Mazes

A maze puzzle consists of very few parts. Generally, only two parts are given.
Thereby a traveller (represented by one piece) moves in an interconnected weaving path
(mostly represented by another piece). Some maze puzzles have additional constraints or possess more rules.


Ball Mazes

A ball has to be freed from a labyrinth.

Labyrinth
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Ball in Maze #1
IPP 28 Exchange / Prague
designed by Rick van Grol
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Irrweg
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Zahnradlabyrinth
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Black Jack
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Fiendish 3D Maze
made by Amazin Wood Ltd

 

Minotaurus
designed by Jürgen Reiche
made by Siebenstein Spiele
Kugellager IPP 31 Berlin
made by Jean Claude Constantin




Ring-in-Plate Mazes

THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE PUZZLE
no copyrights
RING GAME
Helios
No.3 Maze
DUET
made by HANAYAMA
WURMM / Rotten Apple
IPP 27 Exchange / Australia
designed by Oskar van Deventer

MUROI'S RING MAZE No. 10
IPP 21 Exchange / Tokyo
designed by  Tadao Muroi
PLATE
made by HANAYAMA
no copyrights
MEDAL / St. Mungo's Fish
Puzzle Design Competition 2003
designed by James Dalgety
made by HANAYAMA
BULL'S HEAD PUZZLE
C'est la vie!
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
C'est la vie!
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by BITS & PIECES
HELIX
IPP 22 Exchange / Antwerp
designed by Akio Yamamoto
HELIX
designed by Akio Yamamoto
made by HANAYAMA
From
Monkey Business
IPP 24 Exchange / Tokyo
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by George Miller

The two flags has to be separated
no copyrights
BIKE US patent 609941
designed by H. E. Lejeune
made by HANAYAMA
no copyrights
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 15 minutes
Space
A,B,C

Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 20 minutes

made by HANAYAMA
no copyrights







Schatz des Pharao
PANEL & LING
made by Jean Claude Constantin
PANEL & LING
made by P.CREATION
Ring Pierce Face
IPP 25 Exchange / Helsinki
designed by Yoshiyuki Kotani
made by Torito / Cronus
Another Eight Puzzle
IPP 22 Exchange / Antwerp
designed by Yoshiyuki Kotani
made by Yoshiyuki Kotani / LCC
From






Bronco
IPP 22 Exchange / Antwerp
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by George Miller
15 Holes of Golf
designed by Markus Götz and Oskar van Deventer, 2003
made by George Miller
Yankee Puzzle (US patent 554565)
designed by William George Adams in 1896
no copyrights
THE 19th HOLE...
made by Pentangle
THE GREAT RUMDOODLE PUZZLE
designed by James Dalgety
made by Pentangle
PANAMA LOCK (US patent 994694)
IPP 25 Exchange / Helsinki
designed by Henry Sievers
made by Wally Lee
no copyrights
HEART MAZE
comes with 3 problems
IPP 19 Exchange
designed by Keith Winegar
PEAK PERFORMANCE
IPP 33 Exchange / Narita, Japan

Shuttle Mazes

16 to 1 RING MAZE
made by BITS & PIECES
no copyrights
Coast to Coast
designed by Serhiy Grabarchuk
made by ThinkFun (BINARY ARTS)
BOOKWORM PUZZLE
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 10 minutes

designed by Douglas A. Engel
made by Douglas A. Engel
designed by W. R. Maxwell
1€ LABYRINTH PUZZLE
designed by Robrecht Louage
made by Robrecht Louage
Eivon
made by Jean Claude Constantin
209
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Bonbon
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Auf dem Holzweg
designed by Jürgen Reiche
made by Siebenstein Spiele

Maze Locks

Schiebelaby
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Maischloß!
made by Jean Claude Constantin
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
Dickschloss
made by Jean Claude Constantin

Maze Boxes

LabyBox
IPP 31 Exchange / Berlin
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin

Two plate mazes

Irrweg
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin


Mysterians
IPP 23 Exchange / Chicago
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by George Miller
4D
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by George Miller
Maze Medal / 4D
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by HANAYAMA
L'OEUF
made by HANAYAMA
TAXI
designed by George Miller and Oskar van Deventer
made by George Miller
2 keys
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Auf dem Holzweg
made by Siebenstein Spiele
Safe
made by Siebenstein Spiele
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Tom Lensch
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Tom Lensch
Other flat Mazes

Feed the Cat
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Buttonius Puzzles & Plastics
Oskar's Keys
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by KAWADA
Coin Maze
IPP 28 Exchange / Prague
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Buttonius Puzzles & Plastics
DISK
made by HANAYAMA
KEYMAZE
designed by Oskar van Deventer
THESUNRISES
FISHYHOOKED PUZZE

Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 10 minutes

designed by Douglas A. Engel
made by Douglas A. Engel
FISHYHOOKED PUZZE

Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 10 minutes

designed by Douglas A. Engel
made by BITS & PIECES

designed by Douglas A. Engel
made by Douglas A. Engel






TRIPODS IN JUNGLE GYM
designed by Yoshiyuki Kotani
made by Yoshiyuki Kotani / LCC
THE WORRIED WOODWORM
designed by James Dalgety
made by Pentangle
Calamity Clock
IPP 32 Exchange / Washington, D.C.
comes with 12 problems

designed by Douglas A. Engel
made by Douglas A. Engel
Key

Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 10 minutes

no copyrights

Threedimensional ring-in Mazes

Sunflower
Puzzle Design Competition 2001 (Honorable Mention)
IPP 22 Exchange / Antwerp
same as the O'GEAR puzzle from Oskar
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by George Miller
O'GEAR
same as the Sunflower puzzle from Oskar
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by HANAYAMA
Free Willy
IPP 25 Exchange / Helsinki
designed by Oskar van Deventer
 made by George Miller
TOTAL ECLIPSE
designed by Oskar van Deventer

Sleeve-on-Cylinder Mazes

REVOMAZE
Passe-Cylindre
Puzzle Design Competition 2007
designed by Lozac'h Rene

Threedimensional Ballmazes

A ball has to be freed from a labyrinth.

PANTHEON
made by Bienengraeber
GLOBAL
made by Bienengraeber
 
Oskar's No Dexterity
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Tom Lensch
IM-PUZZLE-BALL
made by Funtime Gifts Ltd.
Chaos-Würfel
made by VOCK Spiele
TOWER OF LONDON
made by RAIN TREE
QUADRUS
Puzzle Design Competition 2010


Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: > 1 hour

Navigate the ball from the GOLD frame
into the opposite SILVER frame and back again.

Puzzle Review
designed by Jeremy Goode
made by Xmatrix Limited
CUBUS
Puzzle Design Competition 2011

Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: > 30 minutes

Navigate the ball from the GOLD frame
into the opposite SILVER frame and back again.

The puzzle consists of several layers.
The layers look like electronic circuits.
The layers are connected with each other by small
cube units. This construction has the advantage
that the way is not obvious
and that it has to be explored.

The realization of the labyrinth is also well done,
as while playing you get immediately the impression
to be trapped in a labyrinth. The ball passes again and again
the same positions. Therefore you have to search
for a new way which did not get into attention
in order to advance and get to other areas.

The Cubus is easier than the Quadrus.

Puzzle Review
designed by Jeremy Goode
made by Xmatrix Limited
Next Floor
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Buttonius Puzzles & Plastics
Ball in Cylinder Puzzle
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: 30 minutes

designed by Jerry Loo

Threedimensional two piece Mazes

The Wanderer
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by Tom Lensch
Two Piece Oddity
designed by Tom Jolly
made by Philos
Culax
designed by Markus Götz
made by Philos
Oskar's Cube
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by BITS & PIECES
Rescube
designed by D.Sam Cornwell
made by Eric Fuller
Rattle Twist V
frame + 2 pieces
designed by Osanori Yamamoto
San Mei Kan
designed by Takeyuki Endo
made by Takeyuki Endo

Other threedimensional Mazes

Big Wheel
IPP 22 Exchange / Antwerp
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by BITS & PIECES
CHAIN
Puzzle Design Competition 2002 (Honorable Mention)
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by HANAYAMA

Mazes used for trick boxes

Stickman Try-Knot Box / Stickman #17
Stickman Sphere Box / Stickman #18
Amaze
comes with 16 problems
Puzzle Design Competition 2004
designed by Eldon Vaughn
made by ThinkFun (BINARY ARTS)
made by BITS & PIECES
Locomotion
made by BITS & PIECES
NO PEEKIE
made by IDEAL TOY CO. LTD
 
designed by Oskar van Deventer


Literature

MIND-BENDING MAZE PUZZLES