This is a review about the Medallion Puzzle designed by Oskar van Deventer and manufactured by the Japanese puzzle company named Hanayama. This version of the puzzle is also exclusively licensed to the Puzzle Master company. The Objective of this puzzle is to free the puzzle pieces through navigating a series of mazes. When I started this puzzle, I tried to move the two pegs found in the center of the puzzle. I wonít go into the solution method but letís just say that an alternative approach is required. The puzzle has four mazes. The two mazes on the gold [Read More...]
The Xmatrix are a new type of Dexterity 3D maze puzzles, invented by the designer Jeremy Goode and are available for purchase since November 2010. The Xmatrix Quadrus was entered at the 2010 30th IPP and the Xmatrix Qubus was later entered at the 2011 31st IPP Design Competitions.
Right out of the box, I was very impressed by the Xmatrix design. The golden and silver frames look extremely elegant and the mazes on both puzzles seem a little complex, especially the larger version. The packaging used is different for each version: on the Quadrus [Read More...]
Oskar van Deventer has invented so many puzzles over the last thirty years that he could fill up a museum with all of his creations. The one that I’m reviewing today is another great design by him, which consists of four mazes that need to be solved simultaneously.
The Medallion (originally called Four D), was initially made by George Miller in acrylic and was Oskar’s exchange puzzle at the 23rd annual IPP (International Puzzle Party). It was later picked by Hanayama for mass-production and is now sold at PuzzleMaster.
The puzzle bears a slight resemblance to [Read More...]
Plumber 3 is another online pipeline puzzle game but this time with a sliding puzzle (aka puzzle of 15) twist.
In Plumber 3 you can you can only slide a a piece with parts of pipes on it into an empty spot (indicated by the yellow arrows), and you must connect the blue pipeline with the gold exit pipe. Happy Puzzling!
Sokoban Paradise consists of five different Sokoban puzzles (a type of transport puzzle, in which the player pushes boxes around a maze) by Dries De Clercq.
In all these Sokoban puzzles the object is to push boxes around and try to put them in predetermined areas, in these Sokoban variants the boxes can also have a different color or symbol.
BrainDrop is short but interesting logic puzzle game with just five levels by Hoodamath.
Object of BrainDrop is to drop the gold ball down but without dropping any of the silver balls. Once you beat a level, you can replay to improve your score. Happy Puzzling!
Object is to manipulate gravity in this platform puzzler Gravity Boy, collect all 175 starts while you move Gravity Boy in each level to the exit. Happy Puzzling!