The Big Book of Brain Games is sure to become one of the great puzzle books. I have been interested in puzzles for many years and have a collection of over 350 “puzzle books” I have no hesitation in ranking this book right up there with “Cyclopedia of Puzzles” by Sam Loyd, “The Moscow Puzzles” by Boris Kordemsky” and “536 Puzzles & Curious Problems” by H.E.Dudeney. Each in it’s own way; Loyd’s was an innovation and a classic in it’s time, Dudeney’s and Kordemsky’s were very traditional with great variety. Moscovich gives [Read More...]
Geared Mixup v2 is like the Gear Cube in that it has gears. What Gear Cube doesn’t have but this one does is that you can turn the gears every side instead of every 2 sides. What this translates to is a Gear puzzle that is much like the 3×3 in solving. Still makes my head spin when looking at the gears move. I would like to use this one myself as it looks very interesting.
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Count on on me is an excellent puzzle in all aspects. To start with, it is beautifully constructed of two, light and dark, exotic hardwoods. Then, it comes in a two piece wooden box, which makes for great storage or travel, thus ensuring the pieces don’t get lost. The box also acts as a tray to fit the pieces in. The pieces consist of 10 numbers from 0 to 9. Although the pieces are not interlocking as with a typical jigsaw puzzle; they must fit together, leaving a grid of 20 small squares. [Read More...]
There are so many different variations of the Rubik’s Cube out there that it is hard to keep track of every one. This is the Master Skewb. The pieces have been twisted sideways to make your mind think even more then usual. I for one would love to try to solve this. This is a solution to it in case you get stuck.
You can purchase the Master Skewb at Puzzle Master.
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Contre Jour brings its player to a new and attractive world given shape by the interplay of darkness and light – talk about drawing a thin line between interactive art and games. The player is required to use their finger to change the landscape and make sure they get Petit (the mysterious creature) to safety. Swipe, tap and pull objects such as tendrils, pulleys and air geysers to successfully complete challenging puzzles. The soundtrack composed by David Ari Leon, sets a game mood that is both bedeviling and delightful to the player from beginning to the end.
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I’m sure you’ve seen this concept in countless puzzles already: You have an object trapped inside a cage and you need to find a way to free it. I happen to own at least two different designs like this, the Ball in a Cage (you can find a metal version here) and the Cast Cage, but there are many more. My latest addition, the Owl in a Cage comes from a Czech puzzle manufacturer, Clever Toys. They have other designs with different animals too, which you can get here [Read More...]
If something looks like a Rubik’s Cube, I’m interested.
TouchNumber 3D has nothing to do with Rubik’s Cube.
The object is to tap on the numbers from 0 – 26 as quickly as possible. That’s it.
#0-8 are yellow, the next set is green, then purple. So that helps.
It’s fun for maybe 5 minutes. It will not make the List of Best Puzzle Apps of 2013. Not a chance!
But I like the graphics.