September 2023 Update Preview

New Puzzles Available!

Our new work will be released Friday, September 29th at 3PM EST (UTC-4) on the Newly Released page:

  • Stockade by Andrew Crowell
  • Trapped Duo by Tyler Hudson
  • Marshal Marigold by Alexander Magyarics
  • Three Cubes (Aluminum) by Kohno Ichiro

Please scroll down for detailed information and photos of the new designs.


Discounted Puzzles

We're trying to free up some inventory space, which means 10% off the following of our handmade wood puzzles:


September Site Review Winner

Congratulations to Bill Ja for winning a $100 gift card by submitting a product review! If you want to be entered for the next drawing, submit a review on the website of any recently purchased product before the next update.


September Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Darryl Adams for winning our monthly Give-Away! Darryl has won a copy of Psycho Disks by Eric Fuller.

Every update we choose a random member of our newsletter to receive a free puzzle. If you'd like to join, drop your email address in the box on the lower right of any page on the site.


September Sticker

This month's sticker was once again made by our very own Mr. Jeff, radiating the magnificence of the Almighty Cube out into the universe.



Important Note - Care, Storage and Display

Our work is handcrafted to very precise tolerances and must be kept within the range of 40-60% relative humidity at all times. Failure to do so may cause inoperability or permanent damage.

Please read the Caring for Wood Puzzles guide to ensure proper fit and operation. We recommend occasional polishing with Renaissance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.


Now, on to the Puzzles....



DESIGNER: Andrew Crowell
MATERIAL: Shedua, Wenge & Purpleheart or Purpleheart, Yellowheart & Chakte Viga
RELEASE DATE: 2023.09.29
EDITION: 50 Copies Made
SIZE: 3"
PRICE: $95

Stockade by Andrew Crowell is an excellent packing puzzle. The goal is to fit the pieces in the cage with all the gaps covered by the pieces to create the illusion of a cube inside. The solution involves 15 steps with multiple rotations to offer a good challenge and a unique display shape. We've added two extra pieces to make Stockade 2 as an extra challenge. Stockade 2 is a level packing puzzle with the same goal, fill all the gaps in the frame to create the illusion of a cube inside. 

Construction was made in two different wood species versions. One with a Shedua & Wenge frame and Purpleheart pieces, and one with a Purpleheart & Yellowheart frame and Chakte Viga pieces. 

50 copies are available for this release, each signed and dated.  Stockade ships in a disassembled configuration.




Trapped Duo

DESIGNER: Tyler Hudson
MATERIAL: Macacauba & Bocote, Zebrawood & Walnut
RELEASE DATE: 2023.09.29
EDITION: 50 Copies Made
SIZE: 2.625"
PRICE: $75

Trapped Duo is a very fun three piece burr puzzle designed by Tyler Hudson, creator of Parasitic Burr from our recent release. Two sticks waltz around each other inside the shouldered frame with a level 12.3 difficulty. 

Construction was made in two different wood species versions. One with a Macacauba frame and Bocote pieces, and one with a Zebrawood frame and Walnut pieces. 

50 copies are available for this release, each signed and dated.  Trapped Duo ships in a disassembled configuration.


Marshal Marigold

DESIGNER: Alexander Magyarics
MATERIAL: Wenge & Acrylic
RELEASE DATE: 2023.09.29
EDITION: 40 Copies Made
SIZE: 3.1" x 3.1" x 1.36"
PRICE: $65

A while ago we produced several board and stick burr puzzles, such as Four Stick Eight and Quads and Rings 2. We decided to make a puzzle in this style in a larger size for better playability. Marshal Marigold by Alexander Magyarics was a great candidate with four identical sticks and two plate pieces a tough but doable level difficulty. 

Construction of the Wenge burr sticks are reinforced with dowel joinery, with two sturdy 3/8" (9.5mm) acrylic plates between. A bonus challenge upon reassembly is to find the arrangement of pieces that produces a spiral grain pattern.

40 copies are available for this release, each signed and dated. Marshal Marigold ships in the assembled configuration.



Three Cubes (Aluminum)

DESIGNER: Kohno Ichiro
MATERIAL: Aluminum
RELEASE DATE: 2023.09.29
SIZE: 30mm
PRICE: $30

Three Cubes by Kohno Ichiro is an award-winning design placed in the top 10 2018 IPP Design Competition results. This pocket-sized puzzle is a ton of fun and remains a favorite. With only three identical pieces, this seemingly simple assembly puzzle may keep you busy for longer than you expect. The goal is to combine the pieces to create a stable assembly forming three distinct, equal-sized cubes. Complicating this task is the polarity of the powerful magnets embedded into pieces.

Once solved, the puzzle snaps into shape, resulting in a beautiful and entertaining fidget toy. Three cubes were only the beginning; Mr. Ichiro subsequently designed the Four Cubes and Five Cubes to create a set, with each puzzle escalating in difficulty.

Mr. Puzzle posted a great video review of Three Cubes.

This batch of Three Cubes was constructed from CNC milled aluminum, and is considerably smaller in size than our wood version. Approximately 80 copies are available. Three Cubes ships in an unsolved configuration.

September 2023 Update Preview