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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

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

Rubik’s Safe – a hard puzzle to keep your stuff safe

You’ve heard of thinking outside the box.  So now you have to think about how to get into the box! It’s such a fun play on the Rubik’s theme to give someone who really loves puzzles.  It’s a genuine Rubik’s licenced product. 

Posted in Trick Opening, Twisty Puzzles

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

6/6 difficulty for Hanayama Hourglass

Could this be the hardest puzzle Hanayama have ever made to date?  It’s 6/6 on their difficulty scale but we bet they wish they had a 10! to give it. If the solution is anything to go by then the

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The Waiter’s Tray. Perfect theme for Christmas giving.

Jean Claude Constantin is undoubtedly one of the most prolific and well known puzzle inventors of the last 30 years.   He’s made so many hundreds of different puzzles over the years it would be impossible to count. He commissioned this

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Hanayama Trinity puzzle wins Jury 1st Prize in Design Comp

Designed by Kyoo Wong who has worked with Hanayama based in Hong Kong for many years. This puzzle won the Jury 1st Prize in the Nob Yoshigahara Design Competition in San Diego in August 2018. Checkout the competition he was

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Benno’s Answer Box is a marathon to get open

And Brian knows this is a marathon for sure because he’s opening every one of them before we send them out.  That’s 42 moves to open and another 42 moves to close again ready to sell.  And he’s found there’s

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B-Lock by Boaz Feldman

Creating amazing puzzle locks must run in the Feldman family because in the steps of his father and the famous Danlock we now see Dan’s son Boaz bringing out the B-Lock. The beauty of this puzzle is that you can

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