The GyroTwisty is another Diniar Namdarian-designed puzzle that I played with over the weekend. It also happens to be the Exchange Puzzle of Hendrik Haak at IPP38 in San Diego this past August. The GyroTwisty
Now this is a very interesting and rather unique Exchange Puzzle. I received the Double Vision from Allan Slocum at this year’s IPP38 in San Diego. Is it even a mechanical puzzle? Well I suppose
Diniar Namdarian from Germany has always been very well known for his many 2D sliding block puzzle designs. In fact I have quite a number of puzzles he has produced over the years. These have
I am not a fan of twisty puzzles nor good at solving them. Not at all. With the exception of some twisties which I bought (because I liked their physical appearance), I own very few.
This year’s IPP38 Puzzle Exchange took place (the day before the Puzzle Party) on 11 August 2018. It was held at the Wyndham Bayside Hotel in San Diego, California along with the rest of the
In the modern era of puzzle lock designers, undisputedly, only one or two names come to mind; Rainer Popp, the master of eleven Popplock designs to date. Dan Feldman is the other with his Danlock
The IPP37 Puzzle Exchange saw no less than half a dozen or so symmetric shape puzzles. These and other similar style ones have become increasingly popular for puzzlers and designers in recent years. Especially so
I normally don’t quite fancy disentanglement puzzles. But once in a while along comes something that looks to be quite manageable without all that twisting ropes and such and I will give one a try.
This weekend’s puzzle is the Double Feature designed by Stewart Coffin. Exchanged by Saul Bobroff at IPP37, the Double Feature is Coffin’s design # X-75A as indicated on the packaging. There is a design #75A
Designer Naoaki Takashima designed this sliding block puzzle way in March 1985. From what I have heard, Takashima-san owns the largest collection of mechanical puzzles in Japan. The collection it seems is well in excess
I had read about this Eiffel Six Cube Puzzle a while back. This was a blog post by Allard Walker sometime in September last year. At that time, I commented on his post that I
This colourful 2D packing puzzle is the joint design effort of Rex Rosanno Perez and Stanislav Knot. Rex hails from the Philippines and Stan is from the Czech Republic.. Joint designs for puzzles are not
After a dismal week or so of not being able to find the correct solution for the Gridlock at the Arc De Triomphe, I thought I would try another kind of “arc”. This time, it’s
Two years back, I had great fun with and was able to solve without help, Vladimir Krasnoukkov’s AntiSlide Tetramino puzzle. Hence, I didn’t think that this latest anti slide puzzle in my collection, the Grid
When I first saw this puzzle, I didn’t know what OMPIC meant. Well, I had seen Allard Walker talk about the puzzle on his blog a while back and thanks to him, I found out
The last several months, all the attention appears to have been showered on Rainer Popp’s very massive, very challenging and very expensive puzzle lock, the T11 Popplock. This week I had the chance to play with a