Suggested Puzzles

Interested in printing puzzles, but not sure where to get started? You can't go wrong with these suggestions.

They're all fine puzzles, and they collectively illustrate the breadth of designs that can be realized with 3D printing. Clicking on any of the images will take you to the Thingiverse page for that puzzle. If you enjoy them, our puzzle index contains links to many more designs!

by Stewart Coffin

A classic puzzle that is harder than it looks. Six pieces assemble into a 3x3x3 cube or any of several other shapes, but not without effort! It's a solid recommendation for a first puzzle print.

by Yavuz Demirhan

A lovely and elegant interlocking puzzle consisting of six identical flat pieces, with a surprising and not-too-difficult solution. It's easy to print and will delight both novice and experienced puzzle solvers.

by Stewart Coffin

Martin Gardner, the renowned popularizer of mathematics, called Four Fit "the finest dissection puzzle of all time." It's a true classic, and everyone should try it. Like many of Coffin's designs, it's much harder than it looks!

by László Molnár

An outstanding design from the incredibly creative László Molnár, No Holes Barred looks easy but will surprise and confound you. Some light gluing is required to create the puzzle, but it's worth the minor effort.

Six-piece burrs are among the oldest known interlocking puzzles, dating to at least the 18th century. From this set of fifteen pieces, you can make dozens of six-piece combinations, yielding many challenges of varying difficulty.

by Christoph Lohe

Liliput is a wonderful introduction to the expansive genre of framed burr puzzles. It consists of just two pieces and a frame, but they can only be assembled through an elaborate sequence of movements.

by Stewart Coffin

It's as much geometric sculpture as puzzle: six identically-shaped pieces combine to form any of several unusual polyhedral shapes. A fine introduction to Coffin's vast repertoire of polyhedral designs.

by Stewart Coffin

This one requires a little more work to print, but the effort is well worth it. It's Coffin's first published design, and it still holds up as a masterpiece of puzzle artistry after more than 40 years.

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