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Our website includes many wood and metal puzzles under $10.00.  From easy to very hard puzzles you'll certainly be able to find something here to please and challenge.  Buy all your puzzle gifts and have them shipped in one package to save even more.

 




Star and Snake disentanglement puzzle Star and Snake disentanglement puzzle


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The puzzle is to separate the star from the snake.  Once done you'll then have the challenge (some say even harder) to put the star back in the snake loop.  It looks like it should not be too hard to do so definitely a puzzle to pass around.
This puzzle was one of the first cast metal puzzles ever made.  It was seen in Stanyon's 1905 Novelties Catalog under the name "Star and Garter Puzzle".
Historical information courtesy J.Slocum & J.Botermans published in "Puzzles Old and New" (c)1986.

 
Rush Hour Additional Card Pack 4.  Booster Pack Rush Hour Additional Card Pack 4. Booster Pack


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Have you done all the challenges with the standard puzzle as well as challenge sets 2 & 3 but still want to play even more?

This additional  set of 40 challenge cards will take you from intermediate, through advanced, expert and finally to Grand Master while driving your yellow taxi to escape the traffic jam.

Note: You must have a Rush hour puzzle to use this card set.

 
Pyramid wood puzzle Pyramid wood puzzle


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DIFFICULTY RATING 1

The object is to make the tetrahedron from just two pieces.

 
MM wire puzzle MM wire puzzle


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The puzzle is to disentangle the two "M"s.  This puzzle has been very popular since the turn of the 21st century and most people do not realise that it was know as early as 1905 when it was called the Devil's Claw.  It's still as hard to do today as it was then!
We've included a much improved comprehensive solution for you to work from that does not come from other sellers.
                        

 
Butterfly Wire Puzzle Butterfly Wire Puzzle


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Difficulty 4/10  Remove the ring from the Butterfly's body.

 
A Wire Puzzle A Wire Puzzle


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Difficulty 4/10  Remove the long bar from the letter A. 

 
Caterpillar Wire Puzzle Caterpillar Wire Puzzle


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Difficulty 5/10  Remove all three of the rings from the Caterpillar's body.

 
Treble Clef Wire Puzzle Treble Clef Wire Puzzle


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Difficulty 5/10  Remove the ring from the Treble Clef.  It's actually not that difficult.

 
Star Wire Puzzle Star Wire Puzzle


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Difficulty 6/10  Remove the long bar from the star.

 
Bike Wire Puzzle Bike Wire Puzzle


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Difficulty 6/10  Remove the long bar from the puzzle.

 
Dingo Trap Wire Puzzle Dingo Trap Wire Puzzle


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Difficulty 6/10   Remove the long bar from the puzzle.

 
Heart Breaker Wire Puzzle Heart Breaker Wire Puzzle


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Difficulty 7/10

Separate the heart from the puzzle.  Makes a great Valentine's present.

 
Patience Wire Puzzle Patience Wire Puzzle


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Difficulty 7/10

Remove the long bar from the puzzle.
This puzzle is a version of the well-known Chinese Rings Puzzle.  This puzzle is claimed to be known in China as long ago as the Sung Dynasty in AD960-1280.  It is also documented by Italian mathematician and reputed magician Jerome Cardan in his book De Rerum Varietate published in 1557.

 
Airplane Wire Puzzle Airplane Wire Puzzle


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Difficulty 7/10

 

Remove the long bar from the puzzle.

 
Fantastic 5 Wire Puzzle Fantastic 5 Wire Puzzle


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Difficulty 8/10

 

Remove the loose ring from the puzzle.

 
Bell Wire Puzzle Bell Wire Puzzle


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Difficulty 8/10

 

Remove the ring from the Bell.

 
Australian Map wire puzzle Australian Map wire puzzle


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The puzzle is to remove the shuttle from the map of Australia.

 
Rush Hour Additional Card Pack 3.  Booster Pack Rush Hour Additional Card Pack 3. Booster Pack


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Have you done all the challenges with the standard puzzle as well as challenge set 2 but still want to play more?

This additional  set of 40 challenge cards will take you from intermediate, through advanced, expert and finally to Grand Master while driving your white limo to escape the traffic jam.

Note: You must have a Rush hour puzzle to use this card set.

 
Molecule wooden planet puzzle Molecule wooden planet puzzle


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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.

 
Interlocking 9 piece Flower Burr Interlocking 9 piece Flower Burr


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The puzzle is to disassemble and reassemble the 9 piece interlocking burr.  Once complete the rounded darker pieces and contrasting lighter straight pieces make the completed shape look like a flower.
The puzzle is available as the 9 piece snowflake with opposite colour contrast here.

 
Six Magic Blocks 9 piece multi challenge packing puzzle Six Magic Blocks 9 piece multi challenge packing puzzle


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The puzzle consists of 6 blocks of irregular shape with a small peg hole in each, and 3 small pegs. The puzzle is solved when all the six blocks are fitted into the rectangular base in two layers.

 
Wooden Hedgehog in a cage Wooden Hedgehog in a cage


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The puzzle is to remove shuttle from within the cage.
This puzzle has it's roots firmly in the Czech Republic.  The first publication of the puzzle was in print in 1940 in an adventure magazine for boys published by Jaroslav Folgar;  the puzzle was not made commercially in wood until 1941. The puzzle has since been made in many versions including wood, this plastic version, and metal.  See them all here.

 
Cross Cube assembly puzzle Cross Cube assembly puzzle


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There are eight light coloured cubes with three dark triangles attached to each in different configurations.  The object is to pack them into a single cube shape with a dark cross on each face.  It comes in a three sided wooden holding frame that can balance on it's corner;  another challenge!

 
Oskar's Free the Key maze Oskar's Free the Key maze


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The object of the puzzle is to insert the key in the keyhole and put it on all the way up to the handle of the key.  And then take it off again.
Some of the teeth on the key are too tall to go though the slits in the disk.  So you may have to turn the key (or the disk) and move the disk up and down the key to navigate the maze to do this.
The puzzle was invented by Oskar van Deventer.

 
Chocolate Box 7 piece packing puzzle Chocolate Box 7 piece packing puzzle


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Enjoy chocolate without the calories.   The Chocolate Box is a clever puzzle with two layers of 20 chocolate pieces that are in 7 blocks of different shapes.
Fit the seven pieces of chocolate inside the frame to make the full bar.

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Monsters maze puzzle book Monsters maze puzzle book


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Ages 7+
This book contains 20 mazes each inside the body of an amazing monster.

 
Elephant Wire puzzle Elephant Wire puzzle


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The puzzle is to remove the ribbon from the elephant maze disentanglement puzzle.   This is a very nice adaptation of the classic staircase disentanglement puzzle, known in French as Baguenaudier (very appropriately it literally means time-waster) they are closely related to the better known "Chinese Ring Puzzle" or "Devil's Needle puzzle".  Its a type  of "n-ary" puzzle meaning each move has "n" number of state - in this case 2 states being binary.   Read more about n-ary puzzles and see others we have here.
There are 11 different starting positions for the ribbon, rated from "tricky" to "very hard".  When you buy the puzzle from Mr Puzzle it comes with a drawing showing each starting position;  this is only available at this website.
The ribbon can be easily reset by undoing the joining clasp, take then ribbon out of the puzzle, and reset the starting position.

 
Trick Wooden Puzzle Box - small Trick Wooden Puzzle Box - small


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The puzzle is to open the puzzle box.   Great for hiding a small gift inside to add an extra level of frustration for the recipient.  If they can't do the puzzle, they can't have the gift.  This puzzle is sometimes known as the Magic Crate or the Magic Box.  It was first distributed at IPP16 in Luxembourg in 1996 under the name of Willies Wonder by Kobus de Beer from South Africa.
Each box has been opened and checked by us and repackaged with our own detailed solution.

Size - 105mm x 65mm x 45mm (space inside the box is 84mm x 27mm x 15mm)
Other similar puzzle boxes:  
For a more complex three stage opening puzzle box. Click here for details. 

 
Brain Drain classic disentanglement puzzle Brain Drain classic disentanglement puzzle


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The puzzle is to remove the metal ring.
Based on the science of topology - the study of forms and surfaces - this puzzle is based on a puzzle called the Sword Puzzle, patented in USA by Robert Boomhower in 1968.

BARGAIN: For a short time only.  Old stock.  Puzzles from the TOYS International IQ Collection of Brain Bafflers at really cheap prices.  Only while stocks last.    Detailed solution enclosed with graphics and text in both English and French.

 
Mystery Wooden Puzzle Box - large three step Mystery Wooden Puzzle Box - large three step


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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)
Click here to see our small single stage opening puzzle box.

 
Amazing Sea Life maze puzzle book Amazing Sea Life maze puzzle book


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Ages 8+
This book contains 20 mazes each inside the shape of a living sea creature. 
Yes, there's Seahorses, Sharkes, Sperm Whales and Starfish but also a few not so well known like Gooseneck Barnacles as well.

 
The Ring Catcher metal puzzle The Ring Catcher metal puzzle


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The puzzle is to catch the ring at the bottom of the chain.  Click here to see a video demonstration.
This is an old dexterity puzzle and magician's trick but it never goes out of fashion.  You'll be amazed the first time to manage to do it.

Size: The diameter of the ring is 55mm. 

 
Chinese Ring puzzle 9 linked rings Chinese Ring puzzle 9 linked rings


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The puzzle consists of a looped handle interlocked with nine rings. The object is to remove the nine rings from the handle. It will take 341 move to do the puzzle but there's a method and once you know it you'll certainly be able to solve the puzzle.

The Chinese Ring puzzle is a type types of "n-ary" puzzle meaning each move has "n" number of state - in this case 2 states being binary.   These types of "n-ary" puzzles have either 2 states - binary, or 3 states - ternary, and more.  Read more about n-ary puzzles and see others we have here.

 
Chrystal 33 piece wooden burr Chrystal 33 piece wooden burr


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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.

 
Set of 12 small wire puzzles for Christmas Crackers - assorted Set of 12 small wire puzzles for Christmas Crackers - assorted


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Twelve small metal puzzles of mixed types are perfect for inside your Christmas crackers.
It'll be great fun
at your Christmas table when people in funny hats are sitting around laughing at bad jokes and struggling to complete these little puzzles.
Just the right size for your Christmas bon-bons.

 
Symmetrick 2 piece puzzle Symmetrick 2 piece puzzle


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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.

 
Violin Test metal disentanglement puzzle Violin Test metal disentanglement puzzle


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Difficulty Level: 4 out of 5
The object is to remove the ring from the puzzle. The ring will not go over the body of the violin!
Buy ANY 4 puzzles in the set for $34.00 SAVE $1.45 per puzzle. Click here.

 
Do Re Mi metal disentanglement puzzle Do Re Mi metal disentanglement puzzle


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Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5
The object is to remove the ring from the puzzle. You'll be happy enough to start singing when you solve this one.
Buy ANY 4 puzzles in the set for $34.00 SAVE $1.45 per puzzle. Click here.

 
Melody Chain metal disentanglement puzzle Melody Chain metal disentanglement puzzle


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Difficulty Level: 4 out of 5
The object is to remove the ring from the puzzle. A melody chain is a sequence of a finite amount of tones. Can you discover the chain of moves that will allow the ring to be removed?
Buy ANY 4 puzzles in the set for $34.00 SAVE $1.45 per puzzle. Click here.

 
Dance of Fencing metal disentanglement puzzle Dance of Fencing metal disentanglement puzzle


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Difficulty Level: 4 out of 5
The object is to remove the ring from the puzzle. Difficult yet possible! Start by thinking where the ring can possibly pass.
Buy ANY 4 puzzles in the set for $34.00 SAVE $1.45 per puzzle. Click here.

 
Pipa Test metal disentanglement puzzle Pipa Test metal disentanglement puzzle


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Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5
The object is to remove the long bar from the puzzle. The path involves the ring in the center, but even with that hint it's not so straight forward.
Buy ANY 4 puzzles in the set for $34.00 SAVE $1.45 per puzzle. Click here.

 
Rhyme of Star metal disentanglement puzzle Rhyme of Star metal disentanglement puzzle


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Difficulty Level: 2
The object is to remove the long bar from the puzzle. Some of the rings will definitely hinder your path.
Buy ANY 4 puzzles in the set for $34.00 SAVE $1.45 per puzzle. Click here.

 
Ziza metal disentanglement puzzle Ziza metal disentanglement puzzle


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Difficulty Level: 4 out of 5
The object is to remove the long bar from the puzzle. Certainly an abundance of sections to get through to do this puzzle.
Buy ANY 4 puzzles in the set for $34.00 SAVE $1.45 per puzzle. Click here.

 
Ballet Dancer metal disentanglement puzzle Ballet Dancer metal disentanglement puzzle


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Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5
The object is to remove the ring from the puzzle. The ring will not go over the body of the dancer so how to remove gracefully?
Buy ANY 4 puzzles in the set for $34.00 SAVE $1.45 per puzzle. Click here.

 
Animazes Animal maze puzzle book Animazes Animal maze puzzle book


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Ages 8+
This book contains 20 mazes each inside the body of well known animals.

 
9 piece Snowflake interlocking puzzle 9 piece Snowflake interlocking puzzle


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The puzzle is to disassemble and reassemble this interlocking wooden burr puzzle. The puzzle has two distinct types of pieces; the central axis pieces and the decorative body pieces. When it's done it makes a lovely snowflake shape.
The puzzle is available as the 9 piece Flower burr with opposite colour contrast here.

 
My First Mazes puzzle book My First Mazes puzzle book


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Ages 3-6

This book contains 20 mazes each inside the body of a selection of well known objects and animals.

 
My First Mazes puzzle pad My First Mazes puzzle pad


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Ages 3-6
This pad contains 20 mazes each inside the body of a selection of well known objects and animals.

 
Small blue magnetic wooden labyrinth puzzle Small blue magnetic wooden labyrinth puzzle


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Move the balls around the tracks of the maze using the little wooden handle with the magnet in the end. As well as having to plan ahead to identify the path through the maze this one also helps children to improve their fine motor skills.

 
Small red magnetic wooden labyrinth puzzle Small red magnetic wooden labyrinth puzzle


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Move the balls around the tracks of the maze using the little wooden handle with the magnet in the end. As well as having to plan ahead to identify the path through the maze this one also helps children to improve their fine motor skills.

 
12 piece interlocking burr puzzle 12 piece interlocking burr puzzle


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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.

 
18 piece interlocking peg burr puzzle 18 piece interlocking peg burr puzzle N/A





The puzzle is to disassemble and reassemble this interlocking wooden burr puzzle. The puzzle has 17 identical pieces each with two protruding pegs plus one piece that has only one peg.
This puzzle included in discount set of 4 for just $20. Click here.

 
Chrystal 9 piece interlocking burr Chrystal 9 piece interlocking burr


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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.

 
Wonder Fool small puzzle box Wonder Fool small puzzle box


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There is money inside the Wonder Fool Box. If you can take it out within 5 minutes without breaking the box it's yours!  Hmmmm..... yes, well we know it's 'funny' money only. But it's still a great reward for getting the box open.

A great little box to present a small gift and add an extra level of frustration for the recipient.  They can see it but they can't get to it!  This puzzle is sometimes known as the Magic Crate or the Magic Box.  And we sell a small wooden version of this one too. Click here.  Being plastic this one won't be affected by changing moisture conditions either.

Size - 75mm x 55mm x 40mm (space inside the box is 65mm x 37mm x 25mm) 

 
Scramble Squares  matching puzzle - Sharks Scramble Squares matching puzzle - Sharks


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Easy to Play, Hard to Solve.  For ages 4 to 104

Pieces show pictures of a Great White, Hammerhead, Leopard and Sand Tiger sharks on a brilliant blue and green sea background.

Printed on the back there are interesting facts about sharks in general as well as a fun trivia question for added interest.  Very educational.

The object of the puzzle is to unscramble the 9 nine square pieces by perfectly matching the pictures on the square's edges, forming a large square. The puzzle is solved only when all seams of the puzzle match.

The pieces are a thick cardboard with the picture overlaid.The packaging is a heavy vinyl bag with a self-sealing plastic zipper.  There are 3 holes along the left hand size for convenient storage in a notebook as well as a hole at the top for hanging.

 
Interlocking Keys cast puzzle Interlocking Keys cast puzzle


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The puzzle is to separate the two interlocked keys then join them back together again.
This puzzle was first patented in U.S.A. in 1892 by H.L.Davis.  By 1895 it had already spread to the UK and was being sold on the streets of London.  It's been a popular one ever since being made under many different names like Puzzle Keys, Magic Keys, The Key Puzzle and even Max and Fritz puzzle.
Historical information courtesy J.Slocum & J.Botermans published in "Puzzles Old and New" (c)1986.

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Cast Elk Antlers disentanglement Cast Elk Antlers disentanglement


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The puzzle is to separate the sets of Elk antlers then join them back together again.  This is a very difficult puzzle.
At the end of the 19th century Britian experienced a huge puzzle-craze and a version of this puzzle dates back to that time.

 
Scramble Squares  matching puzzle - Tropical Fish Scramble Squares matching puzzle - Tropical Fish


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Easy to Play, Hard to Solve.  For ages 4 to 104

Pieces show pictures of brightly coloured tropical fish on a coral reef background.

Printed on the back there are interesting facts about tropical fish in general as well as a fun trivia question for added interest.  Very educational.

The object of the puzzle is to unscramble the 9 nine square pieces by perfectly matching the pictures on the square's edges, forming a large square. The puzzle is solved only when all seams of the puzzle match.

The pieces are a thick cardboard with the picture overlaid.The packaging is a heavy vinyl bag with a self-sealing plastic zipper.  There are 3 holes along the left hand size for convenient storage in a notebook as well as a hole at the top for hanging

 

 

 


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