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Owl in a Cage

Owl in a Cage

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...]

Category: All Puzzles, Wood Puzzles

 
 
 

TouchNumber 3D: free puzzle app for iphone, ipad

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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.

http://gottasolveit.blogspot.com/

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Cast News

Cast News

The Cast News is an excellent puzzle for a lot of reasons. It is beautiful to look at, it is extremely well made, it looks easy, can be a real challenge, unless you understand the principle involved, then it is simplicity at its best. There are many puzzles that consist of an object such as this that are “locked” and the object is to open it or take it apart. Obviously, there must be something inside the puzzle that “locks “the two pieces together. Simply by shaking it, confirms the fact that there is something loose inside. [Read More...]

Category: All Puzzles, Metal Puzzles

 
 
 

Jewellust by Smartpix Games

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With the feel of Bejewelled Blitz, this vibrant and colorful new gem game is sure to enhance your collection. You’ll find the entire game is set up with an Ancient Egypt look and feel adding even more fun to play time. The rules are basic and easy to grasp right away. Match up three like gems on the screen to eliminate a row or column before time runs out. If you match four a bonus gem will appear. The goal is to bring all the mosaic tiles to the bottom row before you run out of time. When playing in [Read More...]

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GAMES Magazine reports on the Greatest Mechanical Puzzle of All Time (Not the hardest)

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This Mechanical Puzzle Correspondent is reporting on the world’s greatest mechanical puzzle: The Lotus Table by Kagen Schaefer.

It’s not the hardest. But for a variety of reasons: craftsmanship, design, size and all around coolness, it is simply a masterpiece that will be in a museum one day.

I have some bad news: you cannot purchase this puzzle because they are all sold out. However, you can buy my article on it.  Strangely, the August issue is on sale now. Don’t ask me why. Suffice it to say, the September issue will soon replace it. So hurry.

GAMES Magazine can [Read More...]

Category: All Puzzles, Wood Puzzles

 
 
 

Cast Loop – Hanayama Cast Metal Puzzle (Toy)

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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...]

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Cast O’Gear

Cast O’Gear

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

Category: All Puzzles, Metal Puzzles

 
 
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