KenKen can be described simply as sudoku with basic math (addition, subtraction and/or multiplication and division). It’s a fun, addictive, clever puzzle that’s winning fans the world over.
Already more than one million KenKen books have been sold in Japan and is a huge hit in The Times of London. Now, America can catch KenKen fever!
Our first book contains 100 easy addition and subtraction KenKen puzzles with “How to Solve” instructions and an introduction by puzzlemaster Will Shortz.
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New York Times Crossword Editor Will Shortz speaks about how he found out about and fell in love with KenKen. He also give a brief, step-by-step demonstration of how to solve a KenKen puzzle.
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.
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