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10 piece wooden Honeycomb 3d brainteaser

The puzzle is to build the symmetrical honeycomb shape from the 10 pieces each made…

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12 piece interlocking star burr

The puzzle is to assemble the 12 pieces into the interlocking star shape. [...]Read More...

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2 & 2 Burr by Osanori Yamamoto

The puzzle is to assemble the 4 piece interlocking burr.  An interesting symmetrical shape made…

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2 sun 10 step Akasaya Japanese puzzle box

2 Sun is the smallest measurement of the Japanese puzzle box we sell. We also…

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4 Blocks in a Cube wooden interlocking puzzle

There are 12 sequential moves to remove the pieces from the wooden cube box. This…

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4 Steine Laby sliding block maze

This is a sliding block puzzle. But it's also a maze puzzle. A brilliant Jean…

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4 Sun 9 Step Japanese puzzle money box

This Japanese Puzzle Box is a piggy bank. It has a slot you can find…

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5 Sun 12 + 1 Step Panda and Crane pattern Puzzle Box

This puzzle box from Japan has the classic Japanese crane on one side and the…

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5 Sun 21 Step Akaasa design Japanese puzzle box

Known as Himitsu-Bako this is a traditional Japanese Secret Box, or what we now call…

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6 piece wooden Star puzzle

The puzzle is to build the cluster like 12 pointed star from the 6 identical…

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6 Sun 36 + 1 Step Japanese Puzzle Box

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9 Holes Golf assembly puzzle

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Wooden Puzzles

Choose from over 140 different wooden puzzle designs online

Peter Friedrich Catel, a merchant in Berlin, decided to publish a mail order catalog of ‘mathematical and physical cabinet of arts’ in 1790. In that catalog there were many wooden puzzles. And more than 225 years later people are still being puzzled and perplexed by wooden puzzles and brainteasers.

Many different types of puzzles really lend themselves to being made in wood. Aesthetically people enjoy the feel and colours of wood, especially when some sort of sculptural element is used in making the puzzle. From early examples in Catel’s catalog of the Small Devil’s Hoof, to the very high level Bill Cutler burrs made here at Mr Puzzle, wood has been the medium of choice for many puzzle makers creating interlocking burr puzzles. And many kids have made the famous three piece knot puzzle in woodworking class at school.

Wood and rope brainteasers are another category often seen in wood where the puzzler usually has to remove a wooden ball, or a metal ring, from the rope tied in complicated ways through the wooden base. Often ending up with a very knotty problem!

Dissection puzzles are usually made of wood too. Whether than be 3D like the Soma Cube type puzzle or 2D like the Tangram puzzle there are many examples of these puzzles in wood.

And puzzle boxes too of course! Japanese puzzle boxes with their very fine marquetry type woodwork decoration have been amazing puzzlers for generations. But we’re also now seeing less elaborate and complicated wooden puzzle boxes from China coming to the market. Great new ideas born out of functional boxes used to store documents and valuables.

Puzzlemakers have been creating puzzles and brainteasers out of wood for hundreds of years. And puzzlers have been collecting and enjoying wooden puzzles for just as long and look like continuing to do so for a long time yet.