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Some puzzles from last month’s sale are still available here

 
These puzzles are Usually very limited in availability.  International buyers can place AN order AND You will receive an email with the shipping costs 24-48 hours after your order is received. We can also hold your order to save on shipping, if you plan on making more purchases in the near future.
Here are some of the entries from the IPP Design Competition available for sale. Additional copies of The Box with Two Balls (also an entry) may be found on the “Still Available” page.

Leftovers  (Designed by Laszlo Molnar) ships unassembled - Put together

Laszlo wanted to design something that used the leftover pieces from other projects and this simple little partial cube is the result. Although it is not extremely difficult to solve, the solution may elude you for quite a while with that very satisfying “Aha!” moment eventually! Each puzzle is different and is made from at least 6 different woods.        Approx. 2.0” x 2.0” x 2.0” (5.1cm x 5.1cm x 5.1cm)

Unicum  (Designed by Norbert Galla) ships unassembled - Arrange into a symmetric shape

Although I don’t know Norbert, this design was sent to me via Laszlo. And when Laszlo sends me a design, I going to make it! I am not very good at this type of puzzle, so of course, I was not able to solve this one at all. That is until I cheated and looked at the solution. Take my evaluation for what it’s worth, but I think this is quite challenging to find the solution. Available in several different species of woods. Approx. .25” thick stock (.57cm)

Leftovers

Various wood species

$20.00

Unicum

Ziricote

$13.00

Unicum

Zebrawood

$13.00

Unicum

Figured Red Birch

$13.00

Unicum

Redheart

$13.00

Unicum

Bocote

$13.00

Hide The Gold  (Designed by George Sicherman) ships unassembled - Arrange the pieces so that all the yellow pieces are hidden

George’s entry into the contest this year was different that his previous entries. Previous entries involved making symmetric shapes or a cube. This one involves arranging all the pieces so that the “Gold” pieces do not show. I must admit that this one had me scratching my head for a bit. Since I had seen the solution right from the start, I was having trouble seeing the difficulty. However when I presented this to several friends, they were all stumped and never did solve the puzzle. Now it could be that my friends aren’t too bright (after all they are friends with me!) Or it could be that this design really requires some effort to solve. There is also more to these pieces than meets the eye. Enough said. Made from .5625” cubes

Hide The Gold

Katalox/Yellowheart

$43.00

Hide The Gold

Redheart/Yellowheart

$43.00

Roller Coaster  (Designed by Laszlo Molnar) ships unassembled - Insert the three pieces into the box

I don’t think Laszlo has ever sent me a puzzle design that was more of a challenge for me to assemble. I always test out each copy of a puzzle just to be sure there are no problems and boy did these give me fits. I spent many long evenings assembling these puzzles. Although Laszlo’s entry was made with an acrylic box, and you were forbidden from reaching into the box to manipulate the pieces, I wanted to make this box decorative to reflect the name. What I began to call Pajama Wood was used to make a solid box with no acrylic, greatly adding to the difficulty of this puzzle. When I watched people trying to solve this puzzle at IPP, everyone I watched, either through forgetfulness or frustration, reached into the box at some point! Each of these boxes has about 120 smaller pieces of wood. Lots of time and glue went into their production. I also made copies from just one species of wood with one acrylic side for those who are not up to the challenge! Good Luck! Approx. 2.625” x 2.625” x 2.625”

Roller Coaster

Various Box/Holly Pieces

$74.00

Roller Coaster

Lacewood Box/Maple Pieces

$56.00

Roller Coaster

Wenge Box/Holly Pieces

$56.00

Roller Coaster

Canarywood Box/Italian Olive Pieces

$63.00

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