We sell mostly
mechanical puzzles but also stock jigsaw puzzles and some other
puzzling items. Many of our brain games as they could be called,
are wooden puzzles, although you will find many other puzzles
including cast puzzles, other metal puzzles.
or jigsaw puzzles, mechanical puzzles are hand-held objects that
must be manipulated to achieve a specific goal. These puzzles
are sometimes referred to as mechanical puzzles, brain teasers,
3d puzzles, mind benders, one person games, logic games, or just
plain wooden games or wooden toys. In fact in languages other
than English 'head breaker' is often the literal translation.
Puzzel or breinbreker is most commonly used in Dutch, Pussel
in Swedish are probably the closest to English but the French
call them Casse-Tete, in Spanish it's Rompecabezas, the Germans
usually say Geduldsspiel and the Hebrew words Hidat Shihzur is
literally translated as Restoration Puzzle.
Many of our
puzzles are often referred to as 'Chinese' puzzles (the generic
term for puzzle in Mandarin is written Zhiliyouxi, literally
meaning: "Intelligence Game") or Japanese puzzles (puzzle
in Japanese is pronounced pazuru), or Rubiks puzzles. In fact
these puzzles rarely originate in China and only one of them
is of the Rubik style however certainly many modern day puzzles
have been invented in Japan like the Pandora's Box and the Hanayama
cast metal puzzles sold on this site.
On this site
you will find many original wood and metal puzzles, some made
here at Mr Puzzle by puzzle maker Brian Young, but many from
other puzzle designers or puzzle manufacturers. We stock very
difficult puzzles, as well as classic well known puzzles and
brainteasers. We will have included details about the inventor
and whatever history we know about each puzzle on the Presentation
card which is packaged with it.
We sell high
quality jigsaw puzzles with Australian themes. We do not sell
crossword puzzles or logic puzzles.
To read more
about the history of puzzles click here.