Brain teasers for adults
What do you visualize when you hear the word ‘puzzle’? Most people would probably imagine thousands of cardboard pieces that need to be put together. However, this is only one piece of the puzzle, so to speak. The aforementioned jigsaws were some of the very first puzzles and originated from Britain around 1760. Puzzles are, in fact, a broad category that includes construction puzzles, stick puzzles, disentanglement puzzles, tour puzzles, folding puzzles, mechanical puzzles, and so on.
Brain teasers for adults are the favorite type of puzzles for many people for a number of reasons. First of all, they boost our overall brain activity and help increase our memory power, which makes them a great brain workout. And just like our body, our brain needs to stay in shape not only to fulfill its everyday tasks such as careful driving or rigorous work but also to prevent early manifestations of diseases associated with mental decline, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. Secondly, brain teasers and riddles for adults have been proved to provide for better mood and improve our general physical and mental state. Just like books, brain teasers are a fun, useful, and a very rewarding hobby to pick up.
Brain teasers are known to be loved by a Greek mathematician Archimedes, who would regularly come up with mathematical riddles for his contemporaries to solve. There are numerous types of brain teasers within each category. Logic puzzles and riddles, for example, are two of the most common types of brain teasers. 3D puzzles, on the other hand, can be considered some of the best brain teasers for adults, as they are a guarantee to keep your mind busy for several hours, they come in several difficulty levels to choose from, and like construction kits or collectible models, they can one day turn into a wonderful collection that was created by your own hands. In addition, they can be easily moved from one place to another, unlike their run-of-the-mill 2D peers.
3 reasons why wooden brain teasers by UGears are different
All UGears 3D puzzle sets are united by certain unique features that make them stand out among other brain teasers for adults. Firstly, all puzzle sets made of 100%-natural plywood and are eco-friendly, since all their parts are pre-cut and are easily pushed out of the wooden frames, they also do not require the use of any extra materials, including glue at any stage of their assembly. Secondly, each such brain teaser for adults features a mechanic element, be that a simple rubber-band motor that powers a tiny wooden copy of a truck with an R6 engine or a less known mechanism, like a Geneva drive that operates the main block of a 600-part set of a robot factory. And lastly, all UGears brain teasers for adults have a unique design that makes them great gifts and impressive collectibles. Intricate exterior ornaments of the delicate puzzles for women, such as the UGears Flower jewelry box and the UGears Treasure Box, the exquisite and soothing roller pendulum motion of the UGears Timer 3D puzzle, or the fascinating movement of the UGears Steam Locomotive gears inside the open sides of this steampunk-inspired model – everyone can easily find something for themselves.
A mechanical principle behind every brain teaser
But let us focus more on the signature feature that unites all brain teaser games for adults by UGears – the mechanical part. We recommend someone who is familiar or fond of physics should take a closer look at such sets as the UGears Monowheel set that runs on a rubber-band-powered motor, features a halting mechanism, and can travel for up to 16 feet or the UGears Horse Mechanoid that moves like a real quadruped balanced by a built-in pendulum and a claw mechanism. Beginners to wooden 3D puzzles would definitely enjoy such sets as the UGears Steampunk Clock with all the beautiful gears exposed in moving in sync or the UGears Tractor with a pull-back mechanism and a transmission switch!
Someone on the more practical is likely to find appealing either the UGears Safe set with a real working combination lock and a spacious storage space for all their valuables, or the UGears Flexi-Cubus with flexible connections that roll over one another creating various geometrical shapes which allows this puzzle to work as an attention-focus aid. Furthermore, the UGears Hurdy-Gurdy is a fully-functioning ancient music instrument, while the UGears Tugboat set is a tiny copy of a real-life boat that can pull light freight such as paper boats, rock on waves, and even make a sound that resembles a gentle hum of a real diesel engine.
Select a difficulty level and enjoy your brain teaser!
All UGears brain teasers for adults are split into three categories by difficulty level, which means that the ‘Easy’ puzzles normally do not have more than 200 parts and take between 1 and 3 hours to assemble, while the ‘Intermediate’ and ‘Hard’ ones consist of around 300 to 400 parts and take from 4 – 8 to 9 – 16 hours to build accordingly.
Some of the hardest brain teasers for adults from UGears include the UGears Locomotive + Railway Platform + Rails set that features a very precise copy of a Victorian-era train station together with a steam-engine train and 13 feet of train tracks! Another good example of a challenging wooden brain teaser would be the UGears Dream Cabriolet Vm-05 set that features a fully-functioning V-8 configuration engine with transmission that allows this amazing vintage car model to switch between ‘forward’, ‘reverse’, and ‘idle’ modes.