Something will go here one day soon...Gaiety, merriment and dancing, etc.


(or “Oh, I used to have one of those!”)

I started compiling a list for this feature, of ten classic puzzles, and then realised that all of the classics on my list, with the exception of Rubik’s Cube and dated from before 1970, so I decided to restrict the Classics list to pre-1970, so Rubik’s Cube is now in 10 Modern Classic Puzzles.

Then I had to decide how to define ‘Classic’. I wanted puzzles that had been around for a long time, that were simple in concept, geographically ubiquitous, and that everyone had when they were a child. I came up with quite a few, so then I had to decide how to define ‘10’…






The Tower of Hanoi



“Bosun’s Puzzle”

Chinese Rings



Soma Cube

Kumiki Cube




Pigs in Clover



Fifteen Puzzle

Six-Piece Burr



Bent Nails

I started this web site in about 1998.  As of Autumn 2016 it is getting its biggest ever refurbishment. 

My goals are to include more current information, more pictures, no dead links, consistent format and typeface, better readability on more screens, and to get rid of characters that display badly.  But no free beer.

It is a bit untidy and experimental ...but just wait...

Text first, then pictures to be replaced.