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Firmament (Teaser)

Firmament (Teaser)

An all new game from the makers of puzzle adventure games Myst, Riven, and Obduction. Firmament is set to bring Cyan’s trademark puzzle challenges to virtual reality headsets, enveloping players in rich steampunk environments.

VW Camper Van 3D Puzzle

VW Camper Van 3D Puzzle

An easy-to-assemble 3-dimensional model of the iconic Volkswagen Type 1 camper van that you assemble from plastic puzzle pieces. It has 162 curved pieces, a rolling base and even a couple of surfboards you can put on its roof. The finished van measures 11.75″ x 5.5″ x 6″.

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Pure Hell Jigsaw Puzzles

Pure Hell Jigsaw Puzzles
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Up for a real challenge? Every single piece in these 1000- and 2000-piece jigsaw puzzles is the exact same color. Plus, the pieces are much smaller than standard puzzle pieces to make them even more difficult to work with. The smaller version is also available in black.

Assembling a 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube

Assembling a 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube

After tearing down an insanely complicated 17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube, puzzlemaster Tony Fisher managed to acheive something far more daunting – painstakingly putting the thousands of individual pieces back together into a working puzzle.

17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube Disassembled

17x17x17 Rubik’s Cube Disassembled

Cube puzzle guru Tony Fisher decided to see how the insane 17x17x17 Yuxin Huang Long puzzle is put together, so he cracked it open to reveal the thousands of pieces which go into its assembly. Now it’s a whole new kind of puzzle to try and put it back together.

Scribblenauts Showdown (Trailer)

Scribblenauts Showdown (Trailer)

Scribblenauts Showdown is a multiplayer party game spinoff of the one-of-a-kind word puzzle video game. Play over 25 mini-games with the computer or up to three friends using the game’s 35,000-word dictionary. There’s also a sandbox mode. Drops 3/6/18.

The Lotus Box Puzzle

The Lotus Box Puzzle

Looking to confound your friends with a super-tricky puzzle? Look no further than designer Wil Strijbos’s Lotus Box, a puzzle in which a deceptively simple looking series of tasks are extremely difficult to accomplish. Solution spoiler at 1:40.

Ice Rubik’s Cube

Ice Rubik’s Cube

Tony Fisher knows a thing or two about making Rubik’s Cubes. After all, he’s the guy behind the world’s largest working cube, and has also built all kinds of complex variants. Here, he shows off a fully-functional puzzle that he made using ice. Hopefully, he’ll work out a color version.

Gorogoa

Gorogoa

Jason Roberts’ Gorogoa is a refreshing take on puzzle games. Each puzzle consists of up to four hand-drawn frames. You can do only three things: slide the frames, place one frame on top of another, or separate overlapped frames. Available on iOS, Windows and Switch.

Lowe’s DIY Escape Room

Lowe’s DIY Escape Room

Lowe’s challenged four trade professionals and makers – an electrician, a home remodeler and YouTubers Grant Thompson and Bob Clagett – to get through an escape room that challenged their DIY skills. Is it one long Lowe’s ad? Yep. But it’s legitimately entertaining too.

LEGO Puzzle Cube Concept

LEGO Puzzle Cube Concept

LEGO Ideas member Sleepy17’s playset hides all of the pieces’ studs for a clean look. The set consists of puzzle pieces that form one of two cubes when they’re correctly put together. The 3×3 cube is for beginners, while the 4×4 cube is harder to solve.

Zenth 3D Labyrinth

Zenth 3D Labyrinth

A beautiful wooden plaything to help your mind relax, Zenth offers a modern, 3-dimensional take on the classic labyrinth. It’s not designed to challenge or confuse, but to help you take a break from the day’s stress. Available in bamboo plywood, or a limited edition walnut.

The 250-Step Lock

The 250-Step Lock

Most locks unlock with either a few turns of a dial, or inserting a key. But the Schloss 250 is a lock puzzle that requires 250+ moves in order to open its hasp. The solution is relatively simple once you get it, but quite time consuming. The Generation Lock is even more challenging.

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Single Print Yoshimoto Cube

Single Print Yoshimoto Cube

Redditor eames_era_fo_life shows of a cool 3D printed object – in the form of a Yoshimoto Cube – one of those hinged playthings that can be flipped inside-out on itself. The most impressive part – it was printed entirely as a single part. STL file available here.

Insanely Complex Puzzle Box

Insanely Complex Puzzle Box

A demonstration of a ridiculously complicated wooden puzzle box, which requires numerous maneuvers such as rotating and sliding boxes in and out, and twisting keys and knobs to unlock its deepest compartment. We’d love to see a build video of this thing.

Monument Valley 2

Monument Valley 2

The sequel to one of the most beautiful and enthralling puzzle games ever made. Monument Valley 2 introduces a new story and new characters. Help Ro teach her child about the magical ways of Monument Valley. Currently on iOS only.

5,000 Colors Puzzle

5,000 Colors Puzzle

Artist Clemens Habicht tops his 1,000 Colors Puzzle with a “vibrantly monstrous” follow up. The 5,000 Colors Puzzle measures 6.5 x 2.5 ft when (if?) completed. Each of the 5,000 puzzle pieces corresponds to a different color in the CMYK gamut.

World’s Smallest Rubik’s Cube

World’s Smallest Rubik’s Cube

After showing off the world’s biggest Rubik’s Cube, puzzle maker Tony Fisher built a teensy little cube that measures just 5.6mm across. It’s fully functional, but can only be solved with a pair of tweezers. Or a hammer.

Wildlife Puzzle Stop-motion

Wildlife Puzzle Stop-motion

There are few jigsaw puzzles that are more difficult than the 33,600 piece set called Wildlife. But to make it even trickier, the folks behind this video clip put the puzzle together in the most awesome way possible – played out as a series of classic video games.

The Sexy Brutale

The Sexy Brutale

Groundhog Day meets Ace Attorney in this occult puzzle game. The staff of the eponymous casino mansion are murdering the guests. It’s up to you to find out how to save the latter. Each guest you save grants you new powers. Available for Windows, Xbox One and PS4.

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Hidden Folks (Trailer)

Hidden Folks (Trailer)

A preview of the animated Where’s Waldo? Hidden Folks – half picture-hunting, half Easter Eggs. The game has 120+ targets and even more little surprises spread over 15 hand-drawn stages. Yes, those are the actual sound effects. Drops 2/15/17 on Steam and iOS.

Brass Jack Desktop Puzzle

Brass Jack Desktop Puzzle
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Each of Craighill’s metal desk puzzles does double duty as a pint-sized work of art and a brain-teaser. The six-piece puzzle measures 3″ x 3″ x 3″, weighs about a pound, and is milled from solid cartridge brass in Massachusetts.

GeoCubes

GeoCubes

YouTuber brusspup showcases a mesmerizing geometric toy. Designed by Andreas Hoenigschmid, a GeoCube can be transformed into 64 different shapes and combined with other GeoCubes. It’s made of cardboard, magnets and industrial tape.

Infinity Galaxy Puzzle

Infinity Galaxy Puzzle

Nervous System’s laser-cut birch plywood jigsaw puzzle has “no fixed shape, no starting point, and no edges.” This design allows for thousands of different shapes to be created from the same pieces. This special edition has 133pcs., including some space-themed ones.

UGEARS Wooden Safe Kit

UGEARS Wooden Safe Kit

Despite providing virtually no real security for your possessions, the UGEARS plywood safe construction kit is still super cool. You’ll spend 6 to 7 hours assembling this intricate 179-piece punch-out model, which has a working combination lock when finished.

Shenzhen I/O

Shenzhen I/O

Another hardcore factory puzzle game from Zachtronics, the maker of Spacechem, Infinifactory and TIS-100. Shenzhen I/O lets you play as a computer engineer in China. Design circuits, write code, play mahjong, and read the flippin’ manual.

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