Sunday, May 7, 2023

Strugg L and 28th Auction Puzzle Results

Strugg L is the third puzzle we will release this year. It may seem slow that we have only released three types of puzzles despite it being already May, but we are working hard on puzzle making almost every day. The new puzzle is a box packing puzzle, which we haven't done for a while, but we believe it will also be well-liked by those who enjoy high-level burr puzzles. We are glad that you enjoy our new puzzle.

The 28th auction ended yesterday morning, and the total winning bid price for the two prototype puzzles we offered was AUD $796, which greatly exceeded our expectations.

As promised, we donated approximately half of the winning bid, AUD $400, to AWLQ. Here is the receipt for the donations.

When we donate to AWLQ, it's customary for us to meet the cats waiting for foster parents. In Australia, there has been an increase in the number of people giving up their pets due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and rising living costs, and many animal shelters are burdened with many animals waiting for foster homes.

We hope they will find a new, safe and secure place to accept them.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

New Puzzles, 27th Auction Puzzle Results etc.

We have released new burr puzzles, Grooved 6 Board Burr #7 and 6BB Oddly Extended Version #02 along with small amount of 2nd grade 6BB Oddly Extended Version #01. Both new puzzles are extremely difficult, so you'll have plenty of time to have fun and struggle.

Our 27th puzzle auction event ended on 4th March. We put up the following ten puzzles.

The total sales amount was AUD $687. As promised, we donated half of the sales, AUD $350 to The Salvation Army Australia to support people who are in need. Here is the receipt for the donations.

We've been working on new SD puzzles for quite some time. All updates regarding the new SD puzzles will be released exclusively via the newsletter until the puzzle is ready for release, so if you are interested, please subscribe it via the right bottom of our shop page.

Happy Puzzling!

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Looking Back to 2022

Hello puzzle lovers!

It's time to look back on this year.

We Have released the following 12 kinds of mechanical puzzles in 2022.

19th February - Puzzle Turbine and Splitted 12

We had been temporarily closing our web shop since near the end of 2021. After the shop was resumed, two types of high-level burr puzzles with slightly unusual shapes have been released.

23rd April - Bubble Universe

Juno says it was very difficult to produce this two-layer packing puzzle because of the small glued area of the pieces and the tight tolerances.

22nd May - Mittan

This is the Jury Grand Prize winner puzzle of the 2022 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition. We received many personal emails from cat-loving customers.

10th July - Crooked 6 Board Burr #2 and Partially Crooked 6 Board Burr

The assembled shape of both puzzles looks like a regular 6 board burr, but when you start playing the puzzles, it feels very strange.

7th August - Card Case

We didn't dare mention it at the time of release, but there is a maze on either side of the light-colored slider of the puzzle.

18th September - Kumikisaurus

This is our first-time animal-shaped burr puzzle. It sold much faster than we expected.

6th November - Ovoloid

Five kinds of timber species, Bubinga (Sap wood), Tasmanian Myrtle, Fijian Mahogany, Camphor Laurel and Wenge are used for this very difficult burr puzzle.

25th December - Euroka 10x3, Half Splitted 12, and Pseudo Stretchy 12

Since pluredro in Esperanto means polyhedron, we always wanted to have polyhedral shaped puzzles in stock, but the Euroka 10x3 sold out in almost a day. The remaining two were added to Juno's invention of burr puzzles consisting of six 2x2 pieces and six 3x1 pieces.

How many puzzles have you played already?
We aim to make more fun puzzles tickle your intellectual curiosity.

We wish you and your family the best for the next year!