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Derek Mayer Mechanical Puzzles

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Derek Mayer is a puzzle designer from the UK who developed a range of popular interlocking mechanical puzzles known as Mayer’s Cube.

Mayer’s Cube was first introduced by Pentangle in 1982 as a Christmas promotion for ICI Petrochemical Division.(Imperial Chemical Industries). It was called “Hexacube” and packaged with one piece out. The challenge was to put it together. A Mayer’s Cube was used as the puzzle box in Hellraiser II.

Of designer’s versions 7B, 8, 9A, 9B, and 10C, versions 7A, 9B & 10C were produced in commercial quantities by Pentangle.

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You can find a number of Derek’s puzzles at the wonderful website of Bernhard Schweitzer known as .

Derek Mayer Puzzles

A guide to the puzzles of Jeff. (Please feel free to update on missing puzzles).

Mayer’s Cube 7B Mayer’s Cube 8 Mayer’s Cube 9A
Mayer’s Cube 9B Mayer’s Cube 10C

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Mayer’s Cube 10C by Derek Mayer © Nick Baxter (BaxterWeb)

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