Every year, the the largest international trade fair for toys and games (Spielwarenmesse) is held in Nuremberg, Germany. Every year toy enthusiast, Ken Kahn, visits the fair and finds some cool, unique toys that are true gems to share with his Oh! Toys customers. This year, at Nuremberg, he fell under the spell of some amazing hard puzzles to solve- Jean Claude Constantin Puzzles- like the Viking Puzzle Box. This post is sponsored by Oh! Toys but all opinions expressed are my own.
Jean Claude Constantin Puzzles
First I should mention that though I refer to them as challenging puzzles for adults, they can of course be used by children who are puzzle enthusiasts too. However, these puzzles really are challenging so they may need some adult help. Without further ado, here are three new challenging Jean Claude Constantin Puzzles.
The Viking Puzzle Box (Also serves as a great maze money holder puzzle)
Once again puzzle designer, Jean-Claude Constantin, created a fascinating, brain-twister that is unusual, beautiful and baffling. The Viking Puzzle Box is a combination of maze and sequential puzzle. It can only be opened when you solve the maze puzzle on the top of the box so it makes a great money maze puzzle gift holder. You can put cash, jewelry or a gift card inside the Viking Puzzle Box and then they have to solve the puzzle to get it out!
To solve the Viking Box Puzzle, you must manipulate the combination of turning wheel, metal balls and sliding pieces. The Viking Box Puzzle is a difficult puzzle for the truly dedicated puzzler.
The Steering Wheel Puzzle (Steuerrad Puzzle Box)
The Steering Wheel Puzzle is only for the daring and the determined. The object is to get all of the spokes to their outermost position and it is a real challenge. The puzzle is made with laser-cut wood and stainless steel to last and is sure to be a heritage toy that can be passed down to the next generation.
The Nailboard Puzzle (Nagelbrett)
Looking for more puzzles to solve? The Nailboard Puzzle is a treat for anyone who loves a good challenge! Level of difficulty is 5 out of 5. It’s a packing puzzle, so you need to fit pieces into the frame and the placement of metal pins means that each piece has only one correct position (no rotations or mirror solutions).
If you love challenging puzzles, there are also more Constantin Brain teaser toys. You can also find many more wooden toys and imported toys at oh-toys.com
Challenge Quote (Food For Thought):
“To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge.” – Summer Sanders, Olympian
Which of these new challenging puzzles to solve appeals to you the most? Have you tried any of the Jean-Claude Constantin Puzzles before? Who is the puzzle master that thrives on challenges in your family?
My favorite is the Blumenlaby (Flowers Labyrinth) puzzle.
I want the Truzzle Spiral 3D Cubes-Chequered Puzzle. It is so intriguing.
vickie couturier says
Stephanie Phelps says
My favorite puzzle is the Daedalus Labyrinth. All of them are so super cool!
The Chickok – from Wodibow looks neat!
Debra Holloway says
I like the Daedalus Labyrinth. It just looks so cool.
I would love to try the Meandros
Lesley F says
I like the Viking Box puzzle
Michelle H. says
I think my favorite is the Truzzle Spiral Cubes Tri-Color 3D Wooden Puzzle .
Vicki Wurgler says
Meandros looks fun
Sherri Lewis says
the Steurrad Steering Wheel puzzle looks fun and challenging
Catherine L Lewis says
My favorite is the Bluminlaby puzzle. I would love to give that to my son for his birthday!
I like the Constantin puzzle
Renee Walters says
I would love to try the Viking Puzzle Box. So cool!
My favorite puzzles is the Truzzle Atoll Tri-Color Cubes Puzzle.
Cindy Peterson says
The Cuboro Marble maze looks amazing.
Mary Boudreau says
I like the Blumenlaby (Flowers Labyrinth)
Kathy Lane says
The Daedalus Labyrinth looks like it would be fun to try.
Debbie Welchert says
I like the Cuboro Tricky Ways game.
Tammy Horn says
Wow, I really like them all. I think my first choice would be the Heptominoes, but really they all seem fantastic and fun.
Justin Sparks says
I like the marble puzzle
Valerie Schlicht-Conway says
Love the Labyrinth puzzle!!!
Ann Fantom says
I would like to get the Cugolino Start Marble Maze
I like the Truzzles. They look like a decoration when not in use.
Christine Jensen says
Heptominoes looks fun!
I like the Daedalus Labyrinth Puzzle.
elizabeth miller says
I love the Heptominoes. this would keep my husband busy for hours.
Nicole C says
I like the Escher Mirror Puzzle.
Fiona N says
I love the Cuboro Marble Runs
Thank You for the chance
This is the puzzle that I especially like!
Annmarie W. says
Oh my gosh! My hubby would flip over the Truzzle Spiral Cubes Tri-Color 3D Wooden Puzzle! But WOW…expensive!!
Brittany B. says
I love the Recent Toys Great Minds Marco Polo’s Labyrinth. I started doing these types of wooden puzzles in about 4th grade, and LOVED them. Would be thrilled to own one!
Jill Myrick says
My favorite would be the Meandros Puzzle.
pamela j says
I like the trommus drums.
Mindy DeLisi says
The 3d wooden puzzle looks interesting.
Michelle C says
I like the Blumenlaby (Flowers Labyrinth).
Corey Olomon says
The Blumenlaby (Flowers Labyrinth) looks like it would be fascinating to try and solve.
Betty Gonzalez says
The Viking Box Puzzle sounds like a lot of fun
Lily Kwan says
I love the Chickok – from Wodibow puzzle!
liz lew says
Truzzle Spiral 3D Cubes-Puzzle seems cool
Jennifer H. says
I like the Auris Musical Instruments.
Richard Hicks says
I like their Pyrom Design Blocks (Green)