We can all remember the early years when we first picked up the classic six-sided cube. Things are different now and the Twister Megaminx is here to show us they've changed in big ways! This twelve sided monster adds a new twist on the cube genre. The Twister is durable and looks great in it's carbon fiber wrapping. It is sure to add hours of challenge to your puzzling!
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?
On the Brink is the first of Think Fun's 3-part Programming Game Series. Have you ever been interested in learning the fundamentals of coding? This series teaches you concepts without even touching a computer! The goal is to use logic cues to guide a robot from start to finish. No coding knowledge is necessary but it certainly does help. If you are new to the realm then you'll love how well the instructions are laid out. Think Fun has taken the time to create a truly welcoming environment as well as a wonderful logic game for us die hard solvers!
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 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!
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.
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.
In the puzzle world there are certain classics. They come in all shapes but the principles are the same. The Hanayama Key is the perfect h'omage to the puzzlers hall of fame. A simple look of two objects held together by a single, clever trick. To some these "classic" moves appear obvious. To the new solver, however, these tricks are critical to moves in future puzzles! Perhaps the name Key has more than one meaning in that regard. This beautiful, well cast puzzle is a good look in any collection.
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.
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!
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!
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.