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UGEARS Safe

We don't traditionally review 3D build puzzles but this one is also a brain teaser hybrid! UGEARS has presented a fit together puzzle that builds into a safe. As you build you will learn some very unique intricacies of safe mechanics. Set the password, lose the combination, and you have a grade A mind bending puzzle. The instructions will even teach you how to crack it!  The structure consists of sturdy plywood and is sure to last.

Woody’s Soma Cube

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!

Chinese Nine Linked Rings

Chinese Nine Linked Rings are a quintessential classic! If you are looking for a puzzle with serious difficulty look no further. The goal is to remove the wand from its 9 ring entrapment. As we know this is always easier said than done! This puzzle requires a fair amount of moves and it sure to occupy even the top notch solvers. Be prepared to spend some time discovering the tricks. This particular puzzle has a huge following and there are many videos of first time attempts. Perhaps you can hold the next fastest time!

EZ Atom

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!

Hanayama Nutcase

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?

Siam Mandalay Powder Keg

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!

D-FantiX Speed 5×5

D-FantiX is well known for setting the bar high with their construction. This 5x5 is well engineered fast and stable machine. There won't be any hangups getting in front of your new speed record! The stickerless design ensures that this will never fade from your collection.

Perplexus Q-Bot

Need a 3d maze on the go? Check out the Perplexus Q-Bot. Small enough to fit in a pocket, this little maze can be brought anywhere you need to pass the time. Don't be set aside by the size. This little maze packs in 33 different challenges!

The Trapped Mouse

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?

Bits and Pieces Wine Bottle Lock

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.

Rubik’s Cube

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.

Bits and Pieces Wooden Wine Bottle Puzzle

Here is a great gift for the wine lover in your family! This puzzle adds a unique challenge to the ritual of the evening glass of Cabernet. This puzzle offers a medium challenge with a huge payoff!

INSIDE3 Awful Phantom

The INSIDE3 Awful Phantom is a serious challenge. The goal is to navigate a metal ball from beginning to end. At first this seems like any traditional 3D maze. That is until we learn that the maze is hidden within a cube. The only clues we get are the different levels of the maze etched into the side of the cube. INSIDE3 offers 12 levels of difficulty. The Awful Phantom is level 9 and offers the unique twist of a second "phantom" ball hidden within the cube.