He Can Not Get the Ball!Yoh Kakuda and Yasuaki Kikuchi https://youtu.be/i6hkRQNpF9w He Can Not Get the Ball! is a winner of the 11th Annual Karakuri Idea Contest. This box was built by Yoh Kakuda and Yasuaki Kikuchi out of oak and cherry, based on an original idea by Masaki Ohnishi, The puzzle depicts a moment […]
UroborosShiro Tajima https://youtu.be/7CD-fXeAG_g Check out the Uroboros box from Shiro Tajima of the Karakuri Creation Group, made in 2012. This is my first video that includes me solving the puzzle. It is not an overly difficult box, but it has a couple tricky-ish steps that utilize some cool movements. As with many Karakuri boxes, the […]
Stephen Baumegger’s Gretel is a beautiful and challenging packing puzzle that displays wonderfully – if you can solve it.
Jack in the Box,Jesse Born, 2019 (Sold Out) A few months ago, I received the Jack in the Box puzzle from Jesse Born. Jack is a cool concept, blending puzzle boxes with one of my other favorite collectibles, playing cards! The box allows most decks of cards to sit snugly within, allowing only the slightest […]
Railroad Crossing, Karakuri Puzzle BoxAkio Kamei and Shou Sugimoto, 11th Annual Idea Contest Winner, June 2019Designed by Ichiro Sato https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NubjkoIZTkk&feature=youtu.be Unboxing Puzzle Boxes with fivesinatras The newest puzzle box from Karakuri master Akio Kamei and Shou Sugimoto is based on a winning design of the 11th Annual Karakuri Idea Contest from Ichiro Sato. This trick […]
MultiballEric Fuller, CubicDissection, 2019Sold Out Puzzle Details:Puzzle Box: 2 StepsWoods: Ash, Wenge, WalnutNumber Made: 99 (signed and dated)Dimensions:Overall Size: 3″ Cube It is almost immediately apparent upon holding Eric Fuller’s what one must do in order to open it: get the stainless steel ball bearings out of the way so the panel can slide out. […]
Slammed CarJunichi (Juno) Yananose, Pluredro, 2019Still Available Puzzle Details:Sequential Discovery Box: 15 to 20 StepsWoods: Koto, Blackbean, Jarrah, PNG RosewoodNumber Made: 100 (Still Available)Dimensions:Overall Size: 7.1″ x 3.1″ x 3″Compartment Size: 1.8″ x 1.5″ x 1.5″Weight: 14.5 oz The first impression I have of Juno’s second sequential discovery puzzle is that it is no small […]