Mechanical Puzzles Blog

Party Puzzles and Drinking Games
Like most great family traditions, I don’t remember how it started. Whenever guests arrive and dinner is still in the oven, one of the kids will go...

Towards More Practical Puzzling
These past few months, I’ve found myself pondering the value of a good puzzle. Are they really just for clever people to show off? Is there any pra...

P vs. NP Puzzles
A legend about Carl Friedrich Gauss says that when the great mathematician was eight years old, a teacher asked him to add up all the integers from...

A Brief History of Burr Puzzles
Most puzzle enthusiasts are familiar with burr puzzles as a special category of interlocking puzzles, traditionally made out of wood. They consist ...

More Puzzles from Jean Claude Constantin
More new puzzles from Jean-Claude Constantin!Jean-Claude Constantin is possibly the best-known inventor and designer of contemporary mechanical puz...

New Puzzles from Jean Claude Constantin
Jean-Claude Constantin is possibly the best-known inventor and designer of contemporary mechanical puzzles in the world. His unique and ingenious c...

What is STEM Tangram Puzzle?
What is STEM Tangram Puzzle?STEM Tangram puzzles are a type of puzzle known as a “rearrangement puzzle,” or a “dissection puzzle.” The puzzle consi...

STEM Toys – Is Your Child Up to the Challenge?
Everywhere you look these days, educators are constantly talking about STEM and how important STEM skills are to a child’s development and future. ...

Tic Tac Toe: Yesterday, Today, and Beyond
Tic Tac Toe, or Noughts and Crosses in the UK, is often one of the first strategy games many learn to play as young children. This seemingly simple...

Labyrinths and Mazes the original Escape Room!? - Can You Get Out?
Labyrinths and mazes have long played a role in human cultures around the world. While escape rooms are relatively new (first opened in 2007 in Kyo...

Three of the Oldest Strategy Board Games | Games That Take Minutes to Learn and a Lifetime to Master
Checkers, Chess, and Backgammon are some of the world’s oldest board games for two players in human history - It's not a coincidence that all three...

Montessori Child Development Guide
 A child’s growth is an exciting process for any parent or guardian. We all derive joy from watching our children grow and learn new things as they...