I have been collecting mechanical puzzles (aka brainteasers, Geduldspiele, casse-têtes, hlavolamy, puslerier, puzzels, rompecabezas, パズル, головоломка, 难题, الألغاز, σπαζοκεφαλιά, פזלים, ลูกบิด, पहेली, uganke, gestaþraut ) for many years and from many places. I have been asked, "Don't you have enough frustration in your life?" Evidently not...
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At last count, there are 6636 puzzling items (including over 250 puzzle-related books) shown or described. That may seem like a lot, but there are people who own tens of thousands of puzzles - and who must have very understanding spouses!
I like most kinds of puzzles, and I really enjoy beautiful wooden interlocking puzzles, clever packing puzzles, tricky dissection and assembly puzzles, tanglement puzzles, secret-opening bolts, locks, and boxes, and colorful, seemingly magical, twisty polyhedra.
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