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 Post subject: Vote for Daily Puzzle by WEI-HWA and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:02 am 
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Hi Non-Twisty Puzzles fans,

The Daily Puzzle has ten tiles: four large ones and six small ones. Each tile has some black marking and some holes. The large tiles can be arranged to make all days of the month: 01-31. The small tiles can be arranged to make all months of the year: JAN-DEC. Every day, you have a puzzle to change the day, and every month you have a more difficult puzzle to change the month. The Daily Puzzle makes a great birthday gift. You can set the tiles to make the birthday of your friend. This way, you can personalize the puzzle.

This puzzle has a long history. I made the original three-tile single-digit (0-9) design in July 1986. Wei-Hwa Huang improved my design into a four-tile two-digit design (01-31) in 2003. George Miller prototyped it in 2007. Tanya Thompson used this puzzle as IPP gift in 2008. Following my suggestion, Wei-Hwa designed a monthly JAN-DEC version as well, which Tanya Thompson used as her IPP gift in 2009. The commercial version of Daily Puzzle was released by Thinkfun mid 2012. So there have been 26 years between conception and production.

This puzzle has been nominated for the People's Play Awards in the category "puzzles". Please go to People's Play Awards, search for "Daily Puzzle" and cast your vote. Thank you!

Watch the YouTube video.
Cast your vote at People's Play Awards (search for "Daily Puzzle").
Buy the puzzle at Thinkfun.
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Enjoy!

Oskar
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 Post subject: Re: Vote for Daily Puzzle by WEI-HWA and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:08 am 
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NICE!!! I need to pick this up for my desk.

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for Daily Puzzle by WEI-HWA and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:24 pm 
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That puzzle looks great,when is it being released?


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for Daily Puzzle by WEI-HWA and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:28 pm 
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Spongeharry wrote:
That puzzle looks great, when is it being released?
You can already buy it in the USA and Canada.I am checking about Europe.

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for Daily Puzzle by WEI-HWA and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:03 pm 
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Cheers Oskar,I always have problems getting Thinkfun products.


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 Post subject: Re: Vote for Daily Puzzle by WEI-HWA and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:20 pm 
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Oskar, are you asking us to vote for your puzzle or the one we think is best? Not saying they are mutually exclusive.

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for Daily Puzzle by WEI-HWA and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:00 pm 
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Oskar wrote:
Spongeharry wrote:
That puzzle looks great, when is it being released?
You can already buy it in the USA and Canada.I am checking about Europe.

Oskar


I have seen one for sale on ebay with international shipping.

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for Daily Puzzle by WEI-HWA and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:53 pm 
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I just got mine in but it came via Florida. Fun little thing. But to be honest, it's as irritating as all get out.

The design could have been better in my opinion. Not the puzzle, the tray. There is nothing to hold the bits in. They just rest in there so when I shifted my keyboard forward the other day. Bam! mucked up puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for Daily Puzzle by WEI-HWA and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:32 am 
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katsmom wrote:
The design could have been better in my opinion. Not the puzzle, the tray. There is nothing to hold the bits in.
Thinkfun has been working for three years on the design. The original version was much more rugged and styled like a stationary store object (I have the original prototype in my office). Unfortunately, neither toy sellers nor stationary sellers understood the object. Next, Thinkfun brought the production cost to a bare minimum by using vacuum forming for the stand. Because of its $8 price point, it is suddenly becoming a best seller in the toys market.
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I have seen one for sale on ebay with international shipping.
That is great. You can also buy them in Europe at Happy Puzzle UK and at Gemclub.
Tony Fisher wrote:
Oskar, are you asking us to vote for your puzzle or the one we think is best?
I hope you will be voting for the one that I think is the best. I hope that it is your favorite too :)

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for Daily Puzzle by WEI-HWA and OSKAR
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The perplexus twist looks like fun too - I have the original and epic. I still did vote for the daily puzzle though. It will go great next to my calendar cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for Daily Puzzle by WEI-HWA and OSKAR
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Oskar wrote:
The original version was much more rugged and styled like a stationary store object (I have the original prototype in my office).
Oh I'd love to see. I enjoy looking at rare and prototyped puzzles. Could you post a picture?

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 Post subject: Re: Vote for Daily Puzzle by WEI-HWA and OSKAR
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:45 pm 
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wwwmwww wrote:
Could you post a picture?Carl
Here you are.
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