Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Partitions

"Partitions" designed by IPP award-winning puzzle designer Goh Pit Khiam is now available for sale. Consisting of 8 identical shaped pieces, it is fabricated from 5mm stainless steel. Very challenging no less with an unusual second piece move!

http://mechanical-puzzles.com/product/partitions-stainless-steel/


The Metagrobologist

Issue #5 of The Metagrobologist is available for pre-order. For more details, please click on the link below.

https://www.themetagrobologistmagazine.co.uk/product/themetagrobologist-magazine-issue-5


Sunday, 9 September 2018

Super Cube

Is this cool or what?

George Miller's IPP38 Exchange Puzzle in San Diego, the Super Cube. I have added a video to the post to show you how the dedicated app solves the puzzle for you.

http://mechanical-puzzles.com/super-cube/


Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Flight Case - Guest Post By Mike Desilets

Hi folks,

Here's the first guest post on my blog by puzzle collector from Hawaii, Mike Desilets.

Mike will be talking about a magician's trick box which also doubles pretty neatly as a puzzle box. Enjoy!

http://mechanical-puzzles.com/flight-case-guest-post-by-mike-desilets/


Wednesday, 22 August 2018

IPP38 Puzzle Exchange, San Diego California, USA - 10 to 12 August 2018

Photos of puzzles and their exchangers at the IPP38 Puzzle Exchange. Please click on link below.

There were a total of 78 exchange participants...a drop from the average of over 90 in previous years.

http://mechanical-puzzles.com/ipp38-puzzle-exchange-11-august-2018-san-diego-california-usa/


Sunday, 19 August 2018

Hanayama Cast Arrows

Hanayama's latest Cast puzzle offering, the Cast Arrows. Rated 3 out of 6 stars for difficulty. Not out in the market outside Japan yet. Check it out by clicking on the link below.

http://mechanical-puzzles.com/hanayama-cast-arrows/ 


Wednesday, 15 August 2018

IPP38 - The Puzzle Party - 12th August - San Diego, California, USA

Below are the photos of all sorts of puzzles to be found at the Puzzle Party during IPP38 in San Diego last weekend.

Please click on the link to view. They are divided into 8 parts.

http://mechanical-puzzles.com/ipp38-puzzle-party/ 




Monday, 30 July 2018

IPP38 Puzzle Design Competition Entries

Here are the entries for the IPP38 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. 

A total of 67 entries from around the world. A lot of interesting and unique designs from this lot.


Profile Of Nob


http://puzzleworld.org/DesignCompetition/2018/





Thursday, 26 July 2018

Thursday, 28 June 2018

NEW Puzzles For Sale!

Dear Puzzlers

I have added the following new puzzles in limited quantities for sale on my website. Click link below.

1. L(8)tice-2 available in 4 colours (Green, Orange, Black & Clear)
2. Jurassic Pack Ver.2
3. Alpha Pack





Wednesday, 20 June 2018

FOR SALE NEW! - Dirty Dozen Stainless Steel Interlocking Puzzle For Sale

Here's my latest design the "Dirty Dozen" made from laser cut 5mm stainless steel. Available for sale on my puzzle site. Click the link below.

http://mechanical-puzzles.com/product/dirty-dozen-interlocking-puzzle/ 




Sunday, 10 June 2018

Friday, 13 April 2018

Currency R&R

Currency R&R, "modded" by Frans De Vreugd for his IPP37 Exchange Puzzle. Nice but very challenging packing puzzle with five different challenges.

The original design, Currency R&S came from Rex Perez and Stanislav Knot. 



This is an example of just one of several solutions for one of the three anti slide challenges

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Monday, 12 March 2018

Monday, 15 January 2018

MiSenary Box

Dear Puzzlers

UPDATE 22 Jan 2018 - Free Goodies For Winning Bidder!!!

Michel van Ipenburg has decided to give incentives for bids exceeding various levels in the hope that this will raise higher bids. These are fantastic puzzles and I have played with three of them personally. Bid more than € 450 and get to take home a whopping 5 extra puzzles!

It goes as follows:

Bid < € 250,- : two prototypes of the CFF100 ltd ed. puzzle will be added
Bid < € 300,- : first prototype of Larva and second pair of sliders will be added as well.
Bid < € 375,- : first prototype of Ladybird will be added as well.
Bid < € 450,- : first prototype of 8 stars labyrinth will be added also!


All puzzles are fully functional though may be different from the sold products as these were for review purposes.


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My friend and fellow puzzler Michel Van Ipenburg has listed his puzzle, the MiSenary Box, a puzzle box  on puzzleparadise.net for auction. This is his last copy!
Proceeds from the winning bidder will be donated to cancer research. Have a look here: https://www.puzzleparadise.net/auction_details.php?name=auction-for-charity-misenary-puzzle-box&auction_id=101683

It will run for two weeks, ending January 28th, 2018.
For reviews of the MiSenary Box please click on the following links.
Please share about this, thank you.