Tavern Puzzles® are reproductions of a type of puzzle traditionally forged by blacksmiths to amuse their friends at country taverns and inns. Keeping with tradition, a museum-trained blacksmith from Long Island has reproduced some of these antique designs as well as his own original designs. All the puzzles are handcrafted and individually assembled. Each puzzle is mechanical in nature; removal of the object piece does not rely on force or trickery.
100% Handcrafted in the USA
"The last of the interactive designs, and the cream of the crop. (2008)" - Tucker-Jones The puzzle pieces can be combined with the pieces from Big Shot, Doozie, and Tri Again to form different puzzles. Object: Remove the metal heart Puzzle Difficulty: Group 6 (Difficult+)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.
"Surf's up! Somewhat intimidating and hard to handle, but can be manipulated and controlled with the right technique." - Tucker-Jones For the puzzle master, the surfer, or the big kahuna in your life. Makes a great addition to your tavern puzzle collection, or the perfect puzzle to start one. Object: Remove the metal ring Puzzle Difficulty: Group 5...
"Another New York original. Solve it, and you'll be one too! " - Tucker-Jones The solution isn't like you'd expect, but a big shot puzzle solver would already know that. Object: Remove the metal ring Puzzle Difficulty: Group 6 (Difficult+)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.
"Captain Teach gave no quarter when he plundered and pillaged. Likewise, this hook will leave you hanging. No Kidding! (1993)" - Tucker-Jones Black Beard's war ship may be at the bottom of the sea, but he's still reeking havoc with this metal Tavern Puzzle. Don't get weighted down waiting to find the answer. Object: Remove the metal shuttle Puzzle...
"Our twenty-first design, for the 21st century. For those playing with a full deck, it's a natural! (2000)" - Tavern Puzzles Object: Remove the metal shuttlePuzzle Difficulty: Group 2 (Easy+)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.
A double play. Solve it one way, then turn it over and solve it a different way. (2009) Object: Remove the steel ringPuzzle Difficulty: Easy - Group 1Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.
Clef Hanger is Tavern Puzzle's musical clef note disentanglement puzzle, sure to be a hit with those musically gifted or the puzzler who's ready for the next challenge. "Two notes short an octave, this clef is bound to be treble. No musical ability is necessary. (1987)" - Tucker-Jones Object: Remove the steel ringPuzzle Difficulty: Group 3...
Original artifact is in a museum in Landis Valley, PA, birthplace of the Conestoga covered wagon. (1981) Object: Remove the steel ringPuzzle Difficulty: Easy - Group 1Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.
"A bone to worry for even the most rabid puzzle fans. Even a former US president was bitten by this puppy (George Bush admitted defeat in 1990)." - Tucker-Jones This "Dirty Dog" has quite a bark, so for your sake let's hope the bark is worse than the bite with this Tavern Puzzle. Object: Remove the metal shuttle Puzzle Difficulty: Group 4...
"Something that is extraordinary or outstanding of its kind. " - Tucker-Jones What a doozie! This puzzle will keep you happily frustrated as you search for the doozie of a solution. The blacksmith at Tavern Puzzles went to extreme lengths to make a doozie of a puzzl in 2007 when he designed this one. Good luck! Object: Remove the metal ringPuzzle...