First West Coast KENKEN® Tournament At Pacific Science Center

by | Feb 2, 2016

First Official West Coast KENKEN Tournament to be Held on Saturday, March 12

SEATTLE, WA (January 26, 2016) – Pacific Science Center will host the first ever West Coast KENKEN puzzle Tournament on Saturday, March 12. Sold out tournaments have been held in New York for seven years, and this will be the first opportunity for West Coast KENKEN players to complete in a head-to-head competition.

KENKEN is a grid-based numerical puzzle that uses the basic math operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, while also challenging logic and problem-solving skills. It is the most popular math and logic puzzle since Sudoko, has sold millions of books worldwide, and can be played daily in over 150 newspapers and online sites nationwide.

KENKEN puzzlers from around the region will be competing to become this year’s West Coast KENKEN Champion. Registration is limited to the first 200 people, ages 10 and up and includes admission to Pacific Science Center. Prizes will be announced in the coming weeks. To practice, puzzlers can find KENKEN daily in the Seattle Times or they can play unlimited free puzzles of all sizes and difficulty levels at

The Official West Coast KENKEN Tournament is in conjunction with Math Moves! an exhibit that explores the essential functions that math plays in our lives. All participants of the KENKEN Tournament will have access to Pacific Science Center’s latest exhibit, Math Moves!, a full-body experience of ratios and proportions for guests of all ages.

Details for the Official West Coast KENKEN Puzzle Tournament

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Registration begins at 10 a.m. Last entry will be 10:50 a.m.)

Location: Pacific Science Center’s Ackerley Family Exhibit Gallery

Cost: $6 in addition to admission to Pacific Science Center. Pacific Science Center Members: $6

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Pacific Science Center serves more than one million people a year, sparking curiosity, conversation and collaboration and bringing inquiry-based science education to classrooms and communities around the Northwest and beyond. Our award-winning nonprofit work has been inspiring lifelong interest in science, math and technology among diverse communities since our inception at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Our main campus hosts several special exhibitions annually and is home to permanent interactive science exhibits, a tropical butterfly house, a planetarium, state-of-the-art IMAX® theaters and Wellbody Academy for personal health and fitness.  We offer nature-based programs through a partnership with the City of Bellevue at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, a biologically diverse 320-acre wetland nature park.

Math Moves! was developed by a partnership between the Science Museum of Minnesota; Explora, Albuquerque; the Museum of Life & Science, Durham; the Museum of Science, Boston; the Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE) at San Diego State University, and TERC, Cambridge, with support from the National Science Foundation.