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Awesome Puzzles

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds gives Link the power to transform into a painting. Use it to solve puzzles and travel between Hyrule and Lorule. Drops 11/22/13 (i.e. after your first play through of Pokémon X/Y).

Gummy Bear Anatomy Toy

Gummy Bear Anatomy Toy
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Jason Freeny’s latest creation is a mass produced sculpture, puzzle and educational toy in one. The Gummi Bear Anatomy Toy has a transparent body with 41 removable internal parts.

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Laser-Cut 3D Gun Puzzles

Laser-Cut 3D Gun Puzzles
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As his name suggests, Sacramento designer Laserist enjoys making cool things with lasers. His nifty 3D cut-out puzzles in the shapes of guns are available in Uzi, Beretta and Revolver designs.

Quantum Conundrum

Quantum Conundrum

One of the co-creators of Portal wants you to have some more fun with science. Specifically with physics. Quantum Conundrum’s dimension-shifting puzzles will be available on Steam on June 21.

Matter (Teaser)

Matter (Teaser)

The first game from Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean, Rango) definitely has us intrigued. The Xbox Kinect exclusive looks like a puzzler, and it features an orb that looks like Wheatley’s cousin.

Fez

Fez

4 years in the making, this open-ended puzzler just hit Xbox Live. With graphics inspired by retro 2D platformers, it follows the journey of Gomez and his discovery of a 3rd dimension. (Thanks Pedro!)

Tic Tac Tome

Tic Tac Tome
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A choose your own adventure book for puzzle geeks. The Tic Tac Tome has over 1,400 pages and even gives you the option of going first or letting the book go first. You can only play as the X though.

Utility Card

Utility Card
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An all-occasion greeting card that works exactly like the Universal Wrapping Paper. Contains over a hundred well wishes, and even comes with a cheat sheet for the extraordinarily lazy.

Magnetic Geography Puzzles

Magnetic Geography Puzzles
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Etsy seller Pipe Dreams 2010 makes beautiful puzzles of continents and countries using laser-cut wood. Each piece has a magnet on its back so you can display them separately or as one.

Universal Wrapping Paper

Universal Wrapping Paper

Fabio Milito’s cleverly designed wrapping paper is a clean-lined word jumble that makes a card unnecessary – you can simply circle the most appropriate gift-giving occasion. (Thanks Mark!)

More Portal 2

More Portal 2

IGN explores the hotly-anticipated sequel, showing off puzzles we’ve not seen before. Co-op mode looks awesome. We can’t wait to get our grubby little hands on it this April. (Thanks Jonathan!)

The Intimidator

The Intimidator

If you can believe, there’s a 45 caliber muzzle-loading pistol in this picture. Once GarE Maxton’s 135-piece metal puzzle is disassembled and the right parts reassembled, it fires bullets.

Portal 2: Pneumatic Diversity Vent

Portal 2: Pneumatic Diversity Vent

One of the new gameplay dynamics in Valve’s hotly-anticipated Portal sequel is these gigantic pneumatic tubes, capable of sucking objects across rooms and sending them flying through the air.

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Lara Croft + Guardian of Light

Lara Croft + Guardian of Light

The original Tomb Raider herself gets seen from a whole new angle in this isometric co-op puzzler/beat ’em up. Coming to XBLA, PSN and Steam this Summer for just $15 bucks.

Pop Cap 13-Game Pack

Pop Cap 13-Game Pack
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If you had any spare time left on your calendar, you probably won’t after you take advantage of this incredible deal from PopCap, who’s offering all 13 of their games for the Mac for just $49.95.

Prince of Persia TFS: New Powers

Prince of Persia TFS: New Powers
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Not satisfied with just bending time, Ubisoft added new elemental powers to the latest Prince of Persia game, including solidifying water, using wind as a weapon, and jumping off buildings long gone.

Books, Pi and Rubiks Girl

Books, Pi and Rubiks Girl

This girl likely has a line of geeks 3.0 x 10^8 meters long waiting to marry her: watch as she balances 15 books, recites pi to 100 digits and solves a rubik’s cube … simultaneously.

Video: Rubiks Cube Poster

Video: Rubiks Cube Poster

Usually it’s the Rubik’s Cube that is the puzzle, but this poster by brusspup has another trick up its sleeves: let’s just say you’ll need a new perspective to see past your expectations.

DIY/Video: CubeStormer

DIY/Video: CubeStormer

Looking like a cross between Unicron and the Tokamak, this LEGO CubeStormer puts humans to shame and humanity on notice: it can solve a Rubik’s cube in only 12 seconds.

The Superplexus

The Superplexus
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The Superplexus is the puzzle from hell; set in a 3′ acrylic sphere, this unforgiving 3D maze requires you to guide a 5/8″ marble along 331′ of track for 425 turns without falling off the track.

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bOOleO Logic Card Game

bOOleO Logic Card Game
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Fun and logic need not be an empty set with the bOOleO Logic Card Game; you’ll start off with a row of binary numbers and try to build a logic pyramid using AND, OR, XOR, and NOT cards.

Game Trailer: Dominoze

Game Trailer: Dominoze

Now available as a beta demo, Dominoze will leave your free time in pieces; it’s a 3D physics-based game that’s also part Rube Goldberg builder, with gears, circuits, and lasers.

The Company of Myself

The Company of Myself

The Company of Myself is a platform puzzler in the vein of Braid and Winterbottom that mixes time travel and cloning; we just can’t decide if it’s singly multiplayer or multiply single player.

4-D New York Puzzle

4-D New York Puzzle
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The Big Apple goes small in a big way with this 4-D Cityscape’s NYC Puzzle; the fourth dimension is time, as it includes 125 buildings from City Hall in 1812 to the Freedom Tower in 2013.

Launch: Critter Crunch

Launch: Critter Crunch
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Available today on PSN, Critter Crunch is a bit like Kirby meets Puzzle Fighter; called a Barf in the Night, the trailer above does the impossible by making binge eating cute AND competitive.

Debut: Winterbottom

Debut: Winterbottom

This debut trailer for The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom improves on the first with HD graphics, giant pies and hundreds of mustachioed paradoxes; it’ll be on XBLA Q1 2010.

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