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New release : Pack4u (I designed) + Framed Chaos (designed by Lucie Pauwels)

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  I am happy to release a first small batch of 2 new puzzles ! Pack4u is a packing puzzle I have designed. The goal is to pack the 5 pieces (4 different Us + 1 w) into the 4-shaped box. This packing puzzle is of medium difficulty. It's a typical solve for a packing puzzle, with some nice moves. And the shape with the apparent cube (actually not a cube, a 4x4x2 block) is fun ! Framed Chaos is a puzzle designed by Lucie Pauwels. It's a packing puzzle as well, with some original shape. The goal is to fit the 4 pieces inside the 2 frames, in order to form a 6x6x2 block. See the goal below, as a 3D model to avoid any spoiler. This packing puzzle is of medium difficulty. I like it because of the original goal, it is a fun puzzle as well. Thank you Lucie for the nice design ! These 2 puzzles will be added to the shop. Depending on demand, I will produce more.

New packing puzzle - Pack4u !

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I just designed a new packing puzzle, Pack4u !  A box in the shape of a 4 and 5 pieces, including 4 differents u's, it's a packing puzzle for you!   It is of medium complexity, but the solve is nice. You can follow standard method for solving such a packing puzzle, but you have to use your brain for at least a couple of steps with some nice Ah Ha! moment. I blind solved it myseld (I know it cannot be 100% blind as I cannot erase my brain) and found it cool. I should release it in the coming weeks. Colors on the picture are not definitive. I think the box will be dark grey and the pieces orange. Also I have already slightly enhanced the lid. I should release it at the same time as Framed Chaos by Lucie Pauwels!

Plastic ? Yes, indeed !

Yes, I do print puzzles in plastic. I know it can raise questions or even concerns for some people.Let me try to get some answer ! What I hear sometimes is two types of objection. First of all, from serious puzzlers, that wood is much nicer, you could say even more noble, for puzzles than plastic. Yes, indeed I love puzzles in woods ! But I have a few but... Wood is nicer and more expensive as well. The price of high quality wood puzzles can be quite high, and very rightly so. It requires exotic woods and special craftmanship, hence the price. 3D printed puzzles are more affordable, not necessarily cheap but more affordable, and can be of high quality as well. I always pay a lot of attention to the quality of my puzzles, and from the feedback I receive, I believe I can be satisfied. 3D printing puzzles is not an industrial process, where you just push a button and then you have 10 puzzles ready for sale (sorry to disappoint some of you). It requires some craftmanship, sure not th

Hexabox - New release

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I am really happy to announce the release of my new puzzle, Hexabox !   Hexabox is a puzzle box, with coordinated motions and a pinch of sequential discovery.  I like to refer it as the big sister of Drawer Box, one of my very first designs, with some nice additions and improvements.  It requires 25+ moves to remove the 3 drawers and to find the hidden coin with 3 phases in the game. It is a difficult puzzle, with, I hope, some nice Ah Ha ! moments down the road.   The production is just starting. The first 4 copies are already reserved for early birds, but more will come. I will maintain a waiting list and communicate when copies are available.

Teaser - Hexabox

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  For those of you who had been following me, you remember that I started a new design, Hexabox, as a sequel to Drawer Box, and then I stopped, because of too many issues in the design and in the 3D printing process. "Vingt fois sur le métier remettez votre ouvrage" wrote Boileau the poet. So I did (more than 20 times actually...). I reviewed the design, taking into account the constraints of the production process. I work now with a new partner for 3D printing, and we were able to find solutions, with better quality. And I sent a couple of weeks ago, a copy of Hexabox to my favorite tester. Great feedback. A couple of things to fix, to improve the game. Still fine tuning, but I should have 5 copies ready to get assembled soon. Hexabox is sequential discovery puzzle box, with coordinated motions. It takes around 20 steps to get to the goal (find the coin), with 3 phases to follow. Not ready yet for ordering (in December).

What's in stock ?

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