Category Archives: Toys/Games

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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1688Cube 2x2x7 Cuboid – Black Body

1688Cube 2x2x7 Cuboid - Black Body

1688Cube 2x2x7 Cuboid – Black Body If you like the Rubik’s cube then you should try this shape-mod 6 color rotational puzzle!

Although there are countless references to the benefits of reading books, games, etc., this article focuses on the value of wooden puzzles as a catalyst for learning young children. Even with the many electronic gadgets and gadgets, children are often attracted by simple things like a bouncy castle, an interesting book and intriguing, well-designed and intriguing puzzles.

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Joyous Season

Joyous Season

Joyous Season SunsOut offers quality puzzles that are eco-friendly with soy-based inks on recycled board. 1000 piecesFinished size: Approx. 23 in x 28 in Made in USA by: SunsOutArt by: Nicky Boehme

Wooden puzzles are an updated version of a traditional toy and are designed for education purposes. They offer an excellent price-quality ratio, given the number of positive rewards that you can only get from toys. It is an activity that can be shared with friends or family, which gives a huge feeling of satisfaction when the last piece is put together, so that the child wants to repeat the puzzle over and over again.

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Crazy Unicorn – Stickerless

Crazy Unicorn - Stickerless

Crazy Unicorn – Stickerless The mf8 Crazy Unicorn Cube is a 3×3 shape-mod with 4 corners that can rotate, each of which includes a part of three edges and three centers. It also has a segment on each face that remains stationary. The additional moves allow the puzzle to be scrambled in more ways than a traditional 3×3.

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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Santa’s Truck

Santa's Truck

Santa’s Truck The jovial guy is double-checking his list before setting out on his yearly journey in a classic Ford truck – bright red, of course! Packages are gaily wrapped and piled up for distribution, and a family of snowmen have some last-minute requests ready to mail to Santa. 1000 PiecesFinished size: Approx. 24 in x 30 in / 61 cm x 76 cmMade by: White Mountain PuzzlesArt by: Robert Kramer

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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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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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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