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Puzzles that baffle the mind and dazzle the eye. Designed by hand, cut from wood, acrylic, and felt. Because puzzles deserve better.
Puzzles that baffle the mind and dazzle the eye. Designed by hand, cut from wood, acrylic, and felt. Because puzzles deserve better.
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    1. 3rd Dimension Gear (3DG)

      We're just $37 short of being at 7k out of 12k needed, with 18 days to go. Not bad, hopefully word gets out about this campaign. I'm not really sure where it could get covered, do you puzzle heads post on forums much? Genuinely asking, this is a bit out of the norm for what I usually back :)

    2. Rachel Happen Creator on

      @Caroline Kerstens:

      Oh good!! Yes I have a few surprises and extras that aren't shown in the product photos! :)

      I really like that idea for custom Code Breakers color combinations! I don't think that would be too logistically tricky, so I will try to offer that option in the final survey! I will work on the details, but I believe I can let backers choose any 4 of the 6 materials I am using for Code Breakers. Good idea!

    3. Caroline Kerstens on

      Gods, the Noobsource preview has me drooling even more. There are pawns/pieces that allow you to actually play the games in the Cirkusu set? O_O Talk about immersive puzzling.

      Love the new Code Breaker colours too, but I really love the green and dark wood combination so I'm sticking to that. :) Can people choose to have e.g. dark wood and red felt or green felt and acrylic rings?

    4. Rachel Happen Creator on

      Thanks Karen, that is great to know!! Good point; a bag would be more portable. I love the idea of toting the puzzles around!

      haha I wish August was here already too! :)

    5. Karen Brigitta Goetz

      I, too, think bags with pockets would be better. Then we could even take it along to baffle friends or use the spare time wherever to bend ourselves around the puzzle. Oh, and please make August come faster :) - atleast in Europe?

    6. Rachel Happen Creator on

      Hi Caroline,

      Thank you for this comment; this is a great idea!! I'm actually working on the packaging design right now. I'm looking into both boxes and bags. It's great to know your preference for bags! (Hm, and this idea for an outside pocket is really interesting!) I will keep everyone updated as I finalize the packaging. Please reach out if you have ideas or suggestions!

      I agree about the size of clumsy puzzle boxes! They do take up a lot of space. I definitely want to find a solution that is space efficient. :) Thanks for your comment!

    7. Caroline Kerstens on

      I've decided to just go for the entire set. :)

      The FAQ mentions that there won't be a picture of the completed puzzles on the box. Will the puzzles be in cardboard boxes or will they be packaged in something else? I think it would be a cool idea to, for example, pack them in cloth bags and maybe have something like an outside pocket or a cardboard envelope to protect the cards that come with the puzzle (assuming the cards aren't already made of something sturdier than regular paper). It would solve the storage problem I usually have with regular puzzles - they always come in cardboard boxes that are like 3x higher than they need to be, which means I'd be able to store 3x as many puzzles on the same shelf if the packaging was just designed a bit more efficiently.

    8. Rachel Happen Creator on

      Thank you Caroline!! I’m so glad to hear you like the puzzles!

      Yes, this is absolutely possible! There’s a little blurb to this effect in the FAQ; here’s how it works:

      Add up the total price of all the puzzles you’d like and pledge that amount. Select one of the puzzles you want as your reward tier. After the campaign I will send out a survey that asks you to name the other puzzles you want! It’s a bit clumsy but it allows you to get exactly which puzzles you want without me having too many reward tiers.

      Additionally! I can only offer Code Breakers as a freebie to “full set” backers, but since you’re outside the US, I can give you a break on shipping! We both save money when I ship puzzles as a bundle instead of one at a time. I’m about to send you a message through KS that gives you the amount to add for shipping these puzzles to Belgium!

      (If anyone else outside the U.S. is interested in getting more than one puzzle, please reach out! I will calculate the actual postage to your country so you don’t need to pledge more for shipping than is necessary!)

    9. Caroline Kerstens on

      Brilliant idea! I love puzzles as well, but just like you I grew a bit bored with the pieces all being the same shape and the only reward being that you get to see the picture that's already on the front of the box. Looking forward to solving a puzzle that makes the journey into the goal.

      Is it possible to add a few pledge reward tiers where you can select two or three puzzles (and maybe get the Code Breakers as a bonus)? I'm sort of missing a step between one puzzle and the pledge tier where you get all puzzles. I like all of the bigger ones (Cirkusu, La Plage and Ozuzo) and think the Code Breakers are really cute, but I'm not that interested in the two smaller puzzle sets (Lucharàn and Biurko).

    10. Rachel Happen Creator on

      Thank you so much Karen! Yes that's absolutely right! The "full set" backers will get every unlocked stretch goal. Thanks for the encouragement and good wishes!! :)

    11. Karen Brigitta Goetz

      Do the "all 5 puzzles"-backers count for the individual stretch goals as well? I would love to have all the stuff (and including the harde riddles...)
      Oooh, I so want this to KS to work , I am a huge puzzle-lover and adore the way to be let down by the results usually. Great work you are doing!

    12. Rachel Happen Creator on

      Ah, thank you so much RiTides!! I spent a lot of time refining the production process to make sure I could produce puzzles that matched my vision! It's wonderful to hear that that effort shows! :)

    13. 3rd Dimension Gear (3DG)

      You make a very convincing presentation! I use a laser cutter and am amazed at the prototypes you've shown here, they look excellent and far from typical laser cut pieces. It's obvious you're passionate about this idea, and I am glad to chip in to hopefully help make it a reality =)

    14. Keith McNeil

      Same here! I've had a great time working on the video puzzles, and I'm definitely looking forward to the tactile treat of wood between my fingerpads, and the artistic anticipation of Rubixing these cubes (so to speak) into exquisite creations.

    15. PGV on

      Now that I've backed this, my hands and eyes can hardly wait to play with them!