Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition
Announcing the 2014 Competition
The Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition was established in 2001 to promote and recognize innovative new designs of mechanical puzzles. The thirteenth annual competition begins this year, with judging and awards at IPP34 (August 2014). See the full details using the following links.
The 2013 Competition Results
- 60 puzzles entered; the 2013 Competition Entries page includes designers, images, and descriptions.
- Judging at IPP33 in Narita, Japan, August 2-4, 2013.
- The Puzzlers' Award selected by IPP attendees; all other prizes selected by Judging Committee. Click on images below for more information.
Goh Pit Khiam
Jury Grand Prize
Jury First Prize
Top 10 Vote Getters
The following designs were in the top-10 in voting for the Puzzlers' Award,
but were not otherwise recognized with a formal Jury prize.
Bucolic Cube - Yasuhiro Hashimoto
Snake Case - Hiroaki Hamanaka
Symmetrick - Vesa Timonen
TetraCubed - Robert Reid, Michael Dowle, George Miller
Tri-symmetrics - Vladimir Krasnoukhov and Irina Novichkova
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