids.
- A variety of color schemes and music (you can even play your own music in the background!)
- 3 input modes for digits and notes.
- Great extra features such as Hints, Check, Undo, Redo, Reset, Pause, and Timer.
- Ability to post results directly to Facebook and Twitter.
- Ability to email results and invite friends.
- KenKen Store to get more games at all challenge levels.
KenKen Classic II replaces the original KenKen Classic. With a brand new user interface, new and improved graphics, better game play, unlimited puzzles at all challenge levels available, and more stable coding, KenKen Classic II will give you hundreds of hours of enjoyment. KenKen Classic will still work, but additional puzzle purchases can only be made through KenKen Classic II.