About Us

Solve It ! Think Out of the Box is a small, privately owned family business on Pier 39 in San Francisco, CA.  Our current owner Yelena Martynenko, has been an educator for over thirty years, and is passionate about helping the young and the young-at-heart challenge their minds and grow. She has always pursued ways to grow minds through puzzles and critical thinking, and offering high quality specialty puzzles are a fantastic way to do just that.

Here at Solve It !, we specialize in thinking, learning, and above all playing and having fun! We offer a variety of games for developing young children as well as games that help to keep mature minds sharp in the later years of life, and everyone in between. We believe that you can do anything that you set your mind to, and that challenging yourself daily is the key to happiness and growth! It is essential in life to expand our minds. We must continue to learn new things on a daily basis and overcome the small challenges that hinder us, and what better way to do that than through the fun challenge of puzzle solving.

Our puzzles encourage that can-do-anything potential, which we all possess.

By playing with these handcrafted wooden games we can enjoy the simplicity of returning to our naturally inquisitive selves in order to expand our logical and spatial reasoning skills. By “thinking out of the box,” you can learn to see what is possible and what you can create, not just with puzzles, but also in your life.

Solve It truly is the first store of its kind!

We specialize in thinking learning, and above all playing! We carry a variety of games for young developing children all the way to games that help to keep wise minds sharp in the later years of life. We believe that you can do anything that you set your mind to! It is essential in life to expand our minds. We must continue to learn new things on a daily basis and overcome the small challenges that hinder us. Our puzzles encourage just that “can-do anything potential” which we all possess. By handling these hand crafted wood games we can enjoy the simplicity of returning to nature in order to expand our knowledge base. Think in every direction, and see what possibilities you can now create not just with puzzles but also in your life.

 

Solve It! on pier 39

Our location - Pier 39  San Francisco

 

Our Products - All Handcrafted

 

 

 Games and Puzzles for all Ages!