Info about puzzles, brainteasers, mazes and educational toys

Official website of SmartGames . Please note that the right website is not smartgames.COM, but smartgames.EU

For people living in the US, there is also www.smartgamesusa.com

Incomplete list of distributors of SmartGames around the world. Please contact them instead of me if you lost a puzzle piece or when you are looking for commercial information.

Always a good starting point:



Robs Puzzle page”: one of the best overviews of old and new puzzles that I found on the web. To be sure you don’t miss anything, use the links to different classes of mechanical puzzles at the bottom of each page.

Geduldspiele”: another great overview of different puzzles.The gallery includes about 1,400 puzzles. Many of the puzzles shown are designed by German Puzzle designers like Silvia Heinz Matthes, Markus Goetz and Jean Claude Constantin.

Gabriel Fernandes” puzzle collection, an eclectic take on the fantastic world of mechanical puzzles, viewed from a collector’s point of view:

blog by Gabriel Fernandes with in depth reviews of puzzle games and brainteasers.

The metagrobologist: Mechanical Puzzles for enthusiasts & collectors.

The best iPhone, iPad puzzle apps and mechanical puzzles:

blog by Tom Cutrofello.

Game reviews and news (French):


Game reviews and news (puzzles fall unfortunately outside the scope of BGG):


Oskar van Deventer (inventor of the SmartGame “Anti-Virus):


Games old and new — the history, the products, the companies and the people involved with board games, card games, skill & action games and parlor games.

What is a Puzzle?” Great article by Scott Kim.

Online version of  “The Puzzling World of Polyhedral Dissections by Stewart T. Coffin": http://www.johnrausch.com/PuzzlingWorld/contents.htm

Mazes and labyrinths:


The Puzzle Museum :home to the World's finest collection of Mechanical Puzzles

Free online games and puzzles

www.smartgameslive.com: here you can try out a lot of SmartGames in a digital version.

Puzzlebeast.com: A collection of computer generated puzzles.

ClickMazes by Andrea Gilbert: Lots of unique interactive puzzles and mazes found here.

Other interesting links

Atelier Oker: ceramics (bowls, mugs, cups, etc) designed and handmade by my wife Jeannine Vrins in our  little studio. You can buy some of these items in her webshop on Etsy. They make great Christmas gifts, if you are looking for something more personal and unique than what you can find in regular shops.

Heidi Persoon Traductions FR-NL: The website of my niece. She is a translator French-Dutch. She translated some pages of my website to French. Her new website was made by me.