TARDIS Trash Can?

One word:  Want! Okay, a few more:  17 inch high trash can in the shape of the TARDIS from Doctor Who is not just functional, it lights up and makes the appropriate sound effects when opened.  You know, the materialization…

Wooden Tangram Set

One of the all-time classic puzzles.  Tangrams used to be known simply as “The Chinese Puzzle” and was a bit of a craze when it was first introduced at the beginning of the 19th century.  This beautiful wood set is…

Chinese Nine Linked Rings Puzzle

It didn’t take me too long to find out that this main brainteaser in our house growing up was called “Chinese Ring Puzzle”, although it’s known by other names too. It’s one of the most complex disentanglement puzzles I’ve worked…

Twelve tangled wire puzzles

My family had many of these simply scattered around the house when I was growing up.  We were never encourage to try them, or even told if we could play with them.  Natural curiosity, though, got the better of my brothers…