Dr. PinkLady, or How I Learned to Stop Fidgeting and Solve the Burr

Fidget Burr (a/k/a Dollar Burr, a/k/a Chin Burr)Jerry McFarland, 3.28″ x 3.28″ x 2.92″ Recently, I was lucky enough to get a copy of Jerry McFarland’s Fidget Burr (not to be confused with the puzzle of the same name designed by Tim Alkema and recently produced by Eric. Fuller of CubicDissection). It has quickly become […]

“Number 5 is Alive”

Asymmetric CubeHideaki Kawashima The newest box from Karakuri member Hideaki Kawashima is the fifth in his Bars Box series, consisting of Bars Boxes I – IV, 2018 – 2019. Asymmetric Cube’s name is adeparture from the series and, while it continues to feature the series’ titular bars, its design represents the biggest leap forward yet. […]

Let’s See What’s Behind Door #8!

Dark Fairy Door by Tracy Clemons is a behemoth of a puzzle box, clocking in at close to 7 lbs, it provides a puzzle experience that is more than the sum of its parts.

No, I Don’t Think He is Dead

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 […]

Pushing All the Right Buttons

Push Button BurrDesigned by Ken IrvineBuilt by Tom Lensch Let me start by saying that, historically, I am not particularly good at interlocking solids. It is only in the last few months that I have begun to expand my puzzling horizons beyond boxes, SD and locks. My first burrs had me running to fellow puzzlers […]

You Deserve a Brake Today…

Snack Brake from Daniel Alterman is an original and fun puzzle from an emerging maker whose work comes from a unique and welcome perspective.

Packing It In 2: Pack Harder

Pin Block Case from CubicDissection is a relatively simple packing puzzle with an elegant and satisfying solution.

Packing It In: Pack Hard

Stephen Baumegger’s Gretel is a beautiful and challenging packing puzzle that displays wonderfully – if you can solve it.

Cards go in the Box. Box goes on the Shelf. Puzzles are on the Shelf. My Puzzles.

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 […]