THE BEST Puzzles

Vokabulantis

Vokabulantis

Game studio Kong Orange and Wired Fly Animation are working on this co-op puzzle game that puts players in the roles of Karla and Kurt, two friends on the verge of expressing their love, but who lose their ability to speak. Each character and background will be hand-animated using traditional stop-motion techniques.

The Master Theorem Puzzle Book

The Master Theorem Puzzle Book

If you or someone you know is into difficult puzzles, The Master Theorem – A Book of Puzzles, Intrigue and Wit is sure to offer a challenge. It’s filled with more than 40 perplexing puzzles include ciphers, logic games, and visual puzzles, each of which requires smarts and creativity even to figure out where to start each one.

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Hexahog Metal Puzzle

Hexahog Metal Puzzle

Rademic Puzzles creates awesome-looking metal puzzles, including the stainless steel Hexahog. This 3-dimensional puzzle is made of 14 unique pieces which interlock to form an outer cage and an inner cage, which contains a sculptural brass nugget. PuzzleMaster explains the puzzle’s design without giving away any tricks.

Puzzle in a Puzzle

Puzzle in a Puzzle

Do you enjoy a challenge? This 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is sure to test your brain cells (and patience). Featuring a vibrant and detailed image of puzzle pieces, you’ll struggle to figure out where the image ends and the actual puzzle pieces begin. Japanese brand Beverly sells a similar puzzle, but with tiny pieces.

LEGO Rainbow Bricks Puzzle

LEGO Rainbow Bricks Puzzle

We are shamelessly addicted to LEGO, and that includes Chronicle Books’ colorful 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzles. LEGO Rainbow Bricks Puzzle is a particularly fun one, vividly tapping into the color puzzle trend without driving us bonkers like the all-yellow minifig puzzle. Bonus: These pieces don’t kill your feet when stepped on.

Jigsaw Puzzle Coffee Table

Jigsaw Puzzle Coffee Table

Unnecessary Inventions’ playful coffee table offers a clever commentary on “some assembly required” furniture. When you want to use it as a table, you need to place all 91 of its pieces in the proper places. Its top is made from baltic birch, which sits atop an MDF grid and steel hairpin legs. Measures 40″ w x 20″ d x 16″ h.

Dirty Dozen Puzzle

Dirty Dozen Puzzle

Puzzle Master’s metal plaything offers a Level 9 challenge for serious puzzle fiends. It’s made from 12 identical interlocking pieces that are painfully difficult to take apart and put back together. Despite having four fewer pieces, their similar Lattice puzzle is rated a Level 10 difficulty.

Cubestone Puzzle

Cubestone Puzzle

These from Peru’s D.A.R. Proyectos are made from a unique combination of gemstones, cut to form interlocking shapes. Stones include rhodonite, celestine, serpentine, and jasper, which come together to form a colorful 1.75″ cube. Since each stone is real, every puzzle is one-of-a-kind.

Milky Way Jigsaw Puzzle

Milky Way Jigsaw Puzzle

BetterCo. specializes in colorful and challenging jigsaw puzzles. This astronomical puzzle features a dramatic image of the stars, dust, and gas clouds of the Milky Way captured by NASA’s Hubble Telescope. The completed 1000-piece puzzle measures appx. 27.5″ x 19.7″.

Intrism Pro Marble Labyrinth

Intrism Pro Marble Labyrinth

This intricate wooden sculpture offers a wonderful way to pass the time, first by assembling its 180+ laser-cut pieces to form its structure, then by guiding a marble through its 3D maze. In all there are over 150 obstacles to navigate inside of its acrylic cube. Includes everything you need – no tools or glue required.

WOWCube Entertainment System

WOWCube Entertainment System

It may look like a Rubik’s Cube, but this 2x2x2 puzzle is much more. It has 24 LCD screens, 8 processors, motion and touch sensors, and plays a variety of mobile games. It can also be used to display information widgets on its screens. It’s expected to launch by late 2021 with a price of $249. Place your reservation here.

Maze Puzzle Box

Maze Puzzle Box

These wooden stash boxes are perfect for hiding away small items. At their center is a metal tube with a peg that must be moved through a series of twists and turns in order to unlock its contents. Available in natural or cherry-stained birch wood.

Hidden Compartment Coffee Table

Hidden Compartment Coffee Table

Carpenter David Lundell enjoys making furniture that incorporates hidden storage compartments. Each one works like a puzzle box, requiring a specific sequence of actions in order to access its contents. Here’s another version he built for hiding away guns, booze, and a poker set.

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Human Anatomy Jigsaw Puzzles

Human Anatomy Jigsaw Puzzles

This series of three jigsaw puzzles come together to form the major anatomical structures of a 5-foot-tall human being. Choose from head, thorax, or abdominal sections, each certified for accuracy by medical illustrator Mesa Schumacher. They make a great gift for biology students, or just anyone interested in science.

Hidden Corridor Puzzle

Hidden Corridor Puzzle

Love a challenge? Jean-Claude Constantin’s Hidden Corridor puzzle will definitely get your brain juices flowing. The objective of this Level-9 puzzle is to maneuver its ball through a maze by moving a series of sliding levers. Made from laser-cut wood, acrylic, and metal hardware.

LEGO Minifig Puzzles

LEGO Minifig Puzzles

Chronicle Books teamed up with LEGO to create a series of fun jigsaw puzzles. Among them are these 1000-piece puzzles based on the faces and bodies of LEGO minifigs. With its repetitive details and yellow color scheme, the faces puzzle is definitely the more challenging of the two.

3D-Printed Expanding Mechanism

3D-Printed Expanding Mechanism

In the 1800s, an engineering reference book showed off a pulley design that could expand its size. Angus of Maker’s Muse wanted to see if he could replicate the part using 3D printing, and along the way found a different use for it, and incorporated the mechanism into a nifty looking puzzle box.

Gradient Sphere Puzzle

Gradient Sphere Puzzle

This colorful, challenging, and unique 540-piece jigsaw puzzle from Uncommon Goods features a gradient field of color that wraps around a spherical surface. Its pieces are made from plastic which ensures they hold together firmly, and the finished globe measures 8.66″ in diameter.

Hostess Snack Cakes Puzzle

Hostess Snack Cakes Puzzle

Craving carbs? White Mountain’s 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is covered with images of Hostess snack cakes like Twinkies, HoHos, Ding Dongs, and Suzy Qs. We can’t guarantee it won’t make you hungry, but it will give you something to do other than running to the pantry to snack while you’re stuck at home.

Craighill Venn Steel Puzzle

Craighill Venn Steel Puzzle

Desktop accessory maker Craighill’s stainless steel puzzle forms a complete sphere when assembled, but figuring out how to put its three components together is harder than it looks. It measures the same diameter as a pool ball, but weighs a hefty 1 lb, 12 oz. Pre-order price available for a limited time from Drop.

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Goddess and Warriors Jigsaw Puzzle

Goddess and Warriors Jigsaw Puzzle

These stay-at-home months have made jigsaw puzzles a hot commodity, so it’s no surprise that eeBoo’s designs keep selling out. Their Goddess and Warriors puzzle comes to the rescue with an epic illustration of global goddesses, deities, warriors, and heroines. Made with 90% recycled board and vegetable-based inks.

A Puzzling Apple

A Puzzling Apple

Artist Vincenzo Scuruchi is known for his precision knife skills and the incredible sculptures he carves from fruits and vegetables. Among his temporary, edible creations was this apple that could be disassembled and reassembled like a jigsaw puzzle.

Devil Puzzle

Devil Puzzle

Despite having only 100 pieces, Torched Products‘ laser-cut puzzle offers plenty of challenge. That’s because each of its unfinished wood pieces has similarly-shaped edges, but only fit together in one very specific configuration. Good luck solving this one quickly.

Herding Cats Puzzle

Herding Cats Puzzle

Nervous System is known for their unique, mathematically-generated designs. After making a seashell puzzle out of sea creatures, they made a cat puzzle out of cats. The vibrant, 224-piece wooden puzzle features 43 tiny cats hidden within its otherwise abstract pieces. Also available as a 114-piece version with larger cats.

Maquette (Gameplay)

Maquette (Gameplay)

Developer Graceful Decay is working on this first-person 3D puzzle game that drops players into a beautiful and perplexing world where every environment and item is simultaneously enormous and tiny. Puzzles are solved by manipulating objects at different scales. Coming to Windows 10, PS4, and PS5.

Tactile Rubik’s Cube

Tactile Rubik’s Cube

This special edition puzzle adds a tactile dimension to the classic Rubik’s Cube. Each of its color cubes also has a different embossed texture, making it possible to be solved in the dark, with a blindfold on, or by people with visual impairments.

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