The classic 3x3. This cube is the one. The shattered dreams and triumphant victory. Solve this and you will be handed the key to the universe! At the very least you'll have a great party trick up your sleeve. No cube can claim the throne quite like Rubik's Cube. Cubers around the world compete for the title of fastest solver. Could you be next? Stay patient and learn the algorithms and you will be well on your way to mastering this ultimate puzzle.
Hanayama continues to produce some of the best puzzles we have ever seen. Nutcase is no exception! This is a difficult brainteaser that requires patience and keen attention to very fine detail. The appearance is a traditional set of nuts and bolts. Use this knowledge to your advantage but don't get to caught up on how these things normally function. Can you free the nut from its case?
As if matching colored sides is not enough, TANCH steps it up by taking the colors away completely. The goal with this cube is to match the sides based on shape taking this from a jumbled mess into a perfectly tidy cube. Veterans of the 3x3 will love this spin on the classic dimension.
All too often we find our gifts come too easily. Wouldn't it be nice to build the anticipation? After all, all good things come with a little work. Enter the Thinkmax Money Maze. This is a great gift for the puzzler in your family. The Money Maze can hold money or small gifts. It won't allow access until the maze has been solved!
This one goes out to all the science lovers. The EZ Atom by Bits and Pieces offers a greater than easy challenge. This puzzle offers the quality construction we have grown to love by Bits and Pieces. The solution requires freeing a marble in the center of the atom. Pulling this one apart offered a fair amount of difficulty. We were most impressed, however, by the challenge of putting it back to its original state!
This hand crafted piece of art is made from premium grade, fully organic monkey wood. The Powder Keg operates like a 3d jigsaw lathered in brain teasing elements. This one takes time to observe it's pieces and how they operate. You will find that when you discover the personality of each piece the full story fits together masterfully!
Made popular by the Da Vinci Code, the cryptex has found its way in the hearts solvers who love to offer challenging gifts. Solve the code and the bounty is yours! Usually this requires a bit of insight of the mind who gave it to you. In the event you have a secret to keep the cryptex also makes a great safe. Stow away cash or that love letter you've been meaning to send to that special someone. This cryptex presented by Muchenggift is made of solid materials and is sure to last a lifetime.
Do you have the patience to figure out this complex arrangement? Tavern Puzzle has once again built another brain teaser that is equally brain and brawn. We place this one in the higher end of difficulty. Thankfully it comes with a carrying pouch because you may find yourself utilizing some down time to study this intricate structure.
This cryptex-style wooden lock creates a fun challenge for your wine loving friends! Set the combination to a number of significance and offer clues. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy the puzzled looks while your friends try to discover one particular number in 120 possibilites! This puzzle is easy to set up and is sure to offer a special occasion once solved.
The Trapped Mouse by Monkey Pod Games is a classic disentanglement style puzzle. Rope adds a unique element of flexibility to wooden puzzles. As we solvers know, more elements equal more possibilities to distract us from the solution! This puzzle offers a medium to medium-hard difficulty with a satisfying solution. Can you free the mouse?
A metal puzzle by Hanayama that fits well in our maze category! This level 5 is a real task. There isn't a whole lot of distance from the center of the maze to the outside. As you probably guessed the solution is not as direct as it looks! The mobile, horseshoe shaped ring has two teeth, one on either side. This means you have to solve not one but two mazes simultaneously! Like all Hanayama puzzles this one is built solid and sure to last. The compact nature of this one also makes it easy to tote around and show off. Take plenty of breaks and jump back to it when the inspiration hits!
We find the Soma Cube to be a great desktop puzzle. Of course, we could probably benefit with less desktop distractions to pull us from work! The Soma Cube is a gift to Tetris lovers. The goal is to rebuild a cube out of smaller pieces so that the cover may sit over the top. Puzzles like this take a bit of studying as each piece can serve a limitless amount of purposes. This adds to the zen of our desktop experience. Place a piece or two while waiting for your next page to load. Before you know it you have a perfect wooden cube. Just be sure the work gets done too!
These egg mazes by Bepuzzled further reassure our love for creative new puzzles. These eggs play out like traditional maze but with a real twist! Insert the wand in the top of the egg and navigate to the base. Red Dragon is a two layer egg. This means that the top and bottom move separately, leading to many possible combinations to get in the way of your solution! This egg is easily packed for solvers on the go and makes a great garnish at the work desk.