fivesinatras: using the most accurate metric to quantify cool

“…to produce a consistent, reliable methodology for the determination of the coolness quotient of any particular idea or product, it must be evaluated in contrast with an ideal representation of cool: therefore, any such measurement will be quantified with the most precision by calculating the number of Sinatras it contains and the quality to which it applies.”

Quantified Cool, John Maynard Keynes,
Chairman of the World Bank Commission, 1944

Turn Turn Turn by Perplex Puzzles

Puzzleduck Pastures by Kel Snache

Walter’s Radio by Dee Dixon

Karakuri 2022 Holiday Boxes

Hex Flex by Kagen Sound

Bad Moon & Apeiron Box by Dee Dixon

aMAZEing PuzzleBox by QuizBrix

3 the Peg, Penny Pincher & Lib Orb Rate by MW Puzzles

Eric Fuller & Nope Box

Angel Box by Will Strijbos (Produced in PLA by Bayou Puzzles)

Red Herring Box by Doog (DoogalooGames)

Jammed Gem by Frederic Boucher & Eric Fuller

Plus Box by Kagen Sound

FastMaze 1 by Dan Fast

Keep Locked by Stickman

Rav’n by Kel Snache (w/art by Janice Bell)

Bananas by Jon Keegan

Trinity, Doors and Drawers & Hellas Cube by Michael Toulouzas, Pelikan & Bernhard Schweitzer

Tornado Box by Kagen Sound and Akio Kamei

Big Ben by Juno, Brian Young & John Moore

Menace by Dee Dixon

A horse with a warrior by Osamu Kasho

Sun Dial by Jesse Born & Rob Yarger

PLOD by Joe Guarin

Pennytentiary by Eric Fuller

Karakuri Holiday Boxes 2021

Angry Walter: A Short Film

The oral history of a forgotten robot, a sequential discovery puzzle box & a world saved by puzzlers.

Snappy Burr & Obscure Burr by Jerry McFarland

Angry Walter by Dee Dixon

Rizal, Aquinaldo, Barasoain, Kusing 25, Walang Galang, Katmon, Apolaki, Visayas, Mindanao, Sanib, Bella, Abrihi, Unluck #4, & Luzon by Rex Rossano Perez

2021 Puzzle Giveaway!

The “fivesinatras was Too Busy to Write a 2021 Puzzle Hunt and Decided to Just Give Away a Bunch of Puzzles Instead” Giveaway!

See the Drawing and Results Here

Boca Bash 2021 at the Puzzle Palace

Abraham’s Well by Brian Young

Reaction to Slammed Car Solution Vid

Mayan Box by Benno de Grote

New Prototype and First Design by Dee Dixon

Butterfly Box by Kagen Sound

Spirit Box by Dee Dixon

Dabbit Invasion by Tye Stahly and Haym Hirsh

13 Office-Themed Puzzles (and one Puzzle-Adjacent Item)

Interviewed and Quizzed by Beats and Pieces

Side Swiper by Ryan Hughbanks

Box of the Celts by Matt M. (Numbskull Puzzles)

The Tippenary Mystery Tour by Jack Krijnen

Playin’ With That (Puzzle Parody of “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot)

Bermuda Hexagon (Bill Cutler), 4L Bin & Ship in a Bottle (Pit Khiam Goh), Punch Cards & Nested Cubes (Tom Lensch), Hoffman Packing Puzzle (Dean Hoffman) & Inelegant Series (Haym Hirsch)

One Hand Puzzlebox (Stickman #35) by Robert Yarger

Triple Yolk by Lewis Evans

Blah Box by Eric Fuller

Portal by Dee Dixon

Arrow by Juno

2020 Puzzle Hunt Walkthrough

Karakuri Holiday Boxes 2020

Visitor Q by Frederic Boucher

Detective Box by Joe Guarini

Sea Chest by Jesse Born

Stickman #13 – Chopsticks by Robert Yarger

Burr puzzle (with Yosegi ball inside) by Yoshiyuki Ninomiya

Pair O’ Dice by Tye Stahly

Quadlock I & Burrlephant 3 by Jerry McFarland

Kakoi by Shiro Tajima

Art Deco Clock Box and Book Box Volumes 1, 3 & 4 by Bill Sheckels

EWE UFO by Kel Snache

Three Wise Bolts by Brian Young

Karakuri Creation Group: History, Puzzle Box Reviews and Club Membership

Wishing Well by Perplex Puzzles

The Secretum Cista Experience

Unboxing Secretum Cista by Jesse Born

Waiting for Secretum Cista: Unboxing a (future) Puzzle Legend

Squary Pack, Quadro, Snake Pit, and Mushkila by Yavuz Demirhan

Unlocked Drawer by Kathleen Malcolmson

Surprising Drawer by Osamu Kasho

Ansel by PuzzledWolf

Space Case by Dee Dixon

Lock Box by Eric Fuller

Anti-Gravity Box by Frederic Boucher

Fidget Burr by Jerry McFarland

Asymmetric Cube by Hideaki Kawashima

Tree Box, Cocktail, and Football Match by Diniar Namdarian

Dark Fairy Door by Tracy Clemons

He Can Not Get the Ball! by Yoh Kakuda and Yasuaki Kikuchi

Uroboros by Shiro Tajima

Plant Cycle by Christian Cormier

Push Button Burr by Ken Irvine / Tom Lensch

Schrat by Stephan Baumegger

Snack Brake by Dan Alterman

Pin Block Case from CubicDissection

Gretel from Stephen Baumegger

Unstable Eggs by CoreMods

Jack in the Box by Jesse Born

Puzzle Box Train(ing)

Multiball by Eric Fuller

Slammed Car by Juno