Aluminum Cylinder

Aluminum Cylinder

Aluminum Cylinder This is a very high quality puzzle coming from Will Strijbos.  The object is to open up the cylinder.  Looks very nice and is quite challenging to open. Designed by: More ยป

American Car

American Car

American Car SunsOut offers quality puzzles that are eco-friendly with soy-based inks on recycled board. 1000 pieces Larger sized pieces for easy grasp!Finished size: Approx. 27 in x 35 in Made in USA by: SunsOutArt by: Greg Giordano

Trying to see how the pieces fit and re-assessing where they can go if they do not fit is a good exercise to check and re-evaluate the choices. Each piece can only come in one place, so there is no compromise and negotiation that takes place in so many other aspects of modern life. This forces the player to continually re-evaluate his decisions and learns to be patient with the process because it is an integral part of the game.

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Basket Burr

Basket Burr

Basket Burr Basket Burr uses burr pieces captured in a frame and has a fairly simple level 4.5 solution. Trivial to disassemble and not too hard to reassemble, Basket Burr nonetheless is fun for beginners or those who don’t have the patience for the super high level burrs.Construction of this puzzle is precise with moderate fit that should work in all but the most humid of climes. Part of the Signature Series, there are only 46 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled. Designer: Yavuz DemirhanMaterial: Maple and GranadilloSize: 6.7 cm x 6.7 cm x 6.7 cm / 2.6 in x 2.6 in x 2.6 inRelease Date: 03.02.2018

The simplicity of the puzzles is misleading. Although the concept is quite simple – finding the pieces and repairing them together – an amazing level of mental activity is required to complete the necessary steps to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are necessary to achieve what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to a general pattern. More importantly, solving puzzles is great work for the brain and can have therapeutic benefits.

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Octassembly

Octassembly

Octassembly This puzzle consists of 6 pieces, 3 sets of 2. The object is to stack the blocks in such a way that they form an octahedron. The puzzle requires some imagination! A beautiful handmade high quality wood puzzle by designer Bill Sheckels.  Material: ZebraWood

The first thing you see when looking at any puzzle is the photo or illustration of the completed puzzle. On choosing, remember that the image should have some educational value but also be something the child can relate to. If the image is familiar to the child or fulfills the educational objective (like learning colours or naming objects), the experience of completing the puzzle will be all the more enjoyable, satisfying and productive. The image should be easily recognizable so the child can identify it as something they see around them in their everyday life. It should also have distinguishable features to help them decide where to put the piece so that it ends up in the right place.

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15x15x15 Pillow-shaped Cube – Black Body

15x15x15 Pillow-shaped Cube - Black Body

15x15x15 Pillow-shaped Cube – Black Body The 15x15x15 Cube from Moyu is a very well made cube.  It features a multi-inner circle design combined with a triple center to bring more stability and smoother turning as well as good anti-pop performance.  There are over 2000 pieces on this cube.  Surprisingly, this version is slightly smaller than Moyu’s 13x13x13 and measures 12 cm or 4.7 inches.  Still, it weighs over a kilogram and comes in a beautiful display and storage box.  It also includes an extra set of stickers.

Provides a focus for chatting about what is shown in the picture Improves the child’s hand-eye coordination Develops the child’s ability to rationalize size/shape recognition Encourages the steps that are taken by the child in a logical sequencing process Enhances spatial awareness Develops the child’s ability to identify alphabet letters later because doing puzzles has helped them to recognize shapes Encourages perseverance in completing an activity once it is started Builds a child’s confidence and sense of achievement when they complete the puzzle Above all doing puzzles is fun!

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Christmas House

Christmas House

Christmas House You’ll want to move right into this welcoming house, painted in meticulous detail by English artist Steve Crisp. Santa & reindeer have landed safely on the snowy roof and the jolly man makes his way to one of three chimneys. Just below, a child is “nestled all snug” in bed while the family stockings hang on the nearby mantelpiece. Next door is the nursery and further on is the master bedroom where Dad is pulling out gifts hidden beneath the bed. The first floor of the house is a hive of activity – Mom puts the finishing touches on Christmas dinner while grandparents ready the living room with its magnificent tree, festive garlands and blazing fire in the hearth. One of our nicest Christmas puzzles ever! 1000 PiecesFinished size: Approx. 24 in x 30 in / 61 cm x 76 cmMade by: White Mountain PuzzlesArt by: Steve Crisp

Wooden puzzles are an up-to-date version of a traditional toy, and are designed with education in mind. They are exceptional value for money considering the number of positive rewards you can get out of just one toy. It’s an activity that can be shared with friends or family, one which provides a tremendous sense of satisfaction when the last piece is fitted, making the child want to do the puzzle again and again.

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Combined Burr

Combined Burr

Combined Burr Combined Burr is just a crazy puzzle! Six pieces come together to form the familiar burr shape. Two standard stick pieces, two board pieces and two very unusual “I’m not sure what’s going on here” pieces. With a whopping level 4.18.1.1 solution, (Indicates the breakdown of moves to free each piece sequentially)  this one will keep you guessing during assembly and disassembly. Crafted with Wenge and Ash, this burr is precise and well made. Shoulder joints along the length of the board burr pieces allow for the color contrast necessary without compromising strength.. Part of the Signature Series, there are only 45 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled. Designer: Noah PrettymanMaterial: Ash, WengeSize: 2.24 in x 2.24 in x 2.24 in / 5.7 cm x 5.7 cm x 5.7 cm Release Date: 7.9.2018

While there are a plethora of references regarding the benefits of reading books, playing games, etc., this article focuses on the value of wooden jigsaw puzzles as a catalyst for learning in early childhood. Even with the many electronic gizmos and gadgets, oftentimes children are attracted to simple things like a bouncy ball, interesting book and well designed, intriguing jigsaw puzzles.

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Pyramid IV

Pyramid IV

Pyramid IV This puzzle consists of four identical blocks that can be arranged to create a pyramid. It comes with a pouch to store the pieces. Maybe more complex than it first appears… A beautiful handmade wood puzzle by designer Bill Sheckels.Material: Maple, Cherry or White Oak

The American Academy of Pediatrics defines early childhood as the ages between one and five years, encompassing the toddler and pre-school periods. Early childhood development occurs rapidly and is widely recognized as extremely important in setting the foundation for future learning, including the social, cognitive, and motor skills needed to handle the demands of pre-school and kindergarten. During these formative years, parents and other caring people in their lives, have the ability to enhance this development by wisely choosing activities that stimulate and challenge their minds.

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Puzzle Pod Junior

Puzzle Pod Junior

Puzzle Pod Junior Everyone appreciates receiving a present of a gift card, cash, or check, but given in an envelope, it’s not very imaginative. Puzzle Pod Junior – secret code puzzle box, transforms the exchange into a fun, interactive, code cracking game between you and the recipient. If you’ve had fun with our Puzzle Pod Cryptex –Brain Teaser and Coin Bank, then you’re going to love this new gift puzzle as well. For this gift card holder, you first choose your own personalized three letter code word and think up a series of related clues. Setting up the unlocking code on the gift puzzle box is really simple. All that’s required is to peel off the three adhesive backed alphabet ring labels and apply them to the dials, aligning your chosen code letters with the notches on the dials. The drawer on this money puzzle can only be opened when the code word is aligned beneath the marker on the cover. You can make the game of cracking your code easy or more challenging by the frequency and type of clues you deliver either in person, phone, texts, or emails. The game can last an hour, a month, or longer. Send a unique birthday or holiday gift to someone ahead of time – taunt them with harder, more obscure clues at first, followed by progressively easier ones as the special day arrives. Set up of your brain teaser game is completely open to your imagination – fun for both you and the recipient. This is a perfect special small gift for kids, teens, boys and girls who like secret puzzle boxes, money maze, and brain teaser puzzles. It also can be used for secret storage of notes or as a funny gag gift for adults as a way to deliver gift certificates, concert, sporting, or theater tickets. It could be used as part of an escape room game. Produced in durable ABS plastic. Get your gift and game on! Escape room prop? Sure, this can make a great addition to a set of escape room puzzles as it can hold either a metal or card key or perhaps even a promotional gift card for your escape room business.

Are you a person who loves a good mystery? Me too, I also love jigsaw puzzles and you should know the two are now combined to make a mystery lovers life more challenging. These unique puzzles aptly name mystery jigsaw puzzles use the book to spin the tale but to get to the bottom of who dun it the answer lies within the puzzle itself, you cannot solve the mystery without it. There is just one more bit of sleuthing to do the puzzle doesn’t match the jigsaw picture on the box!

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Skeleton Ride

Skeleton Ride

Skeleton Ride SunsOut offers quality puzzles that are eco-friendly with soy-based inks on recycled board. 1000 piecesFinished size: Approx. 69 cm x 50 cm / 27 in x 20 inMade in USA by: SunsOutArt by: Jim Todd

Trying to see how pieces fit and re-assessing where they might go when they don’t fit is a good exercise in checking and re-evaluating choices. Each piece can only go in to one place so there is none of the compromising and trading-off that takes place in so many other aspects of modern life. This forces the player to constantly re-evaluate their decisions, and teaches patience with the process as it is an integral part of the game.

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Packed Pyramid – Next Generation

Packed Pyramid - Next Generation

Packed Pyramid – Next Generation The challenge of this puzzle is to first remove the four pieces from the frame and then assemble a pyramid both outside and inside the box/tray.  It is the next step up in difficulty from the “Packed Pyramid”. A beautiful handmade, high quality wood puzzle by designer Bill Sheckels. Please note that wood color may vary.

The simplicity of jigsaw puzzles is deceptive. While the concept is very straightforward – find the pieces and fix them together – there is a surprising level of mental activity required to carry out the steps needed to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are required to undertake what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to an overall pattern. More importantly, solving jigsaw puzzles is a great work out for the brain and can actually have therapeutic benefits.

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