Making a Puzzle

How To : Make a picture puzzle

Learn how to make the nifty puzzle frame in this how-to video that makes a great gift for a friend or family member! Grab some wooden blocks and 2 photos to get started. You will need 6 (2-inch) wooden cubes, silver paint, blue paint, paintbrushes, a rubber band, a thin black ...more

How To : Master SCRABBLE & Win Every Game

SCRABBLE. To some it's just a game, but to me it's life or death. Well, not really, but it feels that way anyway. On a normal weekend, a game becomes much like Jon Thomas' "friendly game of death Scrabble." Video: . When I'm playing a game of SCRABBLE, my friends are not frien ...more

How to Play Dead Space 2 : Achievement & Trophy Guide

It's currently 2011, but when you fire up your game console, put your hands on the controller and play the new Dead Space 2 video game, you're warped into the future— into the year 2511— just 3 years after the events that took place in the first Dead Space. And it's sure to be ...more

How To : Continuous cut wooden jigsaw puzzles

Today, you will learn how to cut a wooden jigsaw puzzle, with help from Platinum Puzzles. This video tutorial will show you the fun cutting style for jigsaw puzzles called continuous freehand cutting. If you're a scroller, you definitely want to give this method a try. This st ...more

How To : Build a simple wood puzzle

This short video shows the basics for making a wooden puzzle. using any piece of wood, you too can create a wooden puzzle for your kids. This woodworking project should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Build a simple wood puzzle. Click through to watch this video on blog ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Cut postage stamp wooden jigsaw puzzles

This video tutorial will show you how to make a wooden jigsaw puzzle, but not an ordinary one -- a postage stamp wooden jigsaw puzzle. This puzzle video will show you how to cut a postage stamp into ten poplar jigsaw puzzle pieces using the freehand continuous method. When yo ...more

How To : Solve Channel Craft's Brain Teaser puzzle

This is a video puzzle tutorial on how to solve the Right Brain Teaser made by Channel Craft, which some people would call the game device of cruel torture. Channel Craft's Brain Teaser puzzles are crafted from cherry wood, and the ropes, beads and posts create obstacles to k ...more

How To : Make Your Own Mobile Apps for the Android Market

The Android App Market is flooded with tons of new mobile applications each day. But there can't be that many developers out there familiar with the Android OS, so where are all of these apps coming from? People like you. People like me. All of which don't have the slightest ...more

How To : Make pizza dough

Who likes Pizza!?! Well, a pizza wouldn't be a pizza without the dough. It's the major piece of the pizza pie puzzle. Learn close-up how to make pizza dough from scratch with this video recipe tutorial. This Susan's Cooking School video demonstrates each step in the process of ...more

How To : Draw Beyoncé Knowles

Watch this tutorial to learn how to draw Beyoncé Knowles. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing. "Step 1- Make a rainbow shape at the top of your large index card. Notice that the top of the rainbow is at t ...more

How To : Solve a 4 colored Mastermorphix

A Mastermorphix is sort of like a more intense version of a Rubik's Cube. This tutorial will show you how to solve this triangular puzzle. Basically, once you know how to solve a normal Rubik's Cube, you will be able to master this in no time. The Mastermorphix is four colour ...more

How To : Solve the Pyraminx puzzle

If the Rubik's Cube isn't enough of a challenge for you, then take the Pyraminx out for a spin! This two-part video tutorial will show you exactly how to solve the Pyraminx puzzle. This tetrahedron puzzle was made famous by puzzle-maker Uwe Meffert. Learn the algorithms needed ...more

How To : Build a Basic Birdhouse

How to Build a Basic BirdhouseMaybe you were outside in your back yard and you noticed that it seemed a little lonely and empty. Our maybe you have young kids that love to experience wild life in their own back yard. Whatever reason you have for searching out this article, you ...more

How To : Maintain your Rubik's Cube in six easy steps

If you are so good at solving Rubik's Cubes that your cube is starting to show signs of wear and tear for your excessive, fast solving, give yourself a pat on the back. You are really smart. But not your cube is sticky and the stickers are falling off! Don't let your pride and ...more

How To : Repair and assemble a V-Cube 6 puzzle

The V-Cube 6 puzzle is a uniquely designed and constructed skill game. V-Cube 6 is a multi-colored, multiple-layered cube, rotating smoothly on based axes. The player is required to discover a strategy to achieve uniform color sides on her or his V-Cube, but in this process, t ...more

How To : Solve the Rubik's Cube faster with shortcuts

As the best-selling toy of all time, the odds of you once playing with a Rubik's Cube are pretty high. And if you're like me, or even the cube's inventor Erno Rubik, your first attempts likely ended in futility. Every twist, every turn, the cube just gets more and more mixed u ...more

How To : Use and understand Rubik's Cube notation

Solving puzzles can be hard, especially when it comes to Rubik's Cube. Erno Rubik's puzzles are extremely difficult, three-dimensional mechanical cubes, unless you're determined and can handle a few mathematical algorithms, then they're easy, or at least not impossible. Watch ...more

How To : Answer to Scrabble Challenge #20

It's sad to say, but I will no longer be writing up anymore Scrabble Challenges. Frankly, I just don't have the time to make them now. And though they are incredibly fun and "challenging" to conjure up, I'm not sure that people are finding them as useful as I had hoped. But re ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/14 - 03/20)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

News : Alan Wake Review

Looking back on Alan Wake, more than a year and a half after its release, it's still one of my favorite games. The graphics and ambience have held up well in comparison to any other story driven game, and it's still the best third-person horror game out there, in terms of game ...more

How To : Solve a Rubik's Cube with the Compound OLL method

Find out a new way to solve the Rubik's Cube made famous by Erno Rubik, master puzzle maker. Try to get the OLL (Orientation of the Last Layer) using a new method that lets you look at the cube and figure out a two algorithm move solution to orienting them correctly. Just watc ...more

How To : Fold a soma cube

A puzzle origami invented by Piet Hein and diagrammed by Sebastian M. Kirsch. It’s a fun toy to kill time, and takes about 10 minutes to assemble. It’s composed of 7 different pieces made out of strips that look like those in Tetris. You can also make 6 pieces which would make ...more

How To : Solve the difficult Snake Cube puzzle

This is a solution to the Snake Cube, a puzzle made up of 27 cubes connected on a string through alternating holes in the blocks. There's no sound, so you'll just have to watch, or maybe play some music in the background. Oh, and there's no talking, either.

How To : Carve a carrot creatively

You will need: a sharp knife, a steady hand, and patience. First carve 5 equally sized 1/4 spheres out of carrot. Next, following the curve of one of the notches you have just cut out, cut a slit just beneath the edge of the cut. Then, following the same line, cut another sl ...more

News : Friday Indie Game Review Roundup: Old-New School

This week's FIGRR is all about games that are old-new (or new-old, if you like) school. Each celebrates a different vital, yet largely taken for granted, aspect of video game history in the decidedly new-school world of indie games. Their titles betray them. Blocks That Matter ...more

Oscar Nom Review : EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

FEATURED DOCUMENTARY: Exit Through the Gift Shop, the first film directed by reclusive street-art legend Banksy, is a little puzzle-box of a documentary. It's perfectly designed and pitched to be enjoyable on multiple levels: on one as an entertaining, illuminating mini-histo ...more

How To : Scam hot ladies at the bar, again

Check out this episode of Scam School from Brian Brushwood and Revision3 to see how to trick people to get free drinks with the ladies. A while back, we taught you the importance of using easy, beatable puzzles to keep girls talking to you at the bar. Our Holiday gift to you ...more

News : 125 Piece Puzzle With a Deadly Secret

It's a puzzle. It's a gun. It's awesome. Titled "The Intimidator", this 125-piece puzzle requires a special key to disassemble. Once disassembled, 20 of the 125 pieces can be pieced to form a real working single shot pistol. And that's not all. The puzzle also stores "a cust ...more

How To : Solve the Hanayama Cast W-U metal puzzle

Learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast W-U metal puzzle. Hanayama cast iron puzzles are the perfect solution to being bored. This video tutorial will show you exactly how to solve this mind boggling Cast W-U puzzle, which is rated a 3 out of 6 in difficulty by Hanayama. Hanayam ...more

How To : Solve with partial edge control on a Rubik's Cube

Find out a new way to solve the Rubik's Cube made famous by Erno Rubik, master puzzle maker. Try to get the edge pieces on the last layer using a new method called partial edge control. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to solve with partial edge control on a Rubik's C ...more

News : Double Fine Improves the Psychonauts Meat Circus!

Anyone who likes shooters is going to hate me for saying this: the best game of the 2000's for me was Psychonauts by Double Fine Studios. It came out in 2005 for the original Xbox, achieving critical acclaim, but never selling very well due to its sheer kookiness and poor mark ...more

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