Kenken International Championship 2022 is hosted in partnership with Abu Dhabi Resident’s Office.

About Kenken International Championship

Kenken is the world's fastest growing, most played, and most popular math and logic puzzle in the world. Syndicated in over 150 newspapers worldwide, with over 1 million puzzle books sold, and used as a teaching tool by over 30,000 teachers, Kenken is truly a worldwide phenomenon. Each year, KIC is hosted to bring together some of the best Kenken players from all around the world to compete for the title of International Kenken Champions.

For the first time in the history of KIC, the International Competition will be hosted outside the United States, and specifically in Abu Dhabi, UAE! This year's Kenken International Championship will be an in-person competition and participants from ALL AGE GROUPS can participate.

Participants from more than 50 countries around the world and more than 300 schools will be competing for the Kenken Champion title and will receive the Abu Dhabi Golden Visa. Register today for the most sensational puzzle Championship ever!

Steps to be a Kenken World Champion

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Registration

All age puzzlers (students/parents/teachers) are eligible to register in the “Open category” of the International Round of KIC 2022.

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Preparation

After registration, you get access to the practice portal and free Ebooks to practice the puzzles online.

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International Competition

This will be an in-person competition held in Abu Dhabi on 17th December 2022. If you are new to Kenken, you will compete with other participants in the open category. And if you’re a previous Kenken participant from 2018-2022, you will compete with other previous Kenken participants. Please refer to the details of the rounds below.

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Awards Ceremony

Winners will be announced on 18th December 2022 and we will hold an Awards Ceremony in Abu Dhabi for the winners and champions.

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Get nominated for Abu Dhabi Golden visa!
Sign up today for KIC 2022 Open International Round

GLOBAL RECOGNITION BY NCTM, USA

Recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), USA, the world's largest math organization, as a powerful tool to build reasoning skills, problem-solving aptitude, perseverance, and mental stamina.

How Kenken Benefits

A simple grid-based numerical puzzle that uses the basic math operations-addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division while also challenging your logic and problem-solving skills. In a way, KENKEN is like a game of pool or even chess. The more you think ahead to your next move and consider all the possible outcomes, the better you’ll get—and the smarter you’ll become!

  • Recognized By NCTM, USA
  • Develops Perseverance & Concentration
  • Medals, Trophies, Certificates & More
  • Improves Problem Solving & Logic
  • International Championship with 50,000+ participants
  • Improves Numeracy Skills

Awards & Recognition

Win & Get nominated for Abu Dhabi Golden Visa!

Kenken Champions will be nominated for the Abu Dhabi Golden Visa and will be recognized for their Kenken talent! Champions of each category will win Medals, Certificates, Trophies & other exciting prizes.

Everyone’s a winner!

Medals and certificates at EVERY level. All participants will receive at least a bronze medal and a certificate.

It’s time for you to shine!

Compete with the fastest and the best Kenken puzzlers across the globe to clinch the International Kenken title. Are you ready?

*Participants will receive further details to collect their physical awards post the competition.
*T&C: The International Champions of KIC 2022 will be nominated for the Abu Dhabi Golden Visa as per the above rules. However, final approval of the Golden Visa will be subject to relevant authorities ‘approval and may be granted or denied based on visa regulations set by the authorities.

Championship Exam Info for All Categories

Date

17th December 2022

Venue

Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi

No. of Puzzles

6

Time To Complete

30 Minutes

Selection Criteria

Accuracy and Speed

Note: Upon Registration, participants will receive their exam puzzle sizes based on their age category and exam time.

Abu Dhabi Golden Visa

  • KIC2022 International Competition is hosted in partnership with Abu Dhabi Residents Office, and the International winners of both competitions (overall top 100 winners) will be nominated/facilitated for the Abu Dhabi Golden Visa!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is different this year?

    KIC 2022 is hosted in partnership with Abu Dhabi Resident’s Office. This means that the Kenken Champions will be nominated for the Abu Dhabi Golden Visa!
    *T&C: The International Champions of KIC 2022 will be nominated for the Abu Dhabi Golden Visa as per the above rules. However, final approval of the Golden Visa will be subject to relevant authorities ‘approval and may be granted or denied based on visa regulations set by the authorities.

  • Who can participate?

    This championship is open for Kenken enthusiasts of ALL AGE groups, i.e. Students, parents, teachers, and everyone can participate in this championship independently by registering online. If you are a previous Kenken participant from the years 2018-2022, you may register under the Kenken student category. If you are new to Kenken, you may register under the Open Category which is open to ALL AGE GROUPS (Juniors and Seniors).

  • How to Register?

    Registrations are now completely online and you can directly register at our website.

  • When is it taking place?

    The International Round will be conducted on Saturday 17th December 2022 in Abu Dhabi. Kenken UAE reserves the right to change the date and venue in case of any extreme circumstances.

  • Where is it taking place?

    The International Round will be conducted in Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi. Kenken UAE reserves the right to change the date and venue in case of any extreme circumstances.

  • How to prepare?

    After registration, you will receive your puzzle details and get access to the practice portal and free e-books to practice the puzzles online. You may also book additional preparation classes or books for enhanced preparation.

  • How to receive the awards?

    The awards for the National and International Level winners will be distributed during the Awards Ceremony on 18th December, 2022 in Abu Dhabi. For all other participants, awards collection procedure will be shared after the International competition.

Our Leadership Team

Robert Fuhrer

Robert Fuhrer

Founder of NextToy LLC, USA, and winner of several prestigious awards in the toys & games industry.

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Jerry March

Chief Operations Officer & Chief Marketing Officer at Kenken Puzzle LLC USA. Board Member of several education initiatives.

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Dr. Magdi Hafez

Founder & President of Journey of Entrepreneurship, Singapore

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TRUSTED BY 300+ SCHOOLS AND 500,000+ STUDENTS

We gather our strength from the support of our participating schools in the last 8 years. We cherish our relationship with them and appreciate their effort in introducing KenKen to the school and parents community. We are honored to engage with the most reputable schools in the UAE and invite YOU to join this community!

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