Hanayama has produced some of the most interesting, well made and beautiful, hand held puzzles in recent years. Of all the ones I have or have seen; Cast Loop is one of the best from the point of beauty and simplicity. Its simplicity doesn’t mean that it is too simple, rather that has great simple, beautiful design. As to its degree of difficulty, it is at the low end of the scale; but that only adds to it being a puzzle that just about everyone who sees it will not be intimidated and want to try to take it [Read More...]
In this video Kenneth goes away from his traditional showcasing of twisty puzzles and reviews a puzzle by Oskar van Deventer. The puzzle is Cast O’Gear. This is quite a well made and fun puzzle as he mentions.
You can purchase the Cast O’Gear puzzle at Puzzle Master.
Thank you Kenneth for allowing us to use your videos. If you would like to see more of Kenneth’s videos, go to Kenneth’s Youtube Channel.
Copyright (c) 2013, Kenneth Brandon
The Rack Puzzle is an excellent puzzle that will challenge without being intimidating. It is very well made of heavy “stainless steel” wire ,strong,durable nylon cord and bright wooden balls. It should stand up to lots of use,and is virtually impossible to break without applying unusual force. As a matter of fact,hardly any force at all is required to remove the balls and cord. It is just as challenging to replace it ,once you have gotten it off. As with many “disentanglement puzzles” like this,a further challenge can be had by trying to solve it [Read More...]
3D Printing has become a big hit with the puzzle community. What could be better then having an idea for a puzzle and printing it out on your printer? Here Oskar talks about his latest puzzles called French Fries and LayerByLayer, a 3D printing company.
You can get the 3D Printable version at LayerByLayer.
Thank you Oskar for allowing us to use your videos. If you would like to see more of Oskar’s videos, go to Oskar’s Youtube Channel.
Copyright (c) 2013, M. Oskar van Deventer.
CandyCanes Games offers you its latest installment of fun, lively puzzle games with Fling! Over one year of development was used to bring you 10,000 unique puzzles, assuring you that no two puzzles you will come across on this brain adventure will ever be quite the same. Like the childhood game of king of the mountain, push and fling your fur balls at one another and knock them off the edge until only one fur ball is left standing.
This adorable puzzle game allows you to play at your own pace and will automatically track your progress and stats, [Read More...]
Logika Spiele is a German company that specializes in original puzzle designs usually created with bright colorful plastic. I have a couple of their puzzles and I really liked to play with them. The first puzzle I played with was the Cuboid in Cuboid (reviewed here), and this time I decided to try the Numbers Labyrinth, which is a rather nice packing puzzle.
The puzzle comes in a nice handy cover very convenient to take it on your travels, sliding into place rather easily and this way protecting the pieces from falling. The frame is black and the [Read More...]
Put the Dot is a puzzle app that I do not want to play. And yet, I’ve played it for a couple of hours.
The object is to put 1 dot on the board. It will explode, like a bomb from the old video game Missile Command. Whatever dots crash into it, will also explode.
I’ve gone through the first 68 or so levels. Some levels are quite easy, others are super hard. Some levels require you to actually think. On other levels, it’s mostly luck. Although, when you’re successful, you may convince yourself that it was all logic, when [Read More...]