Gigamic has been founded by three brothers in 1991. Settled in Wimereux, North of France, the company started out by publishing the famous abstract game Quarto, which has passed the million units sold .
World renowned for the elegance, sophistication and quality of their games. Their game concepts are innovative and fun with this excellence being recognised in the numerous international awards they have won.e - Gigamic have something for all the family.
Close up magic tricks have become the most popular form of magic performed by magicians around the world. Close up magic tricks happen right in front of the audience and allow an interaction, simply not possible with other forms of magic.
Most magicians use bicycle packs or decks as they are known in USA. We have brainwaves, invisible, forcing svengalis and other trick decks just ask.
The first Japanese Secret Puzzle Boxes were designed over 100 years ago in the late Edo period by Jinbei Ishikawa (1790-1850). Ishikawa was living at Hatajuku in the Kakone-cho in the Hakone-Odawara region of Japan. The Hakone Mountains are noted for their richness and great variety of trees. This abundance of high quality wood in the region and the expertise of three generations of master craftsmen have achieved and art form that is revered for it's detail and ingenuity.
This limited edition puzzle comes apart into 3 pieces and requires 2 mazes to be solved simultaneously in order to separate the pieces!
Medallion is another interesting take-apart puzzle designed by Oskar van Deventer and produced by Hanayama. The folks at Puzzle Master were kind enough to send me a copy to review. Thanks!
As with many of Oskar's puzzles for Hanayama, this one is a maze, perhaps more clearly so than some of his other work. However, as you would expect, there's a bit of a twist. The way you navigate the maze is by rotating the metal plate and sliding the left and right sides of the medal in and out.
This would all be fairly straightforward, except there's another, different maze on the opposite side! So you have to flip back and forth, figuring out how to proceed through both mazes simultaneously, which often requires doubling back on one side so you can advance the other.
There's nothing tricky about this one, it just takes a bit of time and patience to figure out what moves are required. That's a great thing about a puzzle like this, it is all fairly logical, but you still get a good feeling of accomplishment from figuring it out, since it is certainly not easy. This would be good to hand to somebody who has patience as long as they feel like they're making progress.