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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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Nova Plexus limited edition

Nova Plexus is back in production after a short break of 40 years… yep, that’s right, it is over 40 years since Geoff Wyvill made the first 26 of a Limited Edition set of 500 puzzles in England in 1978.

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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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