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General Puzzle Links
The world’s greatest collection of puzzles. Puzzle Classification and Taxonomy Classification. The Hordern-Dalgety Collection was started in 1886.
The Jerry Slocum Collection of mechanical puzzles The Jerry Slocum Collection of mechanical puzzles embodies a lifetime pursuit of the intriguing and the perplexing.
Puzzle World contains information and illustrations about many of the finest handcrafted mechanical puzzles in the world. His site has Java applets of sliding puzzles, details on Stewart Coffin books, and lots more.
Nick Baxter’s Puzzle Links
Nick Baxter is a software product manager by profession, but his real passion is puzzling. He is the captain of both the U.S. puzzle and sudoku teams and has an extensive mechanical puzzle collection has been collecting since 1992. His personal collection has over 3,000 puzzles which he appreciates as works of art. His site links to the incredible Baxterweb, where you can participate in auctions for rare puzzles and his amazing Sliding Puzzle Page.
Puzzle will be played
The website of Ishino Keiichiro which contains a huge collection of accurate descriptions for mechanical assembly and interlocking puzzles. Regularly updated with the designs of craftsmen and designers across the world.
Puzzle Place is a site devoted to those wanting to find out about many different puzzles, who designs them, who creates them, and much more.
The reference site of Leo Hordijk.
World Puzzle Federation
The World Puzzle Federation is an association of legal bodies with an interest in puzzles. Only one organization per country can belong to the WPF. The WPF follows the Olympic standard in what constitutes a country and amongst other things supervises the World Puzzle Championship (WPC), World Sudoku Championship (WSC) and other WPF events.
Official web page of the UK puzzle association
The Official Website of the UK Puzzle Association, the UK member of the World Puzzle Federation(WPF).
General Resources Articles
Orderly Tangles Revisited
Orderly Tangles Revisited by George W. Hart.
Thorleif’s SOMA page
A page devoted to Piet Hein’s Soma Cube.
A site dedicated to Kumiki Puzzle.
Jaap Scherphuis Puzzle Page
Jaap Scherphuis’s newsletter for Rubik Cube addicts with a wealth of information on puzzles and recreational mathematics from David Singmaster.