Front page news from previous months.
Lots of stuff new this month, see my history
page for full details. I also want to mention two recent
discoveries; if you are in the UK and enjoy Paint
by Number puzzles keep an eye out for the new monthly
magazine Tsunami Japanese puzzles. I stumbled on copies
in ASDA and Sainsburys, very addicitive. Also checkout the interesting
new SpectraMazes at Gambit
This month I congratulate David Newstead Bishop for discovering
that at least one of my Tile
puzzles does not have a unique solution (this month I
publish all known solutions). I also feature my latest plank-puzzle
Fiendish [No.15]. Also this
month I can recommend some great new web-based multi-state mazes:
Robert Abbott's Alice
Mazes (Java-script), along with Joker's Maze
of Rah (Java).
Significant updates to Maze of Life
and Plank puzzles plus
a new page that explores Oskar's
Four-bit mazes. Several photos of other mechanical puzzles
designed by Oskar added to older pages. Also this month I congratulate
Thomas Kelby (age 12) from Luton, for solving all four
Tile puzzles from a standing
start in less than an hour. I can vouch for this, because I watched
him do it!
This month I am delighted to introduce two recent applets by
Graham. Firstly FlipTiles
(inspired by Joker's Maze
of Rah). Sixteen puzzles so far, more may follow. Secondly
HexaRoll, an implementation
of a head-spinning puzzle idea by Oskar, including a couple of
extra designs of my own. In summer 2001 one of my tilt-maze designs
was used as a walk-round maze in the US, Robert Abbott provides
a photo and write-up.
Finally, for Zillions-Of-Games
fans, check out Cube-Tube
by Dan Troyka.
This month I introduce yet another new form of tilt-puzzle, this
time based on magnetic
blocks. Try out my samples or see the complete collection
Also a full page covering hexaroll
(Sept 2001) including a couple of extra puzzles of my own devising.
More photos of tilt-based puzzles by Oskar added on older pages.
This month I introduce some great new material provided by my
visitors. Firstly from Dr William Pauslen there is some extensive
new maze of life (iLife)
analysis, see riding the glider.
Secondly James Stephens provides some really mean new plank puzzles generated by
his java-driven SwampBeast.
On the subject of 2D tilt mazes
Bill has provided a page of design notes on his tilt
maze console, and for Mac OSX users Kevin Brain has included
some of my tilt maze designs in his downloadable PuzzleBox
games pack. As for me, I have spent many happy hours designing
cup and pea puzzles an accidental
new form of tilt-puzzle (applet by Graham at henleymob).
This month I introduce the Orientation
mazes, applet by Jimmy Stephens and mazes by his OrientExpress
puzzle generator (a direct descendant of SwampBeast).
Mini update December 2002
- If you would like to explore Jimmy's puzzles further you can
now discover more at www.puzzlebeast.com.
I recommend you try the dry
cleaner puzzles and in particular the christmas
tree maze. A brand new type of puzzle maze, and very
This month introduces a new series of puzzles called BoxUp,
something akin to Sokoban but where you can only push boxes from
the inside. Also this month clickmazes is pleased to help promote
a new website called MegaMazes
offering high-quality mazes for view, download and print. Check
it out for some samples of my latest maze designs. Also this
month there is a major iLife
update kindly provided by Dr. William Paulsen. And finally
a plug for my brother's jsMaze,
a number maze implemented in java-script.
This month introduces a new series of puzzles called Wriggle
puzzles. Can you detangle the mass of wriggly worms?
Also this month I recommend a visit to www.supermaze.com
(by Don O'Brien) and inparticular Maze
Island where you can try solving a variety of mazes,
including my very own Walk on Walls 2 maze, in full interactive
3D (requires Java 1.4). Finally this month I have added a couple
of recent maze designs to Maze
A little reorganising and plenty of new content. Firstly note
the new sub-pages tilt-collection
and Oskar's collection. Brand
new entries this month are the threesome
mazes, the chain-reaction
mazes and the polyfold
puzzles, and finally a new playable version of Oskar's tunable maze (previously
the dragon maze).
Erich Friedman's full-house
puzzles are superb, now you can try them clickmazes-style. James
Hutton of Melbourne, Australia has produced a version of marble mazes for the Nokia phone,
try the free download here.
Last but not least, a few additions to Oskar's
collection, including the haunted
vending machine puzzle.
New addition this month is my XL-up
maze. A maze based on a boundless sequence, so why stop
at the first goal... just keep going. Also this month check out
my recent on-line interview
New this month are two new no-left-turn
mazes, kindly provided by Palmer Mebane. Also a belated
addition to Oskar's page: Oskar's belgian
maze. Last, though by no means least, are the punt mazes. Tilt meets sokoban
with devastating results. And... slightly belatedly... (1st August)
I simply must add a link to my brother's ambigram
maze. A world first in ambigrams!
New this month is Oskar's
Jukebox puzzle. Selecting your favourite pop-song has
never been so difficult.
New this month are the colour-wriggle
mazes and Oskar's active
mazes. A double dose of mazing mahem to make up for six
months of inactivity, and you can't run out of challenges with
these two, because both support an auto-generate feature.
New this month are the red-white-blue stepover
sequence mazes along with a long-awaited selection of print-and-play
mazes. Also the news that my XL-up maze
final challenge (set in 2005) has been finally cracked by Ben Small, resulting
in a new maze with a new mystery target. Finally if you have a mobile-phone,
check out the award-winning game Triangler listed under Oskar's
collection. Follow the links and read all about it.
New this month are the TJ-wriggle puzzles,
the latest and greatest addition to the wriggle puzzle range. Also a short
introduction to the full range of river
crossing puzzles now available in most good puzzle stores.
Yes - I'm still here! New this summer is the big announcement
that several puzzles from the tilt collection
are now available on iPhone & iPod touch as puzzle-app iTilt
(see image right). Version 1.1 (Aug09) is the latest release, and now
offers 99 puzzles in four different puzzle packs. Also new this update
are several new SVG-quality mazes in the maze
gallery. Also a special note on behalf of Oskar, who is now presenting
many of his latest mechanical inventions on YouTube
- well worth a browse from time to time. Finally you can now follow
clickmazes on twitter for news-flashes
and sneak previews of pending updates.
TJ-wriggle puzzles now also available
on the iPhone, as puzzle-app Wriggle!
Read more and try the Big-Wriggle
celebration bonus puzzle.
New this month is the Quantum maze
by Jonathan Welton (UK). Poor old Schrödinger's cat needs your help!
Open up the box and help him escape ... but beware, the quantum maze will
collapse around you at every step. How many universes will you burn through
to find the one route to safety? Also this month I offer a tantalising
glimpse of a brand-new collection of computer-generated Extreme
TJ-wriggle puzzles discovered by Bob Henderson (USA). Ponder this
thought for a moment ... just two moving objects on a 4x4 grid - how hard
can that be? These puzzles truly reset the bar for puzzle complexity on
a small grid.
New this month is the stepping-stone
mazes designed in collaboration with Robert
Abbott (USA), and currently featured on the cover of Games
Magazine (March 2012 issue). These nifty little mazes almost design
themselves, how cool is that. Also for anyone with a Nintendo 3DS, checkout
UBISoft puzzle game James
Noir's Hollywood Crimes (released November 2011). Enjoy the puzzles,
solve the murder and, for bonus points, see how many puzzle designers
you can correctly identify.
New this month we have the launch of our clickmazes BoxUp
app, a fresh new puzzle app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, developed
entirely in-house by our very own Bill Mitchell. The puzzle set includes
over 100 brand new puzzles, provided by Bob Henderson. From trainee and
speedy, through quirky and sneaky, right up to nasty and beastly ... there
are plenty of puzzles to suit every skill level. And to celebrate the
launch there is a set of fiendish new puzzles to play online right here.