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.
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.
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!
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?
This classic "horseshoe" style puzzle by Tavern Puzzle is a great starter to the world of brainteasers. The solution is simple and elegant with just enough fiddling around to make things interesting. If you are a beginner to brainteasers or simply love collecting all of the styles this is a must have for any collection.
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 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!