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!
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.
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!
Gravity Maze is a personal Think Fun favorite of ours here at Puzzle iD. This takes the concept of a maze and adds gravity and a third dimension! Choose one of 60 cards ranging from easy to very challenging. The card will display an initial setup of pieces. You are also given prompts for pieces that must be placed on the board. The goal is to drop a metal ball at the highest point of the maze and have it fall and tumble through the path you have created to the red finish piece. Gravity Maze rewards forward thinking and a fundamental understanding of how each piece can be used. The solution is typically hard earned but always satisfying!
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!
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.