Sunday 12 September 2021

Enter if you can…

Peter Hajek’s new book, “Enter if you can – The art of puzzle boxes” will be available for sale at both Pelikan (already!) and Cubic Dissection (shortly…).

I was fortunate to be given an advance copy of this lovely book and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves puzzles – and especially those who love puzzle boxes. Peter has produced a beautiful coffee table book full of stunning photographs of hundreds of puzzle boxes (including some thoroughly unobtainable ones!).

The book takes the reader on a journey through the development of puzzle boxes over the years and then spends several chapters looking at some of the recent masters of the art. Peter’s gone to great lengths to try and entice new puzzlers into his love for puzzle boxes, and I’m sure he’s going to win lots of new converts with this lovely book.

So if you’re interested in the history of Sorrento boxes or looking to find out more about Frank Chambers’ puzzles, looking for a discourse on difficulty or what makes a good puzzle (box), Enter if you can has you covered.

Thank you Peter for putting it all together so beautifully and creating a record of some of the things that really amuse us puzzle box lovers.


  1. I am eager to get my copy! -Tyler.

    1. Normal service is resumed, eh Tyler? :-) You're welcome!

    2. D'Oh! with all those mentions I guess I need to find something esle to tempt you into! :-)

    3. Well, together with Kevin, you have pointed me to some wonderful new brass lately... -T