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Juha 12 Cube Puzzle germanyf2.gif (6640 bytes)Bernhard Schweitzer is an internationally well known designer of puzzles, and a teacher of mathematics. Cleverwood is fortunate to have Bernhard act as our purchasing agent in Germany. In addition to selling Cleverwood his own great designs he finds other wonderful puzzles for us.

Cube lovers will be very pleased with this page. The entire collection of Philos Cubes, including the famous Soma Cube are here.

Are you looking for a really, really super difficult puzzle? The Juha Cubes are almost impossible to solve. Everyone who sees a Juha cube asks a question like this: “How could anyone design something like that - it’s amazing!”

 

Bernhard.jpg (27134 bytes)Bernhard has also found a unique burr construction set for us. All these puzzles are of good quality, made with world famous German mechanical precision.    

These kinds of mechanical puzzles are on this page:

bulletInterlocking Solid Puzzles and Burrs
bulletPut-together Puzzles
bulletTake-apart Puzzles
bulletPacking Puzzles
bulletSliding Block Puzzles

 

 

 

Disentanglement Puzzle 2 Bead Classic Disentanglement Puzzle
bulletOne assembled piece
bulletDifficulty: Moderate - Difficult
bulletW 4" x L 5.5" x H 0.75"- 0.8 ounces
bulletSolution – not provided
bulletSamena hardwoods & nylon cord

$4.75

Corners Puzzle Corners Puzzle
bulletEight pieces and a 2 piece tray
bulletDifficulty: Moderate
bullet4.25" x 3.25" x 1" in the tray
bulletSamena hardwood
bulletFun to solve

$10.00
$8.95

Snake Cube Snake Cube Puzzle
bulletOne piece made of 27 joined cubes
bulletDifficulty: Very Difficult
bullet1.5" cube - 1.5 ounces
bulletSamena and helvea hardwoods
bulletA very unusual puzzle

$10.00

Twist Puzzle Twist Puzzle
bulletOne piece made of 27 joined cubes
bulletDifficulty: Very Difficult
bullet2.25" cube - 4.2 ounces
bulletSamena hardwoods
bulletA very unusual puzzle

$11.00
$8.25

Mystyx Maze Mystyx Maze Puzzle
bulletTwelve pieces in a 2 piece cases
bulletDifficulty: Difficult and fun
bullet4.75" x 4" x1.75" - 9.8 ounces
bulletSamena hardwood
bulletSolutions – not provided

$12.00
$9.00

Line-up the Holes Cube Line-up the Holes Cube
bulletNine Pieces
bulletDifficulty: Difficult
bullet1.875" cube - 4.6 ounces
bulletHelvea hardwood
bulletby G. Pfäffinger

$15.00

Crazy Four Puzzle Crazy Four Puzzle
bulletFour puzzle pieces plus the case
bulletDifficulty: Moderate - 3 challenges
bullet5.25" x 1.375" x 1" - 2.1 ounces, in the case
bulletInstructions – 3 solution tables
bulletSamena hardwood

$15.00

Line-up Game Line-up Game
bullet“Connect Four”
bullet49 playing pieces and the 2 piece game board
bulletDifficulty: It’s a game, not a puzzle
bullet7.5" x 6.25" x 1.25" - 10.2 ounces

$17.00
$12.75

Medjig Puzzle Game Medjig Puzzle Game
bulletSimilar to the popular Game Sudoku
bulletPieces: 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 2/16"
bulletCarrying Case: 5 7/8" long, 4 1/8" wide, 1 1/8" tall.
bulletMade by Philos GmbH, Ltd.

$18.00

Philos Cube Puzzle Philos Cube Puzzle
bulletTwenty-seven Pieces
bullet2.75" cube
bulletby Dean Hoffman
bulletDifficulty: Difficult 7 on scale of 10
$18.00
Soma Cube Puzzle Soma Cube Puzzle
bulletSeven Pieces
bullet2.75" cube
bulletby Piet Hein
bulletDifficulty: Moderate 5 on scale of 10
$18.00
BS_ZufallsCube_small.jpg (9550 bytes) Zufalls Cube Puzzle
bulletSeven Pieces
bullet2.75" cube
bulletby Bernhard Schweitzer
bulletDifficulty: Easy 3 on scale of 10
$18.00
Diabolito Cube Puzzle Diabolito Cube Puzzle
bulletSix Pieces
bullet2.75" cube
bulletby Bernhard Schweitzer
bulletDifficulty: Easy 3 on scale of 10
$18.00
BS_TheseusCube_small.jpg (9451 bytes) Greek Cubes
bullet8 Puzzleing Cubes - 2.75"
bulletby Bernhard Schweitzer and A. Fischer
bulletDifficulty: Moderate
$18.00
Each
BS_TheseusCube_small.jpg (9451 bytes) Werkstattwurfel "Work Shop" Cubes
bullet4 Cube Puzzles - 2.75"
bulletby Bernhard Schweitzer
bulletDifficulty: Moderate
$18.00
Each
Treasure Chest Treasure Chest
bulletDifficulty: Moderate, then easy
bulletDrawer Space: 3.25" x 1.75" x .75" (8.5cm x 4.5cm x 2cm)
bulletMade by Philos GmbH, Ltd.
bulletGerman name: Schatztruhe
bulletSlocum Classification: 2.2

$18.00

Mouse Trap Mouse Trap
bulletString Disentanglement Puzzle
bulletTree pieces: Mouse, wooden ring, and box.
bulletSamena hardwoods
bulletby Bernhard Schweitzer
bulletMade by Philos GmbH, Ltd.

$18.00

Barrel of Diogenes Barrel of Diogenes
bulletTwelve Pieces
bulletDifficulty: Moderate
bullet2.875" cube - 5.3 ounces
bulletSamena Hardwood
bulletSlocum Classification: 3.1

$21.00

Colorful Cube Colorful Cube
bulletNine Pieces
bulletDifficulty: Moderate - Difficult
bullet2.25" x 2.25" x 2.25" (5.5cm x 5.5cm x 5.5 cm)
bulletMade by Philos GmbH, Ltd.
bulletGerman name: Farben-Wurfel

$21.00

Kuhn Phaen Escapes Kuhn Phaen Escapes
bulletTen puzzle pieces plus the 2 piece case
bulletDifficulty: Yes
bullet5.75" x 4.75" x 1" - 7.5 ounces, in the case
bulletInstructions – 26 diagrams
bulletSamena hardwood

$23.00

snake_cube_big_small.jpg (10753 bytes) Snake Cube Puzzle - Big
bulletOne piece made of 27 joined cubes
bulletDifficulty: Very Difficult
bullet2.5" cube - 5.9 ounces
bulletSamena and helvea hardwoods
bulletA very unusual puzzle

$23.00

Kuhn Phaen Escapes Quadrat - Get the Square Out!
bullet14 puzzle pieces plus the 2 piece case
bulletDifficulty: Yes
bulletby: Bernhard Schweitzer
bulletInstructions – 11 diagrams
bulletSamena hardwood

$23.00

Lucifers Friend Small Lucifer’s Friend Puzzle
bulletInterlocking Solid Puzzle
bullet3.38" cube
bullet12 Piece Burr
bulletDifficulty: Very Difficult
$24.00
Penta-Tri Puzzle Penta-Tri Puzzle
bulletBy: Bernhard Schweitzer
bullet12 pieces plus the tray
bulletDifficulty: Difficult
bulletInstructions – 8 page booklet
bulletSamena hardwoods

$27.00

Chess Board Cube Puzzle Chess Board Cube Puzzle
bulletDesigned by: Ili Kaufmann
bulletPuzzle cube with two challenges
bullet4.88" x 1" tray, boxed - 14 Pieces
bulletDifficulty: Difficult
$28.00
U Cube Small U Cube Puzzle
bulletPut Together Puzzle
bullet4" Cube
bullet6 "U" Shaped Pieces
bulletDifficulty Easy to Moderate
$28.00
BS_Brunnen_Speil_small.jpg (12012 bytes) Brunnen Spiel Puzzle
bulletSeven Pieces
bulletTake-Apart Puzzzle
bulletby Markus Gotz
bulletDifficulty: Very Difficult - 1 Solution
$28.00
Double L Small Double L Cube Puzzle
bulletInterlocking Solid Puzzle
bullet2.7" cube-8 Pieces
bulletby Nob Yoshigahara & Bernhard Schweitzer
bulletDifficulty: Difficult
$33.00
Haslegrove Box Small Haslegrove Box Puzzle
bulletPut Together Puzzle
bullet3.25" x 3.25" x 4.25"-8 Pieces
bulletby Jeniver Haslegrove
bulletDifficulty: Moderate
$37.00
125 Cube 125 Cube
bullet25 pieces plus rest
bulletHelvea and samena hardwoods
bulletMade by Philos GmbH, Ltd.
bulletGerman name: 125er Wurfel
bulletSlocum Classification: 1.2

$41.00

BS_Teufel_Burr_Set_small.jpg (10580 bytes) Teufel Burr Puzzle
bullet20 Pieces
bulletPut-Together Puzzzle
bulletA very unusual challenge
bulletDifficulty: Varied
$43.00
BS_Juiha2_small.jpg (10161 bytes) Juha Cubes
bulletSix Cube Puzzles - 3.5" cube
bulletby Juha Levonen
bulletDifficulty: Very Difficult
$43.00
Each
Burr Dovetailed Knot
bulletSix Pieces
bulletBy Frans de Vreugd
bulletMade by Philos GmbH, Ltd.
bulletGerman name: Schawlbenschwanz knoten
bulletSlocum Classification: 3.4, Burr

$45.00

Pentacube Small Tomb of the Pentacube Puzzle
bulletPacking Puzzle
bullet9.25" x 1.63" x 5"-17 Pieces
bulletby Nicholas Neuwal
bulletDifficulty: Moderate
$59.00
 

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Kerstin & Bernhard Schweitzer on the bridge over the Arkansas River at Cotopaxi Colorado, July 2001.

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A mechanical puzzle is a self-contained object, composed of one or more parts, which involves a problem for one person to solve by manipulation using logic, reasoning, insight, luck, and/or dexterity.” - Jerry Slocum

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