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Awesome Puzzles

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.

12-Surface IQ Pentagon

12-Surface IQ Pentagon
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Move over, Rubik’s Cube: the 12-Surface IQ Pentagon is a Rubik’s Dodecahedron that promises to train both your left and right brain, if it doesn’t permanently scramble it into goo first.

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LEGO Sudoku Robot

LEGO Sudoku Robot

Solving Sudoku is trivial for this LEGO robot by Hans Andersson; the hardest part is image recognition, accomplished with a light sensor and several algorithms. Thanks, Nurgak!

Free: Multitask

Free: Multitask

Multitask doesn’t look like much–it’s pretty basic–and the gameplay seems simple, but things get hairy fast as it torture tests your multitasking skills to their limits. Thanks, Mike!

Inverse Spatial Logic Game

Inverse Spatial Logic Game
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Don’t let the name scare you; the Inverse Spatial Logic Game plays a bit like Tetris and chess, albeit with three very specific rules that’ll test your spatial visualization abilities.

Guitar Hero x Rubik’s Cube

Guitar Hero x Rubik’s Cube

Watch as 15 year-old Julian simultaneously plays Guitar Hero on expert and solves Rubik’s Cubes; sure, he “only” gets 77% on GH, but he easily puts our multitasking skills to shame.

Camouflage T-shirt

Camouflage T-shirt
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Available at Teextile, Wallstreet’s Camouflage t-shirt is full of win for puzzle fans; a fugitive Tetris block finds shelter, but we’re sure it’s no chip off the old block for that Rubik’s Cube.

Legendary Puzzles

Legendary Puzzles
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You won’t turn into Nathan Drake (or get a date with Lara Croft), but Sacred Myths Legendary Puzzles is a series of seven individual puzzles; each gives hints to solve the next.

Rubik Font Generator

Rubik Font Generator

Graphic Arts student Jas Bhachu takes a Rubik’s Cube and turns it into a functioning Font Generator; an array of geometric shapes on each face lets you stamp just about any letter.

Gift Card Puzzle Vault

Gift Card Puzzle Vault
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Gift cards are the ultimate in generic gifts, but this Gift Card Puzzle Vault ensures your friends have to earn it; the ball bearing maze must be solved in order to access the goodies inside.

Isis Impossible Puzzle

Isis Impossible Puzzle
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The Isis Impossible Titanium Puzzle is pricey, but can pay for itself if you can open up its aluminum case; inside is a number which you enter on their website for a chance to win cash.

Game Trailer: Droplitz

Game Trailer: Droplitz

Talk about a quadruple threat: Droplitz is a puzzle gamer hitting the PC, XBLA, PSN and the iPhone; think of it as hexagonal version of Pipe Dream with a bit of Tetris thrown in.

Free: Two Rooms

Free: Two Rooms

True to its name, Two Rooms is a puzzle game where you’ll need to move two entirely separated pieces to reach a common goal; you’ll need to use sliding walls, crates and buttons.

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Free: Totem Destroyer 2

Free: Totem Destroyer 2

Like a backwards version of Tetris, Totem Destroyer 2 tasks you with exploding blocks to move a breakable totem to the ground; it’s not for the trigger happy, however, as patience is key.

Rubik’s 360

Rubik’s 360
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Professor Rubik (of Rubik’s Cube fame) has invented his first significant new puzzle in years: Rubik’s 360 is a set of three spheres and six balls which focuses on dexterity.

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