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Hanayama Cast Puzzles

ABC

As you can see, the letters A, B and C. The key word to keep in mind here is “tracks”.
In this Puzzle you are trying to free the “C” from “AB” piece. Taking the wrong route will lead to a dead end, so to speak.
Based on a puzzle that came out back on 1911 in England, this puzzle has a lot of history behind it.
I recommend this one for beginners who want to get started with puzzles.

Amour

A masterpiece by metal smith Akio Yamamoto, the key word for this puzzle is “love”.
The two separate, linked loops make this puzzle extremely challenging.
The objective is to remove the masterfully united “Adam” and “Eve” loops from the metal plate crafted in the shape of the “Forbidden Fruit”… and, if you succeed in putting them back together again, your love may just come to fruition."

Arrows

Designed with 4 arrows piercing the heart. Is it a trick that Cupid is playing?
Remove each arrow by carefully examining the heart.
Designed by Russian designer Andrei Ivanov."

BAROQ

Designed by Akio Yamamoto, it consists of 2 odd shaped pieces (named after "the image of intertwining Bach melodies") of brassy metal which are linked at one end.


Box
A ring is tangled on a cubic frame. The ring moves freely within the cubic space and makes you feel that time is infinite.
Begin with the ring tangled around START and try to successfully remove the ring.
Designed by Akira Yuta from Japan.
Theme: “Box”

Cage

This brass puzzle was first introduced to me by Professor Bakalar in Prague.
I borrowed it in Atlanta and returned it to him in Luxembourg half a year later.
While in my possession, I managed to replicate it, with full permission, of course.
This Cast Puzzle version may be even better than the original.
It definitely remains one of the most amusing puzzles.
The key idea with this one is its “cage”

Cake-
This puzzle was designed by the incredibly talented Bram Cohen who is responsible for quite a few puzzles in my collection, many of which are incredibly challenging.

The puzzle is cast, like many of the series, from Zinc alloy and made to look like an aged copper. The name is beautifully inscribed in the top and the Hanayama name is on the back. The outer compartment has a ¼ circle cut out from the front and back making the puzzle resemble a rather large coppery Pacman - this cutout is extended in the centre to a ½ circle which would apparently give a nice easy slot for removal of the contained pieces. Unfortunately (actually that should be fortunately!) easy removal is definitely NOT what you will find! The contents of the shell consists of another 3 identical plates each of which has a ¼ segment removed (1 large Pacman has swallowed 3 smaller ones). None of the inner plates can slide out because they slot together and are held by the indentation in the front of one interacting with a bulge in the back of the other. All 3 plates slide into each other and they also interact with the outer case - this results in a construction in which it is only possible to rotate them in situ."

Coil


It appears like a box-like lump with a hole in it, but is actually comprised of two coiled up virtually identical pieces. You must try to take it apart by sliding and rotating the pieces. Although the pieces are angular in shape, they can be rotated in unexpected ways, making their movements quite intriguing. The theme of the puzzle is ""coil."" Designed by Edi Nagata of Japan.



Cylinder

As the name implies, there is a hidden trick inside the cylinder puzzle.

There is absolutely no hint or clue on how to start from the outside appearance. If there is one hint that we can provide, it is to go about it as if you were cracking open a safe. Enjoy finding the solution while pretending to be a spy cracking open a safe with a shaken not stirred martini by your side.

The theme is "lock".

Designed by Vesa Timonen from Finland

Chain

There’s a whole of wisdom wrapped up in this Oskar masterpiece. The three pieces can be separated and then joined again in their original form.
What’s special about this puzzle is that it can be solved three different ways, depending on which of the three pieces is chosen as the middle piece.
Solving this puzzle requires an especially subtle kind of working of the pieces, the kind that often leaves the victim struggling in frustration.
Keeping in mind its chainlike behavior and using your feeling to your advantage is the best way to attack this.
The key word is “chain”.


Coaster
Serhiy Grabarchuk is a famous Ukrainian puzzle designer who lives in Uzhgorod.

The puzzle depicted on the piece of drawing that he sent me looked like a strange adornment weaved into a “coiffure” design.
If you put a glass carefully onto the completing puzzle, it becomes, indeed, a coaster.

Using this when serving drinks to guests will on doubt create stimulating conversation. Theme: “Coiffure”.

Delta

The Delta puzzle is formed by joining three separate pieces that mesh with each other.
It is designed by the brain-child of Hong Kong native Kyoo Wong who, with the eye of an engineer, has worked on a number of cast puzzles.
While this puzzle is simple in form, its geometry somehow challenges and stirs up our creativity.
Designed by Kyoo Wong from Hong Kong.
The theme is the number three."

Devil

The early 20th century witnessed a kind of puzzle boom, which in 1905 gave birth to an absurdly simple looking puzzle known as the “Devil’s Claws.”
We were surprised at how nicely this new version turned out after deciding to revise the original.
Don’t let the smooth looks of this one fool you, you may become one of those who let frustration take over, and leave this puzzle forever unsolved. Dedicated to the true puzzler!
The key word is “claws”."


Dial

Cast Puzzle Level 5

Taking apart a Hanayama Cast Puzzle is only half the challenge. Putting it back together again is the rest. Solve the puzzle by turning the dials on both sides (front and back). The solution requires more than just moving forward. Sometimes moving a step back is also important. Designed by Vesa Timonen from Finland."

Diamond

this diamond consists of two pieces. Taking them apart is easy, but putting them back together takes some thought.
Keep this simple yet elegant puzzle with you at all times.
Designed by American designer Scott Elliott."

Dolce

Introducing a puzzle masterpiece by Akio Yamamoto. Similar in style to the key chain version.
“Sweet”, we have raised the bar with this one, both in difficulty and design.
It is vital to line up the ridges and grooves of the two pieces, both in taking them apart and in putting them back together.
Don’t try to rush this one – take your time and enjoy the “Vita Dolce!”"

Dot

Regularly aligned dots form a line, and the line weaves on the surface.
While not being so difficult to solve, its soft shaped beauty will make you want to hold it forever.
Designed by Japanese sculptor, Akio Yamamoto."

Duet

At first glance, it looks as if there is only one ring hanging from the grid but there are in fact, two rings attached with a magnetic force.
Can you separate the rings from the grid and return them to their original positions?
After you conquer that, next, try also to fit the two rings ar the four-crossing point on the grid indicated by the numbers.
The level of difficulty increases as players aim for crossings with higher numbers.
Theme: “Magnetism”.


Elk

At the end of the 19th century, Britain experienced a huge puzzle craze.
I managed to pick up a number of the puzzles famous during that period in flea markets, despite their rarity.
Based on these original puzzles from Britain’s famous puzzle period, this is one that we have successfully revived in its new form. The key word here is “antlers”.
Can you free the antlers… and then put them back together again?"

Enigma


Patented in America in 1975, the somewhat swirled pieces of this puzzle by Eldon Vaughn must be disjoined and then put back together.
I once found a smaller version of this puzzle about twenty years ago in America, but considered it impossible to solve at the time.
We have made a new version maintaining the difficulty of the original and licensed it for the Cast Puzzle series.
This is without a doubt among the most difficult of all puzzles. Don’t use too much force… the pieces should just slide apart.
The key word is “twist”.

Equa

We have created a puzzle that takes on a spherical shape of an astronmical model composed of a planet and its surrounding ring.
The planet positioned tightly inside the ring looks as if it cannot be taken out, and all you can do with it is rotate it on its axis. Or is this really the case?
The theme of the puzzle is “heaven” and was created by Oskar or The Netherlands"

Flag

Hanayama has been manufacturing games and toys for over 80 years. They're internationally known for their mind-bending series of three-dimensional puzzles. Hanayama zinc Zinc puzzles are great assembly/disassembly brain teasers that come in a range of difficulty from 1 to 6.

Around the end of the 19th century, Britain experienced a huge puzzle craze.

I managed to pick up a number of the famous puzzles during that period in flea markets, despite their rarity.

This puzzle is based on a puzzle that later reappeared in America, which we have successfully revived in its new form.

Keeping in mind the interesting idea that the “flags” should help you in tackling this one.

I only hope you enjoy the final “release” as much as I do."

G&G

Each piece is solid so that you can feel its weight when you hold it in your hands. At the first glance, “G&G” has a pretty rugged deisgn.
As you start to play with it, you will see the sophistication that covered under it.
The puzzle has many possibilities and, as soon as you start trying to take it apart, you will notice the several protrusions that will hinder your path.
These are the challenges that you must overcome. It was designed by Jin-Hoo Ahn from South Korea.
The theme of this puzzle is the letter G."

Galaxy

Like the swirling shape of the galaxy…that is why this puzzle was named Galaxy.
It is not that difficult to solve but one becomes totally mesmerized by the pieces that move freely.
It is more difficult to put them back together than to take them apart.
Take a good look at how the pieces move when taking them apart so you can put them back together again.
Designed by Bram Cohen from the United States.
The theme is knot.


H&H

Just as the name suggests, this puzzle, shaped like the letter “H”, is made of two pieces entwined together.
At a glance, the piece that make up the puzzle may appear to be of the exact same shape, but the pieces actually differ slightly.
Do you think you can disassemble the two pieces?
This movement of the pieces is very tricky, so you need to be careful that your memory doesn’t play tricks on you too.
Designed by Dutch genius Oskar.
The theme is “Entwine”

Harmony

The “G clef” and “eighth note” intertwine and give off a beautiful note as if they’re playing music.
Even though it does not resemble a puzzle at first glance, but it is as beautiful to the eye, as it is fun to play.
Designed by Russian Dmitry Revnitskiy and Kirill Grebnev.
Theme: “Playing music”

Hashtag/Shift

The plate shaped pieces intervene with each other for the perfect balance.
The pieces all fall apart instantaneously, unbelievable when considering all the straight moves you make with the pieces to take them apart.
Designed by Yoshiyuki Kotani from Japan and Kirill Grebnev from Russia."

"heart his puzzle stands for the tight bond holding together the hearts of lovers all over the world. The first step is to free the gold and silver hearts from the chain. Once complete, you have to try your best to get them back together. This puzzle, to be quite honest, is really tough. So… here’s to success in love and in puzzles!

This is even the kind of puzzle that I would recommend trying with – yes, you guessed it – a loved one.

Helix

The grooves engraved in the two rotating boards are called “logarithmic spirals”.
These Two grooves always cross at right angles, and a square hole is formed at their intersection.
The goal of this puzzle is to remove the helix ring that goes through that hole. The inspiration of this puzzle is the morning glory.
The puzzle was designed to look like a bud that comes into bloom with twining tendrils.
The original concept dates back to 1990, but it has been enhanced with the addition of several tricky features.
The theme of this puzzle is “Flower”.


Hook

The two entangled pieces are exactly the same in shape and very simple. They look like hooks used to hang things.
The pieces can be separated and connected, in a fascinating and magical series of movements.
This cast puzzle, which is simple yet mysterious and just like a disentanglement puzzle, was created by Finland’s Vesa Timonen.
The theme of this puzzle is “Hook”.

Horse

Back in America’s wild west, horses were the sole mode of transportation.
In those days, cowboys had to do whatever they could to keep their horses from being stolen.
It’s said that one cowboy had the idea of rigging horseshoes up to work as a lock.
So as the story goes, that was the starting point for this puzzle. Don’t just use your head – you’ve got to wrangle with this one to solve it.
The Key word is “horses”.

Hourglass


This puzzle is created from two each of two types of pieces.
With a scrupulously calculated design and tricky movement of the pieces, this will not be an easy puzzle to solve.
Designed by Korean designer JinHoo Ahn.
Infinity

This puzzle is called infinity not only for its appearance, but also because its movement continues endlessly until the pieces are taken apart.
Solving this puzzle will entertain you for hours even though it looks simple.
Designed by Finnish designer Vesa Timonen.

Infinity


This puzzle is called infinity not only for its appearance, but also because its movement continues endlessly until the pieces are taken apart.
Solving this puzzle will entertain you for hours even though it looks simple.
Designed by Finnish designer Vesa Timonen.


Key2

The Cast Key is one of the long-selling puzzles among Hanayama’s Cast Puzzle series.
We have created a new version of this puzzle emphasizing style and precision, as PART II.
Designed by Otake and Wong. The objective is to separate the two keys and then restore them to their initial state.
It looks simple, but in fact involves a little trick.
Beginners should therefore be careful not to pull them apart by force.
Theme: “Key”.


L'Oeuf
The goal here, obviously is to negotiate the 2 mazes simultaneously and separate the two pieces. Oh and if that wasn't enough then you have to put them back together again! Looking at it, I initially thought it wouldn't be too tough because, unlike the Medal maze, the pathways are a single track with no dead ends - I was wrong! The first couple of moves are really nice and then I got stuck! After a bit of pushing and shoving I got the hang of it and was on my merry way around the track thinking that it was going well. At this point, quite a long way along, I got stuck again and soon realised that the secret to this maze is a very large amount of back tracking on one side before the other side can be moved forward a few steps. This is not a puzzle where you need an aha! moment - it can be solved by trial and error with lots of small discoveries

Laby

At the end of the 19th century, Britain experienced a huge puzzle craze.
I managed to pick up a number of the puzzles famous during that period in flea markets, despite their rarity.
Based on these original puzzles from Britain’s famous puzzle period, this is one that we have successfully revived in its new form.
The key point of this puzzle is decisively navigating its labyrinth, in which exists one point of weakness for you to break through.
For the indecisive part of you.

LOVE


Difficulty Level 1

Gold and silver, two pieces that make a smooth intertwined shape. I want you to return to a beautiful heart from the disengaged state.
"Cool cast love"

It is a three-dimensional puzzle that is assembled into a heart shape in which two pieces, gold and silver, are beautifully intertwined. The two pieces are the same type. In other words, if you have 2 sets of this "offset cast love", you can make a gold heart or a silver heart.

Designed by American puzzle writer Scott Elliott. He is also the designer of "Cool Cast Diamonds". The idea of ??"Cool Cast Love" was inspired by a club-type puzzle he originally designed.


The two pieces are the same type, and you can make a gold heart or a silver heart with two sets.

“Curve Cast Love” is a wearable “necklace-like” wheel of wisdom “HUZZLE Heart” that achieved 302% of the target amount on “Makuake”, Japan's largest cloud funding platform in 2018. Developed based on "of Hearts". It is a three-dimensional puzzle that is assembled into a heart shape in which two pieces, gold and silver, are beautifully intertwined. The two pieces are the same type. In other words, if you have 2 sets of this "offset cast love", you can make a gold heart or a silver heart.



Difficulty is a puzzle in which trial and error is repeated from various directions to combine two pieces of the same shape while being a gentle level 1. Impressive moments when combined with sushi is goosebumps! Designed by American puzzle writer Scott Elliott. He is also the designer of "Cool Cast Diamonds". The idea of ??"Cool Cast Love" was inspired by a club-type puzzle he originally designed. With the help of a fellow puzzler, Gimmick was able to change the shape from a club shape to a heart shape, test it many times, and design it to work well. It is an item that can be recommended as a gift as a tool to enrich your home time.
It is a puzzle that repeats trial and error from various directions to combine two pieces of the same shape while being level 1.
The excitement of the moment when combined with the sushi is goosebumps!
The two pieces are the same type, and you can make a gold heart or a silver heart with two sets.

Loop

Created by the young Finnish puzzle designer Vesa Timonen.
Vesa Timonen has come up with an endearing Cast Puzzle based on an original Puzz-Ring he created for his girlfriend.
One of the appeals of this puzzle is that it can double up as an accessory when the two parts have been perfectly fitted together.
Finished with a simple yet unique design.
The key word is “Synthesis”.

Marble

This puzzle has such a beautiful shape that it could easily be mistaken for a piece of jewelry.
Its surface features extremely unusual cuts; actually, this marble is a puzzle that can be broken up into 4 pieces.
This advanced design is the creation of Bram & Oskar. If you succeed in breaking up the marble, please carefully examine the surface of the sections of each piece.
The theme of this puzzle is “Sphere”.

mobius
Cast Mobius

Möbius is a maze puzzle based on the Möbius strip
Oskar designed it September 2003 and the first prototype was 3D-printed by George Miller,
At that time, it was though that the puzzle could not be mass-produced through casting. In 2015, Hanayama proved this conjecture to be wrong. The Cast Möbius puzzle is produced through spin casting in zinc using silicone molds. The puzzle itself is a maze formed by the bumps at both sides of the strip. The puzzle is not extremely hard, but it provides some nice topology insight.

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I came up with the idea for this puzzle when I was 19 years old. It just came to me during a stroll home in the snow, truly a creation of my youth.

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