Puzzle of the Week

  1. Puzzle of the Week - The Anesthesiologist Puzzle

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  2. Puzzle of the Week - The Porsche Puzzle

    Porsche Puzzle Gift for Car Enthusiasts

    The Porsche Lover Puzzle a unique gift idea for car enthusiasts.

    A puzzle to honor the power, style, craftsmanship, and tradition of the Porsche automobile. This brain teaser makes an excellent gift for the autophile in your life. We can even laser engrave a name on the frame or message on the cover to personalize it.

    The puzzle consists of 14 different Porsche models throught history. These were picked with the assistance of the Porsche Club of America. Thank you PCA for helping make this a special puzzle which accurately reflects the history of this celebrated car company. Each piece is laser cut and engraved from various 1/4" hardwoods giving each a unique look. The 14 included cars Porsche models are:

    • 356
    • 911
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  3. Puzzle of the Week - The Banker's Puzzle

    Bankers Puzzle a Unique Gift Idea For Those in The Financial Industry

    It can be hard finding a unique gift for those in the financial industry. After receiving a number of requests for a finance/banking/money related puzzle to be added to our Picture Frame Series we are proud to announce the Banker's Puzzle. We can even customize the brain teaser by laser engraving a name to the frame or a message to the cover. Not only is the puzzle fun to solve, but it also looks great as a piece of decor. Have it set up on a desk, shelf, or even in a common area for others to enjoy

    The puzzle consists of 26 precision cut and engraved 1/4" wood pieces all relating to banking and finance. We utilize a variety hardwoods such as elm, maple, mahogany, walnut, red grandis,

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  4. Puzzle of the Week - The Snowflake Puzzle Box

    Puzzle of the Week - The Snowflake Puzzle Box

    Our latest entry in our line of Stash Boxes, the Snowflake Box, simply looks fantastic. Each side of the box, and the lid, has a unique snowflake deeply laser engraved in to blue stained maple. The locking/unlocking mechanism for the Stash Box is easily my favorite out of all our puzzle boxes. It is the type of thing that might take you hours to figure out, but once solved you can open it within seconds. The box is a good size (~ 4" x 4" x 4")and will comfortably sit on a coffee table, desk, or shelf. The internal compartment is big enough to hold money, gift card(s), or small items. What better way to give cash or gift cards? Make your friends or family members work for their gift!

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  5. Puzzle of the Week - Impossible Small Square No Fit Puzzle

    Impossible Small Square No Fit Puzzle Rick Lax FB

    Up this week we have a puzzle featured by Rick Lax on his Facebook channel which he referred to ass The Impossible Small Square No Fit Puzzle. We affectionately refer to it as simply the No Fit Puzzle and is available for purchase right here at Creative Crafthouse. 

    The No Fit is a particularly clever puzzle. You can actually make two different squares depending upon if you use 5 or 6 pieces. Figuring out how to create the square with 5 pieces is not that tough of a challenge. The real fun is discovering h

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  6. Puzzle of the Week - Devil's Chessboard

    Devils chessboard wood puzzle brain teaser

    This week we are featuring a puzzle with quite the reputation , The Devil's Chessboard, which won the prestigious Himiki Puzzle competition in Japan in 1990. When I use to travel and set up a booth at various craft shows around Florida this was always one of the most popular. The brain teaser consist of 16 pieces. Each wood piece consist of one dark and one light colored block. What makes the brainteaser so interesting is the angles of which each block is cut. The odd angles create a multitude of assembly options which add a layer of depth and logic when working toward the solution. The image below provides an illustration of what I mean regarding the angluar cuts of the puzzle pieces.

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  7. Puzzle of the Week - Apothecary Chest

    Apothecary Chest Wood Puzzle Gift for Teens

    The Apothecary Chest is one of our more unusual puzzles because of not only its presentation, but design of the puzzle pieces themselves. Instead of traditional block type shapes they appear more as actually drawers you would find in a dresser or chest. Each of the wood puzzle pieces are different and will only fit back together in one configuration. In terms of difficulty this brain teaser falls somewhere in the middle, think 6 out 10 on the challenge scale. Because of this it is an idea brainteaser for teenagers or those looking for a puzzle of moderate difficulty. Because of how unique the Apothecary Chest is it makes a wonderful gift for puzzle enthusiasts as well.

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  8. Celebrate National Nurse's Day with A Unique Puzzle Gift

    National Nurses Day Unique Puzzle Gift Idea

    National Nurse's Day is fast approaching on May 12th. While I could say a few words about how wonderful they are, especially given recent events, I thought it best to have my Mom share a few words.

    May 12 is Nurses’ Day. Is there a nurse who has made a difference in your life or the life of a family member? Nurses are heroes every day! They care for us and our loved ones in times of illness, rehabilitation, stress and end of life. As a Director of Nursing, I saw every day the strength, compassion and perseverance of these amazing men and women. Nursing is more than a profession, it is a passion. Please thank a nurse who has made a difference in your life!
    -Deborah Janelle RN BSN

    One of our picture frame puzzles is actually dedicated to the nursing profession and inspired by my Mom. Which puzzle is that you ask? Well

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  9. Puzzle of the Week - Ten Penny Circle Packing Puzzle

    puzzle of the week - the 10 penny circle packing puzzle

    Have you heard of the Ten Penny Puzzle? It is a style of brain teaser known as a circle packing puzzle. Wikipedia does a pretty good job of explaining just what that means:

    "In geometrycircle packing is the study of the arrangement of circles (of equal or varying sizes) on a given surface such that no overlapping occurs and so that no circle can be enlarged without creating an overlap."

    The Ten Penny Puzzle is not one to push the limits in

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  10. Game of the Week - Penny Hockey

    Penny Hockey Indoor Board Game

    We are switching up the puzzle of the week for one of my all time favorite skill games, Penny Hockey. It an extremely fun hybrid of Bumper Pool  and Paper Football in a sense. The objective of the game is quite simple: be the first to score 5 goals. The puck is a penny and the stick is your finger. As in bumper pool there are multiple bumpers (posts) which serve as players on the ice. They can either assist or hamper you depending upon your skill level and how you choose to utilize them. The penny (or puck) is moved across the gameboard (ice) much like you would a paper football, by flicking it with your finger.

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