A puzzle of eight acrylic shapes which can be put together to form any one of the twelve pentominoes or the five tetrominoes. The discovery of this eight piece set is described in the paper "Development of the Loyd Polyominoes Puzzle" in the G4G13…

13 beautiful puzzles of 13 different tiles each with 13 amazing solutions, all designed by Michael Dowle, and an introduction to the "Cookie Jar" puzzle Kadon Enterprises, Inc., is publishing of one of the 13 styles, having its world premiere at…

Every week at my School's math club, we have one puzzle to solve based around match sticks. My gift exchange item will consist of a small booklet containing 21 match stick puzzles ( in honor of Martin Gardner being born on the 21st of October), as…

A simple puzzle made using Quandong (desert peach) seeds. Quandongs can be found throughout the arid areas of Central Australia and are an important food source for people and native fauna such as emu.

A hand-made rubber bracelet in the form of a trefoil knot. It is a mathematical curiosity, a puzzle, an impossible object, and a piece of nerdy jewelry.

A polyomino packing puzzle with 8 pieces ranging in size from 1 to 8. The main goal is to create a 6x6 square. Further goal shapes (and solutions) can be found on https://www.jaapsch.net/g4g/g4g13.htm

I made pentagons of edges whose lengths are 1,2,3,4 and 5 in order and can be tiled the flat infinitive plane. And also hexagons of 1,2,3,4,5,6 edge length. A set of a few of them is my exchange puzzle.

A small bag containing twelve square tiles, each with a different pentomino marked on it. Instructions for use in divination are included, along with a set of puzzles using the runes.

A laser-cut puzzle that illustrates a proof of Pythagoras’ theorem. The puzzle pieces either fit in 2 squares aXa and bXb, or in a hypotenuse square cXc. The shapes in the puzzle are taken from a known proof of Pythagoras’ theorem. To my surprise the…

Noted high energy particle psychic Fermi Geller is conducting a study of detox particles in his lab. He has successfully generated 13 new particles of Woo-ium in his reactor, but he needs to move the particles into the numerologically stable…

This net is similar to those in my 'Cubes and Things' 3D coloring books, where I use playful patterns to accent symmetries of polyhedra. By truncating one vertex of a dodecahedron, it becomes a tridecahedron. (Do you think truncating all the corners…

This is a standard trihexaflexagon with some extra crease lines. Cut it out and fold it up in the usual way, using tape or glue, adding the extra creases. The new degrees of freedom allow the hexaflexagon to swim along itself like Escher's fish, as…

I have gifted an assortment of laser cut acrylic kits of simple mechanisms, including locks, engines, and other such mechanical devices. These were originally designed as physical diagrams for a book project, but are now being produced for sale.…

The included piece will be a decorated deltoidal icositetrahedron net, which can be colored and subsequently cut and assembled. Alternatively, those with a cutting machine can cut the closed regions on each face of the polyhedron to obtain an…

Years ago, when I first learned of the Temporal Logic system called D, I made a puzzle postcard using the system and mailed copies to a few friends. They seemed to enjoy it, so I'm doing it again, for the Gift Exchange.

A scissors and tape activity on a letter sized sheet of cardstock, for building a horocyclic model of the hyperbolic plane, with a postcard-sized memento of of our sculpture build attached.