Minoru Abe is a puzzle designer and craftsman from Japan who is wildly recognised for designing and producing colourful and extremely difficult sliding block puzzles, many of which are deemed to be the most difficult sliding puzzles in the world.
Sliding block puzzles have remained popular since the 19th-century craze when Sam Loyd released his ’14-15 Puzzle’. Minoru Abe’s puzzles respect these old designs, however, his new sliding block puzzles are extremely creative and produced in very small quantities by craftsmen for eager collectors. Obtaining them can be difficult as they are mainly retailed by the puzzle shop Torito in Akihabara Japan, however many of us can be very fortunate and obtain the excellent puzzles from CU-Japan.
Minoru Abe Information
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Minoru Abe Puzzles
Minoru has produced some great puzzles, of which many are below (Please feel free to update on missing puzzles).
|The Borg Cube|
|Angel and Demons||Angel & Satan||Block 10|
|Blue and Pink||Boy & Dog||Climb 12|
|Climb 15||Climb Pro 24||Crazy Q|
|Croc and Strandidyll||Dog and Cat||Easy?1989|
|Egg of Dinosaur||Puzzle||Four Colour Side by Side|
|Man & Woman||Moota-Kun||Neo 123|
|Runaway II||Sliding 8 Puzzle II||Solo|
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