Americans have loved puzzling folk toys for
countless generations. Historical folk puzzles, such
as the Classic metal tavern puzzles, Shuttle puzzle,
Tic-Tac-Toe and Ox-Yoke puzzle have delighted
people of all ages.
Many cozy evenings were spent, in nostalgic days
gone by, around firesides sharing these traditional
American delights. Today , the tradition continues...
#504 OX-YOKE PUZZLE~ The best known of all historical 'switch-over' puzzles. The object is to move one of the rings from one side of the puzzle to the other , without untying the knots or cutting the cord. This puzzle was also known as the 'Lover's Yoke Puzzle.'
#506 PIONEER BUTTONHOLE PUZZLE~ The object of this puzzle is to remove the puzzle ring (button) from the plank of wood, without untying the string. This puzzle dates back to the American Civil War era, where it was known as the 'Cinch Puzzle,' because it resembled cinch blocks used to tighten tent ropes.
#510 "T" PUZZLE~ Our popular four-piece hardwood puzzle has been a favorite with American children since the 1800's, when it was classified as a "letter-dissection puzzle." Approximately 4" x 4 1/2".
#512 TANGLED HEART PUZZLE~ The object of this historical folk puzzle is to separate the cord with the bead in it from the wooden heart. Use care, as one wrong move will cause a tangled mess! Solution included.
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#503 TRICKY STICK ~ Classic American folk puzzling toy. This illusion fools almost everyone. The object is to snag the rubber band with the hook at the end of the shaft.
#501 SHUTTLE PUZZLE~ Traditional 'hop-over' wooden puzzle. Try to get the three marbles of one color to switch sides with the opposite set of marbles, one move at a time. Solution included.
#502 TRIANGLE PUZZLE~ New version of an old-time classic. Try to jump pegs, one at a time, until only one peg remains.
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