We are delighted to announce that Professor Puzzle has been placed in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 for the second year running! Published in the Business section today, The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. Appearing in this […]
Whilst the sun may have been bright and shining last Tuesday, it seemed as though Professor Puzzle HQ was filled with ghosts, ghouls and all ghastly things that go bump in the night! We love any excuse to throw on a costume (along with a generous helping of fake blood!) and for many of us […]
Spring forward, fall back – it must be Daylight Saving Time again! If winding the clocks back and forth has left you in a spin, why not try our topsy-turvy brainteaser? You’re in luck though because with the clocks going back, you’ve got an extra hour to try to solve it!
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How do you prove who’s the Ultimate Master of Brain Training? With Puzzle Olympics of course! Inspired by Barts Charity’s #1hour campaign to raise money for trauma research and treatment, we decided to let the Professor Puzzle gang put their money where their mouths are and see how well they really know their puzzles! But […]
2017 has seen us mark our entry onto the licensing scene with the launch of our first ever licensed products – the official Albert Einstein puzzle range. The new and exciting range consists of five brilliantly baffling wooden and metal brainteasers. As enigmatic and complex as the man himself, all of the puzzles link to Einstein’s famous […]
Cryptography puzzles contain secret phrases that have been encoded in some way. In the puzzle below, a quote from an ancient philosopher has had its letters replaced with other letters. To solve it, you will need to figure out the encryption key. To help you, use the clue U=H. Will you be able to decode […]
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When the office is filled with boxes of fresh new samples, packing tape and more cans of energy drink than we’d care to admit, it can only mean one thing – Autumn Fair! 2017 saw a big change for Professor Puzzle as we took the leap from the children’s gifts, toys and gadgets hall into […]
Another year…another chance to conquer the river! After our courageous debut in 2016, our opposition were undoubtedly shaking in their boats at the sight of us, the very definition of peak fitness, striding towards the Thames. The Puzzle Punters were back together for a second bite at the cherry and oh, what a performance was […]
Eastern history is rich with stories of legendary battles, brilliant military strategists and wise leaders. We challenge you to try and advance your own mental discipline with the same wooden puzzles favoured by the old emperors of the Orient! Our exciting new Grandmasters collection takes its inspiration from the rich history of the East. Carefully […]
On Wednesday 5th July, with the last box unpacked and the coffee machine switched on, the Professor Puzzle US office officially opened its doors! Situated directly next to the Willis Tower in the centre of Chicago, our new office will be the key to supporting our increasingly expanding US customer base and cementing Professor Puzzle […]
We’ve been busy creating our new and exciting, fully licensed Einstein range! This unique collection of puzzles are as enigmatic and as complex as the great man himself and are now available for our fellow puzzlers to enjoy. Einstein was a scientist, a philosopher, a musician, an activist and a genius. Born the son of […]
Einstein believed that playing instruments, exploring nature and indeed solving puzzles, were just as valid expressions of intellect as memorising lines from a textbook. See if you can get closer to becoming a genius by solving this intriguing little teaser over your morning coffee!
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The “Puzzle Tuggers” reformed this week in a bid to pull for victory in the annual tug of war competition that marks the beginning of the Twickenham Festival. As it was our second year competing, we took it extra seriously and even had a training session in preparation for the event. With high levels of […]
A week has passed and the muddy puzzlers are still trying to wash the muck out of their ears! Our team of 15 willing colleagues gave everything they had throughout the 5 mile course – even when wading through mud up to their waists and jumping into pools so cold their hearts almost stopped. Across […]
We are proud of our history at Professor Puzzle and love the opportunity to tell our story, so when The Times got in touch and asked to feature Ben Meldrum in their Sunday edition of ‘How I Made It’, we could hardly keep our mouths shut! Read the full article by Laura Onita here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/it-all-worked-out-on-the-streets-of-calcutta-ssxwnh9tv […]
The Muddy Puzzlers are still training hard, striving to reach peak fitness in time to challenge both their physical strength and mental toughness with the Tough Mudder course in Henley on 29th April! The Professor Puzzle crew – consisting of everyone from our super-fit gym bunnies down to our more irregular sports participators(!) – have […]
Enjoy a little matchstick maths whilst sipping your morning macchiato! You might find the first solution fairly easily but the second requires more lateral-thinking. Can you find them both?
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Who says World Book Day is just for kids? Channeling everything from Where’s Wally to Mary Poppins; 101 Dalmatians to Dracula and Fifty Shades to Harry Potter, we enthusiastically embraced the dressing up and raised some funds for Book Aid and for our chosen charity Campbellinas which supports Leeds Neonatal Unit. The ‘best-dressed’ award went […]
Hot off the heels of our listing in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 in December, we’re hitting the headlines again! This time it’s in recognition of our growth in international sales. We are delighted to announce that Professor Puzzle has been placed at number 49 in the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100, […]
Atlanta, Toronto, Nuremburg, New York, Birmingham and back to New York…what can we say…we’ve certainly been busy! Armed with our newly designed stand, boxes of freshly printed catalogues and the odd brainteaser or two, we had a whale of a time meeting with customers, new and old! This is the first time we’ve showcased our […]
This clever little logic puzzle comes from a primary school exam in Hong Kong. Whilst most six-year old’s will crack it in under six seconds, adults often struggle to solve it at all! Can you?
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Our brand new catalogue has arrived and is ready for your enjoyment! Featuring all our best loved classics plus five exciting new ranges, there’s something for everyone, from seasoned puzzlers to those who like to try the odd teaser to check their brain cells are still functioning! New for 2017 includes our Intergalactic range; Puzzle […]
The end of 2016 sees us wave goodbye to our Shepperton offices and complete the move to our new Puzzle HQ in Twickenham. We can’t wait to enjoy the extra space and sample the many coffee shops Twickenham has to offer (and there really are a lot!). Our new address details are: The Puzzle Academy, […]
We’re popping open the Prosecco here at Professor Puzzle as we celebrate being a finalist in the ‘Commemorative and Collectible’ category for Gift of the Year 2017. Our Einstein House Riddle features in our exciting new Einstein range, which will be available to buy from June 2017. The range is designed for true puzzle lovers, […]
Don’t just take our word for it – read this article from the well-renowned Cranfield Business School! Peter Swanson writes… This week the 2016 Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 was announced, with one of our BGP Alumni coming in at number 39 for the fastest growing privately owned British businesses. Ben Meldrum learnt how to make traditional […]
We are delighted to announce that Professor Puzzle has been placed at number 39 in the 20th anniversary edition of the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, to be published in the Business section of the Sunday Times on the 4th December. The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private […]
It was fantastic to support our fellow STEM enthusiasts and puzzle-heads at Brunel University’s Industrial Review Night yesterday evening. Our Product Development team are working with a Brunel student – Charlie Munroe – on a collaborative brief for our range of STEM products. Last night was the first review evening where final year students present their […]
We’re incredibly excited to have been shortlisted for ‘Small Business of the Year’ in the 2016 Nectar Small Business Awards. To be able to say that our business is one of the top six small businesses in the UK is a huge achievement and awesome recognition for our incredibly hard-working team. In order to beat […]
One Dragon Boat…check. 16 willing rowers and one drummer…check. Bright sunshine and yummy picnic…check. If only we’d remembered the suntan lotion too! Sunday proved to be a brilliant day of messing about on the river for our tireless Puzzle Punters. The team rowed valiantly up the Thames in their quest to be crowned the champions […]
We had a great few days at Harrogate this week, and came away as the proud owners of four Gift of the Year 2017 nominations! The products in the limelight were our Six in One Games Compendium; Houdini’s Lock; Batman Metal Earth and the Mini Golf from our Great Garden Games Co. range.
What better way to spend a sunny Friday evening than testing your team strength against other suitably rugged outfits at the Twickenham Festival Tug Of War? Our Puzzle Tuggers put their best feet forward and their bodies on the line in a stupendous effort to win at least one bout against some incredibly seasoned opposition! […]
Winning the Gift of the Year is the Emperor of all Achievements, and honoured we are to receive such recognition within the Branded/Character category. We always knew the force was strong with these Star Wars metal earth model kits and it Luke’s like we aren’t the only ones to think so! Follow us to the […]
When we wrote to the Evening Standard pitching what makes us, as a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), worth doing business with, we didn’t imagine we would ever be chosen as one of the top four organisations to sum up London’s entrepreneurial culture. Not with the vast amounts of impressive competition that exists. However, we […]
Moving our production to China was a huge step for us, but there is no doubt it facilitated and propelled our growth both domestically and internationally. The Times has picked up our journey – from a market stall, to a small factory in Surrey, to manufacturing our products in Chinese factories – as a compelling story of […]
This is Money.co.uk has been looking into the ever-changing European market and how the blustery outlook shouldn’t discourage UK companies from exporting. As a small business who has been exporting since 2004, Professor Puzzle became a key focus of the article. Read the full piece by Amy Andrew here: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/smallbusiness/article-2326150/Professor-Puzzle-I-turned-puzzles-1-5m-business-selling-abroad-helped-boom.html