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Hanayama Award Winning Rotor puzzle

The new designs are coming thick and fast for Hanayama this year.  And lots of hard ones too!  Difficulty Level 6 on Hanayama scale 1 to 6. Grand Master! Sometimes we wonder if Hanayama wished they had a Level 7!

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ages – very hard! Sequential Discovery Burr by Brian Young

Brian’s only sequential discovery puzzle for 2019 is already selling fast. The first 100 have sold out. We are taking deposits for the second and final batch of 100 now. https://www.mrpuzzle.com.au/ages-deposit.html At first glance, it appears to be a 6 piece

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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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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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Dilemma Games made in Thailand

We recognise the wood right? We all think it’s teak from Thailand right? Wrong. This is monkey wood and it’s a plantation grown wood used by Thai puzzle maker Dilemma Games. They use it because it promotes sustainability. Dilemma makes

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30 Cube multi-level challenge puzzle

Martin Gardner, a world-famous mathematician and scientist once wrote an article in Scientific American magazine back in 1966 expressing his regret that the 30 colour cube principle had never been turned into a commercial set of challenges. It took until

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