Whilst the terms Labyrinths and Mazes are often used interchangeably, they are in fact 2 different forms. A labyrinth is said to have a single through route with twists and turns but without branches, a maze is a confusing pathway that has many branches, choices of path and dead ends.Read the full story
How did a turtle become one of the most influential animals in puzzles, maths and Feng Shei? We delve into the legend of the Lo Shu square or more commonly known as the Emperor and the turtle.Read the full story
When I think of puzzle boxes, my first thoughts drift to Greek Myth of Pandora’s Box, the story of Pandora who was given a box by Zeus and told never to open it. Human nature being what it is, of course she opened it and let out all the horrors onto the world such as plaques, pestilence and wars. I assumed this was the first story about puzzle boxes, but there is no mention of it being any harder to open than with a key. So, it seems that puzzle box origins, like many other puzzle origins, is a mystery in itself.Read the full story
Have you ever wondered who created the interlocking puzzles?
Interlocking puzzles are often referred to as Chinese puzzles and they usually involve two rings, keys or wires that are joined together, and your goal is to unjoin them. Doesn’t seem to hard, but if it was easy, it wouldn’t be called a puzzle. So, what is the story behind these amazing puzzles?Read the full story