IPP23 Competition Entries   

The following are the 52 entries in the 2003 competition (click on images for larger photos). 

The competition information booklet with full-size photos, instructions, and solutions is available as four PDF documents: Part1 (3.5Mb), Part2 (2.2Mb), Part3 (1.6Mb), Part4 (1.4Mb).

All designs are copyrighted and are the intellectual property of the designer. All rights are reserved.

3 Chains Ring Puzzle

Designer: Michail Toulouzas
Materials: Zebrawood and pallisander rosewood

Purchase: Available at Puzzzlevision.com. Price: 97.

30-60-90 Triangle Puzzle

Designer: Patrick Hamlyn
Materials: Walnut

Arabesque

Designer: Jose W Diaz
Materials: Padauk, Zebrano and Black Walnut woods

Purchase: - Puzzle will be available at the Davans web site immediately after the competition. Forms of payment accepted include Money Order, Cashier's Check and PayPal. Priced at $45 plus shipping; 25 available now and more to be produced as needed. Send with any questions

Archipelago Challenge

Designer: Don Bone
Materials: 3mm MDF

Purchase: Information on purchasing this puzzle is available at SagaCirty Games web site. The puzzle is sold as part of a board game (Sunda to Sahul) of which we have produced 3000 copies and have 2500 in stock. Price: US$48.00 (including shipping).

Bent Board Burr #3

Designer: Frans de Vreugd
Materials: Kingwood & Holly, with Ebony accents

Purchase: A limited run of six copies in exclusive Kingwood were made by Tom Lensch, three of three of which were sold at IPP 23.

Binary Burr

Designer: Bill Cutler
Materials: walnut and cherry

Birds of a Feather

Designer: Roy Forsythe
Materials: Honduras Rosewood, Curly Maple, Sterling Silver. The stand is Nogal

Purchase: See designer's web site. Price: CAN$140.00

C1QB

Designer: Roland Koch
Materials: Ash, elm, Baltic nut

Purchase: See KnoxPuzzles.com or send to the designer. Price: approximately. sFr50.00.

Camera Conundrum

Designer: William Waite
Materials: palisander and maple woods

Purchase: See designer's web site for purchase information.

Casino Royale

Designer: Joe Becker
Materials: Casino dice, Polypropylene packing tape

Cat Case

Designer: Dai Nagata
Materials: MDF board

Purchase: Price 2300

  • Overseas order form at the designer's web site.
  • Contact designer via
  • The puzzle shop Torito sells it. 
  • Hirano's puzzle shop Cosmo sells it. 

Chicago Cubes

Designer: Joe Becker
Materials: Acrylic cubes, Polypropylene packing tape

Clutch Box

Designer: Lee Krasnow
Materials: wood (koa, maple, ebony, cocobolo, new guinea rosewood) and metal (brass, copper, steel)

Purchase: Limited availability, see designer's website for information.

CUBE in CAGE 333

Designer: Mineyuki Uyematsu
Materials: Tamo Jindai, Japanese Oak, Purple, Wenge

Decorated Box

Designer: Kagen Schaefer
Materials: Walnut, Wenge, and Maple

Purchase: A limited edition of this box will be offered for sale through Cleverwood Fine Woodworking. The price has not yet been decided. The contest entry is a prototype; minor changes will be made when the production boxes are produced.

Devil's Half "Doven"

Designer: Pavel Curtis
Materials: Walnut

Purchase: Available from the designer and Puzzlecraft. Copies of the "other half" of the 14-piece set are available in mahogany for $25

Dodecahedron

Designer: Robert Rose
Materials: Nickel-plated steel, magnets

Purchase: Write to R.D. Rose, 6508 N. 87th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Double Semi-Maze

Designer: Robert Rose
Materials: Anodized aluminum

Purchase: Write to R.D. Rose, 6508 N. 87th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Hermaphroditic Blocks

Designer: George Miller
Materials: Masonite

Purchase: Available at designer's web site. Price: $45, while supply lasts.

Hexagon Kinato

Designer: Lawrence Lau
Materials: Plastic--ABS

Into The Groove

Designer: Albert Meijers
Materials: Acrylic sheet, metal ball, metal bolt

Keyhole Puzzle

Designer: Rick Eason
Materials: Walnut pieces with brass screws

Kringloop

Designer: Rik Brouwer
Materials: Wood

Lili

Designer: Jose W Diaz
Materials: Padauk wood, one bead, two nails, one magnet, four dowels and two marbles

Purchase: - Will be available through Davans website at  immediately after the competition - Forms of payment accepted include Money Order, Cashier's Check and PayPal. Priced at $45 plus shipping; 25 available now and more to be produced as needed. Send with any questions

Livecube 5x5x5-1

Designer: Min S. Shih & Guan S. Shih
Materials: ABS & TPR plastic material

Purchase: Available at Livecube web site.

Livecube Puzzling Toy

Designer: Min S. Shih & Guan S. Shih
Materials: ABS & TPR plastic material

Purchase: Available at Livecube web site.

Loris

Designer: Dave Rossetti, Frank Chambers and Ken Stevens
Materials: Velstone

Purchase: Available from the while supply lasts.

MagicaLand

Designer: Zdravko Zivkovic
Materials: Wood, leather

Purchase: Available from AVAX Corp. Price: $190 (wood & leather), $100 (wood & acrylic) or $50 (acrylic)

Magician's Tophat and Magic Wand

Designer: Jon Veenstra
Materials: Oak, Walnut, metal and wooden pins, ball bearing, screws, Tee nut and rare earth magnets

Purchase: Designer will custom make this puzzle for $100 each. This puzzle can be made from most woods, just specify the wood types you would like (selection may affect price). Contact the designer via for more information.

Mirror Frame Puzzle

Designer: Sjaak Griffioen
Materials: acrylic mirror, 7 plywood triangles, book screws

Purchase: Additional prototypes can be special-ordered from the

Nurby Puzzle #1

Designer: Evan Ormondoryd
Materials: Walnut and maple

Purchase: Contact designer at (510) 793-7042 (9-5 Pacific time) or via Puzzles will be made to order and will cost $85.00 each. Shipping costs and sales taxes are not included.

Octo-Diamond

Designer: Bob Finn
Materials: Wood

Pack 6

Designer: Eric Fuller
Materials: Cocobolo, Wenge, Chakte Viga, Bocote, Bloodwood, Lacewood

Purchase: Can be purchased at CubicDissection.com. Price: $45, shipping included as well as lifetime guarantee. All puzzles are at this time made to order.

PATHS

Designer: Stanislav Vejmola
Materials: paper/plastic

Purchase: Contact the designer via Price: $45+shipping (plastic version); $15+shipping (paper form).

QuadraHex Prism

Designer: Mark McCallum
Materials: Peruvian Walnut and Bocote, with Imbuya center

Purchase: A limited quantity, not to exceed 50, will be produced for sale. Each will cost between $150 and $200, depending on woods used (puzzles will be made of different beautiful hardwood combinations using both exotic and domestic woods). Contact designer via

Raindrops Puzzle

Designer: Sjaak Griffioen
Materials: transparent acrylic rings and acrylic mirror

Purchase: Additional prototypes can be special-ordered from the

Round Band Puzzle Ring

Designer: Yael Friedman
Materials: Brass

Sandfield's Salt & Pepper Shakers

Designer: Norman Sandfield, Robert Sandfield and Perry McDaniel
Materials: Red Oak and Walnut

Sandwich

Designer: Vaclav Obsivac
Materials: elm, beech, maple, plum-tree

Purchase: Send request to Price: US$20.

Ship in Bottle

Designer: Goh Pit Khiam
Materials: Cherry and Acrylic

Shrinking Box

Designer: Hiroshi Iwahara
Materials: Walnut, Magnolia, etc.

Six Key Mine

Designer: Robert Rose
Materials: anodized aluminum

Purchase: Write to R.D. Rose, 6508 N. 87th Place, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Six-Hand Burr

Designer: Simon Nightingale
Materials: Walnut

St Mungo's Fish

Designer: James Dalgety
Materials: Cast Bronze

T-Kinato

Designer: Lawrence Lau
Materials: Plastic--ABS

Toccata

Designer: Peter Conrad
Materials: painted wood

Purchase: Puzzles made to order; manufacturing rights available for license or purchase.

Topsy-Turvy Triangles

Designer: Wei-Hwa Huang
Materials: Wood

Trapped Man

Designer: Tom Jolly
Materials: Walnut or Cherry wood

Purchase: Go to JollyGames.net. Price: $19.95. Currently have 20 copies.

Trickbox

Designer: Vaclav Obsivac
Materials: maple, plum-tree

Purchase: Send request to Price: US$45

Tritresor

Designer: Vaclav Obsivac
Materials: maple, plum-tree

Purchase: Send request to Price: US$15.

W-hoops

Designer: Sam Cornwall
Materials: Pinewood

WOODEN CHEST - M31-N-3

Designer: Bohumil Zima
Materials: balsa, pine-wood, iron (gussets)

 


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