To join the puzzle list and never miss any event, please send an email to pandahou@SPAMLESShotmail.com
(Please remove the word "SPAMLESS" for the email to work)

To view the types of puzzles we are talking about, visit my Puzzle Collection! ;-)

 

To view pictures of past events, please go to the bottom of the page.

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

- To meet more people who appreciate and are interested in such puzzles.
- To provide solutions for those puzzles.
- To organise competitions such as speed-solving Rubik's cube and other less known puzzles.
- To have the opportunity to view some extremely rare puzzles.
- To try out some new generation puzzles.
- To demonstrate why those puzzles represent theoretical mathematics applied in the real world.
- To introduce creative puzzle ideas.
- To build new puzzles.
- And much more that I cannot think of right now!
 

 

 

2007 BOARD

President (Founder):
Pantazis (Peter) C. Houlis
Vice President:
Chang Su Lee
Secretary:
Kamariani Houli
Overseas Correspondent:
David Calvo Vivas
(Spanish 3x3x3 cube Champion)

 

 

 

2006 BOARD

President (Founder):
Pantazis (Peter) C. Houlis
Vice President:
Ivan Khruscelnichov
Secretary:
Kamariani Houli
Overseas Correspondent:
David Calvo Vivas
(Spanish 3x3x3 cube Champion)


No treasurer yet, as it is still a FREE club!

 

I REPEAT, MEMBERSHIP IS FREE FREE FREE!!!

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Dates to be confirmed in the following weeks - you will be all notified by email.
(pictures of all my puzzle collection and the puzzles mentioned below, may be found here).

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(1) The Easy Puzzle Day (First - non formal - puzzle meeting!!!)

This is the time to get the required confidence before moving to other harder puzzles.
Learn how to manipulate some basic puzzles and understand some sequences.
Puzzles such as the tetraminx will be there to help you on your first steps!
Puzzles Featured: Morph, Sponge Bob, Fifteen sliding puzzle, Eschers sliding puzzle, Backspin, Mulit-Spin, Rubik's Clock, Nine Ball, Transposition, Whipit, Ivory Tower, Rubik's Snake, Tetraminx.

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(2) Cast (Metal) Puzzle Day

Do you think you have seen all the cast puzzles at Orientation Day? Think again!
23+ high quality cast puzzles are awaiting to be appreciated (and maybe solved) by you!
No mathematics knowledge is required here, only some fine trickery...!
Puzzles Featured: All cast metals puzzles.

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(3) The Club Carnival

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(Dates for the next events to be confirmed)

(4) The Cuboid Day

Just because it looks like a cube, it doesn't mean it is a Rubik's Cube.
It may be a skewb, or a Fisher's cube, or a Revenge cube, or even... a Rubik's Professor cube!
Siamese, triamese and quartimese cubes will be there too! Will *you* be there?
Puzzles Featured: Skewb, Fisher's Cube, 2x2x2, 3x2x2, 3x3x3, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, 3x3x4, 3x3x5, Super Cubix, Rubik's Dice, I-Qube, Oskar's Cube.

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(5) The Interlocking and Wooden Puzzle Day

How do some structures made of the simplest components hold together? Some of them seem impossible
to be true. But beware! Once you disassemble them, this is when the difficult part comes along!
Also, a few artistically (wooden) made puzzles will also be present!
There is also a possibility to have a presentation regarding interlocking structures.
(Author and title of the presentation to be confirmed)

Puzzles Featured: Interlocking ball, circles, lines, metal, Cerebral Rings, Octopus, Salvador, Double Trouble, Four Rings, Torture Chamber, Gordian Knot.

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(6) The Ball Puzzle Day

So what if a puzzle looks like a ball? There are MANY ways to twist it around!!!
Puzzles Featured: Masterball, Chromosix, Zodiac Ball, Orbit, Orbix, Rubik's Sphere, Rubik's World, K8 Ball, Impossiball, Baseball, Touch Down, Massage Ball.

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(7) The Regular Polyhedra Puzzle Day

Have you heard of the Platonic solids? Well, there are five of them!
And now, you may also twist them in many ways and learn how they are related!
The cube, the tetrahedron, the octahedron, the dodecahedron, the icosahedron
as well as some of their variations will be thrilled to confuse you!
Puzzles Featured: Dogic, Megaminx, Ultimate Skewb, Octahedron, Pyraminx, Pyramorphix, Tetraminx, Triamid, Rubik's Cube, Alexander's Star, Cuboctahedron.

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(8) Rubik's Cube Speed Solving Competition Day

Did you know that the Rubik's cubes can be lubricated for speed-solving?
I am not a speed solver myself and I don't usually lubricate my cubes.
But if you have the moves and the correct algorithms, you may actually win a prize!
Entry fees to be announced. Chances are we may also have a sponsor! :-)

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(9) The Alien Puzzle Day

Some puzzles look very weird, as if they come from another planet.
Actually, sometimes I think they do!
Rubik's Shells, Rubik's UFO, the Astrolabacus, the BrainTwist and other puzzles (and UFOs)
will be there to abduct your mind!
Puzzles Featured: Astrolabacus, Rubik's Shells, Brain Twist, Gerdig UFO, Rubik's UFO, Net Block UFO, Tricky Disky, Saturn, Siamese Strecthed Cubes, Rainbow Puck, Alien Hive

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(10) The Rubik's Magic Construction Puzzle Day

Rubik's magic is an ingenious puzzle that holds onto fishing line strings to flip and glide...!
Many interesting shapes may be created by carefully manipulating it.
It is time to discover its secrets, and even witness the construction of one of them!!!
Puzzles Featured: All nine Rubik's Magic styled puzzles!

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(11) New Generation Puzzle Day

So what have all those companies been doing all those years? What evil creations have they come up with lately?
With more engineering knowledge, some constructions that have been impossible to create in the past are now taking their place in the new puzzle world!
Puzzles Featured: Flip-Side, Brain-String, Cross Teaser, Planets, Mad Triad (both), Spinout, C-metrick, C-metrick Too, Platypus.

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(12) Rare Puzzle Day

Some puzzles today can fetch for ridiculous prices... even hundreds of dollars!!!
Which are those puzzles? Why do they cost so much?
To have those questions answered, just come along!
Puzzles Featured: Octahedron, Rubik's Domino, Rubik's Rabbits, Columbus Egg, Spectra, Logitoy, Gripple, Trillion, Great Gears, Octo, Saturn (Belgian), Varikon, Otto Wu, Enigma(s), Chocolate Roundy.

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(13) The "Other Puzzles" Day

It is very hard to categorise some of the puzzles in the above categories.
So this is their day, when they can all be in the spotlight!
Puzzles Featured: Kaos, Tripple Cross, Rack'em Up, Switchback, 3-level Puzzle, Lock-Out, Lights Out, Nintendo Barrel, Smarties Puzzle, Missing Link, Pepsi Cola and Coca Cola sliding puzzles, The Brain.

 

 

 

February 2006: Photo from the Nullarbor Game Competition (ECU)
(click on the picture to enlarge)

 

March 2006: Photos from the Spanish Cube Championship
(click on the pictures to enlarge)

 

February 2006: Photos from Orientation Day (UWA)
(click on the pictures to enlarge)

 

April 2006: Photo from the annual Executive Puzzle Meeting (UWA)
(click on the pictures to enlarge)

 

May 2006: Picture from the "Easy Puzzles Day" Meeting (UWA)
(click on the pictures to enlarge)

 

June 2006: Photos from the 1st PINTS and M&M club BBQ (UWA)
(click on the pictures to enlarge)

 

July 2006: Photo from the "Cast Metal Puzzles Day" Meeting (UWA)
(click on the pictures to enlarge)

 

August 2006: Photos from the 2nd PINTS and M&M club BBQ (UWA)
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October 2006: Photos from the 3rd PINTS and M&M club (indoor!) BBQ (UWA)
(click on the pictures to enlarge)

 

November 2006: Photos from the Magic Puzzle Meeting (UWA)
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23rd February 2007: Orientation Day Photos and
Puzzle Competition Winners (UWA)
(click on the pictures to enlarge)

 

 

31st July 2007: Club Carnival Day Photos
(click on the pictures to enlarge)

 

NEW!!! 9th-12th August 2007: International Puzzle Party (IPP27)
Click here for a 77 photos gallery!!!

 

 

Please read the emails for the upcoming events!


To view puzzles that I have been collecting for decades, please go to my puzzle page! :-)

For more information email Peter at: pandahou@SPAMLESShotmail.com
(Please remove the word "SPAMLESS" for the email to work)

Links:

Pantazis' Puzzle Page!
PINTS club