Category Archives: Toys/Games

Jigsaw Puzzle 29

Jigsaw Puzzle 29

Jigsaw Puzzle 29 Jigsaw Puzzle 29 awarded the Jury Honorable Mention at the IPP39 in San Diego. Fit all 29 of the Jigsaw Pieces into the tray provided.  The pieces are made from acrylic and although they look like standard jigsaw pieces this is not a traditional jigsaw puzzle. The tray measures: Tray measures: 13.7 cm x 13.7 cm x 0.7 cm / 5.4 in x 5.4 in x 0.25 in Designed by Yuu Asaka

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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B-Lock Puzzle

B-Lock Puzzle

B-Lock Puzzle You’ll be amazed by the complexity of having to open this puzzle.  This lock is made by taking an ordinary lock and changing it into a very difficult lock to open.  Made by Dan Feldman

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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.Level 10 – a set of 2 Hanayama puzzles

.Level 10 - a set of 2 Hanayama puzzles

.Level 10 – a set of 2 Hanayama puzzles The following puzzles are in this set. Click on the individual puzzle name to get a more descriptive view of each puzzle: Cast Vortex, Cast Trinity, 

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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First Kiss

First Kiss

First Kiss Ah….young love, or maybe just warming their noses on this winter day. The snowman appears to be averting his eyes from the scene, while the cardinal perching on his carrot nose holds his attention. The details in this image by artist Wendy Edelson are just wonderful, especially the colorful patterns in the knitted hats, sweaters, and scarves. Check out the kids’ boots as well! 1000 pieceFinished size Approx. 24 in x 30 in / 61 cm x 76 cmArt by: Wendy EdelsonMade by: White Mountain Puzzles

Are you a person who loves a good mystery? Me too, I also love puzzles and you should know that the two are now being combined to make the life of a mysterious enthusiast more challenging. These original puzzles give the right name to mysterious puzzles. Use the book to run the story, but to find out who finds the answer in the puzzle itself, you can not solve the mystery without it. There is just a little more research needed to make the puzzle not match the image of the puzzle in the box!

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5x5x5 Professor Cube – Black Body

5x5x5 Professor Cube - Black Body

5x5x5 Professor Cube – Black Body Smooth movement.   Black borders enhances the look of the edges of this 5×5 cube. Brand: Meffert’s

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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Band Cube

Band Cube

Band Cube Combined board and stick burrs can be a lot of fun and display well when made with acrylic. Band Cube is one of the best such examples I’ve seen! Constructed with fine hardwoods and precision laser cut acrylic, it really does look great and will nicely compliment the other “gem” series puzzles. With a level 5.8.2 solution, it’s moderately difficult. This very small puzzle is made with an excellent fit that is very precise. This puzzle is shipped assembled and cheekily packaged in a polka-dot bag. Dimensions: 3.9 cm x 3.9 cm x 3.9 cm / 1.5 in x 1.5 in x 1.5 inMaterials: Zebrawood, AcrylicDesigned by: William Hu

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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Gem Cube IV – White Body

Gem Cube IV - White Body

Gem Cube IV – White Body The DaYan Gem IV Cube is made with a high quality black plastic core. The object of this puzzle is to scramble up all of the edges and the return it so that each face only has one color on it. This puzzle is unique because it has 14 different colored faces, of which only the 8 larger rotate, providing an extra challenge. Also, this puzzle has an interesting shape because the 8 rotatable faces have 6 edges and the other 6 faces have 4 edges. The Gem IV Cube is one of many great puzzles manufactured by DaYan.

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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Christmas Lighthouse

Christmas Lighthouse

Christmas Lighthouse 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: Sandra Bergeron

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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1688Cube 2x2x3 Cuboid – Black Body

1688Cube 2x2x3 Cuboid - Black Body

1688Cube 2x2x3 Cuboid – Black Body If you like the Rubik’s cube then you will love this 6 color rotational puzzle!

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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Aquarius +

Aquarius +

Aquarius + Aquarius+ is a seemingly simple puzzle with a real surprise. Two burr pieces and a small slider interact with the ribbed cage to create an unexpectedly high level 17.9.3 solution (indicates the breakdown of moves to free each piece sequentially). Disassembly is moderately difficult but reassembly gets hairy quick! A great challenge for the experienced puzzler. Beautifully constructed from solid milled pieces, this puzzle is made to last. The cage uses milled slots for strength and precision, and the spalted maple is beautiful against the striped wenge grain. Part of the Signature Series, there are only 51 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled. Designer: Stephane ChomineMaterial: Spalted Maple, Wenge, CanarywoodSize: 1.8 in x 2.9 in x 1.5 in / 4.5 cm x 7.3 cm x 3.8 cmRelease Date: 4.30.2018

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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