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.
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 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!
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?
The Perplexus maze is a puzzle for the motor skills. Challenge your mind and coordination with this wild and colorful 360 degree maze. Be prepared to take your time with this one as solving each stage takes a little getting used to. Considering the time invested we found this maze to be wonderfully entertaining! This will surely go well in the collection of both beginners and experts alike.
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.
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.
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.
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?
This Pyramid Cube by Dreampark deserves a double take. Be prepared to rethink your strategy for the cube category. We will admit the movements with this one are a bit counter intuitive at first but once you figure out the tricks it becomes quite addicting! Dreampark has created a speed cube with smooth action and great durability. If you haven't tried out this 4 sided variety be sure to add it to your queue!
What is there to say about a 2x2 cube? From first observation it appears to be cute and harmless. Just know the exterior can be quite deceiving! Although it takes fewer moves to solve than a 3x3 cube it makes sure every move counts! This means that each move must be precise and perfectly led into the next. Take your time in learning this one and you'll find it is well worth the effort. We decided to go with the 2x2 cube by D-FantiX due to its solid construction and stickerless design. We love the smooth action and anti-pop technology. This means more time solving! The 2x2 is small and great for on the go puzzling.
The Perplexing X in a Box by Monkey Pod Games is minimalist in design yet very complex in its solution! A fair amount of thought will go into this one before the answer clicks. This beautiful stained hardwood makes a great adornment to coffee tables and bookshelves as to invite your guests to give it a whirl!