Category Archives: Toys/Games

Burr of Nine Boxes

Burr of Nine Boxes

Burr of Nine Boxes Burr of nine boxes looks like a fairly standard nine piece burr. So why did they make it? Because the lovely solution is not too tricky and not too easy. This puzzle is an excellent intermediate puzzle that prompts critical thought and analysis. Made in three similar but subtly different woods it looks great on your collection shelf too! Part of the Signature Series, there are only 54 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled. Designer: Andrey UstjuzhaninMaterial: Maple, White Oak, AshSize: Approximately  7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm / 3 in x 3 in x 3 in

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 Memories

Christmas Memories

Christmas Memories 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: Tom Wood

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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A Tight Fit

A Tight Fit

A Tight Fit SunsOut offers quality puzzles that are eco-friendly with soy-based inks on recycled board. 1000 piecesFinished size: Approx. 19 in x 30 inMade in USA by: SunsOutArt by: Marcello Corti

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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Autumn Garden Quilt

Autumn Garden Quilt

Autumn Garden Quilt 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: Wendy Edelson

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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Bramble Box

Bramble Box

Bramble Box Noah’s latest puzzle is reminiscent of Tom Jolly’s 2009 design “Lolly Box”. Four unusual pieces slot into the very restrictive openings in a specific and difficult sequence. The moves are very interesting, with each piece doing a three dimensional dance with the others for a level 19.4 solution. Tons of fun and a very unique puzzling scuplture when finished. This puzzle was constructed with a shouldered box for strength, and internal pieces fully beveled for ease of movement. Fit is spot on with enough room to tolerate humid environments. Part of the Signature Series, there are only 51 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped assembled. Designer: Noah PrettymanMaterial: Maple, Cherry, Sapele, Wenge pieces / Black Limba boxSize: Approximately 2.6 in x 2.6 in x 3 in / 6.6 cm x 6.6 cm x 7.7 cmRelease Date: 4.30.2018

It provides a focus to talk about what improves in the image the hand-eye child coordination develops the child’s ability to streamline the recognition of size and / or form stimulates the steps taken by the child in a logical order places increases spatial insight Develops the ability of the child to later identify letters of the alphabet because puzzles help them to recognize them Encourages perseverance in completing an activity after it has started Creates the confidence and feeling of satisfaction of a child through the above puzzle to complete everything, making jigsaw puzzles is fun!

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Stand By Cube 3

Stand By Cube 3

Stand By Cube 3 DESIGNER:     Gregory BenedettiCRAFTSMAN:     Eric FullerMATERIAL:     Maple, LeopardwoodRELEASED:     12.11.2017SIZE:     2.9″ x 2.9″ x 2.6″ Gregory is one of the most talented designers out there right now, releasing consistantly elegant and creative designs. The Stand By Cube series reflects that. With the addition of a base and attached “stem” piece, he turns the played out 3×3 cube on its head. There are three designs, each increasing in difficulty. They were purposely made with the same woods so that once you solve them all there is still the ultimate challenge; disassemble all three and mix up the pieces, then reassemble them!43 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped disassembled.

The first thing you see when you look at a puzzle is the photo or illustration of the finished puzzle. When choosing, keep in mind that the image must have an educational value, but also something that the child can identify with. If the image is familiar to the child or meets the educational purpose (such as learning colors or name objects), the experience of completing the puzzle will be more enjoyable, satisfying and productive. The image must be easily recognizable so that the child can recognize it as something that they see around them in their daily lives. It must also distinguish functions to help them decide where to place the piece so that it is placed 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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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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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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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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