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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. Set of 3 different multiple move interlocking puzzles

    Set of 3 wooden multiple move interlocking puzzles - all different

    Discounted set of 3 different complex wooden pack in wooden box puzzles. The pieces interlock and the boxes have obstructions glued inside them so they act just like another piece in the puzzle. Learn More
    $27.27
  2. Rollercoaster Jarrah wood

    Rollercoaster interlocking and dexterity and packing puzzle in one!

    Rollercoaster interlocking and dexterity and packing puzzle in one! You'll need to solve the puzzle inside the confined space of the box.

    Photo: These puzzles with clear acrylic elements are very tricky to photograph so that they show just how lovely the clear box looks. So I've taken a couple of a different background out in the sunlight so hopefully that shows the puzzle off better. There is also a photo of each of the different wood types to help you choose the colour.

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    $27.27
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Set of 4 different Vinco 3D brainteaser shapes

    Set of 4 different Vinco 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
  9. IcoSoku Sudoku brainteaser in package

    IcoSoKu Sudoku challenge brainteaser

    IcoSoKu is a brilliant Brainteaser with literally thousands of challenges. Place the number buttons randomly, then match the dots to the numbers. Learn More
    $20.55
  10. Wooden honeycomb puzzle

    10 piece wooden Honeycomb 3d brainteaser

    The puzzle is to build the symmetrical honeycomb shape from the 10 pieces each made from hexagonal cylinder pieces of different lengths joined together. Learn More
    $11.36

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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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