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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.


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  • Double Bypass - Iron heart shaped Puzzle

    Double Bypass - Tavern Puzzle

    "Dizzy? Palpitations? To avoid occlusion and a full arrest, look to the name for the cure." - Tucker-Jones Having chest pains? You might get a little dizzy trying to solve this puzzle from Tucker Jones. This Iron puzzle is also a very popular Iron Gift given as a sixth year wedding anniversary gift.  (Iron gifts are the traditional 6th anniversary present.)   Object: Remove the iron heart Puzzle Difficulty: Group 5 (Difficult)Packaging:...

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  • Double Trouble - Metal puzzle with chain

    Double Trouble - Tavern Puzzle

    "Twice the challenge, twice the fun, twice the satisfaction. Named for the blacksmith's twin daughters. (1988)" - Tucker-Jones You're in trouble! You're in double trouble! If only it wasn't for that rascally chain! There's just chain enough to get you in real trouble with this puzzle. Good luck to all who take the challenge.  Object: Remove the metal shuttle Puzzle Difficulty: Group 7 (Very Difficult)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each...

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  • Freedom's Ring - Bell shaped Tavern Puzzle

    Freedom's Ring - Tavern Puzzle

    "A sound heard in New York, across the USA, around the world. The blacksmith's most challenging design ever. (2002)" - Tucker-Jones Freedom's Ring is a bell shaped puzzle that will ring your bell. The solution is one of the toughest in the Tavern Puzzle collection.  Object: Remove the metal ring Puzzle Difficulty: Group 8 (Very Difficult+)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.

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  • Genuine Article - Chinese Ring Puzzle style puzzle

    Genuine Article - Chinese Ring Puzzle style puzzle

    "The real McCoy! Accept no substitutes. If you enjoy sequential ring puzzles (like Patience Puzzle), you'll find Genuine Article an interesting variation. More difficult than Dirty Dog and Doozie." - Tucker-Jones Sequential ring puzzles, or ancient Chinese ring puzzles, as they're sometimes called, reuire multiple moves to the remove the object piece. This one is slightly easier than Patience, but that's not saying much, it's still rather...

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  • Heart's Desire - Tavern Puzzles Collection

    Heart's Desire - Tavern Puzzles Collection

    "There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it." - Tucker-Jones Another puzzle in the series of heart object piece puzzles, this one the most complex of all of the heart shaped object puzzles.  Object: Remove the metal heartPuzzle Difficulty: Group 6 (Difficult+)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.

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  • Iron Heart by Tavern Puzzles

    Iron Heart by Tavern Puzzles

    A simple puzzle, often made by apprentices. This variation is based on a description from a Ukrainian shoemaker. (1981) Object: Remove the metal heartPuzzle Difficulty: Easy - Group 1Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.

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  • Iron Maiden - Iron disentanglement puzzle

    Iron Maiden by Tavern Puzzles

    "Not the same device found in a chamber of horrors, or a one-hit rock band. This lady may torture you, nonetheless. (1982)" - Tavern Puzzles Object: Remove the iron ringPuzzle Difficulty: Group 2 (Easy+)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.

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  • Long Island Catch - Fish shaped metal puzzle

    Long Island Catch - Tavern Puzzle Fish Puzzle

    "Holy Mackerel! This fish will tangle the line and steal the bait. It's no fluke if you flounder." - Tucker-Jones You'll be fishing for the solution to this fish shaped puzzle for quite some time. But, like any good fishing story, finding the solution will sound easier and easier each time the story is told.   Object: Remove the metal ringPuzzle Difficulty: Group 7 (Very Difficult)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand...

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  • Lyon's Loop Tavern Puzzle

    Lyon's Loop Tavern Puzzle

    Original in private collection, Philadelphia, PA. This Tavern Puzzle, Lyon's Loop, by Tucker Jones is named after after famous 19th century blacksmith, Patrick Lyon, c. 1840, who was the originally creator of this disentanglement puzzle. Object: Remove the metal ringPuzzle Difficulty: Group 2 (Easy+)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.

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  • Matched Set - Tavern Puzzle

    Matched Set - Tavern Puzzle

    "The task most difficult for an apprentice blacksmith was to forge two pieces exactly alike. (1999)" - Tucker-Jones Just enough chain to hang you up on the solution. With plenty of ways to get tangled up and only one solution, Matched Set is the perfect challenge for any puzzle fan with the perserverance to find the solution. Object: Remove the metal shuttle Puzzle Difficulty: Group 7 (Very Difficult)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each...

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