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Vesa Timonen designer of many Hanayama puzzles

Vesa is not a full-time puzzle designer but you would never know it given the number of amazing designs he manages to come up with.  He made is first designs in 1996 and ever since then, he’s constantly being asked if

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New Designer Felix Ure’s FIRST puzzle

How is it possible that a new designer can come up with such an amazing first release? Simple goal. Tactile to handle. VERY difficult solution. Luxurious and substantial. This puzzle has all the elements of a great puzzle. You can

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Current release from Hanayama in Japan – Slider

The puzzle is to separate the three pieces and put them back together again. When the pieces are lined up just right and you get the movement correct they will slide apart very smoothly. Could the clue be in the name?

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IPP39 Kanazawa exchange puzzles

At Mr Puzzle we made two puzzles designed by George Sicherman for this year’s IPP39 held in Kanazawa, Japan. The Edward Hordern puzzle exchange event is held every year at IPP. People who want to participate must bring a new design

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Tower of Hanoi puzzle. And oldie but a goodie.

There are many myths and legends about the origins of this puzzle but it seems that the French Mathematician Edouard Lucas actually created the puzzle in 1883. He may have also created the essence of the myths as well to

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Caribbean Pirate puzzle box

Not hugely difficult but this puzzle box has a completely different solution to any other puzzle boxes on our site. You can hear the sounds of something rolling around inside the puzzle box but to reveal more would give too

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HoKey CoKey lock designed by Ali Morris from Brass Monkey Puzzles

Ali Morris designed the lock for his friend (and co-conspirator at Brass Monkey Puzzles) Steve Nichols to enter as his IPP Exchange puzzle at IPP38 in San Diego. And the exchangers loved it! Or at least they loved playing with

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Pocket Cube twisty puzzle

To solve the Pocket Cube you’ll have to discard all that learning of the standard 3×3 algorithm and start again. With the axis off centre and two different size segments, when scrambled, the puzzle creates all kinds of strange shapes. You’ll

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Hajime Katsumoto – Framed Jigsaw

Hajime Katsumoto is an incredible puzzle designer and consistently wins awards for his puzzles at the annual International Puzzle Design Competition. In 2018 he won the Jury Grand Prize for his 5L Box, narrowly beating two other entries that were

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Two Brass Monkey puzzles

Why Brass Monkey? Even if you understand that brass monkey is a colloquial expression used by some English speakers you might still wonder why this group of puzzles gets its name from that. I wonder too! But so far I’ve

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