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Aussie Kids coloured wooden Tangram puzzle

The object of the Tangram is to assemble the 7 pieces of puzzle into a…

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Blocked Half-Cube in a Box packing puzzle with obstacle

There are 12 very odd shaped pieces which make a 3x2x2 rectangular cuboid inside the…

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Brace Yourself 6 piece burr

This 6 piece burr was designed for IPP by Frans de Vreugd and is sold…

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Candy Box packing cube

Quickly tip all the pieces out of the box frame so you don't memorise their…

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Centrale Box trick opening puzzle

You could use the drawer to hide your grandmother’s diamond ring if you could get…

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Flohcircus New 2020 puzzle box

Why would Jean-Claude Constantin call a puzzle box after a Flea Circus? What is the…

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Checkered Cubes 3D put together brainteaser

How to make a checked pattern offset cube within the frame with these 7 very…

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Checking In checkerboard packing tray puzzle

The puzzle is to fit all the pieces in the frame, including the spare piece…

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Chinese Secret Opening Box – Good Luck

Perhaps it will be Good Luck that enables you to solve this puzzle. But imagine…

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Coming of Age by Vinco

Difficulty 5/5+ The puzzle is to assemble the six differently shaped pieces into this very…

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Constantin Animal packing puzzles

The puzzle is to pack the animals back in their special shaped tray. You'll need…

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Coordinated motion interlocking wooden puzzles by Vinco

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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.