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 Puzzlewood.de .
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)