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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

Posted in Burrs, Take-Apart puzzles, What's New

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

Posted in Puzzle Makers, Puzzles, What's New

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

Posted in 2D packing, Kids Puzzles, What's New

Hanayama UFO is proving harder than the rating suggests

It’s only been released so far in Japan but we’ve been lucky to get our hands on some advance copies for our customers and boy are they loving this one. UFO brings to 63 the total number of Hanayama puzzles to

Posted in Disentanglement puzzles, Puzzle Designers, What's New

3D Crystal Puzzles for the whole family

Three-dimensional jigsaw puzzles are so popular. These 3D Crystal jigsaw puzzles are great fun to work on and you can leave them assembled to display when they’re done.  And you can even buy a special stand with an LED light

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Jail Break trick opening puzzle

You could be forgiven for assuming that this latest creating from Jurgen Reiche at Siebenstein-Spiele was another version of the well known Alcatraz puzzle. But beware. It’s definitely not.  No clues to the solution there! Really nicely made in Germany the

Posted in Trick Opening, What's New