More KenKen Puzzles
Examples of 6x6 and 7x7 KenKen puzzles.
The standard 4x4 KenKen puzzle is pretty easy -- most people can
do the puzzle in a few minutes.
But larger KenKen puzzles are more involved and they require more
steps (and more mathematical reasoning) to solve correctly.
Example of a 6x6 KenKen puzzle
Tips for 6x6 KenKen puzzles
Here are some of the standard analysis items for 6x6 KenKen puzzles.
There are many two-box cages that are commonly found in 6x6 KenKen puzzles
that have only one choice for values:
- 5- must contain 1-6
- 11+ must contain 5-6
- 10+ must contain 4-6
- 3+ must contain 1-2
- 4+ must contain 1-3
- 10x must contain 2-5
- 15x must contain 3-5
- 20x must contain 4-5
- 24x must contain 4-6
In addition, there are several common two-box cages that only have two
choices for values:
- 4- must contain either 1-5 or 2-6
- 9+ must contain either 4-5 or 3-6
- 8+ must contain either 3-5 or 2-6
- 6x must contain either 2-3 or 1-6
- 12x must contain either 3-4 or 2-6
- 3÷ must contain either 1-3 or 2-6
There are a few interesting three-box cages that sometimes are found in
- 6+ (in a straight line) must contain 1-2-3
- 6+ (in an L shaped cage) must contain either 1-2-3 or 1-4-1
- 15+ (in a straight line) must contain 4-5-6
- 15+ (in an L shaped cage) must contain either 4-5-6 or 6-3-6
- 24x (in a straight line) must contain either 2-3-4 or 1-4-6
- 24x (in an L shaped cage) has three options (2-3-4, 1-4-6, or 2-6-2)
- 18x (in a straight line) must contain 1-3-6
- 18x (in an L shaped cage) must contain either 1-3-6 or 3-2-3
Example of a 7x7 KenKen puzzle
A 7x7 KenKen puzzle is a bit more work than a 6x6, but most of the
solving techniques are similar.
You can add pencil notes for some of the two square cages until you have
solved some of the squares.
Last modified: Mar. 26, 2020
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