Mr Puzzle’s Blog

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Mr Puzzle for a huge range of puzzles and brainteasers. We’ve got puzzles! 

Visit us online at http://www.mrpuzzle.com.au

We sell mostly mechanical puzzles but also stock jigsaw puzzles and some other puzzling items. Many of our brain games as they could be called, are wooden puzzles, although you will find many other puzzles including cast puzzles, other metal puzzles.

Unlike word or jigsaw puzzles, mechanical puzzles are hand-held objects that must be manipulated to achieve a specific goal. These puzzles are sometimes referred to as mechanical puzzles, brain teasers, 3d puzzles, mind benders, one person games, logic games, or just plain wooden games or wooden toys. In fact in languages other than English ‘head breaker’ is often the literal translation. Puzzel or breinbreker is most commonly used in Dutch, Pussel in Swedish are probably the closest to English but the French call them Casse-Tete, in Spanish it’s Rompecabezas, the Germans usually say Geduldsspiel and the Hebrew words Hidat Shihzur is literally translated as Restoration Puzzle.

Many of our puzzles are often referred to as ‘Chinese’ puzzles (the generic term for puzzle in Mandarin is written Zhiliyouxi, literally meaning: “Intelligence Game”) or Japanese puzzles (puzzle in Japanese is pronounced pazuru), or Rubiks puzzles. In fact these puzzles rarely originate in China and only one of them is of the Rubik style however certainly many modern day puzzles have been invented in Japan like the Pandora’s Box and the Hanayama cast metal puzzles sold on this site.

On our website you will find many original wood and metal puzzles, some made here at Mr Puzzle by puzzle maker Brian Young, but many from other puzzle designers or puzzle manufacturers. We stock very difficult puzzles, as well as classic well known puzzles and brainteasers. We will have included details about the inventor and whatever history we know about each puzzle on the Presentation card which is packaged with it.

We sell high quality jigsaw puzzles with Australian themes. We do not sell crossword puzzles or logic puzzles.

16 comments on “Mr Puzzle’s Blog
  1. haydn says:

    Mr Puzzle, thank you for your product and how quick you managed to get it to Tassie. Great work, love the product and ill probably be back for more!

  2. Looking for puzzle set for reception area of kids and adult psychologist practice

  3. Atenea Acosta says:

    Loved it, excelent products even better services! Keep on with the great work!!!

  4. Jennifer Rodriguez says:

    Hi, We have a few of your puzzles at the nursing home where I work but no solutions. Can you please send me the solutions to “All Nine”, “Soma Cubes” and “Slash Your Wrists”.
    Thank you
    Jennifer

  5. Albert Walsh says:

    What is your normal delivery time to Sydney?

    Thanks, Albert

  6. Leslie Rubin says:

    There is a technical term for designers of puzzles, maybe specifically 3-D puzzles. I believe it begins with the letter “B”. Do you happen to know what this term/word is?

  7. Sharon Lovegrove says:

    I came upon your website looking for a “slide puzzle”. Not only did I find something for my 20 year old son’s birthday, but I’ve bookmarked your website for Christmas 2017, as well. So many puzzles for all ages. I look forward to receiving the puzzle. I’m sure my son will love it.

    • Administrator says:

      Hi Sharon. That’s great news. Glad you found what you were looking for. And we’re putting new stuff on all the time so even more coming for Christmas! Cheers Sue @ Mr Puzzle.

  8. I purchased a few puzzles and have been able to solve all of them over the course of 10 months. The only one I still have no Idea how to solve is “Nipple Bolt” by Wil Strijbos and it’s preventing me from wanting to buy more until I finish this one.

    Can you please give me a hint as to how to solve it? I’ve been at it 10 months now.

    • Administrator says:

      Hi Brian,
      Very sorry for such a delayed response. I didn’t see your note on the blog amongst all the spam that goes there. Very sorry.
      As we say on the website Wil just does not publish solutions but I will send you a hint by separate email. I would not want hints to be public and spoil the experience of solving for others.
      Regards
      Sue

  9. John says:

    Could you let me know when you have the lotus puzzle back in stock regards John

    • Administrator says:

      I doubt the puzzles will be here before the end of September. I’ll add you to the wait list and let you know by email when they’re here. Sue.

  10. Margaret O'Connell says:

    Puzzle boxes arrived today :) so excited. The Four Seasons puzzles boxes are well made and sturdy. Thank you for the quick and friendly service.
    Cheers Margie O

  11. Jane says:

    Hi I have an easy kids puzzle box but no instructions ! It looks like 5he one with good luck and good fortune but mine says long life.
    Please would you email instructions
    Many thanks

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