Take Apart

As the name already indicates, the purpose of the puzzle is to take parts apart.
Thus, several puzzles such as Trick Locks, Secret Boxes and Trick Knives have to be opened
or like in the case of bottle puzzles objects have to be separated.
All take a part puzzles have in common that a mechanical trick is used which is not immediately recognizable.

If the opening mechanism is hidden and not visible from outside,
then people try through tapping or rotation of the puzzle to conclude on the mechanism/trick.
Most often many trial and error trials are necessary to get an intution or an idea how the puzzle is constructed.

Not all Take a part puzzles have a hidden mechanism.
The aim of bottle puzzles is to get out an object from the bottle.
To succeed some parts have to be interpreted and used as tools or physical effects have to be considered.

A mechanique trick is used

TURTLE'S HEART
IPP 31 Exchange / Berlin
designed by Yoshiyuki Kotani
made by Yoshiyuki Kotani
made by BITS & PIECES
made by BITS & PIECES
Metal Apple

Centrifugal force

Großmaul
Difficulty: simple
Playing Time: < 15 minutes
Only the centrifugal force is required.
similar puzzle: sesame
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 15 minutes
Only the centrifugal force is required.
similar puzzle: Großmaul, sesame
The Lucky Clover
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by BITS & PIECES
Yen Coin
Difficulty: difficult
Playing Time: > 2 hours
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
 
 
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin

Dovetails

Difficulty: simple
Wunder Puzzle Mechanism #2
made by Eric Fuller
Trinity / Triple Decker
Puzzle Design Competition 2001
designed by Lynn D. Yarbrough
made by BITS & PIECES
made by BITS & PIECES
 
Hexaspiration
IPP 13 Exchange / Amsterdam
Difficulty: simple
Opening Mechanism: Magnet
 
 
Der verhexte Ring
made by Bartl
designed by Rocky Chiaro
made by Rocky Chiaro

various designers

NEWS
made by HANAYAMA
The Karst Phenomenon
IPP 28 Exchange / Prague
designed by Karst Nauta
made by Brian Young
BUTTER CHURN
made by BITS & PIECES
made by BITS & PIECES
designed by Vladimir Krasnoukhov
made by Vladimir Krasnoukhov
Solitary Confinement
Puzzle Design Competition 2005
designed by Robert Hartmann
 
Six Key Mine
Puzzle Design Competition 2003 (First Prize)
designed by Robert Rose
made by BITS & PIECES
Takitapart
made by BITS & PIECES
no copyrights
Sword in the Stone
made by BITS & PIECES
Kuku
made by Sonic Games Limited
Block and Key
IPP 22 Exchange / Antwerp
designed by Tom Lensch
made by Walter Hoppe, Laser Perfect
Alcatraz
Opening Mechanism: Magnet
similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz, Boulon

designed by McDermott
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Monumental Challange
IPP 32 Exchange / Washington, D.C.
designed by Andy Manvell
made by Andy Manvell
Hoffmann's Mistake / Dice Box 2
IPP 22 Exchange / Antwerp
designed by Peter Hajek
made by A. Sykora
PyrEyeMid PUZZLE
IPP 17 Exchange / San Francisco
Difficulty: simple
designed by Douglas A. Engel
made by General Symmetrics, Inc.
Copernisis
made by Sonic Games Limited
Zahnrad-Trick
made by Claus Fohlmeister
Iball 3
comes with 2 levels
Difficulty: easy / medium
Playing Time: 3 hours

It has the shape of a small blue transparent ball.
On the ball are six buttons and a one-digit LED display.
A button will flash as soon as it is pressed
in one of the possible colours red, blue or green.
If it is pressed another time, then it will flash in a different colour.
The following rule applies:
If a button is pushed and the colour is identical to the colour before,
then the lights will stay switched on, otherwise all lights will switch off.

The task is to press the buttons in the right order
in a short time intervall (90 sec)
so that all six buttons have the same colour.

The puzzle has two levels.
In the first level, there are only three colours (red, blue, green),
whereas in the second level there is additionally purple as colour.

Puzzle Review

designed by Andrew Reeves
made by Topdraw Games Ltd
Tritalon
Puzzle Design Competition 2012
designed by Hirokazu Iwasawa (Iwahiro)
made by STREETWISE

Hoffmann's Puzzles

Lighthouse Puzzle
made by John Berkeley
no copyrights
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 20 minutes
Opening Mechanism: Disguise
made by BITS & PIECES
no copyrights
Jailbreak
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 5 minutes
Opening Mechanism: Disguise
made by BITS & PIECES
no copyrights
To Bee Or Not To Bee
made by BITS & PIECES
Barrel
made by BITS & PIECES
no copyrights
Opening Mechanism: Disguise
no copyrights

Jean Claude Constantin


magnet mechanism

Boulon
Difficulty: easy
Opening Mechanism: Magnet
similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz

designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Schloss
Difficulty: easy
Opening Mechanism: Magnet
similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz, Boulon

designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin

Opening Mechanism: Magnet
similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz, Boulon

made by Jean Claude Constantin
Opening Mechanism: Magnet
similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz, Boulon

designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Difficulty: easy
Opening Mechanism: Magnet
similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz, Boulon

designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Opening Mechanism: Magnet
similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz, Boulon

designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin

other tricks

Cent-rale
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Stern Holz
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Difficulty: easy
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
You've Been Framed
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin

Marcel Gillen

Cigar Puzzle
IPP 23 Exchange / Chicago
designed by Marcel Gillen
made by BITS & PIECES
Anti-Snapper
IPP 23 Exchange / Chicago
designed by Marcel Gillen
made by Marcel Gillen
Rolling Pin-(T)okyo
IPP 21 Exchange / Tokyo
designed by Marcel Gillen
made by Marcel Gillen
Bishop
made by Marcel Gillen
Play With Fire
made by BITS & PIECES
Rook
made by BITS & PIECES
King
made by BITS & PIECES
Queen
made by BITS & PIECES
Pawn
made by BITS & PIECES

Robrecht Louage

4 STEPS VISIBLE LOCK
Puzzle Design Competition 2011 (Jury Grand Prize)
designed by Robrecht Louage
made by Robrecht Louage
REMOVE THE YOLK
Puzzle Design Competition 2010
designed by Robrecht Louage
made by Robrecht Louage

Roger

Propeller
Shaker
Schlüssel
Eis
Auspfuff
R2D2
Alles Roger
Wasserhahn
Gesicht

W.G.H. Strijbos

Wills Cross
designed by W.G.H. Strijbos
made by STREETWISE
Dovetail
designed by W.G.H. Strijbos
made by STREETWISE
Dovetail T
designed by W.G.H. Strijbos
made by STREETWISE
Dovetail Cube No. 1
designed by W.G.H. Strijbos
made by STREETWISE
Dovetail Cube No. 2
designed by W.G.H. Strijbos
made by STREETWISE
Dovetail Cube No. 3
designed by W.G.H. Strijbos
made by STREETWISE
designed by W.G.H. Strijbos
made by BITS & PIECES
Lotus Puzzle
Try to find out why it is named “Lotus” Puzzle
designed by W.G.H. Strijbos
made by STREETWISE

Brian Young

Fuji 1707
IPP 30 Exchange / Osaka + Hakone
designed by Brian Young
made by Brian Young
Sputnik Returns
IPP 28 Exchange / Prague
designed by Brian Young
made by Brian Young
Houdini's Torture Cell
Puzzle Design Competition 2012
IPP 31 Exchange / Berlin
designed by Brian Young
made by Brian Young
Washington Monument
IPP 32 Exchange / Washington, D.C.
designed by Brian Young
made by Brian Young

Keys

a.) Rocky Chiaro

Boston-Key-Party
designed by Rocky Chiaro
made by Rocky Chiaro
Hel-Sin-KEY
designed by Rocky Chiaro
made by Rocky Chiaro
Key and Ring / Roc-Key
designed by Rocky Chiaro
made by BITS & PIECES
b.) others

SKELETON KEY PUZZLE
Puzzle Design Competition 2005
designed by Robert Hartmann
made by Viking Mfg. Co.
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 15 minutes
Opening Mechanism: Inner Maze
no copyrights
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 15 minutes
Opening Mechanism: Disguise
no copyrights
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 15 minutes
Opening Mechanism: Disguise
From India
no copyrights
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 15 minutes
Opening Mechanism: Disguise
From India
no copyrights

 
Whilemina the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat
designed by Brian Young
made by Brian Young
A special movement is needed

cross rings

made by Jean Claude Constantin
made by HANAYAMA
Cross Ring #3
Difficulty: easy - medium
made by BITS & PIECES
Objects in a cage

Torpedo In Cage
made by BITS & PIECES
Hedgehog
Hedgehog
The Prison Block
IPP 23 Exchange / Chicago
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by BITS & PIECES
designed by Vladimir Krasnoukhov
made by Vladimir Krasnoukhov
Canary
made by CLEVER TOYS, s.r.o.
Cube In Cube / Sputnik in Cube
IPP 19 Exchange / London
designed by Marcel Gillen
made by BITS & PIECES

Pyramid in Prison
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Hedgehog 2
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 5 minutes
designed by Toshitaka Nabata
made by MegaHouse
Hedgehog 3
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 5 minutes
designed by Toshitaka Nabata
made by MegaHouse
Hedgehog 4
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 20 minutes
designed by Toshitaka Nabata
made by MegaHouse
Hedgehog 6
designed by Toshitaka Nabata
made by MegaHouse
Other types

VORTEX / ASURA
Puzzle Design Competition 2008
Difficulty: difficult
Playing Time: > 5 hours
made by HANAYAMA
Globe Ball
designed by Vesa Timonen
made by HANAYAMA
COASTER
designed by Grabarchuk
made by HANAYAMA
CRICKET
made by HANAYAMA
KEYRING
Puzzle Design Competition 2002
designed by Oskar van Deventer
made by HANAYAMA
FLAG
made by HANAYAMA
Cast Rattle
Puzzle Design Competition 2010 (Jury Honorable Mention)
designed by Brahm Cohen
made by HANAYAMA
 
Square
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 15 minutes

designed by Vesa Timonen
made by HANAYAMA
designed by Douglas A. Engel
made by BITS & PIECES
designed by Simon Nightingale
made by Simon Nightingale
Difficulty: easy
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin
Difficulty: easy
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin


Literature

John Berkeley All Screwed Up!
David Springett / John Davenport WOODTURNUNG Trickery


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