P and A is yet another brilliant design by German craftsman Jean Claude Constantin – I’m yet to find one of his puzzles that I don’t like. P and A is a simple name for a puzzle, but I guarantee you that solving it is anything but simple.
One thing that immediately captures your attention is the shape of the pieces, which are based on the letters p and a, and it’s nothing like I’ve ever seen before in a puzzle. This is one of the reasons I like Constantin’s puzzles so much. He has this genius ability [Read More...]
Magnets Puzzle Free is the name of this free puzzle app game from Wiseguy Sharp LLC.
The object is to place magnets into the slots and orient them correctly. A + can never be next to a +. Also, the numbers on the sides indicate how many +’s and -’s exist in that row or column.
Tricky: some rectangular tiles will have no magnets at all.
I’ve played this game only on the easy level to get the hang of it. It’s interesting.
I’m not sure, but this type of puzzle may have been originally published in Japan.
Hey, it’s [Read More...]
The Blue Knight is made in Canada by PuzzleMaster, which offers a wide range of wire puzzles from easy to extremely hard. The puzzle has the shape of the letter K and attached is a handle with a golden ring. Your task is to “simply” remove the ring.
As always, PuzzleMaster’s wire puzzles are made with a beautiful nickel-plated finish, giving a very pleasant appearance and smoother manipulation, not to mention that it doesn’t leave any metal smells in your hands, which is a big plus.
Swisch is a series of 80 tilt maze puzzles. You are the red circle and your object is to get inside the green U.† I have done so many Tilt-maze puzzle apps, that I’ve completely lost track.
Swisch has lots of extra features, most of which I’ve seen before: wormholes, arrows that force your direction, unlocking doors, etc. Interesting feature: the wooden blocks need to be hammered twice before disintegrating. I don’t think I’ve seen that feature before. This is quite interesting.
The 80 levels: 11 training levels. Puzzle Pack #1 has 25 levels – kind of easy. Puzzle pack [Read More...]
The Cyclone, by The Lagoon Group, is a fantastic puzzle and one of the most stunning in my collection. The mesmerizing swirling shapes create a wonderful pattern to look at, however, quite intimidating to solve. Holger StrÝm, a Danish designer, created the puzzle in 1973.
The Cyclone is comprised of 30 identical pieces that interlock to form a spherical shape. The material is a highly bendable plastic, so there’s no risk of damaging it during assembly. It comes already assembled and the idea is to take it apart and then reassemble it back to its original shape. It’s [Read More...]
Ryan Gorer has developed a most interesting series of puzzles.† You are given a pipe with a star on it. You must slide the pipe and bend it so that the star lines up perfectly on the blank star.
There are 100 levels. I’ve done 33 of them. Some of them are quite tricky.
One qualm I have with this puzzle: suppose you tap on the pipe to bend it. It may bend to the right instead of to the left. If that happens, double tap on the joint and hopefully it will unbend and then bend in the [Read More...]
Start at the blue arrow in the top left-hand corner, and follow the arrows to find the shortest route to the target in the bottom right-hand corner. From each arrow you can move to one of the arrows it’s pointing to, in the same row, column, or diagonal.
But in this maze there’s an additional restriction: You must take two blue arrows, followed by two red arrows, followed again by two blue arrows, and so on until you reach the target. Solution
Click here to display the solution to the Two Step maze after a five-minute delay: