Sunday, 11 September 2016

Can't Resist Design Competition Puzzles

Slide Packing
Recently after the IPP, a couple of stand out puzzles from the design competition suddenly were made available to purchase from Mineyuki Uyematsu's store. I sent him an email and quickly received a reply. A little PayPal later and a package arrived from Japan. Amazingly it only took 4 days to reach me from the other side of the world!

Slide Packing designed by Hajime Katsumoto won the Puzzler's award at the IPP so how could I resist? There are 4 pieces to be packed into the beautifully crafted box:

Looks easy? Think again!
Another puzzle that Hajime Katsumoto designed also won a Jury Honourable mention was Penta in a box:

Another beautiful box (with a hinged lid this time)
As the name suggests there are 5 pieces to place inside.

Finally I couldn't just buy 2 puzzles from Japan so I ordered a third one for luck! Another packing puzzle this time designed by Yasuhiro Hashimoto - the 4L puzzle.

4L packing
I thought this would be relatively easy.....I was wrong!