26th February 2016
I bought this Checker puzzle by Taquinze puzzles
26th February 2016
I bought this Card symbol puzzle by Taquinze puzzles
The puzzle is after a design of Grabarchuk
28th November 2015
I bought a collection of cubes on marktplaats.nl
One of the puzzles is the Megaminx puzzle, I was surprised by the solution. I used the same moves as for the Rubik's Cube. Only the last layer was more difficult.
24th November 2015
I bought the LanLan 2x2 Layers Dodecahedron Magic Cube on Ebay
The solution isn't very difficult, you can use the same moves as for the Rubik's 2x2x2
11th November 2015
I bought the Rubik's Magic with The Minions. The classic version of this puzzle consistst 8 tiles in a 2x 4 tiles.
23th October 2015
I bought the Rubik's Rings on E-bay. The Rubik's Rings version has 34 balls of three colours. It differs from The Hungarian rings puzzle this puzzle has 38 balls of four colours
29th May 2015
I bought the Rudenko's Disk on E-bay. Move the dots around the track. The puzzle has been produced by Brainwright. The puzzle is invented by Valery Rudenko.
I bought the Row by row puzzle on Ebay. The puzzle is produced by Tomy and invented by Mizunama Masanori and Watanabe Hiroyuki, (patented by Tomy (1984)
I received this puzzle as a gift by TA15 Design.
Difficult, always one piece to big !!!
The inside of the frame is 34 cm2, there are three pieces with a total surface of 21 cm2
I bought the Fill The Circle puzzle (also known as Telefonchik puzzle on Ebay. The puzzle is the successor of the Festival Flower puzzle and was produced in 1987 in the Russia.
15th November 2014
I bought this rare Hungarian puzzle The Olympic Ring puzzle. The puzzle looks like the Hungarian Rings but has the Olympic Ring symbol. When you can solve the Hungarian Rings you can also solve this puzzle.
30th June 2014
I bought this nice Hungarian Turnstile puzzle, the Mandorla. The puzzle is produced in Hungary by Regiojatek
This is my last exchange puzzle, The Tsukuda's Square, also known as 4x4 or "It" is a very difficult type of sliding piece puzzle. It was invented by Toshihisa Suga. In the USA the puzzle was marketed by Gabriel under the name "Tsukuda's Square", and it apparently came in several different versions. The most difficult version has black tiles numbered from 1 to 16. Tsukuda's Square is closely related to Rubik's fifteen , but much more difficult
I missed the action of the McDonalds, for the Sherman head puzzle. So I mailed the McDonalds and quess what !! They send me the Sherman puzzle head and the red puzzle ball (Time machine) without charges. Sherman's head is a two layer whip it / varikon puzzle with a new look !!
This is "The Sliding Arrow Through the Bottle Puzzle" designed by Serhiy Grabarchuk, very nice puzzle of high quality.
One Circle two Circles (difficulty: medium) The puzzle is designed by Diniar Namdarian
"The Football Match puzzle" the aim of the puzzle is clear, score !!! (difficulty medium). The puzzle is designed by Diniar Namdarian
This is the "Mirage puzzle" designed by Serhiy Grabarchuk, the starting position is clockwise one dot to 7 dots and the solution is that every sliding piece has 7 dots. There are 8 sliding pieces in first layer and 7 in the second layer. The middle is fixed.
I exchanged some puzzles and I received this "Clouds and Sheeps" sliding puzzle (difficulty: medium to difficult) The puzzle is designed by Diniar Namdarian
I bought this Green glow in the dark 3x3x3 Maze Magic Cube Brainteaser in China.
Ibought this sliding puzzle in Greece (by Ebay) The principle is the same like the Tuk Tak puzzle designed by Vladimir Krasnoukhov.
I bought this Mind Lock puzzle on Ebay, the purpose is easy, just slide around the squares on both sides an push them through from one side to the other to solve the puzzle by making the front completely purple, and the back completely green.
I bought this Vintage 1940s DELUXE PUZZLE CHEST 3005 Box with many puzzles in the box Takitapart puzzle, Ma's puzzle, Dad's puzzle, 15 puzzle, the time puzzle, puzzle pants, The flying puzzle, checkerboard puzzle, Chinese ring puzzle, Brodi 15 puzzle, and many metal puzzles.
I bought this beautyfull Geranium Puzzle on Ebay. The puzzle weighs about 200 grams and measures about 15cm*15cm*1.8cm. The puzzle is produced by VeryPuzzle in China.
24th July 2013
I bought this Varikon 4D on Ebay.com in China. There are totally 12 columns and 12 colours. The puzzle is made by Muzi LTD.
24th May 2013
This is a vintage 1969's Hard Plastic Pocket Slider "TANTALISING 7" Brain Teaser Puzzle. The Puzzle was manufactured by Peter Pan (England)
19th May 2013
This is a Russian sliding puzzle with different options. Every wheel has four possibilities. Nice puzzle
20th Apil 2013
I bought this sliding puzzle on Ebay. The Li'l Abner picto puzzle is one of a serie of image puzzles produced (1950) by Plastrix Co. (Brooklyn, New York). LI'L ABNER YOKUM was the title character in the long-running (1934-1977) syndicated newspaper strip by cartoonist Al Capp.
20th April 2013
A day shopping with colleagues in Leeuwarden (Friesland) I found a nice shop "Spellekijn spellen en puzzels". I bought the Rashlkey number 2. There are 3 different puzzles, this is my third Rashkey puzzle.
20th April 2013
A kind of Whip It puzzle with a led lamp. I bought this puzzle on Marktpaats.nl (4x4)
15th April 2013
This is the Mintman puzzle (1982) by Kelrack Ltd. The head was filled with mints. Information on the back tells "In Emergency pull apart here to get your mints"
18th March 2013
This is 2483 Zwirbel puzzle produced by HABA (Germany) I bought this puzzle on Ebay.This sliding puzzle contains 9 pieces and can be solved in 30 moves. The starting and solution posistion is like the "Line up the quinties" puzzle
11 March 2013
This is the Hercules puzzle, the original puzzle is designed by Jean Claude Constantin. It was an exchange puzzle at the 22nd IPP in 2002. This copy of the puzzle is produced by Taquinze. The puzzle contains 5 identical pieces. The puzzle isn't very difficult, it takes a few minutes.
This is the K8 K-Brain, a real "Brain" Teaser.
17th January 2013
This is the K8 Masterball Swirls design 2x2x2 twisty type of puzzle with 1586 possible combinations. I bought this puzzle on Ebay
8th January 2013
This is the Trio Puzzle (version 2) made by Clever Toys, it has three separate circular tracks. The centre of the puzzle is a rotating disc. Every circle has 5 "peanut" shaped pieces. When the puzzle is solved every ring has it's own colour. You can find an other sample of the puzzle on:
The puzzle on Jaapsch.net is different because every circle has (2x) three single balls between the peanut shaped pieces.
12th December 2012
The Mad Triad puzzle consists of intersecting circles of 6 (rounded) triangular tiles which can rotate. There are 6 coloured discs - orange yellow green, purple red, blue. In the middle of three circles an extra circle is formed by two tiles of each circle. You can totally turn 10 different circles. Every coloured circle have three symbols, a moon, a sun and a star.
11th December 2012
Puzzle with two turning circles. On one site are colours, on the other site are numbers. This puzzle was produced by IC in East Germany in the early eighties and invented by Manfred Fritsche, (patented on 4 June 1986)
I visited the Christmas market in Cologne (Germany) with colleagues from University of Twente. There was also a market stall with very nice brain teasers. I bought the "Schiebung" puzzle (Shifting). The Schiebung puzzle has (in a scale of 1 till 7) difficulty level 3.
The puzzle has 8 sliders which one slider is a dual slider. This dual slider blocks the free movement. The Aim: Move the right sliders (4 circles) from the right side to the left side (2 triangles and a triangel dual block)
This is the Magic 8 puzzle, I bought the puzzle on Ebay. The Magic 8 puzzle is a variant of the Hungarian Ring designed by E. Pap. Instead of 4 colors has the Magic 8 puzzle 3 colors.
This is an advertising puzzle of "Flughafen Stuttgart" (Airport Stuttgart)
The Streaker puzzle
This puzzle was one of a series invented by Doug Engel in the early 80's. The puzzle was produced as a prototype by him before the mass-produced designs came out.
The puzzle was produced by General Symmetrics, Inc. Englewood. On the back are other examples with different patterns, the Novice, Engel's Island, Eualizer, Flasher, Avenger, Schizzo, Streaker and the Engel's Enigma.
I got this puzzle as a gift from my husband. We were on holiday on the beautiful Island of Texel (Netherlands). The Island of Texel has a beautiful nature. The hobby of my husband is birding- and nature fotography, you can see his pictures on:
9th October 2012
This Double Disk Puzzle is from Ebay. Produced (2010) by Hog Wild LLC. The inventor is Sergej Abramenkov. Each ring can turn independently from the other rings. There are only two types of moving pieces on the puzzle.
4th October 2012
I received a nice package from Germany (Ebay.de) The package contains a Varikon Box 2×2×2 puzzle, this is a 2×2×2 sliding cube puzzle. The transparent box contains 7 cubes and a space for sliding around. I also received a 3x3x3 Varikon Box. It has a transparent box, containing 26 cubes and a space, so that the cubes can slide around. The cubes at the face centres are fixed onto the central cube, so that there are only 19 moving cubes, in my case the outside colour has a green colour. The Varikon Box was invented by Csaba Postasy, Gabor Eszes, and Miklos Zagoni.
This puzzle is an exchanged with my Neighbour Joke.
Solve the puzzle and find the "Lost Art" correctly, arrange the 10 blocks within the picture frame to complete the masterpiece. There is only one solution.
Designed by Dan Gilbert
I bought on Ebay.de this nice Moeraki-3 puzzle.
Moeraki Games is a series of 2D-games invented by Kasimir Landowski. (2008) and produced by Casland Games.
The puzzle is named after large rounded stones that can be found in New Zealand.
I bought the Billiards 9 ball puzzle on marktplaats.nl
The puzzle was invented by Joshua Frankel (1988) and produced by Binary Arts
7th August 2012
I received this 'modern' Rack em Up puzzle from Ebay licensed by Tomy Produced by Z Games (China 2011)
19th Juli 2012
I exchanged this wonderfull puzzle with Manoel from Brazil.
It's the Twin Puzzle designed by Ton Delsing (2011)
The puzzle contains 6 sliding pieces and one fixe blockage in the middle
18th July 2012
This is the Turnstile puzzle by Binary Art (invented by Douglas A. Engel) (Bought on Ebay)
5th July 2012
I exchanged this puzzle with KP from Ireland.
It's the Sudoku Tubie puzzle. The Sudoku is solved when each row and each frame contains the numbers 1 to 6
04th Juli 2012
I received this Great Gears puzzle from U.S.A. on Ebay.
The puzzle was patented by Koichi Minami and Tohru Nishimiya on 28 August 1984
Great Gears is a beautiful and tricky puzzle manufactured by Tomy
2th Juli 2012
I bought this puzzle on Marktplaats.nl
It's a more easier puzzle than the Whipit Tower, because pairs of columns have the same color.
2th Juli 2012
I got this Suits puzzle as a present by Taquinze.
The puzzle is designed by Hans Janmaat (2012) and produced by Taquinze
The aim of the puzzle: insert the card symbols in the puzzle
2th Juli 2012
The Batee Baseball puzzle, 12 pieces, produced by Plas-Trix co.
Try to form a perfect baseball
28th of June
I ordered in China the TriTrick puzzle
Tho goal of the game is to rearrange the scrambled digits into sequential order.
made by Hidden One Design Ltd
19th June 2012
I bought this puzzle on Ebay, it's the Enigma puzzle, designed by Roman Massimiliano
The image is of our local football pride from the region Twente "FC TWENTE"
16th June 2012
I received this wonderfull puzzle from KP in Ireland.
I exchanged the puzzle against the Uri Block.
You can see more puzzles of Ton Delsing on:
I bought this the Touch Down puzzle on Ebay.
The Manual says "The most Unique Football Game in the World !"
I received the Moeraki Puzzle from Germany
I also received these two puzzles from the same puzzle collector
The Logi VIP Kugel was invented by Hubert Petutschnig (patented 11 june 1981) made by Arxon and Christoph's Magic Jewel.
I received this wonderful packet of puzzles, including many puzzles I didn't have. I bought them on Marktplaats.nl
The most puzzles are new in package !!
I bought the Rubik's Slide puzzle by Intertoys for 6,95 Euro. The interface consists of a 3 x 3 grid of random red and blue lighted squares. The objec of the game is to rearange the red and blue lighted squares until the match the solution for that puzzle.
The Volume Control menu will appear as a red lighted square surounded by blue lighted squares.
This vintage Word puzzle is again a smart Chinese copy
On the back of the box are many solutions.
One solution is missing "Rate Your Mind Pal"
Made in Hong Kong (1950)
A very nice Gear puzzle designed by Douglas A. Engel
Designed in 2007 produced by PuzzleAtomic.Com
Also a very nice exchange with KP from Ireland.
Palette Cut 2
A very nice exchange puzzle with (KP from Ireland)
The Magic Disk puzzle produced by Rainbow-Elch (Germany)
I received this Moon and Cross Tangram.
It's an advertising puzzle from the Austrian Red Cross
Three classic puzzles about the 1940's
The first puzzle is the "Lowe's 15 puzzle" and the second puzzle is the classic puzzle "Rate your mind pal" from the Plastrix company and the third puzzle is a Wordpuzzle from the Archer Plastic N.Y.C.
I bought them on Ebay
"The Rack em up" puzzle produced by Tomy Comp. 1987,
bought on Ebay (Tomy pocketfuls)
21th February 2012
When I ordered several puzzles on marktplaats I received this puzzle as a gift.
Very nice Packing puzzle.
21th February 2012
I ordered this Slider-Spot puzzle on marktplaats together with some other puzzles.
But something is missing !!!
It's really a production error.
13th February 2012
The "I Love Puzzle" is a design of Ton Delsing he made the puzzle for the IPP 31 (International Puzzle Party) in Berlin on 7th August 2011. The fun of the puzzle is that the 6 cubes fit in on 359 ways in the box and there is always a solution because there are two letters Z in the box.
Moreover, there is between the letters L and U a blockage, so you can't freely slide the blocks up and down.
Vintage sliding puzzle game by E.S. Lowe called the Time Puzzle. It is from a series of 18 games called the "Bookshelf of Games. “Bookshelf of Games” were made in the 40′s.
On the back of the manual is standing a list of games and prices.
Vol. 514 Time Puzzle $ 0.75
21 January 2012
On 21th of January I received this "Ivory Tower or Babylon Tower" bought at Marktplaats.nl
On a Belgium site I found this nice sliding puzzle.
On the back stands " Copyright Bruno Lerda. 1999"
12th January 2012
I bought the Endless Chainpuzzle on Ebay. The Endless Chain puzzle made in Hong Kong circa 1950-1960's it contains 12 pieces to form an endless chain.
The puzzle looks like the Krazee Links Endless Chain Puzzle (1939) but the pieces are different.
12th January 2012
I bought the Mushroom mountain puzzle on Ebay. The Mushroom puzzle is a Hanayama Sliding Pieces Puzzle with with an added difficulty. Move the pieces around, without bumping into one another, so that they are either facing inward or outward.
I bought on Marktplaats.nl a variety of puzzles and this was one of the puzzles. The Equator puzzle was invented by Ferenc Molnár
I exchanged several puzzles and I received this Kabalabda puzzle. Kabalabda (ball inside a ball)
I received this Hungary sliding map puzzle from Hungary. The puzzle is from 1976
I received the Logi Toli puzzle from Hungary. The puzzle looks like the Switch-It puzzle or the Work / Golf puzzle
The Bolygok puzzle, which means Planets in Hungarian. This puzzle was invented and patented by Jozsef Bognar, and patented in Hungary 26 August 1980 (Politoys 1982) I bought this puzzle at Marktplaats.nl
7th November 2011
I bought the Suttle's Shuffle on Ebay.
The object of the puzzle is to move the large piece, No. 5, from the bottom left of the tray to the bottom right of the tray, without picking up any of the pieces.
Extra diffictult, because every piece has it's own place.
This 3D sliding puzzle is inspired by Rodin's "The Kiss" and "The Spitting Carcoyle" of Violet Le Duc. Two Museum Classics sturdy 3-D slide puzzle by DeMert Company
There is an third version a 3-D Slide Puzzles Rodin's "The Thinker"
7th November 2011
I bought the hole in one puzzle on Ebay.
The aim of the puzzle is, to slide the square to the middle of the other blocks
I got this Slide-9 by Gerard Becker, and again he made a very nice puzzle. This puzzle has been designed by Minoru Abe and can be solved in 44 moves.
A very nice version !!
I exchanged this puzzle with Joke Becker, a wonderfull puzzle made by Gerard Becker and designed by Minoru Abe 2008
The numbers 4, 3, 2 and 1 has to be changed in 1, 2, 3 and 4.
I exchanged this puzzle with Joke Becker, a wonderfull puzzle made by Gerard Becker
A very nice puzzle, the small square has to be rearranged with the other 4 parts into the given frame in a way that all 5 parts form a bigger square.
I received the Chicken Shuffle puzzle produced by SmartGames
and designed by Raf Peeters.
Slide the puzzle tiles around until each and every egg is covered by a chicken nesting on it.
There are 48 different cards, it starts easy and ends difficult.
"Four degrees" Starter / Junior / Expert / Master
1th october 2011
I received these 4 puzzles (sliding piece puzzle) produced by Philos and designed by Hirokazu Iwasawa. He designed the puzzles for the puzzle design competition of the International Puzzle Party (IPP)
1. Jam Puzzle "Rectangular" designed 2005 difficulty 3
2. Jam Puzzle "Triangular" designed 2004 difficulty 1
3. Jam Puzzle "Hexangular" difficulty 2
4. Jam Puzzle "Pentangular" designed 2006 difficulty 2
I received by mail these two 3D sliding block Puzzles
The Moon & Earth sliding puzzle and the Alien spaceship
I received the booklet 'Schuifpuzzels' (Sliding block puzzles)
by Jantine Bloemhof
"Vierkant voor Wiskunde" University of Leiden
I received from Taquinze the new Slider-Spot puzzle
For information visit the site of Taquinze
This is the Only 8 puzzle designed by Jean Claude Constantin and produced by Siebenstein. Difficulty 7 (challenging). The numbers of the puzzle are arranged from 1 to 8, the aim of the puzzle is to arrange the numbers from 8 to 1.
I bought the Equal Seven puzzle by the Intertoy store
There are 4 levels to solve.
* Equal 10 (Easy) * Equal 11 (Medium) * Equal 12 (difficult) * Equal 7 (Very difficult)
Produced by Recent Toys invented by Dimitri Krasnoukhov
I received this "Mirror" sliding block puzzle
There's a sliding block puzzles on both sides.
The image in the foreground seems mirrored
I have been to the German town Nordhorn to the shop Dan-Skan "Spielen + Schenken" I bought the puzzle Leolei from HABA
A puzzle made up of parts to shuffle around (designed by Sam Cornwell) The task is to begin at the starting position and to shuffle all the parts around in such a way that you end up with a complete pair of paws for the lion.
I also bought in the Dan-Skan shop this puzzle of Philos Spiel the " Magic Square"
The aim of the puzzle is, to rearrange the small square with 5 parts + the small square into the given frame in a way that all 6 parts form a bigger square.
Today I received 2 puzzles and a game (Blokus duo).
Cosmos optical illusion puzzle, on the box stands a health warning "Your sanity is at risk if you attempt this puzzle" (produced by Lagoon puzzles). (4x4)
The second puzzle is " Leapin Lizards Nature Puzzle (produced by Lagoon Puzzles) (3x3)
I bought this puzzle from "The Olypic Games" on the internet.
I received Jihii's Break, it's a Puzzle of wood with 5 pieces and 9 solution's You have to cover the holes with the 5 pieces.
After hours of puzzling I found a solution of the Magic Square (21). But unfortunately when I tried the sliding block puzzle "Magic Square (21)" it wasn't a good solution, I could not get the 1 and the 3 on the upper row in the right position. After exchanging number 1 on the first row and number 1 on the second row it worked out !
Note: Sliding Block Puzzle
The lower right corner has to be number 2, (this block is a fixed position)
I received a very nice sliding block puzzle "The Broken Heart puzzle" and a "Broken Heart" keychain puzzle
I ordered them by Taquinze ( H. Janmaat)
I received an advertising Puzzle "Centrum" 'Compleet van A tot Zink' A puzzle about Vitamins and Minerals
The Tripod puzzle
Solitair Puzzle of "Kangoeroe 2003"
22th July 2011
I bought these 3 puzzles on the internet.
1. The Meffert's Gear Puzzle I
2. Rubik's Cross Puzzle
3. LanLan Magic Cube
20th July 2011
Today, I received this sliding block puzzle of Vredestein.
4th July 2011
This week I received this sliding block puzzle.
Puzzle from aproximately 1969 ? On the large block is a image of the Space Capsule
On 29th of June I received a package from Hungary,
I exchanged some puzzles.
These puzzles are produced in Servie patented 2004
(Designed by Zoran Lišančić ?)
28th june 2011
After a hint from an other puzzle collector, I removed the green labels on the cover.
Very surprising what appeared !!! Very nice !!!
Albrecht Dürer introduced the Magic Square in 1514 in one of his paintings "Melancolia I".
The aim is that the sum of the numbers in every row, column and diagonal are the same.
In this puzzle the sum in every row, column and diagonal 15.
I also received information from the administrator of the following site about this puzzle
He used my pictures on his site
He estimated the age between 1925 and 1935, given the old spelling and the formatting of the cover. Perry distributed games and puzzles of different producers and used their own labels and game rules on the cover.
24th June 2011
Today I bought the Smartphone puzzle with 32 challenges
Designed by Raf Peeters produced by Smart Games
Just dial (slide) the right number
See also "Puzzles for exchange"
17th June 2011
Joke Becker (my neighbour) and I we both have the same hobby, we exchanged a couple of puzzles.
We both made a good deal !!! This is one of my new puzzles.
8 June 2011
I received two very nice puzzles, I exchanged them for two double puzzle's.
The Slide Master "Battle the Space Aliens" a two level slide puzzle of Dan Gilbert. You have to solve first the Bottom layer and after that you can put the space Aliens in place at the Top Layer.
For the second puzzle I received, you can look for a little hint at the following site
I wil publish the foto's after the Hordern Exchange on the 6th of August.
3 juni 2011
I bought an other Turnpush puzzle the " Twuzzle"
3 juni 2011
I bought the Super Floppy Puzzle, it's a shape shifting puzzlle
This puzzle was designed by Katsuhiko Okamoto and won the 2009 Puzzle of the Year Award (Puzzlers' Award and Jury Grand Prize) at Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition at the International Puzzle Party
Rotascope puzzle by Pentangle
Today (3th of june 2011) I received 2 puzzles of Mike, we exchanged puzzles.
He collects Keychain puzzles by for example Pussy (Germany)
Since Keychain puzzles is not my highest priority I exchanged
some of them against the Rotascope puzzle and The Brain puzzle
Patented by Raoul Raba (copyright by Pentangle, England 1977)
The Brain puzzle made by Mag-Nif
This handsome puzzle requires 170 programmed moves to place all the rods in the out position. Great gift for that someone who has everything. (Catalog Mag-Nif)
Same system like the Tower of Hanoi, the Spinout puzzle or the Chinese Rings