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The Small Worlds of Michael Davydov

The Small Worlds of Michael Davydov

The miniature artist captures moments of whimsy by encasing houses in nature in small jars.

Chess Sets for Designerds

Chess Sets for Designerds

Artists and architects have experiment with the form and structure of chess sets for decades, giving modern chess-lovers some exciting, iconic, and uniquely designed works of art.

The Alien Lego Cubes of Zachary Steinman

The Alien Lego Cubes of Zachary Steinman

The Lego sculptures, these intricate cubic studies of shapes and patterns, are made on a nightly basis ... and are disassembled shortly after.

Alexa Meade Plays with Perception and Dimension

Alexa Meade Plays with Perception and Dimension

While so much art tricks the brain into understanding flat images as three dimensional, Alexa Meade does the opposite with bodypainting.

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Chris Ramsay Unwraps All 25 Mystery Decks

Chris Ramsay Unwraps All 25 Mystery Decks

Watch Chris Ramsay unbox 25 Mystery Decks!

3 Must-See Puzzle Movies

3 Must-See Puzzle Movies

For fans of puzzle movies, three films stand head and shoulders above the rest: The Last of Sheila (1973), Clue (1985), and The Game (1997).

hands holding volume 1 of tangram

Tangram Vol. 1 Puzzle Hunt - Hints and Solution

Overview Hidden throughout the pages of Tangram Volume 1 are 6 puzzles, themed around each of the 6 artists featured in the journal. A small red tangram piece marks the starting point for each puzz...

Paula Scher Designs Playing Cards

Paula Scher Designs Playing Cards

Just Type is a modern reinterpretation of classic playing card design and a tribute to the different ways in which the spirit of type can be modified.

The Absurd Genius of Joseph's Machines

The Absurd Genius of Joseph's Machines

Instagram artist Joseph Herscher builds absurd Rube-Goldberg machines for life’s most mundane tasks.

Backgammon

How to Play Backgammon

What makes backgammon so compelling is its balance of chance by incorporating dice rolls, and strategy. It’s also very easy to learn and can scale in difficulty depending on who you’re playing; so,...