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25 Mind-Bendingly Tough Puzzles

From Building Block Brainteasers to First-Person VR Puzzles

— August 11, 2016 — Tech
Tough puzzles impact people in different ways. For some, a tough puzzle is just a goofy game that can be left by the wayside if it proves to be too difficult. For others, any puzzle is a frustrating, often masochistic challenge that can't be dropped until it's solved.

Puzzles are hardly a new concept, with riddles, brainteasers and games dating back thousands of years. As such, it should come as no surprise that there are many varying types of puzzles. Some are classic, like the puzzles that take inspiration from the Rubik's Cube. Others are more original, like the Amaze-A-Ball spherical mazes. Still other puzzles use completely new technology to create a game that literally could not have existed in the past, such as Superhypercube first-person VR puzzle by Kokoromi.

Puzzles' addictive nature can bring consumers hours of fun and frustration, no matter what form they come in.
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Meditative Puzzle Platforms
Meditative Puzzle Platforms
The Dots & Co. App Provides Relaxation Through Tranquil Brainteasers
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First-Person VR Puzzles
First-Person VR Puzzles
This Virtual Reality Puzzle is a Immersive First-Person Experience
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Brass Puzzle Sets
Brass Puzzle Sets
This Lush Tic Tac Toe Set Gives the Classic Game a Swank New Look
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Iconic Instrument Puzzles
Iconic Instrument Puzzles
This Fender Guitar 1,000-Piece Puzzle is a Great Pastime for Musicians
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Gradient Pigment Puzzles
Gradient Pigment Puzzles
These Puzzle Sets Focus on Recreating Color Shades Rather than Pictures
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Timed Puzzle Apps
Timed Puzzle Apps
The Zirkel Gaming App Offers a Series of Games in a Celestial Setting
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Book-Bound Games
Book-Bound Games
This Special Edition Game Version of Fez is Classy and Tangible
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Medieval Architecture Puzzles
Medieval Architecture Puzzles
The Game of Thrones King's Landing 4D Puzzle is Ornately Detailed
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Metropolitan Cardboard Puzzles
Metropolitan Cardboard Puzzles
This Retro Puzzle Toy Celebrates The Spirit of London
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Shock-Inducing Brainteasers
Shock-Inducing Brainteasers
This Faux Rubik Cube Game Shocks the Players After Two Turns
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Maze Game Alarm Clocks
Maze Game Alarm Clocks
The 'NEMO' Puzzle Alarm Clock Requires Users to Play to Snooze
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Puzzle Box Piggy Banks
Puzzle Box Piggy Banks
The Money Maze Bank Prompts Users to Solve a Puzzle to Access Cash
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Optics-Teaching Board Games
Optics-Teaching Board Games
The 'Lazer Maze' Junior Board Game Teaches Science During Gameplay
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Tiled Coaster Puzzles
Tiled Coaster Puzzles
The Table Tiles Let Consumers Create Endless Decor Patterns
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Redesigned Puzzle Boards
Redesigned Puzzle Boards
The Classic Tic Tac Toe Board is Reimagined with 3D Printing
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Gaming Puzzle Toys
Gaming Puzzle Toys
Learning Game System Puzzlets Gives Kids Coding and Game Development Skills
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Spherical Maze Brainbusters
Spherical Maze Brainbusters
The A-Maze-Ball Games Offer Circular Puzzles to Keep the Mind Active
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Personalized Puzzle Stools
Personalized Puzzle Stools
One Step Ahead's Stools for Kids are Personalized by Name
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Mechanical 3D Puzzles
Mechanical 3D Puzzles
The Ukrainian Gears is a Dimensional Puzzle That Offers an Added Challenge
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Building Block Brainteasers
Building Block Brainteasers
This LEGO Puzzle is Designed After the Infamous Rubik's Cube
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Wooden Puzzle Books
Wooden Puzzle Books
Once Each of These Puzzles is Solved, the Next is Unlocked
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Portable Puzzle Surfboards
Portable Puzzle Surfboards
Max Robotham's 3D-Printed Surfboard Design Can Be Easily Collapsed
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Promotional Escape Rooms
Promotional Escape Rooms
This Escape Room Challenge Highlights a New Norwegian Airlines Route
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Mysterious Puzzle Tables
Mysterious Puzzle Tables
The Interactive 'Automation Table' Reveals Endless Secret Compartments
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Puzzle-Incorporated Desks
Puzzle-Incorporated Desks
The 'Pipe Organ Desk' by Kagen Schaefer Requires Puzzle Solving to Open
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