As most designs of puzzles start with a little idea, the same applies to Michel Sommer. Also he had a little idea. A Cubical maze module: a simple three-dimensional cube with tunneling maze and a ball and to be able to stack the cubes.
However, with each additional module (transparent or opaque), the tubes link to allow a ball passage through progressively longer and exponentially more complex combinations of paths, creating varying levels of difficulty: “gymnastics for the mind”, spatial mathematical reasoning exercises.
Micheal created a reconfigurable system with different kind of modules with self explaining names like [Read More...]
GROW is one of my favorite online puzzle games. GROW is clever and original and sometimes simple but short puzzles with a nice design and lovely music.
At Eyezmaze you can find a lot of GROW puzzle games (GROW cube, GROW RPG, GROW nano and GROW ver. 1 ver. 2 and ver. 3). GROW puzzle are a series of online puzzle games by Eyezmaze which involve adding various items into the puzzle game world.
Depending on the order of addition, previously added items will “grow” and interact with each other. To complete the game, the player must discern [Read More...]
Money Maze is one of the most infuriatingly addictive puzzles in history according to Fire Box.
Money maze looks a bit like a transparent Borg starship and is a puzzle with a highly amusing twist. The idea is to put money, tickets, gift vouchers or any other paper-based pressie inside and laugh as recipients go nuts trying to get at their gift.
They are not telling you how to solve Money Maze but it involves maneuvering a steel ball through a maze by tilting the cube. If you think that sounds easy, it is not.
Indeed, putting pressies inside Money [Read More...]
I think almost twenty years ago I got a wooden puzzle in which you had to move a metal ball from point a to b through a 2D maze. You could move the ball by controlling a frame by two axis. If you would like to solve such a puzzle online but now by controlling the frame by your mouse of arrow-keys.
The object of Rolley Ball is to roll the ball off of the board. The ball can pass through walls of the same color, but some walls are deadly depending on the color of your ball. Avoid yellow [Read More...]
Clickmaze is a Java applet to be able to play clickmaze puzzle Jukebox online.
Jukebox is a mechanical puzzle by Oskar van Deventer. The object of Jukebox is to insert colored coins in the correct order into the juke-box (at the top) such that they drop out into the right colored baskets at the bottom.
All red coins should drop into the left red basket and all blue coins should drop into the right blue basket. The switches flip the coins left and right.
Can you drop the coins into the correct colored coin baskets and keep the music of [Read More...]
At a Dutch website called Mega Gadgets I found an announcement for a new puzzle.
For everybody who played with Rubik’s Cube when they were young there is a new and more difficult challenge called Im-Puzzle-Ball.
The Im-Puzzle-Ball is as the name suggest almost impossible to solve. The object of this 3D maze puzzle is to move two balls from one side (entrance) to the other side (exit).
Therefor you have to rotate the Im-Puzzle-Ball which consist of 26 rooms. A ball can only move from one room to another room is the colors of both “doors” [Read More...]
Maze lovers ventured into the safari world as they took on a giant giraffe puzzle in Whaplode (UK).
Maze in Maize opened for its second season on Saturday and is the brainchild of farmer Lance Whittington. The shape of the new larger layout was a closely guarded secret until the opening weekend, which attracted 150 visitors. The maize, planted and shaped by hand, is currently around four to six feet tall but will grow up to eight feet.
There is a circular maze for children, which is impossible to get lost in, an idea Mr Whittington came up with after [Read More...]