On behalf of Solve It!, we would like to thank you for being loyal customers to our business over the years. Due to a San Francisco Public Health Order, our Pier 39 location is closed through June 15, 2020 or until further notice.
In the meantime, we remain open online and will continue to take and fulfill orders made through our website. As a thank you for your continued support during this time we are giving anyone who makes a purchase from our website an automatic 15% off any purchase!
You can also support up by purchasing GIFT CARDS to be used at a later date.
We very much look forward to reopening our doors at Pier 39 soon and wish the best of health to you and your family! - Yelena
This dynamic cube is one of our hardest, and also happens to be one of our favorites. The Koncy Puzzle contains six pieces. Nothing connects these pieces to each other, or lets the cube retain its form, besides the unique and unconventional shapes of the pieces themselves. Dismantling this cube is a very complex and gentle affair. It should be done one step at a time, and is difficult in and of itself.
The 6 pieces slide apart and return to a cube. It is important to note the last piece to come apart as it is the last to be inserted as the cube is reassembled.
Once the shape is unraveled, getting it back into a cube turns out to be much harder than it looks . Fair warning: this puzzle has 47 steps to bring it back into a cube. Starting with a 3x cube is recommended.
Do not be deceived by the appearance. This devil of a puzzle consists of 8 piece that have triangles on three sides of each block. To solve the puzzle you must inter-lay the pieces back together so that all the triangles are inside of the cube.
Cast Square - Game Rank 6
This puzzle can be assembled into three different color combinations. Beware this puzzle is complicated by internal mechanics.
With 3 different objectives this is the perfect game for any coffee table. See how many solutions you can find for the triangle and the two three dimensional pyramids.
The triangle can be filled any of 24 ways, and once complete the pieces can be used to make a 4x4x4 pyramid using 20 balls and a 5x5x5 using all the pieces except the single ball.
In this special box you can find 27 wooden rods.
All of them have the same size, but are sliced differently inside.
To create a burr puzzle (interlock puzzle that has 2 rods on each side), you will need any 5 different rods + the 0 (zero) rod- which is the only fully squared rod.
The challenge :Balance all the nails on the single peg in the center without letting the nails touch the base!
You may not use rubber band, glue or any other aids…
Invented by Mr. Andrew Snowie, this versatile puzzle is comprised of 12 different pieces. When it is assembled, it can be used to play real chess games, but can you fit all of the pieces back into the frame? There are 156 different ways to accomplish this. Once you've succeeded, try building a 4x4x4 checkered cube.
Dimensions : 9" x 9" x 1.2"
In addition, we provide you with instructions for 54 other shapes to build out of the pieces. There are between one and hundreds of ways to build shape, so this puzzle should keep anyone busy for quite a while...
Cast Spiral - Game Rank 5
The five pieces slides past each other vertically, keep in mind some are identical and some are not.
Strategic game with a surprising end.
Originally played by the royalty of Madagascar, Fanorona was a pass time for the wealthy. It still holds up today as an extremely strategic game for two players.
22 white balls & 22 black balls set on the board as in the picture.
For each turn, a player moves one of their balls to an unoccupied space. When a ball runs into or moves away from a line of the opponent's balls they are removed from play. The player who has the last remaining balls on the board is the winner.
You will have to find a tactical way to capture the last balls on the board.
Cast Equa - Game Rank 5
The two semi circles can be separated and removed from the frame.
Game Rank 5
Free the hooked ring from the maze; this is the most challenging of the labyrinth puzzles.
Cast H&H - Game Rank 5
Hanayama’s newest cast. Separate the two pieces; they have more degrees of freedom than it first appears.
Game Rank 5
Twist the three rings apart and then back into the solid shape.