Tabletop Games’ The Grid Game

Applying to rules of Dominoes to a color-patterned competitive puzzle

With 88 three-dimensional hexagonal tiles, The Grid Game is a strategic board game unlike any other. The rules of game play make reference to a few other favorites, but as far as an aesthetically-driven tabletop competition this is entirely unique. A team of friends spent over three years developing, designing and testing the game—and finding ideal materials and colors. Now it’s ready for production and, …

This Galaxy Puzzle is Infinite, Like the Universe

Thanks to some mathematical brains, this Infinite Galaxy Puzzle has no end. Or rather, it has endless possibilities and solutions since it can be assembled in any direction and in any shape—meaning it can be put together over and over again with all different outcomes. Based on the Klein Bottle, “an impossible 3D shape where the inside and outside are mathematically indistinguishable,” this 133-piece, laser-cut …

Pop-Out Guggenheim Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic spiral design takes new shape in a puzzle by Marc Tetro

A Frank Lloyd Wright design you can safely demolish and rebuild again without fear, the new Pop-Out Guggenheim Museum is an entertaining eight-piece puzzle conceived by Atlanta-based artist Marc Tetro. The simplified cardboard version comes packed flat, and the large components easily pop out and fold up allowing anyone at any age level to participate in constructing one of the world’s most iconic architectural structures. …

Ji Ga Zo

Design your own reusable puzzle with this digitally-enabled toy

Whether it’s the Mona Lisa or Snooki that you want to envision in puzzle form, Ji Ga Zo makes it easy with their DIY kit. Using the included software (both Mac and Windows compatible) turns any photo (or one of the five included designs) into a map, which coordinates with icons on the back of the sepia-shaded pieces to create a mosaic image. The 300 …

Carnival and Lent Puzzle

Painter Cecily Brown applies her abstractions to a limited-edition jigsaw puzzle

British artist Cecily Brown—known for oil paintings full of ribald energy depicted through frenzied brush strokes—turns to a less traditional medium with her new puzzle edition. The recently-released 672-piece jigsaw of her 2008 large-scale “Carnival and Lent” painting makes the perfect lazy day activity. With just 230 made—30 of them signed by Brown—the mind-bender makes an ideal addition to any avid puzzle or art collector’s …