Geometric Puzzles for the 21 st Century

They're easy to learn, fun to play, and a challenge to solve.

Dodek Puzzles consists of twelve separate, sturdy plastic puzzle pieces. They can be assembled to create a twelve-sided dodecahedron. Magnetic elements snap the puzzle pieces into alignment, where they stay until a gentle force breaks the magnetic bonds. The goal of the puzzle is to match either the colors or the geometric shapes across each edge.

We currently offer five different puzzles built on the dodek puzzle base. They range in difficulty and are suitable for ages 13 and up.

Dodek Duo

The puzzle that started it all. It is actually two puzzles in one, hence the name "Duo". You can match the inset shapes OR match the colors. The colors are the easier version, although there is only one solution. The shapes there are about 60 solutions, but many many more possible valid paths you can go down before realizing you are at a dead end.

  • Difficulty: 4 and 7 out of 10
  • Age recommendation: 17+ years old
  • Average Time to complete: Colors: a few hours, Shapes: a few days

Dodek Color

Although at first glance it looks like the Dodek Duo, but indeed it is not. If you look closely you will see that each inset shape is really a triangle. If this was a shape puzzle, it would be very very easy, as each piece fits with all the others! This version is an easier version of the Dodek Duo. It is great for younger audiences, ages 13 and up!

  • Difficulty: 3 out of 10
  • Age recommendation: 13+ years old
  • Average Time to complete: 30 minutes to a few hours

Dodek Purple Dragon

This shape only version is for people that want a bit more challenge without the distraction of two games in one. It is harder than the Dodek Duo - Color game but easier than the Dodek Duo - Shape game.

  • Difficulty: 6 out of 10
  • Age recommendation: 15+ years old
  • Average Time to complete: a few days

Dodek Christmas

Dodek Christmas was the idea of one of our employees. She wanted a festive stocking stuffer that would be fun for all her kids. This version is shape based, and fairly easy. But there is one shape solution where the colors perfectly align so that one half is green and the other half is red. This gives an extra challenge to the older kids!

  • Difficulty: 5 out of 10
  • Age recommendation: 15+ years old
  • Average Time to complete: a couple days

Dodek Sting

If 47 solutions out of 1,949,062,500,000,000 possibilities is too easy for you, this is your puzzle. The Dodek Sting has only one solution. As far as we know no human has correctly assembled the Dodek Sting without the aid of a computer. We also designed this puzzle so that it had a large number of "11 piece" solutions. This means that you will often make it all the way to the last piece before discovering that you are on the wrong track.

  • Difficulty: 10 out of 10
  • Age recommendation: 25+ years old
  • Average Time to complete: a lifetime