This week I will be talking about the Lunatic Lock. This is my first trick lock. I had never heard of trick lock puzzles until I started my mechanical puzzle collection. In a nutshell, a trick lock is a type of puzzle where opening the lock doesnít solely occur through the placement and turning of a designated key or through dialing in the correct combination. In fact, the Lunatic Lock cannot be open with a key or combination method. All you have is the lock and what appears to be a bolt that can move [Read More...]
Today’s puzzle is the 8 Balken (German for bar), and as the name suggests it’s comprised by eight bars that have small discs attached to them. Each bar can have one, two or up to three discs attached. A small detail you should notice once you have disassembled the puzzle is that there are four different colored bars, and for each pair of bars the [Read More...]
This week Iím doing a review on an awesome puzzle from the Cast series called Marble. I received this puzzle for review from the Canadian puzzle store called Puzzle Master. Thanks guys! Iíve been doing reviews on my Cast collection these last few weeks because they really are some of best puzzles that I own and frankly you canít beat the price. The objective of this puzzle is to dissemble the four pieces and then reassemble. The metal ball in the middle will actually roll while held in the puzzle which is pretty cool [Read More...]
Standing on a base with a smooth black finish and surrounded by eight metal sticks, the seven wooden pieces with contrasting colors complete what seems to look more like a trophy than an actual puzzle. Solving this apparently simple challenge will prove to be a more arduous task than you’d think.
The pieces are comprised of six tetrominoes and one tromino – I actually am not exactly sure [Read More...]
Here’s a link maze using playing cards instead of symbols. Start on the ace of spades in the top left-hand corner and find a route to the king of clubs in the bottom right-hand corner using a series†of horizontal or vertical jumps.
You start by jumping to a card of the same number, then to a card of the same suit, and so on, alternating between matching numbers and matching suits.
For example, from the ace of spades on the starting square you can jump to the ace of hearts in the top row, or the ace of hearts in [Read More...]
The name of the game is Cognitile.† The object of the game is to get from one side of the maze to the other.† There are many objects that will stand in your way but the catch is you will not see them when you need to.
You will be shown the path that you must walk through for 3 seconds.† Then you will have to rely on your memory to make your way through the maze.† there will be snakes and rocks and pits to keep from getting to your end goal.
This game gets trickier as [Read More...]