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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Puzzle of the Week - The Whirli-Gig

    Puzzle of the week the whirli gig childrens toy

    Ok, so this one isn't so much of a puzzle as it is more of classic children's toy. The Whirli-Gig, also known as the Whirli-Gear, button spinners, among other names has been around for thousands of years. To get a better idea of just how long they have been around take a look at this excerpt from Wikipedia:

    "The origin of whirligigs is unknown. Both farmers and sailors use weather vanes on an ongoing basis and the assumption is one or both groups are likely the originators. By 400 BC the bamboo-copter or dragon butterfly, a helicopter-like ro

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  4. The Beautiful Belle Puzzle Box - Puzzle of the Week

    Puzzle of the Week - Belle Wood Puzzle Box

    The Beautiful Belle Puzzle Boxes show off the impressive capabilities of our laser machines with absolutely stunning laser engraved artwork. The lid and each of the four sides have different thematic images of our Belle. These boxes are a premium version of our popular Hurricane Puzzle Box. As such the locking/unlocking mechanism functions the same way. You just have to give it a spin if you know what I mean.

    There are four different stained maple versions of this puzzle box available: Red

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