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Try-Bal 332 rectangular cuboid 3d packing

The 6 pieces will fit neatly in the wooden box. Each piece of the puzzle…

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Cube Plus multi challenge puzzle

There are 8 pieces to fit inside the wooden box they came out of. Hard!…

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Try-Cycle 6 piece puzzle

There are three challenges to do with the mathematically complete set of 4 different woods…

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Twelve Points to Insanity

The puzzle is to build the 12 pointed star from the six identical pieces. [...]Read…

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Wausau ’82 13 piece burr

The object of the puzzle is to dissassemble the 13 piece rectilinear burr designed by…

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Wausau ’83 14 piece burr

The object of the puzzle is to disassemble the 14 piece rectilinear burr. Then you'll…

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Wine Barrel interlocking burr puzzle

The puzzle is to disassemble and reassemble the 12 piece wine barrel puzzle. A pretty…

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Wine Bottle or Spirit Bottle holder puzzle

Next time you're invited to a friend's home for a special occasion, bring along a…

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Wombat Double Loop disentanglement rope puzzle

The puzzle is to remove the small wooden ring from the puzzle. The puzzle is…

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Wood ring and rope disentanglement puzzle with black base

The puzzle is to remove the wooden ring from the puzzle. [...]Read More...

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WWF 3D Animal puzzles

Challenge yourself to try putting these animal brain benders back together and benefit the wildlife…

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Sagerei 2D carpenters packing puzzle

The object of this 4 piece puzzle is to fit the saws back into the…

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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.