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This is the ONE-AND-ONLY Original KenKen®, the unbelievably fun, exciting and addictive logic and math puzzle that appears daily in the New York Times and hundreds of other publications around the globe. NY Times puzzle editor, Will Shortz, calls KenKen "the most addictive puzzle since sudoku." KenKen is a great way for puzzle fans of all ages to exercise their brains, and is the only version of this puzzle authorized by its creator, 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. Play KenKen math puzzles today!

There are virtually unlimited KenKen puzzles available to you on this app. The first 50 are included FREE with the download. If you need problem! Just order them and they'll appear immediately. YOU select the size, difficulty level, and operations. After you complete a puzzle, a new puzzle of the same type will automatically load so you can continue to challenge yourself.

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. Complete rules 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 people of all ages and skill levels. 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 used the world over for kids, adults and the elderly. KenKen has proven to be one of the world's best brain exercises for people of all ages, and can now be found in over 200 publications worldwide.

KenKen Classic includes:
- 50 FREE fun math puzzles of every size and difficulty level
- Unlimited FREE 3x3 size puzzles to learn from and enjoy
- Virtually unlimited puzzles, ranging from 3x3 to 9x9 grids, from Easy to Expert
- A variety of color schemes and music (you can even set your own music to play in the background)
- 3 input modes for digits and notes
- Great extra features such as Hints, Check, Undo, Redo, Reset, Pause, and Timer
- Online leaderboards
- Ability to post results directly to Facebook and Twitter
- Ability to email results and invite friends
- KenKen Store to purchase puzzles of all sizes and difficulty levels

What's New in Version 1.96

Smoother play...quicker response!


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Customer Reviews

Addicted but forced to stop playing by bugs.

I have been playing for many years, 2-5 puzzles per day. I only play expert and once I have played all expert offered, there are no more, even though I have purchased new puzzles. I have no wish to play any but expert, but am unable to do so as only so many are available. Also, the now 10-15 minute download time for EACH puzzle is unacceptable to me. Also, the supposedly ad free puzzles, are not ad free at all, forcing one to "buy" as the only alternative, and unable to get back to ken ken. Frustration complete. Please clean up this app, and give me back the most enjoyable, and healthy, experience of my day.

Love the game but too ad-buggy to play

Excellent game, and great easy-to-use platform - love that I can mark and unmark multiple squares at once, love the multiple color marking, love the undo. However recently I have literally been unable to play at all because every time I open the app it takes me to the app store with an ad for another game, and I am not able to get back to the game. Even after closing and restarting the app this keeps happening. Sadly, will have to look for another way to play Kenduko until this is fixed. Will be deleting. Please fix this bug.

I love this app but current update is awful

Since I did the most recent update it has been the slowest moving app on my phone. To open the app and get into a puzzle takes 5 minutes. Then once a puzzle is open, it takes about another 2-3 minutes until I can actually start placing numbers because of the lag. I tried contacting customer service through the KenKen website 3 weeks ago and have gotten zero responses from them. Hoping they do a patch soon to fix this incredibly frustrating lag.

KenKen Classic
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.96
  • Size: 25.9 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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