HANAYAMA

Hanayama puzzle

About HANAYAMA and Brand History

Hanayama Co. LTD is a game manufacturing company that dates back to 1930s.

Started off as a manufacturer of traditional games, indoor pursuits and other board games.

The company rose from the “Hanayama Game Laboratory”, a shop which was founded in 1933 by Naoyasu Hanayama in Tokyo. 

The shop was selling board games. 

It was renamed to “Hanayama Shoten” in 1952, and released Japan’s first board game “Bunkers” in 1953. 

The company is most famous for it’s cast metal puzzles called Huzzle that focus on the purposeful separation of the individual pieces. The Huzzle line up was started in mid 80s.

Since then the company accumulated a lot of prominent puzzle makers to create cast puzzles for the brand such as Akio Yamamoto, Oskar Van Deventer, Kyoo Wong, Vesa Timonen, Nobuyuki Yoshigahara and many more.

Hanayama has their own rating from puzzle complexity:

  • Level 1 — Fun (white packaging)
  • Level 2 — Easy (yellow packaging)
  • Level 3 — Medium (green packaging)
  • Level 4 — Hard (blue packaging)
  • Level 5 — Expert (black packaging)
  • Level 6 — Grand Master (black packaging same as Level 5)

Please find the PuzzleScore reviews for HANAYAMA puzzles below:

HANAYAMA Assembly and Solutions Tips

  • It is very important to be as consistent and methodological with this kind of puzzles.
    • Try to document all your steps — write down what you before or after you progress further.
  • The reassembly is usually much harder — but not in this case. The reassembly is pretty straightforward. Nevertheless, the reassembly will give you a bigger picture on how the interior mechanism if the puzzle operates.

If you need specific instruction or assembly video you can find it in detailed review of each model below.

HANAYAMA puzzles FAQ

Is Grandmaster (Level 6) is the highest?

By Hanayama standards — yes, but among around 10 level 6 Hanayama puzzles there are the ones who can be a bit harder than another ones. As it is all quite subjective — the level 6 puzzle still are quite complex and will require a lot of time and logical thinking to be conquered.

Where are the models made?

The models are manufactured in China and the company itself is located in Japan.

Do I need to use some additional tools?

No, only your hands and an endless reserve of patience.

Are there any useful tips?

You can find the assembly tips at the end of every review. Those are puzzle type or brand-specific. We have accumulated all the specifics there.

Can children assemble Hanayama Puzzles?

Depends on the level, of course. Level 1-2 can be considered more “fun” than challenging and can be solved by kids. Other levels are more suitable for teenagers and beyond.

HANAYAMA puzzles – Reviews and Descriptions

HUZZLE – Level 1 FUN


HANAYAMA Cast Love Puzzle

Cast Love

HUZZLE – Level 2 EASY


Hanayama Cast Snow

Cast Snow


Cast Box Puzzle by Hanayama

Cast Box

HUZZLE – Level 3 NORMAL


hanayama huzzle cast slider

Cast Slider

HUZZLE – Level 4 HARD


Hanayama Huzzle Cast UFO metal puzzle

Cast UFO


Cast Coil Metal Puzzle by Hanayama How to assemble

Cast Coil

HUZZLE – Level 5 EXPERT


Hanayama Huzzle Cast Padlock

Cast Padlock


Hanayama Puzzle Cast Marble

Cast Marble


Hanayama Huzzle Cast Devil Metal Puzzle Solution

Cast Devil


Hanayama Huzzle Cast Equa Puzzle How to solve

Cast Equa

HUZZLE – Level 6 GRAND MASTER


Hanayama cast news

Cast News


Hanayama cast vortex

Cast Vortex


Hanayama cast rotor

Cast Rotor


Hanayama puzzle Cast Infinity

Cast Infinity


HANAYAMA Huzzle Cast Trinity

Cast Trinity


Hanayama Huzzle Cast Chain

Cast Chain


HANAYAMA Huzzle Cast Hourglass metal puzzle

Cast Hourglass


HANAYAMA Huzzle Cast Quartet metal puzzle

Cast Quartet

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