TOP 5 Ingenious Puzzles to solve on Labor Day!


Labor Day is near, my friends! This means that we will get another long weekend that we can spend with our families and friends, exchange some amazing gifts and indulge into intellectual activities as well.

It’s hard to define Labor Day as a standalone as it does not have any certain symbols. I think the whole beauty of this holiday is the wholesome celebration of the hard work every human being puts in and that, in fact, plays a big role in the overall progress of humanity.

Billions of people working together to achieve a prosperous future — that’s what the whole Labor Day Celebration is all about — to give credit to our own monumental effort towards greater good.

Today, we have prepared great puzzles that fit the theme of hard work and celebration of thereof. These puzzles are unique and will fit both newbies and experienced puzzle lovers alike, so it will be a great gift as well.

1. Cast Cake

Cast Cake Metal Puzzle by Hanayama

  • Level (Complexity): Medium (6)
  • Brand: Hanayama
  • Type: Metal Puzzle
  • Estimated time: 1-2 hour
  • Components: 4
  • Size: 4.1 x 4.1 x 1.7 cm / 1.6 x 1.6 x 0.7 in

What I personally like about Hanayama is that the puzzles of Huzzle Roster have the same style, but at the same time they come in a big variety of shape and form.

So, here we are looking at Cast Cake, an interesting representation of, essentially, a lock puzzle that is implemented in the form of a nice looking cake.

There are 3 “layers” of the cake that are encased in a cake “shell”. In order to disassemble the puzzle, you will need to manipulate all three layers in a certain way to free the parts one by one.

Yes, it seems impossible, but that’s where the hard labor comes in!

Great quality of the puzzle and unique idea supported by the usual Hanayama style makes Cast Cake a great way to spend an evening.

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2. Puzzle Master 12 Lever Padlock

12 Lever Padlock Puzzle by Puzzle Master

  • Level (Complexity):  Easy (3)
  • Brand: Puzzle Master
  • Type: Metal Puzzle Lock
  • Number of components: 4
  • Estimated time: 1 hours
  • Size: 11 x 6.5 x 4.5 / 4.3 x 2.6 x 1.8 in
  • Materials used: Brass

12 Lever Lock is yet another great addition to the ever-expanding roster of different lock puzzles.

While the puzzle itself is more of an entry to the exciting world of lock picking — it is made with the superb quality and carefully hand crafted so every lock is unique in a certain way.

The lock comes in a set with 3 different keys attached to it that you will need to utilize accordingly in order to open the lock.

Beautiful sequential puzzle lock that is definitely worth your attention and will become your favorite if you haven’t puzzle locks before.

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3. Hyperboloid Burr

Hyperboloid Burr Puzzle by Two Brass Monkeys

Dexterity puzzles were always a bane of my existence. Despite the extensive experience of playing guitar and video games — I am always struggling with these ones.

Dexterity puzzle require you to use not only your intellectual power but also a sleight of hand in some way.

In fact, Hypeboloid Burr is so hard, that the mere 0.03 mm shift in tolerance will make the whole construction crumble.

If you think you have what it takes to assemble this dexterity metal puzzle by Two Brass Monkeys — you are more than welcome to try.

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4. Astronaut Puzzle

Astronaut 3D Pixel Puzzle by Bepuzzled

We absolutely love 3D puzzles and this cool looking astronaut is not an exception.

It comes in 3 sizes (small, medium and big) and thereof has three different difficulty levels that scale progressively with size.

The whole construction looks absolutely stunning when assembled and will look great on the shelf.

Everyone who wants to fulfil their childhood dream of becoming an astronaut would be amazed by this great model by BePuzzled.

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5. Altair Puzzle Box

Altair puzzle box by Infinite Loop Games

Altair Wooden Puzzle Box is the most complex and interesting puzzle on this list.

It consists of 112 laser cut wooden parts that are exquisitely made and hand assembled.

It takes 27 steps to fully open the puzzle! But do not be afraid. In case you purchase that as a gift — there is a wholesome instruction that will enable you to quickly access the end-game hidden compartment to store something precious inside as a reward for the giftee.

Marvellous quality and entertaining activity for everyone: the solver and the spectators alike.

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We hope that these puzzles will make your Labor Day more fun and outgoing. All these puzzles are great gifts and can be assembled or solved by or together with kids.

Our main goal is to create a platform where people around the world will be able to find, share, read, score different puzzles, showcase their collections, and uncover amazing stories about great puzzle engineers.
We truly hope that our deeds will help to further popularize intellectual activities and more and more people will become avid puzzlers!


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