Salt and Pepper Shakers puzzle. I'll write a more detailed entry on this puzzle later, though in brief it is a great puzzle. It will be for sale on PuzzleParadise.ca shortly.
The exchange was a ton of fun: I got to see all the different puzzles that folks were exchanging and Matt introduced me to all of the other participants. Many bring extra copies of their puzzles to sell in order to offset the cost, so I was keeping a list of which ones I wanted to buy the next day.
The top two on my list were puzzle boxes: one was presented by Robert Sandfield and made by Kathleen Malcolmson where the puzzle is to shut the a drawer rather than to open it, the other one was presented by Rob Jones and made by Hiroshi Iwahara of the Karakuri Creation Group!
I can't really go into detail on all the exchange puzzles, but check out the photos to see some of what was exchanged. Some other highlights are:
- Newton's Egg by Stephen Chin where the puzzle is to open a wooden egg using Newton's laws
- "Get a Clue" by Pavel Curtis which is a multi-layered puzzle that consists of packing broken lense pieces into a magnifying glass tray, then following the clues to reveal a mystery
- The Slider by Bill Cutler which is an interesting burr-type puzzle
- Fuji by Brian Young where the task is to make the wooden mount Fuji errupt
After the exchange, I camped out in the design competition room for a while longer. Again, I'll post more details on the individual puzzles when I return since there are a bunch of them.
That's all for tonight! The next day is the puzzle party where all the buying and selling happens!