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Wooden Puzzles

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.

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  1. Zahnradlabyrinth double gear maze by Jean Claude Constantin

    Zahnradlabyrinth double gear maze

    This one is double the fun. With two joined mazes it's double the puzzle. A double gear maze designed by Jean Claude Constantin you need to get two balls to get out of the maze. Learn More
    $54.55
  2. Don't Get Cross wooden cross puzzle

    Don't Get Cross take apart puzzle

    The object is to remove the ring.... without bending it out of shape. Some lateral thinking involved to solve this one! Learn More
    $18.14
  3. Insoma wooden burr puzzle  Rhombic Dodecahedron

    Insoma wooden burr puzzle

    Two of the most popular puzzles ever made and sold in the world have been used to make this unique puzzle. We've now given the original version of the Insoma a facelift and pointed it differently to end up with this Rhombic Dodecahedron shape. Learn More
    $109.09
  4. Tower of Hanoi puzzle

    Tower of Hanoi puzzle

    Learn the pattern and you'll soon be able to master transferring the stack of 9 disks from one rod to another. Learn More
    $13.64
  5. Alles fur die Katz 9 piece cat packing puzzle

    Alles fur die Katz 9 piece cat packing puzzle

    Also known as the All For The Cat puzzle the object is to fit the 9 cats into the cat's head shaped tray. Learn More
    $31.82
  6. Karakuri small puzzle box #5

    Karakuri small puzzle box #5

    First this puzzle box has a very obvious separate base. Second, when you rattle it you can hear an object rolling around inside. No force is required, no tapping, or hitting the puzzle, none what so ever. So how to open it?

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    $62.73
  7. wood and rope puzzle elephant

    Staircase Disentanglement puzzle on Elephant base

    A smaller wooden version of the classic staircase disentanglement puzzle mounted on an elephant base. Learn More
    $11.36
  8. Double Trouble Zahnradlabyrinth double gear maze puzzle

    Double Trouble double gear maze puzzle

    How to move the two gears in such a way that the two balls come out of the maze at the same time? Move one gear and you seem to be a step closer to the solution. But then you notice the other gear is moving the goal further away.  

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    $31.82
  9. Karakuri small puzzle box #2

    Karakuri small puzzle box #2

    How can it be difficult to open a puzzle box with just two moves? When it's designed by the Karakuri Creation Group that's how! They even give this clue "There is the answer on this plate." Cryptic? for sure! Any help to solve? not sure!

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    $62.73
  10. Brace Yourself 6 piece burr

    Brace Yourself 6 piece burr

    This 6 piece burr was designed for IPP by Frans de Vreugd and is sold disassembled for a huge assembling challenge. Learn More
    $31.82

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There are almost 150 different wooden puzzles on our website, from the cheapest to the most expensive puzzles on the website, from the easiest to the hardest, across more than 20 different manufacturers.

Many different types of puzzle 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.

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