Puzzle Reviews

  I recently purchased the Twin 4 Puzzle Box crafted by Hideaki Kawashima and I was pleasantly surprised.  Crafted as a 2016 Karakuri Christmas present, this particular trick box like other gifts was a limited release.  Constructed of Magnolia, Keyaki and Walnut, the contrasting color combination is very attractive, not unlike many of Kawashima puzzles.  […]

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The Box with a Ribbon III Puzzle by Akio Kamei was crafted and released as a 2015 Karakuri  Christmas gift.  While smaller than its predecessors, (measuring 80 x 80 x 52 mm.), the box is very nicely crafted in Cherry, Walnut and Purple Heart.  The colors beautifully contrast and complement the bow and sides of […]

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We recently purchased the Valentine’s Day Puzzle Box, crafted for the 7th Karakuri I Puzzle Idea Contest.  In the shape of a heart, the lid is attractive with what appears to be an inlay of a young boy and girl facing each other.  Created in Cherry, Karin and Walnut, the contrasting colors make this box […]

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This month we purchased several Cube KW (Izumiya Special) PZ Puzzle Boxes. In the closed position, they appear to be similar to the Karakuri Cube Boxes released several years ago. The Cube KW PZ boxes however are more complex and quite a bit larger measuring approximately 3.15 x 3.15 x 3.15 inches. On first inspection, […]

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