[ ken-ken ]

  1. 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.

Origin of KenKen

First recorded in 2004, KenKen is from the Japanese word ken “cleverness”; invented by the teacher Tetsuya Miyamoto as a learning tool

Words Nearby KenKen Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023