Category Archives: Toys/Games

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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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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Son-Mum Cube – Original Plastic Body (Limited Edition)

Son-Mum Cube - Original Plastic Body (Limited Edition)

Son-Mum Cube – Original Plastic Body (Limited Edition) The Son-Mum Cube is a 3×3 mixup cube designed by Mike Ambrust and produced by mf8. It features a 3×3 outer edge with a smaller 3×3 located on the inside of each cube face. As is common with most mixup style cubes, it is possible to scramble the inner 3×3 along with the outer 3×3 at certain positions, which allows the puzzle to be scrambled in some unconventional manners. It displays both the Mike Ambrust and official mf8 logo. Dimensions: 6.6 cm x 6.6 cm x 6.6 cm / 2.6 in x 2.6 in x 2.6 in

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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Captain Hook Box

Captain Hook Box

Captain Hook Box THIS IS NOT A PUZZLE BOX.  It is a regular lock and key style box that has four small legs at the bottom. “Captain Hook” on top of two crossed sabers, this pirate chest box features gold metallic paint and white acrylic accents.

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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Carved Trick Box

Carved Trick Box

Carved Trick Box This puzzle box has an image of a labyrinth on the lid, with additional detailing around the sides. It is made of seasoned Linden wood, from the Tatra Mountain region of Poland. The skilled artisans of the region employ centuries old traditions and meticulous handcraftmanship to create a finished product of uncompromising quality.  The use of feathered corner joints and raised interior lining ensure its enduring value as a lasting keepsake.  These Polish boxes are entirely decorated by hand, using various combinations of carving, brass and copper inlays, burning and staining techniques. Once bestowed upon royal families throughout Europe as an elegant and exclusive gift, these boxes were used to hold timless treasures.  Then as now, each box is entirely handcrafted, is a unique masterpiece, and is exclusive in its detail and individual character.  The Tatra Mountain lore adds a mystique to each box, that combines with the premier craftsmanship to bring years of pleasure to the owner. Box Dimensions: Approximately 15.1 cm x 11.3 cm x 5.8 cm / 5.9 in x 4.5 in x 2.3 in

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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Disney Villains: 5 In 1 Jigsaw Puzzle Collection #2

Disney Villains: 5 In 1 Jigsaw Puzzle Collection #2

Disney Villains: 5 In 1 Jigsaw Puzzle Collection #2 Featuring classic and modern Disney Villains!  Comes with 5 different sized puzzles in one box. (1) 750 Piece – 24 in x 18 in / 61 cm x 46 cm(2) 500 Piece – 18 in x 14 in / 46 cm x 36 cm(2) 300 Piece – 11 in x 15 in / 28 cm x 38 cm Made by: Ceaco  

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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Duo Axis Cube – Ice Red (Limited Edition)

Duo Axis Cube - Ice Red (Limited Edition)

Duo Axis Cube – Ice Red (Limited Edition) The Duo Axis cube is a cubic 3x3x5 moved into a pattern and modified back into cubic shape.  This specific version is a limited edition red body cube that comes with do-it-yourself stickers in red, orange, yellow, green, blue and white.

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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Celtic Top Trick Box

Celtic Top Trick Box

Celtic Top Trick Box This trick box has an intricately carved and inlaid Celtic pattern on the lid. At first attempt this box does not seem to open, but if you know the trick… It is made of seasoned Linden wood, from the Tatra Mountain region of Poland. The skilled artisans of the region employ centuries old traditions and meticulous handcraftmanship to create a finished product of uncompromising quality.  The use of feathered corner joints and raised interior lining ensure its enduring value as a lasting keepsake.  These Polish boxes are entirely decorated by hand, using various combinations of carving, brass and copper inlays, burning and staining techniques. Once bestowed upon royal families throughout Europe as an elegant and exclusive gift, these boxes were used to hold timless treasures.  Then as now, each box is entirely handcrafted, is a unique masterpiece, and is exclusive in its detail and individual character.  The Tatra Mountain lore adds a mystique to each box, that combines with the premier craftsmanship to bring years of pleasure to the owner. Box Dimensions: 13 cm x 8.3 cm x 6.6 cm / 5.1 in x 3.3 in x 2.6 in

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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