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Laser Cut vs Hand Cut Wood Puzzles: How Do They Compare?

In the last few years the popularity of Wood Puzzles has grown immensely. There are many reasons for this, but the Covid Pandemic was a huge catalyst in either getting people familiar with puzzling for the first time or, more likely, “reacquainted” with puzzles from years ago. With many people staying home and having watched … Continued

Stave Puzzles 101: What is a Troublemaker Puzzle?

Have you heard of Stave Troublemakers before. We kind of look at them as the little cousin of Tricks (if you aren’t familiar with Tricks, make sure to check our blog on them!).. Arguably not as hard as Tricks, it does a great disservice to them to say they won’t frustrate you and keep you … Continued

Stave Puzzles 101: What is a Tormentor Puzzle?

Maybe you’ve decided to explore a little further down Stave’s amazing design library and venture into some new types of puzzles. Perhaps you’ve done a lot of Teasers or Tricks and would like to try out something a little different, whatever the reason, we are going to delve into the world of Tormentor puzzles and … Continued

Stave Puzzles 101: What Is a Trick Puzzle?

Oh where oh where do we start with this? Historically Tricks have been some of the hardest puzzles Stave makes. However, in recent years, this has changed with some new, even harder types of puzzle designs including Troublemakers that often have multiple solutions or another category called Tormentors that are also becoming more popular. For … Continued

Stave Puzzles 101: What Is a Teaser Puzzle?

Whether you are new to the world of wood puzzles, specifically Staves, or experienced at doing traditional puzzles and looking for your next challenge, have we got a type of puzzle for you, drum roll please…Stave Teasers. Stave has been pushing puzzle innovation for nearly 50 years now and always seem to come up with … Continued

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A Sort of Movie Review of Puzzle

What if your whole world got turned upside down by doing a puzzle? For a bored housewife named Agnes it did, and that is the premise of the movie Puzzle. Before I go further, let me first start off by saying I am no movie critic. In fact, outside of an 8th grade essay, I … Continued

The Power of Jigsaw Puzzles to Bring People Together

There is something unique about a puzzle, more than any other indoor activity I can think of, that creates such a strong emotional connection for people. I can’t begin to tell you the number of times we have had a wood puzzle out on the table when guests are over. I would say almost 100% … Continued

The Dog Ate My Puzzle – I Couldn’t Do It!

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve finished dinner, cleaned up and now are settling into your favorite puzzling chair to get going on a fun evening of puzzling. You have been working on this particular puzzle for three weeks now, most every evening spending 2-3 hours on this 1500 piece monster that has loads … Continued