The puzzles in this category are not from known craftsmen but are challenging puzzles of good quality. Some puzzles on this page are quite unique, others may be 'mass produced' but they do not infringe any copyright that we know of.

40 wooden geometric pieces called polyominos to pack into a tray. You can also stack the pieces into a cube and make a series of 9 other square and rectangular shapes.

The shape of the cube and some other square and rectangular shapes to make is printed on the back of the tray; better than on a paper you can print.

A polyomino is a plane geometric figure formed by joining one or more equal squares edge to edge. It is a polyform whose cells are squares. In this puzzle there are shapes with between 2 and 5 squares called domino, triomino, tetromino and pentomino.

This is a set of 3 classic difficult wooden puzzles presented in a wooden gift box.

Six piece burr - This six block burr has a solid piece which locks it together.

Six piece pyramid of balls - The puzzle is to build a pyramid. This puzzle was first designed by Piet Hein of Denmark as the Pyramystery puzzle.

Twelve piece cube with corners cut - Assemble the pieces into a cube. Quite a challenge to build.

The puzzles are made to a budget and a little loose fitting but it's a great chance to get three different types of difficult puzzles at a bargain price. All puzzles sold with a printed solution which is printed by Mr Puzzle and exclusive to us.

If you're looking for a bargain check our Selling Out page: We have a few items that the clear tops have be scratches & cracks evident in them. Puzzles are not damaged. Selling for $12.00 only. Click here.

The puzzle is to disassemble and reassemble this interlocking wooden burr puzzle. The puzzle has 11 identical pieces plus one with an extra check out. This puzzle included in discount set of 4 for just $20. Click here.

The aim is to take the wooden molecule puzzle apart and then rebuild it without looking at the solution. The puzzle is sometimes also known as the Planet puzzle or the Atomic puzzle or the Atom puzzle. It consists of 12 wooden balls connected by 30 short rods to look like a planet or a molecule. Pieces have been lacquered. This puzzle included in discount set of 4 for just $20. Click here.

Edward Hordern IPP Puzzle Exchange - Washington DC, August 2012 Presented and made by Tomas Linden. Designed by Vesa Timonen.

The challenge is to make a symmetric shape from the two wooden pieces. Both pieces should be flat on the table. Very few people were able to solve this one while at the International Puzzle Party.

Seems a simple challenge? And just two pieces? But we all know that Vesa has come up with some amazing designs so the puzzle is not to be underestimated.

The puzzle is to build a larger cube from the length of 27 smaller cubes arranged on an elastic rope to look like a snake; hence the name Snake Cube but it's sometimes also known as the Chain Cube or the Elastic Cube.

The puzzle is to build the symmetrical honeycomb shape from the 10 pieces each made from hexagonal cylinder pieces of different lengths joined together. Note: This puzzle doesn't normally come with a solution but from feedback we know it's a very hard puzzle so we've created a detailed solution that we now supply with the puzzle.

Sometimes called the Japanese Chrystal or Pagoda puzzle this one has just 9 pieces to assemble the interlocking burr so it's a great way to learn to do this type of puzzle. Each of the 9 pieces has been interlocked to make a symmetrical, multifaceted structure with a solid core. This puzzle included in discount set of 4 for just $20. Click here.

Sometimes called the Japanese Chrystal or Pagoda puzzle this one has 33 pieces to assemble the interlocking burr. Each of the 33 pieces has been interlocked to make a symmetrical, multifaceted structure with a solid core. Includes sheet with helpful hints to solve.

We also have a 51 piece version of this puzzle. Click here.

The puzzle is to assemble the 51 pieces into this amazing Chrystal shape. Yes 51 pieces; a real handful! Often called The Great Pagoda or Japanese Crystal, this puzzle has been popular in Japan for many years and may well have originated there. Each of the 51 pieces has been interlocked to make a symmetrical, multifaceted structure with a solid core.

The puzzle is to repack the 7 pieces into the box so that you can put the lid on.

There is a sheet supplied with this puzzles which has another 21 shapes for you to try to make using these same seven pieces.

Danish poet and writer Piet Hein invented this puzzle in 1936 while attending a lecture on quantum physics. R. Guy at the University of Malaya in Singapore tabulated 240 different solutions for the puzzle.... but this is by no means the final count.

Problem sheet and solutions are especially created by us and are included if you buy the puzzle from this website.

Begin with the steel ball in the 'START' position. Use the knobs on the sides to tilt the maze base to move the ball around the labyrinth. Follow the main path to the 'FINISH' position avoiding the traps.

This is a three stage opening puzzle box. Great for hiding a small gift inside to add an extra level of frustration for the recipient. Or somewhere to hide small items you don't want to risk laying around the house. Each box has been opened and checked by us and repackaged with our own detailed solution.

The Size - 150mm x 75mm x 48mm (space inside the box is: small compartment 50mm x 27mm x 22mm & larger compartment 90mm x 45mm x 22mm)

The object of the puzzle is to put the 8 different pieces together. The pieces can be divided into two groups making 4 horizontal land 4 vertical lines in the puzzle.

The wine bottle puzzle that really works! Solve the disentanlgement puzzle and the wine can start to flow. Or why not lock up your bottle of Bundy so your mates can't steal it. If you hide the solution they'll have to solve the puzzle to get a drink. Mr Puzzle discovered that the imported puzzle as it was originally made did not work as a puzzle; we have replaced the disc supplied with a larger one so now there is no way to get the bottle out of the holder except to solve the puzzle. Now you can really stump your friends as you were supposed to be able to.

Size: Maximum bottle diameter 90mm which covers most bottles of wine. Also a lot of 750ml spirit bottles such as Bundaberg Rum, Johnny Walker and Jim Beam. Holder can be adjusted for bottles of different heights. Bottle not included.

The puzzle box looks like there's no way in; no obvious lid; no obvious base. Just a sealed box with no obvious opening.

Alan Boardman designed a mini (actually microscopic better describes it...) box puzzle called the Aha Box in 2004. He presented it in the Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange at IPP24 held in Tokyo.

This puzzle has been upsized from that so there is enough space inside if you want to include a surprise. It's great to give just as puzzle box though.

Just the right size to put a gift card inside for that extra puzzling fun at Christmas!