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  Folding Plate Puzzles  
     
 

This is a list of our folding puzzles to be available in the near future. In the past, all these puzzles were exchange items for other quality puzzles, and they will only be mass produced if there is sufficient demand. The tiles shown in these pages are of older technology and during mass production, they will be replaced by more efficient and clearer ones. Double stringing will be always used, to ensure quality and damage prevention.

Pantazis Houlis has applied his mathematical theory to categorise different types of Square-Plate Folding Puzzles. He has used the same theory to provide new types, which have never been made or thought before, such as the odd-numbered square-plate folding puzzles (e.g. Throne of Gods, Pantazis' Magic Box, and Secret of Atlantis). His designs of such puzzles with different properties and/or mechanisms have well exceeded 50!

Mathematical themes using Graph Theory combined with art, have also been used, pushing a given design to its limits, e.g. Mr Smile, Magic Daze, and Poseidon's Tridents. MindStrat Puzzles, will try very hard to demonstrate the true potential of the mechanism used for those puzzles, which had been underestimated in the past, and because of which, until today, only three types were commercially produced for many decades.

Pantazis has also designed Triangular-Plate Folding Puzzles, which in the recent past were thought impossible (e.g. Iris Diamond). His breakthrough stringing technique may also be used for Pentagonal-Plate and Heptagonal-Plate Folding Puzzles in the future. There are also plans for Hexagonal-Plate Folding Puzzles, but those need to pass some initial testing procedures. At this stage, Mr Smile (combined with Mrs Smile) and Rose of Hearts are planned for production. For more details, please visit our Online Shop Section.

 

Puzzle Name: Mr Smile
Number of (double) square tiles used: 4
Level: 2
Goal: To make Mr Smile express different emotions (there are eight total emotions)
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $11.95
Puzzle Name: Rose of Hearts
Number of (double) square tiles used: 4
Level: 2
Goal: To create a heart from a rose (plus more challenges)
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $11.95
Puzzle Name: Throne of Gods
Number of (double) square tiles used: 5
Level: 10
Goal: To create an open cube such that the line is continuous inside and out of the open cube.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $21.95
Puzzle Name: Eledone from Kastellorizo
Number of (double) square tiles used: 5
Level: 1
Goal: To create the picture of a sea creature.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $18.95
Puzzle Name: Magic Daze
Number of (double) square tiles used: 6
Level: 7
Goal: To create a cube, such that the line is continuous.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $21.95
Puzzle Name: Magic World Cup
Number of (double) square tiles used: 6
Level: 5
Goal: To create a goal from a pitch.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $21.95
Puzzle Name: Pantazis' Magic Box
Number of (double) square tiles used: 7
Level: 8
Goal: To create an open cube, such that the symbols can be clearly seen through three tiles.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $24.95
Puzzle Name: Secret of Atlantis
Number of (double) square tiles used: 9
Level: 9
Goal: To find the secret city of Atlantis.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $28.95
Puzzle Name: Poseidon's Tridents
Number of (double) square tiles used: 10
Level: 10
Goal: To create a 2x1x1 cuboid, such that the tridents form a continuous closed loop
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $28.95
Puzzle Name: Magic Octopus
Number of (double) square tiles used: 12
Level: 6
Goal: To change the color of the octopus.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $34.95
Puzzle Name: Magic Auto
Number of (double) square tiles used: 12
Level: 5
Goal: To change the race time from day to night.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $34.95
Puzzle Name: Magic Octopus
Number of (double) square tiles used: 12
Level: 7
Goal: To change the hearts from ordered blue to ordered red.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $34.95
Puzzle Name: Triple Trouble Cubes
Number of (double) square tiles used: 18
Level: 10
Goal:To create three connected cubes with consistent coloring.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $44.95
Puzzle Name: Tower of Mahjong
Number of (double) square tiles used: 21
Level:9
Goal: To create a Chinese numbered tower and a numbered spread.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $49.95
Puzzle Name: Iris Diamond
Number of (double) square tiles used: 4
Level: 4
Goal: To form a Tetrahedron or Half Octahedron, such as no small triangles share an edge of the same color.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $29.95
Puzzle Name: Z8
Number of (double) square tiles used: 8
Level: 9
Goal:To form numbers from 0 to 7, with each number connecting three tiles.
Suggested Retail Price for 500+ pieces: US $26.95
For more information regarding the designs above, please go to
http://www.houlis.com/index_designs.htm

 

 

 
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