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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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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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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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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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Hanayama. Old favourites. New puzzles. Hard puzzles.

HANAYAMA. Some old favourites (take that as meaning hard ones!) back in stock and some new ones to try. #Hashtag – yep that’s what they actually called it! Disc. Cake. Padlock. Infinity. Nutcase.  and lots more… We’ve got so many

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