KenKen has quickly become the successor to sudoku that the world's been waiting for! KenKen became the first puzzles to be printed in the daily editions of the New York Times next to its famous crossword puzzle. This New York Times edition of KenKen contains 300 fearsome challenging puzzles, grid sizes ranging from 4x4 to 7x7, with How to Solve instructions and an introduction by puzzlemaster Will Shortz. The puzzles use all four mathematical operations and increase in difficulty, like they do in the Times.
TETSUYA MIYAMOTO, the creator of KenKen, is a math teacher who runs a unique mathematics class for grade school children in Japan where he practices The Art of Teaching Without Teaching. His teaching method and use of KenKen in his classroom has proven extremely successful. His students regularly go on to be accepted at the most prestigious schools in Tokyo.WILL SHORTZ has been the crossword puzzle editor of The New York Times since 1993. He is also the puzzlemaster on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and is founder and director of the annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. He has edited countless books of crossword puzzles, Sudoku, KenKen, and all manner of brain-busters.
Kenken Puzzle LLC, Tetsuya Miyamoto, The New York Times