# What is the meaning of KenKen?

## What is the meaning of KenKen?

a brand name for a numerical logic puzzle printed on a grid subdivided into clusters of squares, or cages, the object of which is to fill in the squares so that each column and row do not repeat digits, and all the numbers within a cage combine together using the specified arithmetic operation to equal a target number.

## Do you have to guess in KenKen?

Can the puzzles be solved without guessing? It’s true: with logic, basic math, and a little perseverance, any KenKen puzzle can be solved. No guesswork is required. This doesn’t mean that a little trial-and-error isn’t helpful.

Can you use 0 in KenKen?

Rules for KenKen In a 4 × 4 KenKen, the only numbers you may write are 1, 2, 3, or 4.

Why is it called KenKen?

KenKen and KenDoku are trademarked names for a style of arithmetic and logic puzzle invented in 2004 by Japanese math teacher Tetsuya Miyamoto, who intended the puzzles to be an instruction-free method of training the brain. The name derives from the Japanese word for cleverness (賢, ken, kashiko(i)).

### Is there a KenKen app?

KENKEN for your Mobile The KenKen iOS and Android apps are perfect for the whole family!