Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Looking Back to 2020

Hello puzzle lovers!

One year goes by so fast and 2020 is almost over. On this opportunity, I would like to look back on the year. Here are the puzzles that Pluredro produced in 2020.

January - Loopy L Cube #3
This is the third version of the Loopy L Cube series and personally, I love this type of puzzle. It looks like a child's block toy. Yet, believe it or not, it is very difficult.

February - Pinned Framed Burr L, M, S
Those three are also difficult puzzles. Do you want to know how difficult it is? For example, Pinned Framed Burr L requires 149 moves to remove the first piece. I would give up just hearing the numbers.

July - Coin Case
This is the simplest puzzle box Juno has ever designed and it is an easy puzzle. Probably, this puzzle is good for puzzle beginners.

August - Southern Cross
This 6-piece board burr puzzle has a unique level 14-4-1-1-2 solution and it also has a unique assembly.
You can imagine the shape of this puzzle as the Southern Cross, the best-known constellation in the southern hemisphere.

October - SDBB Master
This is the sequential discovery puzzle that we spent the longest time to complete. The number of tools that are contained inside the puzzle is also the largest.
I love that one of the mechanisms is using two gear-like parts and opens a lid.

December - Wormhole Burr, Crooked 6 Piece Burr (original version), Crooked 6 Piece Burr (Pinned version), Juno's Arrow

I have tried Crooked 6 Piece Burr (Original version). It is pretty enjoyable. I have not tried the pinned version because it seems the difficulty level is way beyond mine.

Juno's Arrow is the first sliding puzzle we have ever made. This is the same as Loopy L Cube #3, looks easy, but it is extraordinary difficult. If you think you are a genius, please try.

Our goal was to make one new puzzle each month. Unfortunately, we have made 11 puzzles. We hope we can make at least 12 puzzles in 2021. I wonder what will happen.

As many customers know, we do not produce the same puzzles again. It's because Juno has lots of ideas and wants to make them. Pluredro is run by only two of us, Juno and me (Yukari), also the workplace is not big. So, please understand we cannot make a huge numbers of puzzles.

In the end, I will tell you what we are doing now. We are making a new sequential discovery puzzle. We are unsure how long it will take to be completed. We will do our best to make fun puzzles.

The COVID-19 is still raging. Please take care, everyone.
Happy Holidays and warm wishes for 2021!