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4 piece Aluminium Jigsaw put together puzzle

Stock Update 21st January 2020.  The puzzles are on their way to us from Wil…

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Ali’s Tricky 8.8 Bolt puzzle

The puzzle is to remove the nut from the bolt. It sounds like other nut…

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Alice in Wonderland cast Labyrinth puzzle by Hanayama

One disc looks like a traditional maze pattern.  The other is decorated with Alice and…

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Aluminium Cross aka First Cross by Wil Strijbos take apart puzzle

Stock Update 6th February 2020. Unfortunately all of the latest batch of puzzles received end…

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Amour Hanayama Heart cast puzzle disentanglement

Can you separate the 'Adam' and 'Eve' loops from the heart? Of course, this is…

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Arrows cast metal take apart puzzle by Hanayama

Four arrows. One heart. Can you remove the arrows? Can I return them to pierce…

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B-Lock puzzle padlock by Boaz Feldman

The B-Lock designed and made in Israel by Boaz Feldman is engineered from a real…

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Bar Set – 4 metal puzzles on a solid wood stand

These 4 metal puzzles on a wooden stand are just the right thing for the…

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Bent Again metal nail puzzle on wood business card holder stand

The puzzle is to remove the nails from their stand then separate the two nails.…

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Boaz Feldman’s latest B-Lock II puzzle lock

Like the original B-Lock this updated version is engineered from a real padlock by Boaz…

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Brass Monkey Three take apart puzzle

The third release in the planned series of six puzzles by Two Brass Monkeys. This…

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Brass Monkey Two take apart puzzle

This take apart puzzles sure looks like a standard six-piece burr.  Made to trick the…

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Metal Puzzles

They are metal but do not condone tossing them out the window out of sheer frustration!!!

The 9 Linked Rings (often called the Chinese Ring puzzle) is said to date back to the Song dynasty (960-1129). It could be the earliest known metal puzzle ever. And still it’s being enjoyed (well, at least puzzled over!) by people today. You’ll find it and many, many other metal puzzles in this category.

When we think of metal puzzles many of us think of small wire puzzles where you need to disentangle the two interlinked parts. And there are many examples of these types of puzzles in our online shop. But there are many other types of puzzles made in metal too.

Metal is a very exact medium to work in and puzzles often need that exactness to ensure they work correctly so the two fit very well together. And metal is strong. As a general rule (with the exception of a very few specific instructions in particular puzzles) we say you are not supposed to use force to separate part of a puzzle. But what if the frustration just gets to you? Most metal puzzles will probably survive a little bit rougher treatment than puzzles made of other materials. We do not, however, condone tossing them out the window out of sheer frustration!!!

These days there are many mechanical puzzle categories where metal is used to make the puzzles. Cast metal puzzles that you disentangle, metal maze type puzzles, puzzle locks, puzzle bolts, and very high end engineered take apart and sequential discovery puzzles. And here at Mr Puzzle you’ll find them all.

One of the biggest names in metal puzzles these days is Hanayama. They’re bringing out new designs to challenge our thinking every year across six different degrees of difficulty. And puzzle lovers want to collect them all. You’ll need persistence to figure out how to disassemble their mechanisms. Maybe by rotating, sliding and some other manipulation the cast metal pieces will come apart but one thing is for sure, they’ll keep you puzzling for hours.

Wil Strijbos is another puzzle inventor and maker who uses the precision of metal to make puzzles that really test the cognitive processes of the puzzler. He is a small volume manufacturer concentrating on smaller quantities of very precisely engineered aluminium puzzles. People are very prepared to wait a long time for the chance to get a Wil Strijbos puzzle!

Metal has been used for some of the oldest puzzles we know too. The Chinese Ring Puzzle (aka The Nine Linked Rings), probably China’s most famous puzzle ever was proven by Stewart Culin (an American ethnographer 1858-1929) to have been invented by the Chinese general Hung Ming in the 2nd century AD.

From contemporary to historical, fun to very difficult, inexpensive to high end precision, if you’re thinking about building your metal puzzle collection then look no further than Mr Puzzle. At any one time we’ve usually got more than 50 different types of metal puzzle on the website.