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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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  • Old Shackes Horse Shoe Puzzle by Tucker-Jones. Tavern Puzzles

    Old Shackes by Tucker-Jones. Tavern Puzzles

    An old favorite, often made from horseshoes. The real test is getting the ring back on. (1981) Object: Remove the metal ring.Puzzle Difficulty: Easy - Group 1Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.

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  • Painted Lady - Butterfly Puzzle by Tavern Puzzles

    Painted Lady - Butterfly Puzzle by Tavern Puzzles

    A member of the order Ferrous Lepidoptera. Easy to set free, but can you net the ring? A prize specimen for any collection. (1991) Object: Remove the metal ringPuzzle Difficulty: Easy+ - Group 2Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.

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  • Patience Puzzle - Tavern Puzzle

    Patience Puzzle - Ring Puzzle

    "The oldest known puzzle design, probably of Chinese origin. Popular with 19th century sailors. We make ours with nails made in New England on a machine that has been in use since the Civil War era. (1984)Patience Puzzle is more a mathmatical puzzle than the other Tavern Puzzles. It has 43 steps, but only a few basic moves. The secret to solving it is discovering the correct sequence." Object: Remove the metal shuttle Puzzle Difficulty:...

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  • Satan's Stirrup - Metal Tavern Puzzle

    Satan's Stirrup - Metal Tavern Puzzle

    "Brewed in the cauldron of the blacksmith's mind. The first of our own designs; the original original. (1985)" - Tucker-Jones Satan's Stirrup is the first Tavern Puzzle designed by Tucker-Jones. This original puzzle will make you glad they didn't stop there. Object: Remove the metal shuttle Puzzle Difficulty: Group 4 (Intermediate+)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.

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  • Self Restraint  by Tavern Puzzles

    Self Restraint by Tavern Puzzles

    A control imposed on one by oneself. Something everyone needs. Practice it to achieve success. (1996) Object: Remove the metal ringPuzzle Difficulty: Easy+ - Group 2Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.

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  • Smarty Pants - Tavern Puzzle

    Smarty Pants - Tavern Puzzle

    "Show off your smarts with this brainteaser!" - Tucker-Jones Everyone knows one, many are one, what is it? Smarty Pants! The puzzle that humbles some and just encourages others. Great for a gift, or to add to your own collection. Object: Remove the ring Puzzle Difficulty: Group 4 (Intermediate+)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.

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  • Smooth Operator - Tavern Puzzle

    Smooth Operator - Tavern Puzzle

    "The offspring of IRON MAIDEN and WISE GUY. A clever scoundrel! (2011)" - Tucker-Jones Object: Remove the large metal ring Puzzle Difficulty: Group 5 (Difficult)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.

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  • Sneaky Pete - Chinese Ring Puzzle style puzzle

    Sneaky Pete - Tavern Puzzle

    "The name is American slang for fortified wine. This vintage puzzle is just as intoxicating. (1990)" - Tucker-Jones The name makes this a perfect gift for a puzzler who's a wine connoisseur, or any other puzzle fan. This puzzle is a favorite, along with Patience Puzzle, for the folks here at BrainPuzzles.com. First time solving this puzzle for the site owner was about 10 minutes, but the second time solving it just minutes later, took many...

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  • Tinkers Bell Tavern Puzzle

    Tinkers Bell Tavern Puzzle

    "The tinker was a traveling rural "handyman", repairing pots and kettles, entertaining children when his work was done. (1992)" - Tucker-Jones Object: Remove the metal ringPuzzle Difficulty: Group 3 (Intermediate)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the USA.

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  • Traveler's Woe by Tavern Puzzles

    Traveler's Woe by Tavern Puzzles

    Don't get lost as you travel towards the solution of this popular disentanglement puzzle. Once you get there, then it's time to go back to the beginning. "The path to follow seems obvious, but don't be misled. This journey has many obstacles, and it is easy to get lost. (1997)" - Tucker-Jones Object: Remove the wavy metal shuttlePuzzle Difficulty: Group 3 (Intermediate)Packaging: Cloth draw string bag Each puzzle is 100% hand crafted in the...

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