If your are looking for a lovely personal gift for a puzzle lover than the Cryptex is something for you.
The Cryptex is modeled after a device believed to have been invented by Leonardo da Vinci as an instrument for delivering private messages. A secret code unlocks the cryptex (by aligning the seven rotating tumblers in a sequence matching the code), providing access to a hidden-chamber key in which a gift-treasure is placed.
It is also possible to arrange the characters on the tumblers such that “hidden codes” (words or other character sequences that appear on other tumbler faces when [Read More...]
Being bored playing Sudoku alone ? Well Marc Belmont created Sudoku Combat [link updated].
This browser-based multi-player version of the popular Sudoku puzzle offers you a new experience for those that prefer a more competitive challenge. If you just want to practice solving Sudoku’s there is also Sudoku Basic (one player version).
Enter a user name, or just play as guest, select a puzzle difficulty (easy, medium, hard or evil) and then choose to play against a friend or a another visitor of the Sudoku Combat website and race to the finish.
At the beginning of a [Read More...]
Via Ventonline I found a very addictive online puzzle called Puzzle Bubble which is a classic Arcade Game original by Taito in 1986.
One of the great things about the original Puzzle Bubble game was all of the different hidden things that were discovered by playing the game. Basically you had to clear each room of all the enemy to let you advance to the next room. You did this by trapping the enemy inside you bubbles and then bursting the bubbles.
Along the way you could pick up power ups and extra weapons that were only available for that [Read More...]
Rubik’s Sudoku comes in a nice box (like most puzzles I have from Think fun – formerly known as Binary Arts) with a small drawer where you can store pieces of the Sudoku puzzle and the booklet. In this booklet you can find tips and a explanation how to solve Sudoku’s and 100 Sudoku puzzles at different levels.
Buy Rubik’s Sudoku from Amazon.com. Happy Puzzling!
In June’s 2006 edition of the Scientific American there is an article about “The Science behind Sudoku,” written by Jean-Paul Delahaye.
In this article he explains the rules of Sudoku, its history and strategies, as well as methods of generating Sudoku puzzles are all in this article. Delahaye also deals with the maximal and minimal number of given starting squares that still guarantee a unique solution: 77 and 17, respectively (the latter has not been proven, but no one has found a Sudoku puzzle with 16 squares filled in that has a [Read More...]
The Ikoso Kits Colorcube is a 3D Color Puzzle manufactured very precisely to .001″ and the cubes are finished with a high-impact color-injected polystyrene plastic.
The object is to put all the 176 pieces together in the right order and construct a matrix of colors. At Color cube they say: “that the matrix of color will dazzle your eyes and spark your imagination. This ain’t the typical jigsaw; there’s WAY more motor skill, finger dexterity and intellect involved!”.
Andy Camann solved during a Rubik’s Cube Marathon 300 times within 2 hours (that’s a 24 seconds average!).
Andy Camann has vowed to solve Rubik’s cubes at the Newton Highlands Village Day event on June 11, 2006 raising money for the Matty Eappen Foundation, whose goal is to educate the public about the dangers of shaking a child.
Andy’s target was to raise $ 2,500.00. Until now he raised $2,679.00. Happy Puzzling!
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