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75 Challenging Puzzle Toys

From Brain-Building Block Games to Illusory 2D Blocks

— March 4, 2015 — Life-Stages
As well as offering entertainment, these puzzle toys for kids boast the ability to boost a child's development. Through games that have kids stack, twist, match or identify shapes, creative thinking, visual perception, critical thinking, memory and motor skills are encouraged.

Although some low-tech stacking, building block and puzzle games are classics that never go out of style, 3D printing is giving people the chance to create their own challenges. Emmanuel Carrillo's Ozobear that takes inspiration from a Rubick's Cube is a perfect example of this, empowering kids and adults to put thought into the mechanics of how a puzzle toy works, as well as how to solve it. Depending on the difficulty levels, there are even a few examples of toys that some adults might have trouble cracking.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Precarious Stackable Playthings
Precarious Stackable Playthings
Abstract Building Blocks Challenge Your Logic and Creativity
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74
X-Shaped Rubik's Cubes
X-Shaped Rubik's Cubes
The X-Cube Was Created By Some Very Sadistic Individual
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73
Illusory 2D Blocks
Illusory 2D Blocks
These Paper-Bricks Make Impossible Escher-Esque Stacks That Remain Flat
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72
Petri Dish-Inspired Jigsaws
Petri Dish-Inspired Jigsaws
The Radial Puzzle is Inspired by Organic Crystal Growth Patterns
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71
Interlocking Tactile 3D Puzzles
Interlocking Tactile 3D Puzzles
These Puzzles Can Interlock into Endless Shapes
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70
Stackable Minature Chair Games
Stackable Minature Chair Games
This Chair Game is a Great Alternative to Musical Chairs
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69
Modernized Shape Matching Games
Modernized Shape Matching Games
Tiggly Shapes Lets Kids Match Physical Shapes to Virtual Ones
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68
Intellectual App Brainteasers
Intellectual App Brainteasers
The App Cube Puzzle Complexes the Player With Familiar Icons
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67
Complexing Sweetheart Puzzles
Complexing Sweetheart Puzzles
The 'You Complete Me' Jigsaw Puzzle is Endearingly Difficult
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66
Magnetic Tree Toys
Magnetic Tree Toys
Bud is a Multiplayer Tree-Building Game by Joshua Chao
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65
Pi-Tastic Puzzles
Pi-Tastic Puzzles
The Pi-Pie Jigsaw Puzzle is a Pimpin' Gift for Math Lovers
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64
Critter Puzzle Blocks
Critter Puzzle Blocks
Children Learn to Play Together with Interactive Animal Stackers
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63
3D Labyrinth Balls
3D Labyrinth Balls
The Perplexus Maze Game is a Challenging Toy for Children
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62
Playful Jigsaw Radios
Playful Jigsaw Radios
The Denki Puzzle Turns Circuitry into a Fun Game
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61
Curved Modular Building Toys
Curved Modular Building Toys
The IKOS Modular Building Toys Make Amazing Spherical Forms
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60
3D Puzzle Pet Boards
3D Puzzle Pet Boards
This Wooden Tic Tac Toe Replaces Xs and Os with Cute Characters
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59
Rexcellent Robots
Rexcellent Robots
Create and Activate Your Own Remote Control Dinosaur
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58
Tactile Gamer Puzzles
Tactile Gamer Puzzles
Donkey Kong-Themed Jenga Brings a Nintendo Twist to a Classic Game
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57
Precariously Perched Pieces
Precariously Perched Pieces
The Poketo Balancing Blocks for a Game of Stone Stacking Skill
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56
Feline Puzzle Cubes
Feline Puzzle Cubes
This Hello Kitty Rubik Cube Turns the Popular Anime Cat into a Game
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55
Impossibly Large Puzzles
Impossibly Large Puzzles
The World's Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Has 32,356 Pieces and is 17 Feet Long
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54
Fishy Puzzles
Fishy Puzzles
The Sardine Tin Puzzle is Kid- and Lent-Friendly
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53
Morphing IQ Puzzles
Morphing IQ Puzzles
The Gear Wheel IQ Cube Gives the Rubik's Cube a Run for Its Money
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52
Colorfully Cubic Markers
Colorfully Cubic Markers
This Rubik's Cube Highlighter Set is Perfect for Puzzle-Lovers
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51
Green Block Toys
Green Block Toys
The Boikido Eco-Friendly Wooden Cube Snail Puzzle is Cheerful
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50
Mobile Memory Games
Mobile Memory Games
The Simon Game Carabiner Keeps Your Mind Sharp When You're On the Go
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49
Dark Side Brain Teasers
Dark Side Brain Teasers
The Darth Maul Rubik's Cube Shows a Puzzling Side of the Sith
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48
Disintegrating Undead Toys
Disintegrating Undead Toys
The Zombie Puzzle Appears to be Falling Apart
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47
Ghostly Stackable Games
Ghostly Stackable Games
Skulls Take Over Your Childhood Jenga Game with 'Stack the Bones'
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46
Personalized Matryoshka Novelties
Personalized Matryoshka Novelties
This Nesting Doll Puzzle by Manzanitakids is Culturally Modern
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45
Stacking Wooden Toys
Stacking Wooden Toys
The Wandering Workshop Challenges Toddlers in a Stylish Nautical Way
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44
Geeky Word Puzzles
Geeky Word Puzzles
The Scruble Cube Combines the Rubik's Cube With Scrabble
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43
Motor Skill-Developing Tactile Toys
Motor Skill-Developing Tactile Toys
Brinca Dada Burgo Blocks Incorporate Touch and Sight in Play
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42
Imminent Explosion Building Blocks
Imminent Explosion Building Blocks
Jenga Boom Cuts Playing Time by Putting Players Under Pressure
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41
Branded Toddler Puzzles
Branded Toddler Puzzles
Who's the Target Market?
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40
Meaty Mind Challenges
Meaty Mind Challenges
This 3-Dimensional Hamburger Puzzle is a Tasty Toy for All Ages
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39
Tofu Stacking Games
Tofu Stacking Games
The 'Manner Tofu Chopstick' Game from Japan is Fun and Frustrating
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38
Fairytale Brainteasers
Fairytale Brainteasers
These Disney Pocket Puzzles Will Bamboozle You
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37
Puppy-Shaped Puzzles
Puppy-Shaped Puzzles
Doggy Building Blocks is a Canine-Themed Plaything Evocative of Tetris
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36
Pebble Puzzles
Pebble Puzzles
PeekABoo Bags Come With Lists of Things to Find
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35
Stackable Dishware Games
Stackable Dishware Games
The Topsy Turvy Teacups Game is Stacks of Fun
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34
Exceptional Evolutionary Brainteasers
Exceptional Evolutionary Brainteasers
Darwin’s Dinosaur Egg Puzzle is Perfect For Staying Sh
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33
Boozey 3D Puzzles
Boozey 3D Puzzles
The Wooden Beer Mug Puzzle is Perfect for Partying Poindexters
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32
Chinese Character Cubes
Chinese Character Cubes
The Movable Type Cube Combines Typography, Toys and Stamps
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31
Wooden Breakdancing Toys
Wooden Breakdancing Toys
The David Weeks Studio 'Cubebot' is Inspired by Japanese Puzzles
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30
Visually Impaired Rubik Games
Visually Impaired Rubik Games
The Doom Cube Boasts Textured Surfaces For Blind People
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29
Mega Puzzles
Mega Puzzles
The '36 Cube' Puzzle Game is Part Sudoku, Part Rubik's Cube
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28
Puzzling Piggy Banks
Puzzling Piggy Banks
The Rubik's Cube Bank Makes Getting to Your Change a Chore
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27
Video Game Rubiks Cubes
Video Game Rubiks Cubes
The Mario Brothers Rubiks Cube Allows For A Different Form Of Handheld Fun
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26
Horoscope Rubik's Cubes
Horoscope Rubik's Cubes
Wangyang's Swarovski Elements Constellation Cubes
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25
Educational-Promoting Block Games
Educational-Promoting Block Games
The Stacking Veggie Game Puts a Brainy and Healthy Spin on Jenga
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24
Brain-Building Block Games
Brain-Building Block Games
The Gear Cube Extreme is a Mind-Teasing Puzzle Cube Toy
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23
Hybrid Stacking Puzzle Games
Hybrid Stacking Puzzle Games
Jenga Tetris Combines the Tetris Shapes with the Jenga Tower
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22
Color-Flipping Toys
Color-Flipping Toys
The Switch Pitch Throwing Ball Changes Color Mid Air
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21
Impossible Puzzles
Impossible Puzzles
Rubiks Cube 360 is Strictly For Intense Brainers
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20
Color-Coded Number Games
Color-Coded Number Games
The Colorku Board Game Brings Dimension to Sudoku
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19
Pro-Vegetarian Animal Puzzles
Pro-Vegetarian Animal Puzzles
'Cutting Meat' is a Game for Kids and an Informative Tool for Adults
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18
Video Game Blocks
Video Game Blocks
The Nintendo Rubik's Cube is for Patient Gamers
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17
Pop Art Puzzles
Pop Art Puzzles
Keith Haring: Double Retrospective is the Largest Jigsaw Puzzle Ever Made
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16
Playful Timber Reptile Towers
Playful Timber Reptile Towers
The Wood Croc Pile is a Great Game with Multiple Uses
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15
Classic Toy Reduxes
Classic Toy Reduxes
The Mirrored Rubik's Cube
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14
Scientific Particle Puzzles
Scientific Particle Puzzles
These Kids Brain Teasers are Perfect for the Scientist-in-Training
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13
Search Engine Enigmas
Search Engine Enigmas
The Google Rubik's Cube May Leave You Puzzled
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12
Rubik's Cube Phone Chargers
Rubik's Cube Phone Chargers
The Magic Cube from Zheng Weixi is a Puzzling Way to Charge Your Phone
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11
Gigantic Puzzle Prototypes
Gigantic Puzzle Prototypes
Oskar van Deventer Builds Record-Breaking 17 x 17 x 17 Rubik's Cube
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10
Teddy Puzzle Toys
Teddy Puzzle Toys
Ozobear Challenges Kids with Twisting 3D-Printed Blocks
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9
Concrete Prism Puzzles
Concrete Prism Puzzles
LOGIFACES is a Stylish Analogue Mind Game for the Digitally Inclined
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8
Blind Mind Games
Blind Mind Games
The Braille Rubik's Cube by Konstantin Datz
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7
Tactile 3D Teaching Toys
Tactile 3D Teaching Toys
The OBLO Puzzle Sphere Helps Kids Develop Motor Skills
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6
Wood Block Puzzles
Wood Block Puzzles
Wright's Enzo Mari Animal Game Lets You Learn About Species
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5
Flatpack Strategy Games
Flatpack Strategy Games
The Nonessentials Chess Set Takes the Puzzle Principle for Smart Storage
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4
Round Rubik's Cubes
Round Rubik's Cubes
The Classic Puzzle Game Gets a Spherical Twist With the Rubik's 360
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3
Compact Chess Sets
Compact Chess Sets
Lanier Graham Designs Minimalistic Chess Pieces for Easy Traveling
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2
Dodecahedral Puzzle Toys
Dodecahedral Puzzle Toys
The 'Petaminx' is Like a Rubik's Cube on Steroids
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1
Puzzling Keyboard Games
Puzzling Keyboard Games
The Keyboard Sudoku/Rubik's Cube is a Geeky DIY Delight
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