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Slocum's Classification is probably the most widely used classification for mechanical puzzles. James Dalgety has also published an even more detailed list of classification which he uses to group puzzles in his collection. See his classification page at The Puzzle Museum website.

We've sorted puzzles into more generalised groups to help you find the puzzle you're looking for so look for the + sign and expand the sub categories under this heading.

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  1. Blocked Half-Cube in a Box packing puzzle with obstacle

    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 nicely presented wooden box. Learn More
    $27.27
  2. Cube AC wood cube puzzle by Vinco

    Cube AC wood cube puzzle

    There are twelve very odd shaped pieces to make this wooden cube. The cube will pack exactly inside the wooden box. An incredibly difficult puzzle to get together. Learn More
    $20.91
  3. Try-Bal 332 wooden puzzle

    Try-Bal 332 rectangular cuboid 3d packing

    The 6 pieces will fit neatly in the wooden box. Each piece of the puzzle has three wooden balls joined by two sticks. Learn More
    $30.91
  4. Set of 4 different Vinco 3D brainteaser shapes

    Vinco Set of 4 different 3D brainteaser shapes

    Four puzzles in a set to make four different shaped polyhedra. All the puzzles are very difficult to assemble. Each puzzle is individually boxed with it's own solution. Great value buying as a set! Learn More
    $42.73
  5. Diagra wooden cube puzzle

    Diagra wood cube puzzle

    Diagra - "The puzzle that keeps you up all night" The goal is to make a cube, and the other nine shapes, from the 8 pieces of the puzzle. Learn More
    $27.27
  6. Half Cut packing puzzle by Vinco

    Half Cut 6 piece packing puzzle by Vinco

    Your challenge is to fit the six pieces into the wooden box so the top is level. Unexpectedly hard! Learn More
    $24.55

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Metagrobology is the study of puzzles.
A metagrobologist is a person who studies puzzles.
Metagrobolise means to puzzle, mystify, baffle or confound.

The words are uncommon in everyday use and the only reference in print that I could find was this quote from Rudyard Kipling's Stalky & Co in 1899 “It’s the olive branch,” was Stalky’s comment. “It’s the giddy white flag, by gum! Come to think of it, we have metagrobolized ’em.”

More recently many puzzlers have used the word metagrobologist to describe themselves. Wikipedia credits the American wire puzzle designer Rick Irby with first applying it to a puzzler in the 1970's but that's open to argument.

A search of the Oxford English Dictionary show no listings for either metagrbology, metagrobolise or metagrabologist so it seems the word is still puzzling us!

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