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Put-Together Puzzles
It is the widest and most popular kind of manipulative puzzles with hundreds of subtypes and thousands of variations. One of the oldest puzzles of this kind is the Stomachion or Loculus of Archimedes (Archimedes' Box). This is a 2200 year-old, puzzle masterpiece which was studied by Archimedes, which allows a lot of different shapes to assemble of all 14 pieces of the puzzle, and which was hiding nice surprises in it discovered just in this century!

I can assume that the first ever put-together puzzle occurred to an old man when he was trying to get together something broken into a few pieces, but even nowadays it is a very effective way for making put-together puzzles when the whole shape or solid is divided into some predetermined pieces.

Properties and effect of put-together puzzles can be described in many different ways, and among them is the fact that the most puzzling and tricky puzzles often consist of just a few pieces!
Eight Puzzle by Peter Grabarchuk
 
The Eight Puzzle  
by Peter Grabarchuk
The 8 shape can be assembled with twelve different pieces consisting of four equilateral triangles each. Can you discover the way how to do that? You may rotate pieces as you like, but not overlap or flip them over...
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Ten Hearts by Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
Ten Hearts  
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
Place twelve pieces within a rectangular card so that exactly ten hearts appear. Every heart consists of two halves. Overlapping of the pieces is not allowed, and no part of hearts must be left out...
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The Marbles & Rows Puzzle by Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
The Marbles & Rows Puzzle
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
Put nine square tiles with color marbles into a 3 x 3 square so that to get nine horizontal and nine vertical rows of marbles containing exactly four marbles of four different colors each. Distances between the marbles and their order in the rows do not matter...
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Serpentine Lines by Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
Serpentine Lines
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
Can you determine which three (and only three!) serpentine lines out of eight given ones will form (when you stack them together) a full grid? You may rotate serpentine lines as you like, but you cannot flip them over...
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Fish Crackers by Serhiy and Peter Grabarchuk
 
Fish Crackers
by Serhiy and Peter Grabarchuk
This assembling puzzle is published by Gakken Co. Ltd. in their popular Embrain Series, and manufactured by Chronos Co. Ltd. The puzzle set consists of nine funny tiles, and 48 challenges in 5 difficulty levels are proposed to be solved on the pages of the supplied booklet. Also, you can play some Flash interactive challenges of the Fish Crackers at Kids.Gakken (here)...
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Untouchable 11 by Peter Grabarchuk
 
Untouchable 11
by Peter Grabarchuk
Are you ready to test your puzzle solving skills on cracking a new interactive puzzle created by Peter Grabarchuk specially for the SmartKit Visual-Spatial Puzzle Contest? All three of its challenges pose quite a hard puzzle nut, but for the first solver who manages to perform a puzzle hat-trick and solves all the three challenges there are wonderful prizes...
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The Holey Square Family by Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
The Holey Square Family
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
One of the simplest geometric paradoxes with vanishing areas was described by Martin Gardner in his classic book, Mathematics, Magic and Mystery, in 1956. The paradox is more than two centuries old, but it still attracts attention of puzzlers, mathematicians, and magicians. And that is why there are dozens of different variations based on its principle...
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Christmas TriLights by Serhiy Grabarchuk, Jr. and Peter Grabarchuk
 
Christmas TriLights
by Serhiy Grabarchuk, Jr. & Peter Grabarchuk
The Christmas Tree is decorated with four color bulbs -- red, yellow, violet, and blue. Also, you have two more bulbs in each of four colors. Now your challenge is to add these eight bulbs to those on the Christmas Tree in such a way that each set of bulbs of the same color makes an equilateral triangle...
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Hexaframes by Serhiy Grabarchuk, Jr.
 
Hexaframes
by Serhiy Grabarchuk, Jr.
Four equal regular hexagons are transparent with a thin outline, and they can form different patterns when overlapped. The challenge is to form the maximal number of additional regular hexagons. What can be your best result?..
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Easy Flat Color Cube by Peter Grabarchuk
 
Easy Flat Color Cube
by Peter Grabarchuk
Eight flat tiles with images of 3D colored unit cubes can be assembled so that they form a flat shape looking like a 2x2x2 cube. Two different challenges are proposed to baffle you with this seemingly simple assembling puzzle...
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The Tangramion by Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
The Tangramion
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
This is a new assembling puzzle consisting of seven two-sided tiles which initially form a perfect square. Using all the seven tiles, you can solve different challenges both entertaining and cognitive...
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The Tangramboard Plus by Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
The Tangramboard Plus
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
The Tangramboard puzzle extended with an additional checkered 3x3 Mini-Tangramboard makes quite a tricky challenge. Its goal sounds simply: "Using all the 11 checkered tiles, assemble one big (5x5) checkered square..."
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Double-Bubble by Peter and Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
Double-Bubble
by Peter and Serhiy Grabarchuk
Assemble five rhombic tiles into some shape so that five pairs of bubbles ("bubble dipoles") appear. Trick is that no two "dipoles" should be adjacent (having a common side), thought they can contact at a corner...
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One Magic Square by Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
One Magic Square
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
Using 16 square tiles, assemble a 4x4 grid with a traditional magic squares 3x3 which includes all the nine digits from 1 to 9. The digits are stylized, and one of your challenges is to figure out how they look like...
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The Tangramboard by Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
The Tangramboard
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
This puzzle merges the classic Tangram pattern and a 4x4 checkerboard. First it was described in my article, Puzzle Classics at G4G7. Now the Tangramboard is also presented at the Archimedes' Lab website in their wonderful Tangram pages among Tangram Variants II...
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The Checkered TOY by Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
The Checkered TOY
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
Using twelve checkered tiles, first assemble a stylized word TOY. Then reassemble the tiles into an 8x8 checkerboard. While the first puzzle is not too difficult (just like a toy should be), you can find the second one to be a hard nut to crack...
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Tetramino Contours by Peter Grabarchuk
 
Tetramino Contours
by Peter Grabarchuk
This puzzle consists of five transparent tetraminoes with thin outlines. Tetraminoes can be rotated, flipped over, and overlapped so that they can make several layers. The object is to assemble different shapes, using all the five contour tetraminoes every time...
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Tetramino Checkers by Peter Grabarchuk
 
Tetramino Checkers
by Peter Grabarchuk
Five transparent pieces contain five different, two-colored tetramino shapes depicted on them, a shape per piece. Your challenge is to stack them all together so that a perfect checkerboard pattern appears...
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Festive Ignition by Serhiy Grabarchuk, Jr. & Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
Festive Ignition
by Serhiy Grabarchuk, Jr. & Serhiy Grabarchuk
Twelve ornaments of four different colors have to decorate a Christmas tree in a special way which add more fun and ignition to your winter holidays. Two simple rules may look baffling, but, finally, you will be rewarded with a bright and perfect pattern which starts New Year 2007. Also, it is the first puzzle of a new puzzle website, UniPuzzle.com...
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The Contour Tangram by Serhiy Grabarchuk
 
The Contour Tangram
by Serhiy Grabarchuk
This puzzle is a modern version of the old, good Tangram. It consists of seven transparent pieces with thin outlines. Pieces can be rotated, flipped over, and overlapped (partially or in full) so that they can make several layers. The object is to assemble different shapes...
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