Take Apart

As the name already indicates, the purpose of the puzzle is to take parts apart.

Thus, several puzzles such as Trick Locks, Secret Boxes and Trick Knives have to be opened

or like in the case of bottle puzzles objects have to be separated.

All take a part puzzles have in common that a mechanical trick is used which is not immediately recognizable.

If the opening mechanism is hidden and not visible from outside,

then people try through tapping or rotation of the puzzle to conclude on the mechanism/trick.

Most often many trial and error trials are necessary to get an intution or an idea how the puzzle is constructed.

Not all Take a part puzzles have a hidden mechanism.

The aim of bottle puzzles is to get out an object from the bottle.

To succeed some parts have to be interpreted and used as tools or physical effects have to be considered.

A mechanique trick is used

TURTLE'S HEART

IPP 31 Exchange / Berlin

designed by Yoshiyuki Kotani

made by Yoshiyuki Kotani

made by BITS & PIECES

made by BITS & PIECES

Metal Apple

Centrifugal force

Großmaul

Difficulty: simple

Playing Time: < 15 minutes

Only the centrifugal force is required.

similar puzzle: sesame

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Difficulty: easy

Playing Time: < 15 minutes

Only the centrifugal force is required.

similar puzzle: Großmaul, sesame

The Lucky Clover

designed by Oskar van Deventer

made by BITS & PIECES

Yen Coin

Difficulty: difficult

Playing Time: > 2 hours

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Dovetails

Difficulty: simple

Wunder Puzzle Mechanism #2

made by Eric Fuller

Trinity / Triple Decker

Puzzle Design Competition 2001

designed by Lynn D. Yarbrough

made by BITS & PIECES

made by BITS & PIECES

Hexaspiration

IPP 13 Exchange / Amsterdam

Difficulty: simple

Opening Mechanism: Magnet

Der verhexte Ring

made by Bartl

designed by Rocky Chiaro

made by Rocky Chiaro

various designers

NEWS

made by HANAYAMA

The Karst Phenomenon

IPP 28 Exchange / Prague

designed by Karst Nauta

made by Brian Young

BUTTER CHURN

made by BITS & PIECES

made by BITS & PIECES

designed by Vladimir Krasnoukhov

made by Vladimir Krasnoukhov

Solitary Confinement

Puzzle Design Competition 2005

designed by Robert Hartmann

Six Key Mine

Puzzle Design Competition 2003 (First Prize)

designed by Robert Rose

made by BITS & PIECES

Takitapart

made by BITS & PIECES

no copyrights

Sword in the Stone

made by BITS & PIECES

Kuku

made by Sonic Games Limited

Block and Key

IPP 22 Exchange / Antwerp

designed by Tom Lensch

made by Walter Hoppe, Laser Perfect

Alcatraz

Opening Mechanism: Magnet

similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz, Boulon

designed by McDermott

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Monumental Challange

IPP 32 Exchange / Washington, D.C.

designed by Andy Manvell

made by Andy Manvell

Hoffmann's Mistake / Dice Box 2

IPP 22 Exchange / Antwerp

designed by Peter Hajek

made by A. Sykora

Copernisis

made by Sonic Games Limited

Zahnrad-Trick

made by Claus Fohlmeister

PyrEyeMid PUZZLE

IPP 17 Exchange / San Francisco

Difficulty: simple

designed by Douglas A. Engel

made by General Symmetrics, Inc.

Iball 3

comes with 2 levels

Difficulty: easy / medium

Playing Time: 3 hours

It has the shape of a small blue transparent ball.

On the ball are six buttons and a one-digit LED display.

A button will flash as soon as it is pressed

in one of the possible colours red, blue or green.

If it is pressed another time, then it will flash in a different colour.

The following rule applies:

If a button is pushed and the colour is identical to the colour before,

then the lights will stay switched on, otherwise all lights will switch off.

The task is to press the buttons in the right order

in a short time intervall (90 sec)

so that all six buttons have the same colour.

The puzzle has two levels.

In the first level, there are only three colours (red, blue, green),

whereas in the second level there is additionally purple as colour.

Puzzle Review

designed by Andrew Reeves

made by Topdraw Games Ltd

Tritalon

Puzzle Design Competition 2012

designed by Hirokazu Iwasawa (Iwahiro)

made by STREETWISE

Hoffmann's Puzzles

Difficulty: easy

Playing Time: < 20 minutes

Opening Mechanism: Disguise

made by BITS & PIECES

no copyrights

Lighthouse Puzzle

made by John Berkeley

no copyrights

Jailbreak

Difficulty: easy

Playing Time: < 5 minutes

Opening Mechanism: Disguise

made by BITS & PIECES

no copyrights

Opening Mechanism: Disguise

no copyrights

To Bee Or Not To Bee

made by BITS & PIECES

Barrel

made by BITS & PIECES

no copyrights

Jean Claude Constantin

magnet mechanism

Boulon

Difficulty: easy

Opening Mechanism: Magnet

similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Schloss

Difficulty: easy

Opening Mechanism: Magnet

similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz, Boulon

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Opening Mechanism: Magnet

similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz, Boulon

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Opening Mechanism: Magnet

similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz, Boulon

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Difficulty: easy

Opening Mechanism: Magnet

similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz, Boulon

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Opening Mechanism: Magnet

similar puzzles: Schloss, Alcatraz, Boulon

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

other tricks

Cent-rale

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Stern Holz

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Difficulty: easy

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

You've Been Framed

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Marcel Gillen

Cigar Puzzle

IPP 23 Exchange / Chicago

designed by Marcel Gillen

made by BITS & PIECES

Rolling Pin-(T)okyo

IPP 21 Exchange / Tokyo

designed by Marcel Gillen

made by Marcel Gillen

Anti-Snapper

IPP 23 Exchange / Chicago

designed by Marcel Gillen

made by Marcel Gillen

Bishop

made by Marcel Gillen

Play With Fire

made by BITS & PIECES

Rook

made by BITS & PIECES

King

made by BITS & PIECES

Queen

made by BITS & PIECES

Pawn

made by BITS & PIECES

Robrecht Louage

4 STEPS VISIBLE LOCK

Puzzle Design Competition 2011 (Jury Grand Prize)

designed by Robrecht Louage

made by Robrecht Louage

REMOVE THE YOLK

Puzzle Design Competition 2010

designed by Robrecht Louage

made by Robrecht Louage

Roger

Propeller

Schlüssel

Shaker

Eis

Auspfuff

R2D2

Alles Roger

Wasserhahn

Gesicht

W.G.H. Strijbos

Wills Cross

designed by W.G.H. Strijbos

made by STREETWISE

Dovetail

designed by W.G.H. Strijbos

made by STREETWISE

Dovetail T

designed by W.G.H. Strijbos

made by STREETWISE

Dovetail Cube No. 1

designed by W.G.H. Strijbos

made by STREETWISE

Dovetail Cube No. 2

designed by W.G.H. Strijbos

made by STREETWISE

Dovetail Cube No. 3

designed by W.G.H. Strijbos

made by STREETWISE

designed by W.G.H. Strijbos

made by BITS & PIECES

Lotus Puzzle

Try to find out why it is named “Lotus” Puzzle

designed by W.G.H. Strijbos

made by STREETWISE

Brian Young

Fuji 1707

IPP 30 Exchange / Osaka + Hakone

designed by Brian Young

made by Brian Young

Sputnik Returns

IPP 28 Exchange / Prague

designed by Brian Young

made by Brian Young

Houdini's Torture Cell

Puzzle Design Competition 2012

IPP 31 Exchange / Berlin

designed by Brian Young

made by Brian Young

Washington Monument

IPP 32 Exchange / Washington, D.C.

designed by Brian Young

made by Brian Young

Keys

a.) Rocky Chiaro

Boston-Key-Party

designed by Rocky Chiaro

made by Rocky Chiaro

Hel-Sin-KEY

designed by Rocky Chiaro

made by Rocky Chiaro

Key and Ring / Roc-Key

designed by Rocky Chiaro

made by BITS & PIECES

b.) others

SKELETON KEY PUZZLE

Puzzle Design Competition 2005

designed by Robert Hartmann

made by Viking Mfg. Co.

Difficulty: easy

Playing Time: < 15 minutes

Opening Mechanism: Inner Maze

no copyrights

Difficulty: easy

Playing Time: < 15 minutes

Opening Mechanism: Disguise

no copyrights

Difficulty: easy

Playing Time: < 15 minutes

Opening Mechanism: Disguise

From India

no copyrights

Difficulty: easy

Playing Time: < 15 minutes

Opening Mechanism: Disguise

From India

no copyrights

Whilemina the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

designed by Brian Young

made by Brian Young

A special movement is needed

cross rings

made by Jean Claude Constantin

made by HANAYAMA

Cross Ring #3

Difficulty: easy - medium

made by BITS & PIECES

Objects in a cage

Hedgehog

Torpedo In Cage

made by BITS & PIECES

Hedgehog

The Prison Block

IPP 23 Exchange / Chicago

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by BITS & PIECES

designed by Vladimir Krasnoukhov

made by Vladimir Krasnoukhov

Canary

made by CLEVER TOYS, s.r.o.

Cube In Cube / Sputnik in Cube

IPP 19 Exchange / London

designed by Marcel Gillen

made by BITS & PIECES

Pyramid in Prison

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Hedgehog 2

Difficulty: easy

Playing Time: < 5 minutes

designed by Toshitaka Nabata

made by MegaHouse

Hedgehog 3

Difficulty: easy

Playing Time: < 5 minutes

designed by Toshitaka Nabata

made by MegaHouse

Hedgehog 4

Difficulty: easy

Playing Time: < 20 minutes

designed by Toshitaka Nabata

made by MegaHouse

Hedgehog 6

designed by Toshitaka Nabata

made by MegaHouse

Other types

VORTEX / ASURA

Puzzle Design Competition 2008

Difficulty: difficult

Playing Time: > 5 hours

made by HANAYAMA

Globe Ball

designed by Vesa Timonen

made by HANAYAMA

COASTER

designed by Grabarchuk

made by HANAYAMA

CRICKET

made by HANAYAMA

KEYRING

Puzzle Design Competition 2002

designed by Oskar van Deventer

made by HANAYAMA

FLAG

made by HANAYAMA

Cast Rattle

Puzzle Design Competition 2010 (Jury Honorable Mention)

designed by Brahm Cohen

made by HANAYAMA

Square

Difficulty: easy

Playing Time: < 15 minutes

designed by Vesa Timonen

made by HANAYAMA

designed by Douglas A. Engel

made by BITS & PIECES

designed by Simon Nightingale

made by Simon Nightingale

Difficulty: easy

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Difficulty: easy

designed by Jean Claude Constantin

made by Jean Claude Constantin

Literature

John Berkeley All Screwed Up!

David Springett / John Davenport WOODTURNUNG Trickery

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