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Mr Puzzle - We've got puzzles!

What's New? (archives pre December 2012)

20th December 2012

Three step mystery box. We've not had them for a while. Back in stock now. Click here.

17th December 2012

Today we got to the magic 100 Likes on Facebook!!!!! So the big draw for the winner of the Washington Monument puzzle happened in the shed at precisely 8am this morning. Sue held the names, Junichi drew out the winner. And the winner is.... Margaret McCallum. Thanks Margaret for being our 52nd Like on Facebook. Thanks to everyone who's Liked us.

Small wooden solitaire back in stock. Click here.

Aussie wine bottle holder puzzle back in stock. Click here.

4th December 2012

Update of Limited Edition puzzle availability. Click here for the deposit page.
Improved H Burr – 6 available
Holey 6 Board Burr – 1 available
L Burr – All sold
Woven Burr – All sold
Kamikaze Burr – 8 available

Various wine and beer theme puzzles back in stock just in time for Christmas. All wine and beer type puzzles click here.

30th November 2012

Our 19th Limited Edition series is a set of 5 burrs designed by Junichi Yananose. Junichi is world renowned for designing burrs that tick all the boxes.
- New and radically different designs.
- Difficult puzzles but not too many moves.
- Attractive so they are really “puzzle artwork”.
Forward orders are now being taken. Reserve yours now! One deposit of AUD 50.00 per order will secure your puzzle/s. Full payment for puzzles is only required when they are ready to be shipped.
Most puzzles will be available to ship early 2013 but there are some already finish that could be shipped in December on request.

Click here for full details of the series.

16th November 2012

Trick box bank now back in stock. Gorgeous high quality brushed aluminum & ABS version of the puzzle crate. Click here

Like us on Facebook for a chance to ** WIN ** a Washington Monument puzzle shipped to you anywhere in the world free of charge. When we get to 100 likes we'll put all the names in a hat and draw out a lucky winner.

26th October 2012

Puzzles just arrived from Vinco of Czech Republic. 5 puzzles with a difficulty rating of 5+/5. Bi-Cycle 2 piece (or is it 4?) puzzle. Click here Tri-Cycle 6 piece interlocking. Click here. Xcruci8 8 piece interlocked puzzle. There's even a solution to get it into the box in it's unsolved state! Click here. We've also topped up on stock of the ever popular Coming of Age Click here and the Cube AC Click here.

18th October 2012

Puzzles from Finland back in stock. Trick opening puzzle box. Click here Symmetrick - just 2 pieces but amazingly tricky to put together. Click here.

11th October 2012

Two new puzzle boxes from Hakone, Japan just arrived. Walnut version of Karakuri's small cube puzzle box #6 Click here Beautifully crafted 12 move Secret House puzzle box. Click here.

5th October 2012

More choice added to the V-Cube range. 2x2 Click here 3x3 Click here. 7x7 Click here. Black Cube or White Cube. Also 5x5 white cube Click here.

4th October 2012

Three classic rope puzzles at a budget price; three different levels of difficulty. Wood Ring Click here. Double Ball Click here. Triple Post Click here.

27th September 2012

Sesame Trick opening money box now back in stock. A very high quality precision engineered product from lightweight alumnum by German designers. Click here.

22nd September 2012

New budget puzzles. Set of 3 classic wooden puzzles. Ball Pyramid. Six piece Burr. & Twelve piece Cube. All in a wooden gift box. Click here. Tangled tracks hexagonal pieces matching puzzle; similar to Tantrix. Click here. A larger version of the snake cube. Click here.

18th September 2012

More Japanese puzzle boxes back in stock. 5 sun 21 step +1 walnut boxes - one new design Click here. Another different Karakuri small cube puzzle box #1 made in Walnut Click here. And more... Click here.

11th September 2012

Now back on deck from this year’s International Puzzle Party in Washington DC. The big news is Houdini’s Torture Cell puzzle won one of the Jury’s First Prizes at the 2012 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition http://www.puzzleworld.org/designcompetition/
Since its release in 2011 the puzzle has been so popular it is now sold out but we have three new designs made by Mr Puzzle for this year's IPP and a couple by other designers. Click here to see all IPP puzzles.

Washington Monument trick opening puzzle - Presented, made and designed by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia. Awarded 3rd Prize for Themed Puzzle Award. Click here.
A Plugged Well sequential discovery puzzle - Presented by Matthew Dawson. Designed and made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle. Click here.
Four in the Vice frame type burr - Presented by Frans de Vreugd. Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle Australia. Designed by Stephane Chomine. Click here.
Symmetrick 2 piece put together - Presented and made by Tomas Linden. Designed by Vesa Timonen. Click here. (18th September - Sorry, this puzzle sold out).
Octet in F 8 piece tray puzzle - Presented by Rosemary Howbrigg. Made and designed by Stewart Coffin. Click here.

13th September Update - Sorry, these two have now been SOLD OUT.
Hot News
- We have 2 Condor's Peepers for sale. Only 2! We bought them back from Frans at IPP32; I guess he bought too many other puzzles there to take these home. The puzzle has not been available for sale since earlier this year and we won't be making any more in future. Click here.

14th July 2012

Puzzles back in stock: 51 piece Crystal Click here Large Horsehoe puzzles Click here Bolted! cast nut and bolt puzzles Click here

11th July 2012

New shipment of Japanese puzzle boxes just arrived. 5 sun 21 step +1 walnut boxes. Karakuri small cube puzzle box #1 in Kuroasa design. And more... Click here.

8th July 2012

All back orders area completed and Brian is now working on finishing the last batch and has a couple ready to ship immediately. It's not just an ordinary puzzle box. Apart from the sequential discovery puzzling aspect and the use of many different exotic Australian woods, this piece is a sculpture to be displayed as a piece of art in its own right. Click here.

6th July 2012

ALERT: Only 1 Mt Fuji puzzles left to sell. Brian. Brian won't be making them again once sold. Click here.

24th June 2012

Mr Puzzle launched on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-Puzzle/236146649818604

23rd June 2012

We had this popular put together puzzle a long time ago but until now have been unable to get stock. It's more difficult that it looks to put the 12 pieces back into the hexagonal prism tower. Click here.

22nd June 2012

Rush Hour still going strong. Voted one of Parents' Choice 'Best 25 Toys of 25 Years' at the American Specialty Toy Retailers Association 2012 "Best Toys for Kids" awards. Click here.

7th June 2012

There are only a few Houdini's Torture Cell puzzles left now and we won't be making them again. There is a small defect in these last few.
The perspex on these last few have very small star cracks around some of the screws as if the screws were tightened too much. It's not that; it's a result of movement in the wood behind the plastic. This does not affect the working of the puzzle in any way; it's just the look. Click here.

24th May 2012

Update: Only one pattern choice now available..... Kuroasa pattern SOLD OUT. A puzzle box unlike other more traditional Japanese puzzle boxes designed by the Karakuri Creation Group. Once you know the solution you can open it in just three moves. But almost no one can open it without being shown. Click here.

16th May 2012

We've been out of stock of some of the hardest Hanayama puzzles for the past couple of weeks but they're all back now. Nutcase. Enigma. Quartest. All level 6 puzzles. There's 32 different Hanayamas to choose from in our range and you can buy them in discounted sets of either 6 or 12 in the combination of your choice. Click here.

11th May 2012

Back in stock for the kids after a long time... Noah's Ark A-Z wooden 2D puzzle. Click here.

3rd May 2012

A puzzle box unlike other more traditional Japanese puzzle boxes designed by the Karakuri Creation Group. Once you know the solution you can open it in just three moves. But almost no one can open it without being show. Two different pattern choices. Click here.

New puzzle - Vino Vault wine cryptex. Can you crack the code and get the wine out? Easy to setup by using the preprogrammed code word or choose your own and make it as hard as you like. Packaged with a free Spin the Bottle trivia game. Click here.

Previously shown as sold out - we now have ONE Limited Edition Flying Puzzle available for sale. Reserved for a customer who decided not to buy. This is the only puzzle of the series of 30 available for sale. Click here. NOW SOLD OUT 5th May 2012

Our second shipment has just arrived of the Secret Opening Japanese Puzzle Box III. All 6 surfaces of this box must slide in a set combination to allow this box to be opened. 18 moves to open. Even if you've solved Japanese puzzle boxes before this one can be a little tricky! Click here. Also a new shipment of the 5 sun 21 step +1 walnut boxes. Some new patterns now available. Click here.

Other puzzles back in stock for kids:
Buki Maze books two different pads - Dinosaurs and Sealife. Great for colouring too. Click here.
Smart Games IQ Puzzler 2D & 3D challenges. 101 challenges in all. Click here.

15th April 2012 - Updated 27th April 2012. Very sorry but all this shipment has been sold. New stock on it's way from Japan. Also some different designs from Karakuri.

A new type Secret Opening Japanese Puzzle Box. All 6 surfaces of this box must slide in a set combination to allow this box to be opened. 18 moves to open. Even if you've solved Japanese puzzle boxes before this one can be a little tricky! Click here.

11th March 2012

Just 3 puzzles in the Limited Edition set of 50 still available.
The Opening Bat
Designer: Brian Young Progressive discovery puzzle.
Three major locks and much much more. No gravity pins; no "bashing" or "tapping". Tools to discover for all steps in the puzzle. Click here.
There's also been a lot of good reviews about the puzzle in blogs on the internet. Here's a couple of links, or just search "Opening Bat Brian Young" and you'll find them. http://allardspuzzlingtimes.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/opening-bat.html or http://mechanical-puzzles.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/opening-bat.html

9th March 2012

Smart Games puzzles back in stock. Camouflage. Safari Hide & Seek. Anti Virus. Chicken Shuffle. Click here.
Engima Cannonball cast take apart puzzles are now back in stock. Very interesting progressive move puzzle. Click here.

24th February 2012

Back in November we took orders for a series of Stewart Coffin burr designs.
Brian had a very limited amount of hexagonal stock to make these puzzles and stopped taking orders early in January. All finished orders have now been shipped and he has just one or two of some of these designs he can now list to sell on the website.
The Cuckoo Nest Puzzle 21 - 6 hexagonal sticks & 6 dowels. Five stick-dowel pairs joined to form 5 different elbows. 7 pieces in total. Click here.
The Nine Bars Puzzle 62 - 9 hexagonal sticks & 9 dowels. Some different lengths. Four stick-dowel pairs joined to form elbows. Four stick-dowel pairs joined to form cross pieces. 3 different elbows. 2 different cross pieces. 10 pieces in total. Click here.
The Double Flour Legged Puzzle 81-C-1 (modified) Two stick-dowel pairs joined to form two different elbows. Another two joined to form two different cross pieces. 12 pieces in total. Click here.
X-Rated 239 (modified) - 12 hexagonal sticks & 12 dowels. Three stick-dowel pairs joined to form 3 elbows. Another six joined to form 6 cross pieces. 3 single hex sticks and single dowel pieces. 15 pieces in total. Click here.
The Locked Nest Puzzle 22 - 12 hexagonal sticks & 12 dowels. Six stick-dowel pairs joined to form six elbows. 18 pieces in total. Click here.

8th February 2012

Just back in stock. Craftsman Range Decemburr Click here & Pandora's Box Click here & Make Room Click here These are the last few of each of these puzzles we have and once sold Brian won't be making them again.

Telephone Boxes are now being made. Currently we have sold all completed puzzles. Brian is now working on finishing the last batch and aims to complete them about end of first quarter 2012. Click here to pay deposit and reserve yours. The exact number of puzzles available is uncertain but it will not be more than 20 and of these more than half are already allocated.

27th January 2012

New links page for Puzzle Blogs. Lots of interesting puzzle reviews and more. Click here.

20th January 2012

Listing new stock of some old favourites. Soma Cube in a box click here Labyrinth maze ball puzzle click here and Snake Cube wooden puzzle click here.

23rd December 2011

New stock just arrived. 4 different designs to choose but only small quantity of each. Exceptionally special 5 sun Walnut 21 + 1 step modern design box click here.

22nd December 2011

Christmas delivery is closed. We're sorry, but it's too late now to guarantee you'll receive your puzzles in time for Christmas even if you ship via Express Post.


Everyone here at Mr Puzzle would like to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Safe & Happy New Year and we look forward to helping you to make the next year as much puzzling fun as the last
.

 

 

15th December 2011

Still time to ship for Christmas in Australia. Choose Express Post for WA & NT. Details Click here.

New puzzles still arriving for Christmas.
Race car fun for the car fans with Maze Racer Click here.
Golf Time puzzle alarm clock for those early riser golfers. Click here.
ENI sequential move puzzle Click here.

10th December 2011

Latest on Christmas Postage times. Click here.

2nd December 2011

The latest Hanayama cast puzzle. Donuts. The puzzle is to separate the 4 pieces of the two rings. Click here.
Yes 4 not 2. Even thought the puzzle looks like 2 cast Donuts intertwined together. There is almost no movement in the puzzle. The two donuts will spin within each other but the parts of each donut will barely move. Or will they? Even thought these are just new we still offer them as part of our discounted sets of 6 or 12 Hanayama puzzles.

Hanayama Enigma, Chain & Marble puzzles also back in stock today. Click here for all 33 Hanayama puzzles we stock as well as discounted sets.

Just arrived from Japan. Two new puzzles boxes. A small 2 sun 7 step box in traditional Kyosegi marquetry click here and an exceptionally special 5 sun Walnut 21 + 1 step modern design box click here.
21 Step traditional designs also back in stock. For all Japanese puzzle boxes click here.

1st December 2011

A different nut and bolt puzzle for your collection. Screws on easily. Not so easy to take off the nut through. Click here.

30th November 2011

A series of Stewart Coffin designs Brian's been trying to get done since he made the Siamese Locked Nests for the 2008 Limited Edition series. Click here.

The Four Legged Puzzle 81-B-1 - 4 hexagonal sticks & 4 dowels. One stick-dowel pair joined to form an elbow. Another joined to form a cross piece. 6 pieces in total.
The Cuckoo Nest Puzzle 21 - 6 hexagonal sticks & 6 dowels. Five stick-dowel pairs joined to form 5 different elbows. 7 pieces in total.
The Double Four Legged Puzzle 81-C-1 (modified) - 8 hexagonal sticks & 8 dowels. Two stick-dowel pairs joined to form two different elbows. Another two joined to form two different cross pieces. 12 pieces in total.
The Nine Bars Puzzle 62 - 9 hexagonal sticks & 9 dowels. Some different lengths. Four stick-dowel pairs joined to form elbows. Four stick-dowel pairs joined to form cross pieces. 3 different elbows. 2 different cross pieces. 10 pieces in total.
X-Rated 239 (modified) - 12 hexagonal sticks & 12 dowels. Three stick-dowel pairs joined to form 3 elbows. Another six joined to form 6 cross pieces. 3 single hex sticks and single dowel pieces. 15 pieces in total.
The Locked Nest Puzzle 22 - 12 hexagonal sticks & 12 dowels. Six stick-dowel pairs joined to form six elbows. 18 pieces in total.

24th November 2011
An oldie but a goodie. The puzzle is to build the 12 pointed star from the six identical pieces. What better puzzle to celebrate Christmas. Click here

18th November 2011

More stocks just arrived of this popular puzzle box from Finland. Click here.

11th November 2011

Christmas crackers solved. Assorted 12 small wire puzzles. Click here.

 

3rd November 2011

33 piece Japanese chrystal burr - budget version. Click here.
Rollerball maze keyring size. Click here.

27th October 2011

Another puzzle gift for the sports fan in your life. Good idea for a trophy or club award too. Two puzzles in one. The tennis racquet and ball puzzle. Click here.

6th October 2011

Mr Puzzle standard range back in stock. Another Headache wooden peg puzzle. Click here.
Buy a set of two very difficult burrs - Mega Six & Decemburr. Save $10 buying the set of 2. Click here.

15th September 2011

Brian made three different puzzles for presentation at the International Puzzle Party held in August in Berlin.
Houdini's Toture Cell. Discover the tools and work out how to use them to free Houdini. Presented in such a way that most elements of the puzzle are visible to you. The puzzle is to then work out how to use them to solve it. You can literally sit and think about the solution without even touching the puzzle.
Burrliner Burr. A completely new design by Junichi Yananose this is a 12 piece plated burr based on the Altekruse type burrs.
P&L packing puzzle. Another great design by Junichi Yananose; we sell the puzzle unsolved so you get the best challenge.
Click here to go to IPP Puzzles page.

Two original puzzle boxes from Finland. Click here to go to the puzzle box page.

31st July 2011

White Dots puzzle from Dr Pantazis Houlis. New and interesting concept called Gravity Puzzles. Click here
Another version of the age old "Hedgehog" puzzle called Uncaged Star Puzzle Click here
Budget 12 piece interlocking wooden puzzle called Gridlock Click here.

The Eureka Puzzle designed by John Kirkman for the 2006 International Puzzle Design Competition is now back in stock.... It's been a couple of years since Brian last made this puzzle is this is the final batch. Click here.

28th June 2011

Three brilliant new releases from Hanayama now in stock.
Level 5 H & H by Oskar - separate the two interlocked H's Click here
Level 4 Rattle by Bram Cohen - four loosely fitting pieces that just won't come apart. Click here
Level 3 Coil by Edi Nagata - it appears to be a box with hole in the middle but it's really two virtually identical coils. Click here.

26th June 2011

They've been out of stock for literally years! but Brian has finally got around to finishing a few IPP Burr puzzles. Brian designed this puzzle as a working model of the IPP logo for the International Puzzle Party held in Tokyo in 2001. A complex 14 piece interlocking burr, it takes 13 directional moves to remove the first piece. Click here.

23rd June 2011

Well known puzzles are just as much fun now as they have been for years.
The Chinese Ring puzzles. Probably the most famous puzzle ever invented in China. Click here. There's also a handsome wooden version with a few less rings to make it a bit easier to solve. Click here.
And the Snake Cube. Just how to fold up the long snake of 27 cubes to build one solid cube shape? Click here.

21st April 2011

Prepare to be absolutely amazed by the smoothness and sturdiness of the V-CUBE™. The 5 and 7 layered versions now in stock. It is a product of exceptional quality and the patented V-CUBE™ mechanism give it incredibly smooth rotation. Click here.

17th April 2011

Three of Dr Wood's puzzles from the Mind Challenge Classics Series to be featured on Channel 7's "It's Academic" hosted by Simon Reeve from Sunrise during April, May and June 2011. Check out all three puzzles here Click here.

7th April 2011

Puzzleware Fork and Spoon metal disentanglement puzzle. Try separating this to eat your spaghetti and see how much fun there'll be at the table! Click here.

31st March 2011

Mind Challenge Ltd is an innovative Australian company, engaged in the development of an amazing line of unique, mind challenging puzzles and games. They say that their puzzles and games make thinking fun - fusing intellectual play with educational value like never before. Check out two of their latest puzzles Click here.

12th February 2011

A series of amazing coordinated motion puzzles. These include the Bicone 2 puzzle. Vinco's Bicone puzzle was voted in the Top 10 Puzzlers' Choice Award at the 2010 International Puzzle Design Competition in Osaka. All these puzzles are very difficult to get apart and put back together. They are also amazingly beautiful works of art really showcasing Vinco's woodworking skills and the lovely local woods he uses. Stocks are very limited and we do not know if Vinco will be making more of these particular puzzles in the future so check them out soon. Click here to go directly to Vinco's puzzle page.

11th February 2011

New disentanglement puzzle from Enigma called Chained Up! There's a nut a bolt and a washer on a chain. How to get the but on the holt. Click here
The Ring Catcher is an old dexterity puzzle and magician's trick that just never goes out of fashion. Great fun for parties, around the office, anywhere. Click here
Educational children's wooden dinosaur A-Z puzzle. Click here

4th December 2010

Two new sports series puzzles just arrived. Cricket & Golf. Click here.



1st December 2010

The 2010 Annual Series of Limited Edition puzzles is now available for forward order. 2 different Limited Edition puzzles to choose from.
Reserve yours now. Puzzles will be completed during first Quarter 2011. Click here to go directly to the deposit page.

The Opening Bat Designer: Brian Young
A limited edition set of 50 puzzles. Three major locks and much much more. No gravity pins; no "bashing" or "tapping". Tools to discover for all steps in the puzzle.

Previous Aussie themed Sequential Discovery puzzles like Ned Kelly back in 2002 sold in just a few days as did Whilemina the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat in 2008. You can't get any more Aussie than a game of cricket!

The Windmill Burr Designer: Junichi Yananose
A limited edition set of 40 puzzles. 12 piece burr. Level 20. Unique solution.

The Tornado Burr in 2008 sold out in just a couple of weeks. This is another one of his most brilliant designs.


25th November 2010

Two new ranges of puzzles from Lagoon. Click here.
Five innovative and contemporary interlocking wooden burrs from the twisted minds of some of the world's foremost puzzle experts. Designs by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels, Rick Eason & Tom Jolly.
A selection of four authentic reproductions of vintage puzzles with great retro graphics. These puzzles were first published in the late 19th century but all the family will still enjoy these classic card puzzles.
Both ranges are very well priced. The puzzles are extremely well made and so they are great value. They come beautifully packaged with the same great attention to design and finish that they show in the manufacture of the puzzle itself.

19th November 2010

Plenty of new puzzles arrived just in time for Christmas Shopping.

Two great new Rubik's type twisty puzzles. Amazing new mechanisms and shapes in the Gear Cube and Jing's Pyraminx. How far can they take the Rubik's Cube? Click here.

From Family Games the Vice Lock to fit large spirit bottles and champagne bottles. Lock up the pre-Christmas drinks and see how much fun everyone has getting to them. Click here.

Oldies but goodies. We've managed to source two good quality Solitaire games. Reasonably priced. Large & Small versions. Click here.

11th November 2010

Tibetan puzzle locks. Limited Stocks. Can you find where to put the key to open them. Click here.

10th November 2010

BACK IN STOCK in time for Christmas. Traditional Japanese trick opening puzzle boxes, decorated with a veneer called yosegi zaiku marquetry. There are 4 step, 10 step and 21 step versions to cater from easy to difficult. Imagine if someone has to find these moves before they can receive their Christmas gift. Click here for the list.

28th October 2010

Golf is a mystery that sometimes pleases, sometimes frustrates, but is always a challenge. And because all golfer's appreciate a challenge this is the perfect present for them. With Christmas here soon this is a great one for the golf-mad Boss, Dad, Uncle, Brother... whoever. Click here.

The Magic Wand is a new Enigma cast metal puzzle; now in stock this week. Click here.
And we've added some new puzzles to our Collectibles page too. Click here.

10th October 2010

SPRING CLEAN OUT. Limited Stocks. Our first SALE ever. Genuine price reductions. GRAB SOME EARLY CHRISTMAS BARGAINS.
Once they're gone they're gone! These puzzles won't be available in the future.

It might be a bit confusing for our customers in the Northern Hemisphere but right now we're right in the middle of the spring season Downunder so it's time to clean out. Click here.


 

7th October 2010

Two great new puzzles from Smart Games just in time to help you organise some early Christmas gifts. Multi-level challenges for kids of all ages; adults absolutely love them too. Chicken Shuffle sliding block puzzle and IQ Puzzler with 2D & 3D brainteaser challenges. There's also great value combo packs for the Camouflage & Safari Hide& Seek puzzles that include the original game and the booster pack. Click here.

12th August 2010

Just arrived in Australia this week Imported direct from ThinkFun in USA The world's MOST DIABOLICAL Take-Apart Puzzle! The 6 piece interlocking burr called Zig Zag Knot. Untangling Zig-Zag Knot is not as easy as it looks! Pieces slide back and forth in unpredictable ways. Discover the precise order of movements to solve it. No tricks required - just serious brainpower! Click here.

5th August 2010

Everyone loves a gift. But there are some things that inspire men in particular. Welcome to the new man's world of gifts from Troika. A new Trick Box puzzle money box to add to the other two types of trick opening money boxes we already have in stock from Troika. Absolutely great quality, absolutely stunning innovation, and absolutely stylish and modern design. Click here.

29th July 2010

We always have lots of new puzzles to add when we get back from the International Puzzle Party. This year IPP was held in Japan and followed by the Tokyo Toy Fair so there's even more new stock than usual. No less than 18 different puzzles have been added to our website this week.

Three new IPP designs plus one puzzle voted in the Top 10 at the 2010 International Puzzle Design Competition from the Mr Puzzle Craftsman range of puzzles. Click here.
In all five new IPP exchange puzzles have been added from IPP30 in Japan. For these and some previous years puzzles click here.

Traditional Japanese trick opening puzzle boxes, decorated with a veneer called yosegi zaiku marquetry. There are 4 step, 10 step and 21 step versions to cater from easy to difficult. Imagine if someone has to find these moves before they can receive their gift. Click here for the list. We've also grouped all our wooden puzzle boxes together in a new category. Click here.

Void Cube and Scramble Cube (Super Floppy Cube) direct from Japan. Click here.

Eco Games. Original designs in a budget range made from Bamboo. Burrs & Sequential Move puzzles. Click here.

New from Vinco. You won't believe the complex shapes of the pieces. Click here.

Man the Torpedo commonly known as the Hedgehog in the Cage is a new puzzle in the Enigma metal disentanglement range. Click here.

22nd June 2010

More stock of the wonderful pewter interlocking animals from Peek-A-Boo designs just received. Click here to buy them individually or save money buying the set of 5.

17th June 2010

You'll see a new category of puzzles on the menu at the left. Puzzles sorted by difficulty rating. Click here.
Of course, rating puzzles in order of difficulty is a very subjective. Everyone has different abilities when it comes to puzzle solving, but we've attempted to give relative difficulty ratings based on a combination of our own experience and watching others solving puzzles.

14th June 2010

A few of Mr Puzzle's own Standard range and Craftsman range puzzles that have been out of stock for a while are now available; amazing what you find when you do a stocktake! . Click here to see a list of all Mr Puzzle Standard Range & click here to see Mr Puzzle Craftsman Range puzzles.

10th June 2010

Two great new multi-level logic puzzles for the kids (big and small). The Smart Phone is a brilliantly compact sliding block puzzle the kids will want to take with them everywhere. Anaconda is an adventure for everyone trying to recreate the snake from head to tail. Click here to see our Smart Games range.

26th April 2010

With "43 Quintillion" possible moves and only ONE solution... Yep! you're going to need the book to solve the Rubik's Cube. Click here to see a few used ones that we've got for sale.

Our suggestion for a chocolate free Easter. Stimulate the mind not the waistline!
with an ingenious 4 piece interlocking egg puzzle on a turned wooden stand. This high quality wooden egg is one of a number of innovative designs made by Pelikan. Click here.


5th February 2010

Rubik's 360 puzzle now in stock. Click here.

2nd February 2010

Two brilliant new releases in January 2010 from Hanayama. Both the Helix and the Square cast metal take apart puzzles are here now. We've also added them as part of the discounted sets of either 6 or 12 Hanayama cast metal puzzles. Click here.

This very classy makeover of the Rubik's Cube puzzle gives the icon of the 1980's a modern look with it's stainless steel fabrication. Presented on a highly polished stainless steel cube stand for display; the rubik cube itself is the same size as the original Rubik's Cube. This is a very high quality poduct that you will be proud to display on any desk from the CEO's office to a kid's study desk. Click here.

MoMA designed promotional authentic Rubik's Cube. Click here.

23rd January 2010

The Horseshoe Puzzles is an oldie but a goodie. We've got it in a small keyring size, medium and now large size. Click here.

12th December 2009

Smart Games offers high quality, award winning educational toys & games and Safari - Hide & Seek multi level logic puzzle is no exception. We've also got the popular Camouflage multi level challenge single player game back in stock. Booster packs with additional challenges are available for both these puzzles too. Click here.

New Addict-A-Ball maze in a ball now in stock. Great challenge for kids 6 and up with 100 stages to get through to complete the puzzle maze. Click here. An extremely addictive puzzle for kids and grown ups! Be careful, once you pick it up it's hard to put down, even for people who don't normally spend a lot of time on puzzles.

1st December 2009    LIMITED EDITION Update
Ternary Burr - All of these puzzles are now sold.
Minatour Burr - All of these puzzles are now sold.
The Flying Puzzle - 12 puzzles available

29th November 2009    LIMITED EDITION Update
Ternary Burr - 7 puzzles left to sell
Minatour Burr - 5 puzzles only left
The Flying Puzzle - 13 puzzles available


27th November 2009

Three different puzzles. Only 30 of each puzzle will ever be made in each Limited Edition set.
Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle.
The 2009 Annual Series of Limited Edition puzzles conforms to Brian’s stated goal of adding puzzles not generally or commercially available to his own puzzle collection. Puzzles are chosen for either historical significance or aesthetic value, not necessarily degree of difficulty although there's nothing too easy about any of this year's puzzles. Click here.

Ternary Burr Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Although Brian always says he does not just make puzzles because they are very difficult the Ternary Burr is certainly that; maybe the hardest burr he’s ever had to make. Certainly the level of difficult to solve is amazing, putting them together with the solution takes a long time, and then there’s the challenge of actually making the pieces Pit came up with.

Minatour Burr Designer: Frank Potts
Is it a burr or is it a maze? It looks like a 3 piece burr until you start trying to separate the pieces and find yourself manipulating a maze. The design of the pieces of this puzzle took Brian way outside his comfort zone as a woodworker when he decided the centre maze pieces should to be waterjet cut from aluminium and the third piece required a very strong polycarbonate rod to manipulate the maze.

The Flying Puzzle Designer: Dries De Clercq
And it’s not all just burrs. Brian also chooses puzzles for aesthetic value and sheer enjoyment of playing with them. This elegant table top version of two of The Flying Puzzle problems will invite anyone who sees it to play with the puzzle. It must be solvable, after all there are only 3 basic pieces and 3 basic rules.


21st November 2009

New shipment of Hanayama cast metal puzzles just received. The stronger Aussie Dollar means lower prices and we've passed the saving directly on to our customers.
Three new Hanayama puzzles. Hook. Medal. Marble. Click here.
DISCOUNTED SETS offered. The only seller when you can choose the puzzles in your discounted set of 6 or 12. Not standard sets. Choose your own combination of puzzles for your set.

20th November 2009

New stocks Rubik's 4 x 4 have been hard to get but they've just arrived. Click here. That means the Classic set of Rubiks 3x3 4x4 & 5x5 is also back in stock.

New Anti-Virus multi-level challenge puzzle here now. Click here from Smart Games. Smart Games offers high quality, award winning educational toys & games. Focusing on durability, childsafe design and construction and on a value for money approach both the puzzles and all packaging, boxes and leaflets are created in-house. Smart Games, especially the Anti-Virus puzzle are also pretty addictive for adults to play too!

19 November 2009

This stimulating and entertaining range of mind-bending puzzles called Enigma will bring you hours of fun and frustration at a budget price. Click here.

Take a bottle of wine to your Christmas Party in this secret opening box and see the puzzling fun start. Click here.

30 October 2009

New stocks of Mongolian Zodiac puzzle boxes just arrived. Also IPP puzzle - San Francisco Cable Car. The puzzles are handmade and handpainted. Click here.

4 October 2009

Looking for a gift for the sportsperson or sports fan in your life?
What about a uniquely different fun trophy or club award?
See 3d wooden interlocking Soccer ball, Rugby and Aussie Football, Baseball & Mit, Ten Pin Bowling Pin and Ball, all on their own stand as part of the puzzle. Also Golf Ball disentanglement puzzle. All in our new Sports Related Puzzles category. Click here.

This puzzle sold out. New stock coming soon.
High quality precision engineered Executive Toy - Trick Opening Money Box from very sleek black polycarbonate. Click here for other Executive Gifts.

Smart Games NEW Booster Packs for Camouflage and Safari Hide and Seek now here. 60 new challenges and a new puzzle tile for each puzzle. Also Pirates Hide & Seek and Go Getter Cat & Mouse now back in stock. Click here.

17 September 2009

Very popular 3D put together Beer mug and bottle and Wine bottle and glass puzzles now back in stock. Other types of wine and beer theme puzzles also available. Click here.

13 September 2009

New stocks of the Wayne Daniel's designed ALL FIVE puzzle now here Click here.

12 September 2009

New puzzles from this year's International Puzzle Party in San Francisco. Four new and unique designs. We also have stocks of more than 20 puzzles from previous IPPs Click here.

Unique range of puzzles, designed and made in Mongolia in the workshops of Mr Tumen-Ulzii at his Puzzle Museum in Ulaanbaatar. The puzzles are handmade and handpainted. Click here. We have VERY limited stocks of these puzzles so please order early to avoid disappointment.

Click here. New on our site - a three stage trick opening puzzle box.

31 August 2009

We are back from annual holidays with new puzzles from designers and craftsman around the world so keep an eye on this page in coming weeks.

23 July 2009

Mr Puzzle Craftsman puzzles back in stock. SEARious Burr Click here. Make Room Click here.

25 June 2009

Click here. A couple more collectible twisty puzzles listed.

17 June 2009

Click here BARGAINS: For a short time only. Old stock. Puzzles from the TOYS International IQ Collection range of Brain Bafflers at really cheap prices. Also two wonderful take apart puzzles from Family Games - Don't Break my Heart & Don't Tee me Off. Only while stocks last.

24 May 2009

Click here to see new category of Puzzles by Designer. We've only listed a couple so far but we're steadily working through all puzzles to categorise them by their designer so watch this space.

16th May 2009

New design from Finland - Bolaris 3D
Bolaris (TM) , the easy-to-manipulate sliding puzzle in real 3D, was invented by the Finnish Industrial Designer, Hannu Hjerppe and made in Finland. Actually it's a 2D-sliding puzzle wrapped around a ball; the playing method is very much alike. Just the one little exeption: it happens in 3D!

Click here to see three different designs. The fourth design - a limited print Maailma should be here very soon.

15th May 2009

We've just listed some new Collectible items. Three different how to solve the rubik's cube type books from the early 1680s, a couple of sliding block puzzles from the 1920's, and more. Click here.

7th May 2009

Just received are stocks of 5 amazing puzzles from the Pelikan company from the Czech Republic. New designs from both Jakub Dvorak and Jaroslav Svejkovsky who both worked under Josef Pelikan and even and old design by Josef Pelikan himself from 1992. Mr Pelikan (died 2005) originally established the Pelikan workshops, well known around the world for very fine woodwork and innovative designs, and Jakub and Jaroslav are continuing that tradition. Click here.

4th May 2009

Stuart Gee is a local Aussie puzzle collector turned designer who has now made some of his own designs. Previously Mr Puzzle had made two of Stuarts designs as IPP exchange puzzles but now there are three new ones to choose from. Click here.

26th April 2009

New stocks Rubik's 5 x 5 just received. Click here. That means the Classic set of Rubiks 3x3 4x4 & 5x5 is also back in stock Click here.

17th April 2009

Brian's just completed a new batch of his Coming of Age MkII puzzle in his Craftsman Range so if you've been waiting on new stocks please Click here.
Still one of the hardest interlocking burr puzzles commercially available. The highest first level is 19 and it 46 moves to completely disassemble. Other high level solutions exist with primary level 16, level 14.10, and more...

5th April 2009

Inexpensive burr puzzles. Click here

New Hanayama combos. We have 19 different Hanayamas in stock. Choose 12 get $26.50 discount. Choose 6 get $9.55 discount. Click here

New teak puzzles from Thailand including a huge 51 piece Chrystal. Click here

New puzzles listed on Collectibles page. The Moving Puzzle from 1927. Tit-Bits No2 form the 1930's and much more. Click here

True Puzzle Art. Wonderful new pieces from Robin Turner. Very large Ayers Rock in Red Gum, a Witchetty Grub from White Cedar. 6 new and individually crafted pieces. Click here


4th April 2009
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1st February 2009

A very nice adaptation of the classic staircase disentanglement puzzle shaped like an elephant. 11 different puzzles. Easily reset for each challenge. Click here

Find out whether you can link the 3 floating rings together in another classic Rubiks challenge - Rubiks Magic Click here

Great gift ideas for the new year.
A mystery box to lock your gift in. Click here
Optical illusion wine bottle holder. Click here

 

7th December 2008

Just arrived in time for Christmas two multi-level logic puzzles from Smart Games. Metroville and Road Block. Multiple challenges in one puzzle. Learn strategic planning skills, visual and spatial perception. Click here for details of all Smart Games puzzles.

Two new jigsaw puzzles from Plato Puzzles. Original artwork by Noel Doyle of Mt Isa. Click here for details of all Plato Puzzles puzzles.

New Monster Mazes from Buki books. A great stocking stuffer for the kids. Click here.

2nd December 2008

2008 Limited Edition
Whilemina the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat
We have had overwhelming response to this puzzle and at the moment all 30 puzzles have been allocated. We will only ever make 30 of these puzzles. You are welcome to add your name to a wait list should one of the 30 become available due to unforseen circumstance but at this point that seems unlikely. Please email mrpuzzle@optusnet.com.au

29th November 2008

2008 Limited Edition just released
Three different puzzles.  Only 30 of each puzzle will ever be made in each Limited Edition set.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle.Three different puzzles.  Only 30 of each puzzle will ever be made in each Limited Edition set.  Made by Brian Young @ Mr Puzzle.
Click here for details of how to order these very special puzzles.

1. A really gorgeous piece of puzzle sculpture that disguises a very high level framed burr puzzle with elements of Sequential Discovery. Brian's own design; Whilemina the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat. Her species are very much endangered and your purchase will also contribute directly to conservation efforts.

2. An Award-Winning 12 piece Interlocking Burr from the amazing designer Junichi Yananose. Visualising things going up and down and back and forth at the same time is one thing, but things going up and down, back and forth and around as well is quite another!

3. Stewart Coffin wrote in "Geometric Puzzle Design" that assembling a cluster of separate hexagonal sticks and dowels can be a puzzle but a more difficult and therefore more interesting puzzle will be made when some of the hexagonal sticks and dowels are joined to make elbow-shaped pieces. The more elbows the harder the puzzle. Stewart theorised that the maximum number of elbows that can be joined before assembly becomes impossible is half the number of each type of piece, so that's what Brian has done.

Click here for details of how to order this very special set of puzzles.

14th November 2008

Just in time for the boss's Christmas present - A stylish stainless steel pen holder with a magnetic jigsaw world map on the outside. Click here for details in our Executive Gift section.

4th November 2008

This retro 80's Cube Clock will look good on any desk at work, brighten up your kids room, and is an absolute must for any puzzle lover and collector!

This funky clock is styled after the puzzle that's frustrated us all since the 80's, the Rubik's Cube. You won't be confused and frustrated by this puzzle; in fact it might just be the easiest puzzle you ever have to do. All you have to do is set the time. Displays Time, Temperature, Date and Alarm. Click here for details.

25th October 2008

A budget range of wood and metal puzzles, these puzzles are elegantly packaged with solution enclosed for gift giving. The object of the puzzle is given in three languages - English, French and German. Click here for details.

17th October 2008

Shifting Sands... The object of the puzzle is to move the ball bearing from one end of the sealed perspex tube to the other. How hard can it be? Click here for details.


News Flash!
The Australian Dollar is currently trading at FIVE year lows against many major currencies including the US Dollar and Euro.
Our prices remain the same in Australian Dollars and this means Puzzles and Freight are at at historic low prices for international buyers!
See our convenient currency converter next to the price of every puzzle.

 

 

Special pre-Christmas Offer - FREE Puzzle
Buy over Australian $100 value of puzzles in one order and
you'll receive a FREE high quality six piece wooden Christmas Star puzzle
That's one Christmas present you don't have to buy.



4th October 2008

New Vinco puzzles just released at IPP now in stock. Great new wooden puzzles for Christmas. Click here for details.

28th September 2008

Time to start thinking about the kids and new puzzles for Christmas. Great range of Zen Flip and Rotate multi challenge puzzles packaged in self contained screw top just right for travel and holidays. Click here for details.

11th September 2008

Very popular Smart Games back in stock. Click here for details.
Go Getter - Awarded Best Game at The Toy of the Year 2008
Airport Traffic Control - Australian Games Association - Puzzle of the year 2007

3rd September 2008

IPP was held in Prague in the Czech Republic in August 2008 and Brian again made a number of this year's Edward Hordern Exchange event puzzles. Click here for the latest IPP puzzles. We also have stocks of 15 different puzzles available from previous years 1999-2007 so there's a wealth of new and unique designs.

Introducing the NEW Tantrix Match puzzle. Taking this award winning puzzle and adding more problem solving challenges. Starter pack and also two additional packs of challenge cards that get more difficult as you work through them. Click here for details.

And another new category - the lab test, wooden puzzles of scientific proportions. 3D put together wooden puzzles. Click here for details.

At last, all our hardest burrs back in stock in our Standard Range. Buy all 3 in a set - Mega Six, Decemburr and Coming of Age MkII and save $10. Click here for details.

6th June 2008

Hanayama have just released their wonderful Marine themed series of puzzles in this large format. As usual the precision with which the pieces have been made is remarkable. Previously only available in smaller keychain format Hanayama have excelled with this series of puzzles showcasing these intriguing designs in very high quality brightly chromed pieces in Gold and Silver finishes.

There are also two other new Hanayamas now available. The cast Loop and Vortex. Click here for full page of details.

1st June 2008

Looking for new ideas for the boss? Why not a puzzle called All Hail The King? Click here for full page of details.

29th May 2008

Gold Coast Parking Meter - IPP27 exchange puzzle - now back in stock. Limited quantities. Click here for full page of details.

24th May 2008

Check out the new design of twisty puzzle called D-Ball. Click here for full page of details.

Mr Puzzle's Coming of Age MkII - our hardest burr puzzle - is back in stock in our standard range. Click here for details.

10th May 2008

Brian's been having a clean out and listed some more doubles from his collection. Items are 'as is'. Some new. Some used. Some inexpensive. Some very collectible. Click here for full page of details. Click the small photos for a larger photo and more detail page.

25th April 2008

The Explosion Cube is an another wonderful design from Vinco. To do the puzzle first you'll need to work out how it comes apart. Click here for details.

19th April 2008

All Five. Designed by Wayne Daniel. The New York Times quoted Jerry Slocum as saying "This is the first puzzle with all the Platonic solids in a concentric, integrated and solid form, with no voids between them. It's an amazing achievement." Click here for details.

18th April 2008

More fun puzzles for big and little kids alike. Crazy Campers, HooDoo Loop, Bumper Cars and more... Click here for details.

12th April 2008

Three new Aussie theme wire puzzles to collect. Attractively packaged on Australian road sign style cards a great gift to send overseas. Click here for details.

6th April 2008

Tantrix has been a favourite puzzle for years. Now you can get Tantrix Discovery and Tantrix Extreme here. Click here for details.

20th March 2008

A great range of twisty type puzzles from elogIQ. The puzzles they design inspire the imagination and stimulate the creative genius in everyone who plays them. Click here for details.

14th March 2008

Interlocking Wine bottle puzzles back in stock. Click here for details.

30th January 2008

Thinking of trying your hand making some wooden puzzles. This new book by Allan J Boardman is just what you need. Click here for details.
Collectible Hungarian puzzles - Rings and Tower of Babel. Click here for details.

6th January 2008

New Hanayama cast puzzles now available, including discounted sets. Click here for details.

1st December 2007

December 2007 Limited Edition puzzles released. Click here for details.

 

Puzzles make Perfect Presents.
The time to think Christmas is now and we've got lots of new stock.

Click here for some ideas.A massive 130+ different PUZZLES have been added to our site since Christmas 2006. For a photo index of them all click here.

15th November 2007

NEW PAGE: Limited Stocks.... once they're gone they're gone!
These puzzles won't be available for us to stock in the future. Click here for details.

Puzzles added to our Collectibles page including an old RJ puzzle called Double Six, the Arjeu burr called Snowflake and more... These puzzles not even available on eBay. Click here for details.

Latest Hanayama - QUARTET. Limited Stocks. Click here for details.

11th November 2007

New shipment just arrived from Vinco. Six new puzzles. Two from this year's International Puzzle Party. Many of his most popular puzzles back in stock. Click here for details.

New metal disentanglement puzzle from Puzzlemakers International. "Fish on a Hook" great Christmas gift for the fisherman in your family. Click here for details.

Buy a set of Mr Puzzle rope puzzles or burr puzzles and save. Mr Puzzle puzzles just added to our new Discounted Sets page. Click here for detais.

7th October 2007

Amazing wind spinner optical illusion. Click here for details.

New stocks Robin Turner puzzle sculptures from the Remarkable Rocks collection. Ayers Rock, Devil's Marbles & Pinnacles. Click here for details.

Latest from Think Fun - Pete's Pike. Click here for details.

1st October 2007

Just back in stock - Beer can holder puzzle. Great for all those guys who are hard to buy presents for. Click here for details.

28th September 2007

Featuring a wonderful artist - Kathy Bass - working in pewter making small interlocking animal puzzles. Click here for details.

To save you money we often bundle puzzles together in sets. Now we've created a special category just for Discounted Sets. Click here for details.

16th September 2007

New from Think Fun - Treasure Quest. Click here for details.

Wildwave. An interesting new disentanglement puzzle. Click here for details.

2 great puzzle books..... not even on Amazon. Click here for details.

15th September 2007

IPP was held on the Gold Coast in Australia in 2007 and Brian made no less than 6 of this year's exchange puzzles, designing 2 of them himself. We have stock of 11 of this year's exchange puzzles and still have 7 of the 8 different puzzles available from previous years 1999-2006 so there's a wealth of new and unique designs. Click here for details.

IPP Exchange puzzles must meet strict criteria covering 1. innovative design 2. well made 3. well presented and 4. fun to solve. Puzzles must not be commercially available prior to presentation at the Exchange event. This year's was held on 11th August 2007.

View some pictures from the last IPP held on the Gold Coast in Australia in August 2007 at http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/webcontent123.htm. There are also links to pictures from other International Puzzle Parties on this page.

Also from Mr Puzzle's Craftsman Range of puzzles we have a new burr and new stock of previously out of stock puzzles:
NEW PUZZLE Wausau '83 - 14 piece rectilinear burr. Click here for detail page.
NEW STOCK - Boston Tea Chest - unique solution burr with difficult lock Click here for detail page.
- Pandora's Box - 12 moves to remove burr from enclosed box Click here for detail page.

8th July 2007

A new interlocking puzzle. If you can't get it together you can always use it as a trivet. Click here for details.

24th June 2007

The LATEST Rubik's Brainracker puzzle. A twisting-turning puzzle with 3 levels of challenge! Click here for details.

Four new metal disentanglement puzzles. Antique look on decorative stand. Click here for details.

3rd June 2007

New ThinkFun puzzles! Famous for the best seller Rush Hour, ThinkFun are constantly bringing out new and innovative puzzles. See the latest additions to the range including two NEW games "Hot Spot" and "Cover Your Tracks". Click here for details.

Three new solid wooden jigsaw puzzles. Make the octopus while learning to count. Put the animals on Noah's Ark while learning the alphabet. Click here for details.

12th May 2007

Back in stock; Interlocking Wine Bottle and interlocking Wine Glass puzzles in the Beer & Wine Theme section; also a new 3D interlocking Cocktail Shaker puzzle. Click here for details.

PuzzleArt! A new 3D interlocking bust of a lady. Click here for details.

12th May 2007

Rubik's Revolution is here.... and we've got stock of the original 3x3 cube as well. Click here for details.

The perfect gift for your Executive... high quality stainless steel puzzles that will look great on any desk! Click here for details.

14th April 2007

We've just added a some interesting wooden interlocking puzzles from teak wood. Click here for details.
Also a couple of bright and cheerful geometric wooden trucks for kids Click here for details.

24th March 2007

Lots more stock has arrived from this year's Sydney Gift Fair....
Great new Art works in jigsaw puzzles from Plato Puzzles. Click here for details.
Some very difficult Rubik's puzzles. Click here for details.
Da Vinci Codebreaker puzzle. Click here for details.
Also a very high quality puzzle money box - great gift idea. Click here for details.

17th March 2007

We found lots of new puzzles at this year's Sydney Gift Fair. Many puzzles for children (that will also be enjoyed by "big kids") Click here for details. Also a fun puzzling photo frame - great gift idea. Click here for details.

New Categories added to help you navigate our site:
Smart Games - An exciting range of brainteasing logic puzzles. Smart Games offers high quality, award winning educational toys & games. Click here
Buki Toys - A wonderful range of maze books for young kids. Click here
Games - We do stock a couple of puzzles that can also be played as a multi-player game. Click here
$30.01-$40 - Click here
$40.01-$50 - Click here

4th March 2007

New range of wire puzzles A$8.95 each. Click here for details of under $10 puzzles. Or buy full set of 12 for the price of 10 and get TWO FREE. Click here for details

9th February 2007

Another new puzzle from Vinco. Click here for details.

1st February 2007

Favourite Vinco puzzles back in stock - Kiss, Cube AC & Tresorpak 6 Click here for details.

13th January 2007

New Category - Puzzle Makers. 4 Metal Designer Brainteasers. Yin & Yang, Lucky Clover, Free the Key & Lunatic Lock. Click here for details.

More collectibles puzzles listed. Crystal Lines Cryptic Series puzzles. Click here for details.

Commemorative Edition Sam Loyd puzzles - Get Off The Earth. Click here for details.

3rd January 2007

Difficult Hanayama NEWS puzzle back in stock. Click here for details.

15th December 2006

The very popular Don't Break the Bottle Corkscrew Edition is now back in stock. Click here for details.

12th December 2006

Hanayama have just released this Special Edition version of their brand new puzzle called NUT CASE. Click here for details. Not available from any other website outside Japan that we know of.

8th December 2006

Giving a voucher or money for Christmas. Why not add some fun and make them work for it with this wooden puzzler.... Click here for details.

Other suggested novelty puzzles for Christmas:
Puzzle wine bottle, glass, beer mug or beer bottle Click here for details.
Puzzle beer can or wine bottle holder Click here for details.
Puzzle money box Click here for details.
Puzzle necklaces Click here for details.

And see all our very hardest puzzles at Click here for details.

1st December 2006

LIMITED EDITION 2006 Just Released
Three very talented and well known designers.
Goh Pit Khiam. Dic Sonneveld. Jürg von Kanel.
Three very unusual burr puzzles.
Click here for details.

The Christmas present that serious puzzlers buy for themselves!

29th November 2006

Want to make your own puzzles? Step by step instructions to make 18 different puzzles in this new book. Click here for details.

New stocks of Vinco wooden puzzles just arrived including two new puzzles.
Click here for details.


Just in time for you to do all your Christmas shopping online.


12th November 2006

Great new Wine & Beer Themed puzzles. Click here for details.
Beer bottle (known downunder as a stubby) interlocking puzzle.
Aussie Beer & Aussie Wine puzzles that really work! Yes, modified by Mr Puzzle so the only way to get the beer or wine out is to do the puzzle.

Also, Lunatic Lock. One of the best puzzle padlocks out there. Click here.

And, NZanity. Unique design from New Zealand by Louis Toorenburg. Click here.

22nd October 2006

Christmas Gift Ideas summary and 2006 Limited Edition update.
Click here for details.

19th October 2006

Interlocking Wine Bottle, Wine Glass & Beer Mug. A Host thank-you, Son's 21st, Dad's birthday, Grandfather's Christmas... these puzzles work for them all.
Click here for details.

12th October 2006

Buy 10 Hanayamas for the price of 9. One FREE plus advantage of combined shipping. Click here for details of this and other Hanayama puzzles.

Great idea!
Get Christmas presents for 10 of your friends & relatives in one go.


17th September 2006

Three wonderful new Hanayama cast metal puzzles. Click here for details of this and other Hanayama puzzles.

16th September 2006

Just received new stock of Don't Break the Bottle wine holder puzzles. Click here for details of this and other wine related them puzzles including puzzling corkscrews.

14th September 2006

More puzzle necklaces in stock - Fully working, very difficult, interlocking burrs. Click here for detail page.

7th September 2006

Click here to see photos from this years International Puzzle Party held in Boston August 2006 and from the Grand Opening of the Slocum Collection Room at the Lilly Library, Indiana University.

Rush Hour puzzle cards back in stock Click here for detail page.

25th August 2006

Very sorry, but currently we do not have stock of cards for Rush Hour. We expect them to be back in stock mid September.

12th August 2006

We've just returned from our trip to this year's International Puzzle Party and we've got some great new puzzles.

Mr Puzzle Australia puzzles
- Boston Tea Chest - Standard Range, IPP26 Exchange puzzle. Unique solution six 'T' piece burr with lock Click here for detail page.
- Boston Tea Chest - Craftsman Range unique solution burr with difficult lock Click here for detail page.
- Wausau '82 - 13 piece rectilinear burr. Click here for detail page.
- Eureka - Very difficult checkerboard and cube puzzle designed by John Kirkman. 2006 IPP Design Competition entrant. Click here for detail page.

Other Puzzles & Books
- Four-Tress - Another great new design by Goh Pit-Khiam. 11 moves to remove the four pieces from inside the flat enclosed box. Can you get them back in again? Click here for detail page.
- Puzzle Necklaces - Fully working, very difficult, interlocking burrs. Click here for detail page.
- The 15 Puzzle book - The story of the puzzle that started the craze of 1880 and how America's greatest puzzle designer, Sam Loyd, fooled everyone for 115 years! Click here for detail page.

19th July 2006

We'll have some great new designs in both Mr Puzzle Standard Range (click here) and Mr Puzzle Craftsman range (click here) when we get be back from holidays 14th August 2006 so make sure you check back with us then. And don't forget we'll have three more Limited Edition (click here) puzzles to release on 1st December.

11th June 2006

The Tangram Book.... Written by Jerry Slocum.
192 full colour glossy pages First published in 2004
The story of the Chinese Puzzle with over 2000 puzzles to solve.
Click here for more information.

10th June 2006

Kaleidoscope Classic Shape your imagination!
Puzzle has 18 different pieces.
Game for 2 or 3 players also included.
$44.95 includes full colour book with more than 101 challenges and much more.... Click here for more information.


And lots more puzzles added to the "Other Puzzles" page.
Click here for details.

Last Count over different 200 puzzles on this site. 204 actually!
To help find your way around we've added these new categories:
Browse our Gallery of Puzzles $10 and under -->>NEW<<--
Browse our Gallery of Puzzles $30 and under -->>NEW<<--
Browse our Gallery of all Metal Disentanglement Puzzles -->>NEW<<--
Browse our Gallery of all Other Disentanglement Puzzles -->>NEW<<--
Browse our Gallery of all Take Apart Puzzles -->>NEW<<--
Browse our Gallery of Puzzle Books -->>NEW<<--

6th May 2006

At last - a very high level burr at the right price - just $19.95.
Right up there with the most difficult puzzles in our web store.
Click here to see it and other Think Fun puzzles.

If you're looking for jigsaw puzzles and you're looking for very hard puzzles then check out the new stock of 1000 piece Photomosaics. Thousands of miniature photographs combine to make one awsome picture.
Click here to see six different puzzles in the range including two different Simpsons puzzles.

17th April 2006

Two new categories:
Australiana - Need a present to take with you overseas? Need to cheer up a homesick Aussie mate? Our new Australiana category should provide a suitable gift. Click here for details.
Collectibles - Brian also collects puzzles. Sometimes he even collects puzzle he already has. These are his doubles. You could find anything in this caregory. Click here for details.

9th April 2006

An oldie but a goodie.... the Horseshoe Puzzle. We've always had it as a keyring but so many people have requested it we thought we had better stock this larger version as well. Click here for details.

8th April 2006

Hope you like our change of colour scheme .....
You'll see links in bright green, visited and active links in pale yellow.

2nd April 2006

So many puzzles on our website... how to make it easier for people to find the exact one they want?
Our best effort to try to solve this problem is to add more categories. Check out some of the new ones. The links below will take you directly to them.
Very Difficult Puzzles Only our hard puzzles listed here
$20 and under Budget puzzles including a few very hard ones as well
Interlocking Burrs Only wooden burr puzzles listed here
Other Interlocking They interlock but are not burrs including puzzleArt
Sequential Move Includes solitaire and Rush Hour but we have others
We've also moved a couple of our most requested Craftsman into major categories of their own.
Hanayama Original and ingenious cast metal puzzles from Japan
Vin Co Interesting and very unusual designs from Czech Republic
and we'll have even more categories soon.....

11th March 2006

There's been a lot happening on our site lately. Here's a summary of the latest news since Christmas. Click here for details.

5th March 2006

Even more new designs just arrived from Vinco.... and his hardest puzzle to date.
Click here for details.

18th February 2006

Great dinner party gift. The Uncorker puzzling corkscrew.
Click here for details.

16th February 2006

Levitron. The amazing anti-gravity top. A very Puzzling Thing.
Click here for details.

12th February 2006

Four wonderful new Hanayama cast puzzle designs.
Click here for details.

5th February 2006

Exciting new designs just arrived from Vinco.... stocks limited.
Click here for details.

31st January 2006

More PuzzleArt by Robin Turner. Beautiful Australian woods showcased in puzzles that are also sculptures.

Click here for details.

29th January 2006

RENOVATOR'S REVENGE

Nail disentanglement puzzles - still a favourite
ü From the originator of nail puzzles on a wooden stand
ü Three puzzles in one at a discounted price
For each puzzle the object is to separate the nails.
This puzzle incorporates our three DIFFERENT nail puzzles.

Click here for details.

9th January 2006

Mr Puzzle Australia GIFT VOUCHERS
-->>Not sure which puzzle to choose?
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NEWS FLASH From 9th January 2006
ALL OUR HANAYAMA TAKE-APART PUZZLES COME WITH A PRINTED SOLUTION. Not offered as standard by other sellers. Click here to see our range.

9th December 2005

Still time to ship before Christmas.
All international order going via Priority AIRMail. Click here for shipping details.
Mobs of time for shipping within Australia.

1st December 2005

-->> JUST RELEASED <<--2005 Limited Edition puzzles & more new puzzles

Full details of Limited Edition puzzles at http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/category67_1.htm

NEW Groovy Cubes available in Standard http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/prod452.htm
and Craftsman ranges http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/prod453.htm

19th November 2005

2005 Limited Edition puzzles on track for release 1st December 2005

A little hint at http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/category67_1.htm

6th October 2005

PUZZLES MAKE PERFECT PRESENTS....
Start thinking about Christmas now!

 

VERY Difficult puzzles page

Are the people you're buying puzzles for always able to do them?
Want to find something to really stump them this time?
Click here to see a gallery of only our most difficult puzzles.

TWO New Craftsman

We've selected the five hardest and most ingenious cast puzzles from Hanayama. Click here to see them.

Family Games Inc of Canada make a wonderful range of wooden puzzles; many of them also have other functional uses like a Wine Caddy or a Money Box.  Crafted with attention to detail they will make Christmas Gifts you'll be very proud to give. Click here to see the range.

21st September 2005

NEW Category - Other Puzzles.
The puzzles in this category are not from known craftsmen but are challenging puzzles of very good quality. Although they are 'mass produced' we've chosen to stock them for these reasons and also the fact they do not infringe any copyright that we know of.

Trick Opening Lock (totally new mechanism like no other indian lock) & three new rope puzzles.
Click here to see the puzzles in this category.

9th September 2005

Mr Puzzle has just returned from another fabulous International Puzzle Party (IPP25) held in Helsinki, Finland. Click here to see photos.

NEW puzzles Released at IPP in July 2005
DIAGONAL TWINS Click here to go to detail puzzle page.
AROUND THE BEND Click here to go to detail puzzle page.
CROWN OF THORNS Click here to go to detail puzzle page.

Never bought a puzzle before? Need Help?
Click here for some TIPS.

12th July 2005

MR PUZZLE Craftsman Range puzzles back in stock

DECEMBURR - DIFFICULTY RATING 9
Click here to go to detail puzzle page.
There is an interesting sequence of 13 forward and backward moves required to disassemble this puzzle... Yes, that’s 13 moves to get the first piece out and that’s not the trickiest part of the puzzle.

MAKE ROOM - DIFFICULTY RATING 8
Click here to go to detail puzzle page.
This puzzle presents four different challenges:
Challenge 1 - Pack all 8 blocks under the closed lid. 30 possible solutions.
Challenge 2 - Make room for all 8 blocks and the gold rod under the closed lid (not in it’s packing position). 4 solutions.
Challenge 3 - Make Room for all 8 blocks and the key (dowel) under the closed lid. Unique solution.
Challenge 4 - Can you remember how the puzzle came packaged with the key in the lid? 3 solutions.

INSOMA - DIFFICULTY RATING 7
Click here to go to detail puzzle page.
Two of the most popular puzzles ever made and sold in the world have been used to make this unique puzzle. The puzzle is to assemble both the Soma Cube and the six piece diagonal burr at the same time.

18th June 2005

New theme for Tangram Jigsaws

BLUE OPAL PUZZLES
Blue Opal brings together two ancient puzzles, the jigsaw puzzle and the tangram puzzle, to create the ultimate puzzle.
Are they Jigsaws or are they Tangrams? No, they are both! First put the jigsaw pieces together to make the tangram pieces. Then we challenge you to make the square and other tangram shapes on the sheet provided.

See the new Safari theme - Click here.

8th May 2005

New Aussie Craftsmen

BLUE OPAL PUZZLES
Blue Opal brings together two ancient puzzles, the jigsaw puzzle and the tangram puzzle, to create the ultimate puzzle.
Are they Jigsaws or are they Tangrams? No, they are both! First put the jigsaw pieces together to make the tangram pieces. Then we challenge you to make the square and other tangram shapes on the sheet provided.

See the two different themed puzzles - Click here.

PLATO PUZZLES

Plato Puzzles is a specialist creator of jigsaw puzzles based in Sydney. They are dedicated to providing a high quality product that reflects the best of Australian artistic character and present a worthy challenge on the jigsaw board.
It's about the Art!
These jigsaw puzzles present the vibrant and inspirational modern Australian art style.

See the full range of 9 different jigsaw puzzles - Click here.

26th April 2005

***NEWS UPDATE - Aussie Stuff***

Yes, Grahame & Carol are still enjoying their retirement but it seems there's another generation to take over. Their son, also called Grahame has decided to turn his hand to making puzzles in the footsteps of his father. The first of his puzzles has just arrived. The recent birth of his own first born son Taron did delay the arrival of the puzzles by a few weeks but the wait has been well worth it.

Stocks are still limited but to see what we've got click here.

2nd April 2005

SNODGER PUZZLE GREETING CARDS
The perfect way to say Happy Birthday, Get Well, A Word of Thanks. There's six different cards in the series with either word or maths puzzles on the front. Click Here to go to detail page.

NEW Puzzle Galleries
As we grow and get more and more puzzles, and more and more pages on our site, it gets more difficult to find what you're looking for.
To help we've introduced two new pages:
Click here to go to Gallery of Puzlzes by Price
Click here to go to Gallery of Puzzles by Difficulty Rating (go straight to the bottom of the page if you're looking for really difficult puzzles)

31st March 2005

LIMITED EDITION NEWS
The Hidden Secrets of Hep puzzle from our Limited Edition series is now sold out but we still have a few Helix The Burr and Three Way Slider puzzles available. Click Here to go to detail page..

5th March 2005

Coming of Age Mk II - Standard Range. Now back in stock. Click Here to go to detail page..

31st January 2005

Brian's been busy making Limited Edition (is still busy making Limited Edition.... and will be busy making Limited Edition for the next couple of months...) so no time to bring on new Mr Puzzle's puzzles.

So you're not left struggling to find new puzzles we've stocked up on new things from other quality craftsman:

New puzzles from Robin Turner. See two more Whitchetty Grubbs and lots from the Remarkable Rocks collection. Click here.

Two new puzzles now available from Václav Obšívac puzzles. Click here to go to a listing of Václav's puzzles.

A great gift idea for the puzzler who has everything. A puzzle alarm clock. Click here.

NEW GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE
Save time and money to ship your gift to someone else. Let us do it for you. We'll gift wrap it and send it directly to them. Click here for details.

20th January 2005

PayPal is now available in Australian Dollars.

8th January 2005

Happy New Year!

New stocks of Václav Obšívac puzzles just arrived from the Czech Republic. Click here to go to a listing of Václav's puzzles.

2nd December 2004

At this point we have very few puzzles left in this Limited Edition series. We have less than six of each puzzle still available and that's less than 48 hours after release. (Click here to review each puzzle and go to deposit page).

30th November 2004

NEW LIMITED EDITION PUZZLES JUST RELEASED
Although not all 30 of each puzzle have as yet been completed you are invited to reserve your 2004 Limited Edition puzzles by placing a deposit via our web site (Click here to review each puzzle and go to deposit page).

To find The Hidden Secrets Of Hep you'll need to solve the puzzle box

Bill Cutler considers Helix The Burr has the most interesting disassembly sequence he's ever created

Three Way Slider works in 3 directions at once allowing multiple moves to simultaneously disassemble the other 6 high level burrs on the ends

20th November 2004

A NEW CRAFTSMAN
We've expanded the section which previously showcased other Aussie Craftspeople to include a friend from the Czech Republic. Václav is a fine woodworker and has invented many puzzles.
We now have 10 different puzzles in stock. Click here to go to a listing of Václav's puzzles.

3rd September 2004

NEW puzzles in Other Aussies... SCRAMBLED SQUARES
Great aussie graphics on these fun but difficult puzzles.
Choose from Aussie Animals, or Tropical Fish or Sharks

Back in Stock
We now have stock of each of the different Australian maps offered by Wooden Crafts of Sydney. Click here to see them.

24th August 2004

Mr Puzzle has just returned from attending the International Puzzle Party (IPP24) in Tokyo, Japan. Click here to see photos.

NEW puzzles Released August 2004

DECEMBURR
Available in Standard Range or in Craftsman Range
There is an interesting sequence of 13 forward and backward moves required to disassemble this puzzle... Yes, that’s 13 moves to get the first piece out and that’s not the trickiest part of the puzzle.
Once completely apart, there are 5485 false solutions, meaning the puzzle looks like it should go together but you can’t get the last piece in. Only the specific sequence of 13 moves will allow you to insert the last piece and solve this puzzle.
Goh Pit Khiam invented this twelve piece puzzle in December 1999 without the use of a computer.
Note: We’ve given the puzzle a rating 9 out of 10 because it’s sold assembled. To solve the puzzle from a disassembled state without clues it could definitely be worthy of a rating 10!
TWISTED'S SISTER
Available in Craftsman Range.
Another completely new design by Brian Young. Entrant IPP Design Competition 2004
The puzzle is to separate the two nails.
Presented on a Torii Gate stand in keeping with the theme of this year's International Puzzle Party held in Tokyo, Japan.
The nails are Gold plated.
ANOTHER NAILBITER - Letter Rack
Available in Craftsman Range.
For each puzzle the object is to separate the nails. This puzzle incorporates our four DIFFERENT nail puzzles all either exclusive designs or modified from original by Mr Puzzle.
The base is fashioned so there is a 20mm opening in which to stand letters or brochures. It's made from North Queensland Rose Alder. The nails are plated in Gold.

18th August 2003

COMING OF AGE MKII Craftsman Range back in stock!

19 directional moves to remove the first piece from an 18 piece burr!
As well as our Craftsman Range this puzzle is also available in a selection of Australian hardwoods in our Standard Range.

In 1953 Willem L van der Poel, a leading Dutch computer scientist, set out to design a puzzle with as many interlocking pieces as possible and came up with an 18 piece burr that took 4 moves to get the second last piece in and 3 more for the last piece.
In 1997 Mr Puzzle changed the burr to create a puzzle with 5 moves to get the last piece in. In 1999 he came up with this version which takes 19 moves to get the first piece out! And it doesn't finish there.... After you get the first piece out there is still 5 more moves to get the second piece out, you will then be able to easily remove the next two pieces, but watch out for the 5th. HINT... Beware when trying to remove the 5th piece - it will take you a further 9 moves - and remember no force or rotational moves are necessary to solve this puzzle.
Yes, it's so difficult you now get the puzzle assembled.
This puzzle was designed by Brian (alias Mr Puzzle) without the use of a computer.

1st June 2004

Aussie Stuff have decided to retire so whatever puzzles we have in stock is all there will ever be.
Bad news for all those lovers of their puzzles but good news for Grahame and Carol Cuthbert from Aussie Stuff.
Our thanks to them for providing so many beautifully crafted puzzles to us over the years and best wishes for a great time in retirement.

We still have quite a number of Aussie Stuff puzzles in stock but remember, once sold they will never be made again. Click here to go to the OTHER AUSSIES category.

23rd May 2004

NEW puzzles:

MAKE ROOM
Available in Standard Range or in Craftsman Range made using 9 different Australian hardwood timbers.
In 1997 Stewart Coffin originally designed Make Room and allocated it #127 in his numbering system although only one of these puzzles was made. At IPP21 in Tokyo in 2001 a larger version of the puzzle #127-A was given by Jerry Slocum as his exchange gift. That version had 14 separate solutions to fit just nine pieces in the box.
Brian had never made a packing puzzle before.... That all changed after IPP21 when he found himself playing with Jerry's exchange puzzle for many, many hours. He then got interested in redesigning the puzzle to include a challenge with a unique solution.
The Craftsman Range puzzle presents four different challenges:
Challenge 1 - Pack all 8 blocks under the closed lid. 30 possible solutions.
Challenge 2 - Make room for all 8 blocks and the gold rod under the closed lid (not in it’s packing position). 4 solutions.
Challenge 3 - Make Room for all 8 blocks and the key (dowel) under the closed lid. Unique solution.
Challenge 4 - Can you remember how the puzzle came packaged with the key in the lid? 3 solutions.

INSOMA Available only in Craftsman Range . Your choice of three different Australian Timbers.
The puzzle is to assemble both the Soma Cube and the six piece diagonal burr at the same time. To do this you will need to find just one of the 240 different assemblies of the Soma Cube. Why? In this puzzle the Soma Cube has a unique solution. One piece of Soma Cube is attached to one of each of the pieces of the diagonal burr. When you assemble the burr you will need to assemble the Soma Cube inside it at the same time. Don’t forget you also need to fit the loose seventh piece of the Soma Cube in as well.....
The concept of putting the two puzzles together came to Brian after seeing a puzzle by Phillipe Dubois made with a loose cube assembly inside

1st May 2004

Our web site software has been updated so you'll now find three different payment tabs. We have always accepted major credit cards and since last September we've taken PayPal. We've now added Bank Transfer as a payment option and updated the PayPal option to have it's own button.
For more information please click here.

 

21st March 2004

New - Text only SITE MAP http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/webcontent86.htm

This is currently a 'work in progress' but what's there can be used.
Our site's becoming very large so hopefully this helps with a quick
overview and links to get around.

12th December 2003

LIMITED EDITION 2003
ALL puzzles have now been sold.

4th December 2003

LIMITED EDITION 2003
A Cube With A Secret - ALL SOLD
Criss-Cross - ALL SOLD.
18 Piece II - Just ONE puzzle available.
Click here to pay deposit and reserve it now.

2nd December 2003

LIMITED EDITION 2003
Almost all puzzles sold in the first days after release.
A Cube With A Secret - ALL SOLD
Criss-Cross - Just two puzzles still available.
18 Piece II - Just three puzzles still available.
Click here to pay deposit and reserve yours now.

30th November 2003

LIMITED EDITION 2003
Three new puzzles. Only 24 of each will ever be made. Click here to pay deposit and reserve yours now.

17th November 2003

SATURN RING - Designed by Mr Puzzle.
The puzzle is to assemble the 31 blocks into the planet Saturn with it’s ring. Click here to go directly to puzzle page.

9th November 2003

New puzzles from Robin Turner. See another one in the Remarkable Rocks collection - Click here for The Pinnacle.

26th September 2003

New puzzles from AUSSIE STUFF for young kids - Click here to see the cute wombat jigsaw.

13th September 2003

We now accept payment by PayPal. Please use the "Send a Money Order" tab in the Payment Details section of the checkout.

24th August 2003

Mr Puzzle has just returned from attending the International Puzzle Party (IPP23) in Chicago, USA. Click here to see photos.

SEARious Burr
Click here to go directly to product page.

Brian designed a brand new puzzle this year as his IPP Exchange Puzzle. He modelled a 13 piece interlocking burr after Chicago's most famous building, the Sears Tower. To increase the difficulty of the puzzle Brian then incorporated a secret lock which must be release before you can remove the first piece of the puzzle. This lock will take 13 moves to release.

New Disentanglement Puzzle

TRAFFIC LIGHTS - Difficulty Rating 5
Click here to go directly to product page.

We've incorporated 2 puzzles in 1 with this puzzle. First, remove the rope from the piece of wood to release the long bar. Second, use the long bar and rope as the Buttonhole Puzzle.

5th June 2003

Different Whitchetty Grubbs just arrived from Robin.

Click here to go directly to Robin's special PuzzleArt.

12th April 2003

Another Australian craftsman added - Robin Turner.

Robin Turner has been the creator of these sculptural puzzles since he started working with wood in 1975. Inspired by natural forms in this timeless land we call Australia such as The Olgas, Ayers Rock and other Remarkable Rocks, robin started collecting timbers from all over Australia 28 years ago and through its colour, grain and character the wood tells Robin what it want to become. Working from his studio in Aldinga, South Australia, he reflects all the ethics he lives by in his work - recycling, renewable community and above all quality.

Click here to go directly to Robin's special PuzzleArt.

21st March 2003

New category of puzzles added - Designs EXCLUSIVE to Mr Puzzle.

Over the years Brian has designed a number of puzzles which are quite different to anything you will have seen elsewhere. Although some have been released as Limited Edition items which have since sold out, a number of others are part of our ongoing Standard and Craftsman ranges. We've grouped them together in their own category as well to help make it easier for you to find puzzles which you will not be able to get anywhere else.

Click here for a quick look at the Gallery of Designs EXCLUSIVE to Mr Puzzle.


18th March 2003

COMING OF AGE MKII Standard Range back in stock!

DIFFICULTY RATING 10

19 directional moves to remove the first piece from an 18 piece burr!

As well as our Standard Range this puzzle is also available in a selection of Australian hardwoods in our Craftsman Range.

In 1953 Willem L van der Poel, a leading Dutch computer scientist, set out to design a puzzle with as many interlocking pieces as possible and came up with an 18 piece burr that took 4 moves to get the second last piece in and 3 more for the last piece.
In 1997 Mr Puzzle changed the burr to create a puzzle with 5 moves to get the last piece in. In 1999 he came up with this version which takes 19 moves to get the first piece out! And it doesn't finish there.... After you get the first piece out there is still 5 more moves to get the second piece out, you will then be able to easily remove the next two pieces, but watch out for the 5th. HINT... Beware when trying to remove the 5th piece - it will take you a further 9 moves - and remember no force or rotational moves are necessary to solve this puzzle.
Yes, it's so difficult you now get the puzzle assembled.

This puzzle was designed by Brian (alias Mr Puzzle) without the use of a computer.



17th March 2003

ALL 2002 LIMITED EDITION SOLD OUT. More coming later in 2003.

Click here to be added to our mailing list.

 

23rd February 2003

New Australian Craftsman.

Neil Scott - Alkoomi Pots

Neil Scott crafts individual pottery pieces at Alkoomi Pots in Brisbane, Queensland. We have only four pieces of his work available for sale at present. Once sold these pieces will not be repeated with the same artwork and we are at this stage unsure of when we may be able to secure additional pieces in the range.

AUSSIE STUFF for young kids.

Here's some well crafted fun puzzles suitable for very young children.

 

18th February 2003

New links directly to puzzles by puzzle type.

Click on the work Gallery to go to the page you want:
Browse our Gallery of Disentanglement Puzzles
Browse our Gallery of Interlocking Puzzles
Browse our Gallery of Put Together (not interlocking) Puzzles
Browse our Gallery of Sequential Move Puzzles
Browse our Gallery of Maze Puzzles

We've still got the original links you may have bookmarked as well:
Browse our Gallery of ALL Puzzles
Browse our TEXT ONLY version Gallery of Puzzles

Patience is a Virtue back in stock.

In addition to fitting the pieces back into the rectangular frame there are 100 other shapes on the accompanying sheet to make with them.

Designed in 1899 by Richard Moller, working for A.J.Richter & Co. the Kobold puzzle was one of 36 different Anchor Puzzles manufactured between 1891 & 1964. The height of their popularity was during WW1 when they were manufactured for troops in Germany and ironically under licence by British Lotts Brick Co. for the English troops as well. The pieces were made of a mixture of Kaolin clay from Bavaria which Richter had purchased the patent for in 1882 and originally used to manufacture Anchor Stone building blocks.

11th February 2003

New craftsman in "Other Aussie" category.

AUSSIE STUFF
Aussie Stuff puzzles are hand crafted with the utmost care, using quality plantation timbers and A1 grade marine plywood, coloured by non toxic stains; all materials grown in and puzzles made in Australia.
The puzzles use the forms of Australian animals in the pieces. They are available in a choice of bright colours or natural shades.

The Blitz

We again have stocks of this puzzle in the three different timber configurations.
1. Queensland Silver Ash 2. Half/Half Queensland Silver Ash & Queensland Blackbean 3. Queensland Blackbean.


9th February 2003

Ned Kelly - ALL SOLD

Another of the three puzzles in this year's Limited Edition release is already sold out. JUST TWO Russian 13 puzzles left.

8th February 2003

IPP Puzzles

Each year in August Brian releases a completely new design to exchange with other collectors at the Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange. Click here to see additional puzzles made for sale on this web site.

PANDORA'S BOX Standard Range back in stock!

DIFFICULTY RATING 7

The puzzle is to remove the four pieces from inside the box.
Tadao Muroi (since deceased) designed this framed burr in Japan in the early 1990s and it is with the kind permission of his son we are allowed to make this puzzle.. The puzzle requires twelve sliding moves to remove the pieces from inside the box. The real puzzle may turn out to be how to get them back inside the box again using these 12 moves, although there are other combinations.
http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/prod37.htm
This puzzle is still available in our CRAFTSMAN RANGE.
http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/prod70.htm


11th December 2002

New AIRMAIL option

You can choose to have your puzzle order rushed to you with our new AIRMAIL option. Click here to see the details.

8th December 2002

Puzzler's Cage - ALL SOLD

One of the three puzzles in this year's Limited Edition release is already sold out.

1st December 2002

10th Anniversary Limited Edition puzzles released.

Ned Kelly
Over 100 years after he was hanged the mystery of Australia’s most infamous bushranger Ned Kelly still remains unsolved.
Find Ned Kelly’s skull; it’s true whereabouts remains a mystery to this day.
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary Limited Edition range Brian has created a
completely unique design which recalls the history of Ned Kelly.
To do the puzzle you will have to follow the history of the Kelly gang's last stand. To assist we will tell the story of Ned Kelly's Last Stand on the Limited Edition certificate you will receive with the puzzle.
You will need to solve ten different puzzles to discover the tools incorporated in the puzzle. You will require these tools along the way to complete the puzzle.
The puzzle will also be quite a challenge to reassemble becasue every piece in the puzzle is different and interlocking.
Ned is presented in Queensland Blackbean. Queensland Blackbean grows throughout eastern Australia and is also known as Moreton Bay Bean or Moreton Bay Chestnut.

Puzzlers Cage
The puzzle is to assemble/disassemble the 24 piece interlocking burr.
This burr is extemely interlocking; it even interlocks around the ends of some of the pieces which is very unusual.
Junichi Yananose designed this burr in 1999 without the use of a computer and in his own words describes it as "a crazy difficult burr puzzle".
This puzzle has been so rarely made that even Junichi does not own a copy of this puzzle, although he has already reserved one from this Limited Edition releases.
Puzzler's Cage is presented in Queensland Maple (which like many native Australian timbers is not really from the maple family). Also known as Maple Silkwood this timber is from the Rutaceae family.

Russian 13
Make the 3x3 interlocking cube.
The puzzle again comes from the book by russian author Leonid Mochalov called "400 Tricks and Games".
Mr Puzzle himself found this puzzle quite tricky to put together; you can make it more difficult by not taking any hints from the photo of the assembled puzzle.
From our own computer analysis there are six different solutions; see if you can find them all.
The puzzle is crafted from Australian Blackwood, also known as Black Wattle.

October 2002

We've added another Product Category to present puzzles from Other Aussies - other Australian craftsmen producing high quality puzzles.

KIM ANDERSON

SMALL MAZE A classic maze.... get the silver ball from the starting rectangle on the left to the finishing rectangle on the right. Crafted from Tasmanian Sassafrass. This same maze is also available also in a medium version.

MEDIUM MAZE A classic maze.... get the silver ball from the starting rectangle on the left to the finishing rectangle on the right. Crafted from Tasmanian Sassafrass. This same maze is also available also in a small version.

DOUBLE SIDED MEDIUM MAZE
A double sided maze.... both sides are connected by four separate holes. Get the silver ball from the starting rectangle

on the left to the finishing rectangle on the right. To do this you will have to use both side of the maze. Crafted from Tasmanian Sassafrass.

LARGE MAZE

Kim's largest and most complicated maze.... get the silver ball from the starting block on the left to the finishing block on the right. Crafted from Tasmanian Blackheart Sassafrass

WOODEN CRAFTS OF SYDNEY

NATIVE AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS & STATES

NATIVE AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS - MIXED TIMBERS The puzzle is to get the 17 Australian animals back inside the map of Australia. The animals are made from plantation grown Australian timbers set in a craftwood base. The timbers include: Hoop Pine, Queensland Walnut, Red Cedar, Silky Oak, Jarrah, Eucalypt Oak, Blue Gum, Turpentine, Victorian Ash, Spotted Gum, Maple and Cheerywood.

NATIVE AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS - PLAIN The puzzle is to get the 17 Australian animals back inside the map of Australia.

New puzzle in our Craftsman Range

BENT AGAIN

The puzzle is to remove the nails from their stand then separate the two nails. The nails are gold plated and the wooden base is made from Rose Alder with a groove cut to stand your business cards or notes in. This puzzle is also available in our standard range.

Standard Range version of The Blitz is now back in stock.

The Blitz

DIFFICULTY RATING 6 The puzzle is to assemble the six pieces into this unique shape. This burr has a locking mechanism unlike any other that we know of. It was designed in 1999 by Brian and is covered by Australian Design Registration No 142132. This puzzle is EXCLUSIVE to Mr Puzzle Australia.This burr has a locking mechanism unlike any other that we know of. There are only two identifcal pieces out of the six that make up this puzzle. Although symmetrical this puzzle is difficult to visualise because the shape is offset from centre. Once you get it together you will also notice that the way it locks itself together is unique.

September 2002

$$$$$$ 

Introduction of automatic currency conversion on each product page. Note: Prices on this site are charged in Australian dollars. Click here for more details about how Currency Exchange Rates work.

New puzzles from Internatinal Puzzle Party Exchange now available in Craftsman Range

LT
lateral thinking n. Method of solving problems other than conventional logic

DIFFICULTY RATING 7
Brian designed this puzzle to be presented as his Exchange Gift at the International Puzzle Party in Antwerpen, Belgium in August 2002.
Use all seven pieces to make the letter L
Use all seven pieces to make the letter T
The real challenge is to use all seven pieces to make the letters L and T at the same time.
Manufactured from Queensland Silky Oak (not a real Oak.... it's actually an Australian native from the Grevillea family which grows in rainforest areas (any many backyards) in southern Queensland; also known as Lacewood outside Australia).
Covered by Australian Design Registration No 149028.

JUST A LITTLE PACKING PROBLEM #1

DIFFICULTY RATING 6
Researched by Stewart T. Coffin, one of the most prolific puzzle inventors ever, for his book "The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections" - this is just one of the variations of the "Patio Block" puzzle using a series of 1x2x2 dimensioned blocks joined in groups of 2 to form a 4x4x4 cube.
Manufactured in Tasmanian Oak (no, not a real Oak.... it's actually an Australian native Eycalyptus tree from the temperate forests of Tasmania.

May2002

New puzzles now available in Craftsman Range

MEGA SIX

DIFFICULTY RATING 9
Bill Cutler first used a computer program to analyse six piece burrs in 1974 but it took until 1990 to analyse all possible six piece burr combinations.
Mega Six is the result of that search for the maximum number of moves for a six piece burr with a unique solution. This does not mean it has a unique assembly, due to the number of internal voids. In theory the pieces should fit together in 20 different ways however, the reality is that you can physically only put the puzzle together in one of the 20 assemblies.
Not only OUR hardest six piece burr but THE hardest six piece burr!
As well as our Standard Range this puzzle is also available in a selection of Australian hardwoods in our Craftsman Range.
Covered by Australian Design Registration Application No 498/2002.

December 2001

New Limited Edition set released
(These puzzles sold out. Link to information page http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/webcontent62.htm)

LOST DAY Occassional Table  

This very special piece of puzzle furniture consists of eight different notchable six piece burrs.
The puzzle is presented as an occasional table but may be purchased with or without the 500mm round glass top (with polished edge).
The puzzle occassional table is available crafted from Western Australian Jarrah and is shipped completed WITH 500mm round polished edge glass top. Puzzle size: 300mm x 300mm x 500mm.
This puzzle comes packaged disassembled. Because of it's size and shape it's subject to high risk of breakage if sent assembled.


TLN   

The puzzle is to assemble to 12 piece burr representing the letters T L & N on three sides.
Hurry LAST ONE LEFT.... This puzzle will NEVER be made again!
This puzzle is crafted from the very dense and heavy timber called Cooktown Ironwood which is grown only across the very north of Australia in a thin band from Cooktown to Darwin. Size: 150mm x 150mm x 150mm.
Limited Edition numbers available: 21
Packaged ASSEMBLED although we can send disassembled if requested.

RUSSIAN 11

The puzzle is to assemble the 11 piece burr.
This puzzle is crafted from Satin Sycamore grown in North Queensland.
Packaged ASSEMBLED although we can send disassembled if requested.

September 2001

New puzzle now available in Craftsman Range

THE COLLECTIVE

DIFFICULTY RATING 10
A unique framed burr design invented by and exclusive to MR PUZZLE.
The puzzle is to take The Collective apart.
Unlike normal framed burrs the five piece burr encased in the twenty-four piece frame work as one in this puzzle. After you get the puzzle apart will you be able to assimilate the pieces again into one unit?
The 5 piece burr at the centre of the puzzle is crafted from Queensland Silver Ash. The frame consists of 24 individual interlocked pieces and is currently available crafted from either 1. Queensland Blackbean or 2. Western Australian.

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