Gregory Benedetti

Nicolas et Fridolin
Puzzle Design Competition 2010
designed by Gregory Benedetti
made by Pelikan
Boards and Sticks
designed by Gregory Benedetti
made by Eric Fuller
CEI Kreuzknoten
designed by Gregory Benedetti
made by Pelikan
6 piece slide cube
designed by Gregory Benedetti
made by Pelikan
2 Halves Cages 4A
designed by Gregory Benedetti
made by Maurice Vigouroux

Stéphane Chomine

4 in 2
designed by Stéphane Chomine
made by Eric Fuller
Cage for Four Sticks
4 pieces + frame
Level: 24.6.3
designed by Stéphane Chomine
made by Eric Fuller
Triaxe
frame + 3 pieces
Level: 24
designed by Stéphane Chomine
made by Eric Fuller
Simple Sharp
Level: 13.3.5
designed by Stéphane Chomine
made by Pelikan

Stewart Coffin

Cuckoo Nest
designed by Stewart Coffin
made by Tom Lensch
Sleeping Viper #241-A
designed by Stewart Coffin
made by Andy Manvell
Hexsticks
designed by Stewart Coffin
made by John Devost
Vega
designed by Stewart Coffin
made by John Devost
Improved Corner Block
designed by Stewart Coffin
made by Kerry Verne
Ring of Diamonds
designed by Stewart Coffin
made by Mark McCallum
Pieces of Eight
designed by Stewart Coffin
made by Eric Fuller
Double Triangular Prism
designed by Stewart Coffin
made by Pelikan
The General / Four Star
designed by Stewart Coffin
made by Pelikan
Hexagonal Prism
designed by Stewart Coffin
made by Pelikan
designed by Stewart Coffin
made by Scott Peterson
designed by Stewart Coffin

Brahm Cohen

Lock Nested Cube
designed by Bram Cohen
made by Tom Lensch
Visible Cube
designed by Brahm Cohen
made by Eric Fuller

D.Sam Cornwell

Caged Spheres
IPP 23 Exchange / Chicago
quality: poor
designed by D.Sam Cornwell
made by Steve Strickland
In Brackets
designed by D.Sam Cornwell
made by Eric Fuller

Bill Cutler

Wausau '81
designed by Bill Cutler
made by Eric Fuller
Wausau '82
designed by Bill Cutler
made by Brian Young
Wausau '83
designed by Bill Cutler
made by Brian Young
Wausau '84
designed by Bill Cutler
made by Eric Fuller
The Slider
IPP 30 Exchange / Osaka + Hakone
designed by Bill Cutler
made by Jerry McFarland

Yavuz Demirhan

Columnata 2P3C
designed by Yavuz Demirhan
made by Pelikan
Estergon
designed by Yavuz Demirhan
made by Pelikan
Pylon
designed by Yavuz Demirhan
made by Pelikan
Estergon 2
Level: 14.1.1
designed by Yavuz Demirhan
made by Pelikan
Knotty
Level: 2.2
designed by Yavuz Demirhan
made by Pelikan
Burrito
Level: 4.2.1.3
designed by Yavuz Demirhan
made by Pelikan
Tetrakis
Level: 7.3.3.3
designed by Yavuz Demirhan
made by Pelikan
Tetradyma 7 x 5
Level: 10.2,2
designed by Yavuz Demirhan
made by Pelikan
Chiasma
Level: 16.4.6
designed by Yavuz Demirhan
made by Pelikan
Warped
Level: 13.4.3
designed by Yavuz Demirhan
made by Pelikan

Oskar van Deventer

Domino Tower
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Tom Lensch

designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Tom Lensch
Oskar's Patchwork Box
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Tom Lensch
Oskars Matchboxes
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Philos
Domino Cube
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Scott Peterson
Domino Block
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by John Devost
Oskar's Triple shift
3 pieces
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Tom Lensch
Oskar's Shift Burr
6 pieces
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Tom Lensch

Victor Genel

Long Beamed Star
designed by Victor Genel
made by Interlocking Puzzles
Quaddode
IPP 21 Exchange / Tokyo
designed by Victor Genel
made by Interlocking Puzzles
QuadroCube
designed by Victor Genel
made by Interlocking Puzzles
QuadroPrism
designed by Victor Genel
made by Interlocking Puzzles

Franklin Gonsalves

Dilemma
designed by Franklin Gonsalves
made by Pelikan
Quintuplets

designed by Franklin Gonsalves
made by Pelikan



George W. Hart

Frabjous
30 identical pieces
Difficulty: easy / medium
Playing Time: 2 - 4 hours

Frabjous, designed by George W. Hart, is a highly symmetrical geometric sculpture and interlocking puzzle.
The name Frabjous is borrowed from Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll: “O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”

The puzzle has a perfect regularly form, as the corners form a (pentagon) dodecahedron,
although they are not connected. The thirty identical S-shaped pieces interfere with each other
in the inside without touching each other. Three S-shaped pieces always build a corner.
In order to get a short imagination which corners connect the S-shaped piece,
you should look at two pentagons which share an edge.
The two corners which are farthest away are connected with each other by the S-shaped piece.

The symmetry corresponds to a (pentagon) dodecahedron. In addition, Frabjous has a chirality.

Puzzle Review

designed by George W. Hart
made by artifacturestudios.com

Tom Jolly

simplified keyholes in a cage + 2 pieces
designed by Tom Jolly
made by Pelikan
Caged Knot
IPP 25 Exchange / Helsinki
designed by Tom Jolly
made by Pelikan
LATTICE
IPP 29 Exchange / San Francisco
designed by Tom Jolly
made by sixmill.com
Rattle Box
designed by Tom Jolly
made by Eric Fuller
Tom's Square Dance
designed by Tom Jolly
made by Eric Fuller

Jürg van Känel

Swiss Cube #2
designed by Jürg van Känel
made by Jürg van Känel
US Cube
IPP 26 Exchange / Boston
designed by Jürg van Känel
made by Kreative Puzzles

Ishino Keiichiro

Nested Burr
designed by Ishino Keiichiro
made by Eric Fuller
Nested Burr / eingenisteter Kreuzknoten
designed by Ishino Keiichiro
made by Pelikan
3 Q Cube
designed by Ishino Keiichiro
made by Pelikan

Goh Pit Khiam

Ternary Burr
Limited Edition of 30
designed by Goh Pit Khiam
made by Brian Young
DECEMBURR
designed by Goh Pit Khiam
made by Brian Young
Quantum Entanglement framed burr
Limited Edition of 30
designed by Goh Pit Khiam
made by Brian Young

Ronald Kint-Bruynseels

Anderson's Delusion
designed by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
made by Eric Fuller
Self Framing Burr
designed by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
made by Eric Fuller
Sheffield Steel 6BB
designed by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
made by Philos
Dracula's Dental Disaster
designed by Ronald Kint-Bruynseels
made by Pelikan

Vladimir Krasnoukhov

 
The Molecule
designed by Vladimir Krasnoukhov
made by Vladimir Krasnoukhov
Curly Cube
Puzzle Design Competition 2011
designed by Vladimir Krasnoukhov
made by Vladimir Krasnoukhov
Bird's Nest PUZZLE
IPP 27 Exchange / Australia
designed by Vladimir Krasnoukhov / James Dalgety
made by BITS & PIECES
Bird's Nest PUZZLE
IPP 27 Exchange / Australia
designed by Vladimir Krasnoukhov / James Dalgety
made by Vladimir Krasnoukhov
Curly Cube
Puzzle Design Competition 2011
designed by Vladimir Krasnoukhov
made by BITS & PIECES

Leonid Mochalov

8+1 W¨rfel
designed by Leonid Mochalov
made by Pelikan
Hakenwürfel
designed by Leonid Mochalov
made by Pelikan

Vaclav Obsivac

Vaclav Obsivac (Vinco), a Czech puzzle designer and maker produces puzzles since 2001.
Many of his designs (over 200) are interlocking and packing puzzles.

His favorite puzzles are coordinate motion puzzles.
These are interlocking puzzles, where the puzzle parts cannot be taken apart piece by piece,
but where all puzzle parts have to be moved at the same time so that they can fall apart.

Moreover Vinco has designed many half-cube puzzles.
If a cube is dissected into two identical parts, then two half-cubes are created.
A half-cube puzzle consists of several puzzle pieces, where each puzzle piece is made of two half-cubes.
Many of his half cubes have the shape of a 2 x 2 x 2 cube.

Furthermore he has designed many sphere puzzles.

The puzzle parts in Vincos puzzles are composed of many (in most cases 6)
triangular prism and cuboids so that the puzzle parts look unusual.
For his puzzles he uses different timber sorts of fruit trees
such as acacia, ash, beech, cherry, elm, larch, maple, pear, plum and walnut.

His interlocking puzzles have different degrees of difficulty from simple to moderate.

coordinated motions puzzle

Hi S. Coffin
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 30 minutes
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
maTRIOshka
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 30 minutes
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
cross in ball
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 30 minutes
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
Half-cubes

Xcruci8
IPP 28 Exchange / Prague
Difficulty: easy - medium
Playing Time: 1 - 2 hours
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
Sphere puzzles

VINCOXIV
IPP 25 Exchange / Helsinki
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
other

kamarad
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
superstar
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
prismastar
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
Duodeciburr
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
Krbana
IPP 27 Exchange / Australia
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
four marbles
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
hexatresor
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
cohedron
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
crossex
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
TRICKBOX
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
Coming of Age
IPP 27 Exchange / Australia
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
Six Piece Cross
IPP 30 Exchange / Osaka + Hakone
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
twister
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
cross 132
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
nugget-box
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
plus cross
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
ufo
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
nugget
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
cross in circle
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
Double Pyramid
IPP 31 Exchange / Berlin
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
rambo
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO
Nugget
IPP 31 Exchange / Berlin
designed by Vaclav Obsivac
made by Vaclav Obsivac / VIn&CO

Roger von Oech's

X-Ball (US patent: US 7247075)
30 identical pieces
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 15 minutes

X-Ball, designed by Roger von Oech, is a set of thirty identical magnetic building pieces. The puzzle can be played
alone as well as in combination with the Y-Ball, Star-Ball or the Ball of Whacks.

It is interesting to see how the idea for this puzzle was developed:
Roger von Oech had the inspiration for this puzzle when he looked at a skeletal icosidodecahedron which had the shape of a ball.
In this geometrical form every corner is linked with further corners by four edges. If you halve the four edges,
you obtain a X-shaped object, therefore the name of this puzzle.

This X-shaped object has strong earth magnets on each of its corners.
Due to the strong earth magnets different figures and shapes can be built.

The puzzle can be played with in different ways.

Puzzle Review

designed by Roger von Oech
made by Creative Whack Company
Star-Ball (US patent: US 7247075)
6 + 6 five-legged Stars and 10 + 10 three-legged "Tri's"
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: ~1 hour

Star-Ball, designed by Roger von Oech, is a set of 32 magnetic design pieces.
The puzzle can be played alone as well as in combination with the X-Ball, Y-Ball or the Ball of Whacks.

The name is due to the resemblance of the main shape, a skeletal rhombic triacontahedron, to a star-shaped ball.
As the Ball of Whacks can also be formed to rhombic triacontahedron, both puzzles can be combined
with each other in interesting ways.

Star-Ball consists of 32 pieces of which 12 are shaped as fived-legged stars and 20 as three-legged “Tri“s.
On each end of the pieces is a magnet.
As the magnets have different polarities, there are 6 strong fived-legged stars and 6 weak fived-legged stars.
There are as well 10 strong three-legged “Tri” and 10 weak three-legged “Tri”.
For better recognition, one type of magnetic pole is marked with a point.

The puzzle can be played in different ways:
You can either rebuild the Star-ball shape or construct new figures and shapes.

The puzzle is a typical head and tail puzzle. The head is represented by a magnetic pole and the tail by its magnetic counterpart.
That is why it is not sufficient to simply rebuild the shape, but also necessary to consider the magnetic polarities.
It is not very difficult to build the Star-ball shape and it takes about one hour.

Star-Ball differs clearly from X-Ball and Y-Ball.
It has different parts and involves also magnetic polarities.

Puzzle Review

designed by Roger von Oech
made by Creative Whack Company
Y-Ball (US patent: US 7247075)
30 identical pieces
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 15 minutes

Y-Ball , designed by Roger von Oech, is a set
of thirty identical magnetic building pieces.

It is interesting to see how the idea for this puzzle
was developed. Roger von Oech was inspired
for this puzzle when he examined a truncated icosahedron,
which had the shape of a ball. In this geometrical form
every corner is linked with further corners by three edges.
If you halve the three edges, you obtain a Y-shaped object.
If you connect two of these Y-shaped objects,
then you get the pieces, therefore the name of this puzzle.

This Y-shaped object has a strong magnet on each of its
corners. Due to the strong magnets different
figures and shapes can be built.

Puzzle Review

designed by Roger von Oech
made by Creative Whack Company


Charles O. Perry

Double Puzzle
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 5 minutes
designed by Charles O. Perry
THE ZEN PUZZLE
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 5 minutes
designed by Charles O. Perry

Dic Sonneveld

Sonneveld Cubed Burr
designed by Dic Sonneveld
made by Tom Lensch
Illegal Burr wooden burr
Limited Edition of 30
designed by Dic Sonneveld
made by Brian Young

Hidekuni Tamura

TWELVE PIECE BOX
designed by Hidekuni Tamura
made by Hidekuni Tamura
Divide Cube / Four Part Cube
designed by Hidekuni Tamura

Mineyuki Uyematsu

Double Cs 444
designed by Mineyuki Uyematsu
made by Pelikan
TripleCs 444 Β
3 pieces
designed by Mineyuki Uyematsu
made by Pelikan
TripleCs 444 Β
3 pieces
designed by Mineyuki Uyematsu

Osanori Yamamoto

Four Piece Burr Cube
Puzzle Design Competition 2011
designed by Osanori Yamamoto
made by Eric Fuller
Ice Pillar
designed by Osanori Yamamoto
made by Pelikan
Cockpit
designed by Osanori Yamamoto
made by Pelikan
Castle Hole
designed by Osanori Yamamoto
made by Pelikan
2 pairs one
Level: 9.4
Osanori Yamamoto
made by Pelikan
N-One
Level: 15.3
designed by Osanori Yamamoto
made by Eric Fuller

Junichi Yananose

Square Headed Burr
IPP 29 Exchange / San Francisco
designed by Junichi Yananose
made by Hiroshi Iwahara
Heavy Headed Burr Junior
designed by Junichi Yananose
made by Hiroshi Iwahara
Kumiki Airlines
designed by Junichi Yananose
made by Brian Young

Brian Young

T-Burred.
IPP 29 Exchange / San Francisco
designed by Grant Smith & Brian Young
made by Brian Young
SEARious Burr
IPP 23 Exchange / Chicago
designed by Brian Young
made by Brian Young
Alchemy
designed by Brian Young
made by Eric Fuller

Tumen-Ulzii Zandraa

Mongolian Zad
IPP 22 Exchange / Antwerp
designed by Tumen-Ulzii Zandraa
made by Tumen-Ulzii Zandraa
designed by Tumen-Ulzii Zandraa
made by Tumen-Ulzii Zandraa

Old interlocking puzzles in the 18th century

Nine Piece Burr
no copyrights
Twelve Piece Burr
no copyrights
Six Piece Burr
Difficulty: easy
no copyrights

Old Russian Puzzles

 
 

Others

Spatzennest
made by Sipo & Sapelli
designed by Ms Zora Brunette
made by Ms Zora Brunette
Great Dodecahedron
designed by David Bruce
made by Interlocking Puzzles
 
Twelve Straight / Twisted - Interlocking Puzzle
designed by Yukio Hirose
made by Eric Fuller
Dragon Cube
designed by Douglas A. Engel
made by Philos
 
Lolly Box
designed by Alfons Eyckmans
made by Eric Fuller
The Minotaur's Burr
Limited Edition of 30
Puzzle Design Competition 2010
designed by Frank Potts
made by Brian Young
Rik's Kiddy Wrapping
designed by Kevin Holmes / Rik Van Grol
made by Eric Fuller
Hollow Cross 6 piece interlocking puzzle
made by Brian Young
Outline Burr
designed by Eric Fuller
made by Eric Fuller
made by Tom Lensch
Cross Knot
2 x 3 identical pieces
designed by Markus Götz
made by Philos
Encaged
designed by Eric Harshbarger
made by Pelikan
Condor's Peeper
designed by Jack Krijnen
IPP 29 Exchange / San Francisco
made by Brian Young
 
reframe
designed by Kohfuh Satoh
made by Pelikan
"Twenty" Cube
designed by Rick Eason
made by Rick Eason
Trirods
designed by Grabarchuk
made by Pelikan
Boxed Burr
designed by Tom Lensch
made by Tom Lensch
Arabesque
designed by Jose W. Diaz
made by Jose W. Diaz
made by Wisdom Toys
made by Wisdom Toys
Barb's Cube
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 20 minutes
designed by Jose W. Diaz / John Devost
made by Scott Peterson
surround
Puzzle Design Competition 2009
Difficulty: easy
designed by Kohno Ichiro
made by Kohno Ichiro
Slow Waltz
Level: 14.8
designed by Jeff Namkung
made by Eric Fuller
Nervenbündel
Playing Time: < 1 hour
made by VOCK Spiele
no copyrights
Global Puzzle
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 10 minutes
3 komplett gefangene Weise
Primitivo Familiar Ramos / Rafael G. Abad
made by Pelikan
Gordian's KNOT
designed by Frans de Vreugd
made by ThinkFun (BINARY ARTS)
New Cube
designed by Wayne Daniels
made by Les Éditions FABBRI
oblo spheres
designed by Marko Pavlovic
made by Great Circle Works

Difficulty: very easy
Playing Time: ~1 minute
The Trefoil Knot
IPP 22 Exchange / Antwerp
3 pieces
designed by Irina Novichkova
made by Irina Novichkova
HELP
17 pieces + frame
designed by Trevor Wood
made by Pelikan
Pyramystery
designed by Silvia Heinz-Matthes
made by Philos
made by Pelikan
Trigemino
6 pieces
designed by Sonja Heinz
made by Philos
Internal Combustion
4 pieces + frame
made by BITS & PIECES
 
PLANET
IPP 30 Exchange / Osaka + Hakone
designed by Kouki Kusumi
made by Mineyuki Uyematsu
PENTAPOD 024
designed by Steve Nicholls
made by Steve Nicholls and Simon Bexfield
Two Colour Knot
Ceres key puzzle / Magic Disc
Difficulty: simple
Playing Time: < 15 minutes

The puzzle has the shape of a flat cylinder.
It consists of three identical parts which look like three-step stairs.
The opening mechanism is based on Coordinate Motion.

Puzzle Review
designed by Frank Nichols
made by Mif Predmet
DEVIL'S CUBE rekubus
Puzzle Design Competition 2008
Difficulty: medium
Playing Time: 3 - 4 hours
38 pieces

rekubus is an interlocking puzzle in the shape of a hollow cube that was invented by Mike Klotzki.
You immediately notice the rather unusual shape of the pieces.
rekubus consists of three different pieces:
8 corner pieces, 12 edge pieces and 6 side parts.
Additionally, there are 12 rails which serve to hold the pieces in place.

Puzzle Review

designed by Mike Klotzki
made by rekubus

Solution
made by Pelikan
Burrlephant
designed by Jerry McFarland
made by Jerry McFarland

made by mi
6 pieces
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 30 minutes
made by Naef Ag
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 30 minutes

Kumiki Puzzles from Japan

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 5 minutes
Chupa Chups
Chupa Chups
 
Nanook
HARTLEY'S Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty
sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had
a great fall.
All the King's horses
and all the King's men
couldn't put
Humpty Dumpty
together again.
Dice
made by Jean Claude Constantin
From
Europe Puzzle Brussels
27 pieces
designed by Prof. Dr. F. Müller
made by Philos
Europe Puzzle Straßburg
12 pieces
designed by Prof. Dr. F. Müller
made by Philos


Literature

Stewart Coffin Geometric Puzzle Design
Stewart Coffin The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections


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