Logic Puzzles to Train Your Brain!
Unleash your inner puzzle master with our exciting new logic puzzles! Do you have a passion for crosswords, sudoku, or battleship? If the answer is yes, then our brand-new logic puzzles might be just what you’re looking for. Available in three unique styles, these puzzles are perfectly portable, tailored to suit any occasion, and cater […]
Scaling New Heights: Professors Puzzling for a Cause
At 2am one Saturday morning, while most sane people were asleep or winding down from their night out, some of our more courageous Professor Puzzle team members set out on an extraordinary adventure: climbing Mount Snowdon. Enveloped in complete darkness, but with head torches firmly in place, they began a three-hour hike, all in support […]
Stocking Filler Gift List
Struggling to stuff your Christmas stockings with gifts that will truly make people smile? Put down the days-of-the-week socks and pick up some of these games and goodies instead. We’ve compiled a list of stocking fillers that are not only thoughtful and unique but, most importantly, fun! Little Builders / Little Astronauts / Little Bakers […]
Sustainability Week 2023
Following the success of our first-ever Professor Puzzle Sustainability Week last year, Louise took on the challenge to host another week dedicated to sustainability – and it was an equally fantastic experience! It’s a chance to really focus on our PP Sustainability journey and inspire everyone to incorporate small changes, both within and outside of […]
Which PP Party Game Are You?
You’ve been to the bars and cafes to try and strike up a connection. You’ve tried recommendations from friends who think they know your type. You’ve even tried those online apps to help you stumble across, “the one”. But try as you might, you just haven’t found that perfect party game yet … Well look […]
Screen-Free Summer Activities
Now that the school holidays are in full swing, you may be wondering what on earth you can do to keep your little ones’ minds occupied, without resorting to the dreaded screen! We’re not here to judge parenting tactics, we understand how hard it is to juggle looking after children in today’s attention-driven world. But […]
Shooting Stars for the Day
At PP we like to try and make a difference, big or small. One of the ways we do this is by giving our team the option to complete volunteer days, to work with charities who need a helping hand. Shooting Star hospice is a charity we have worked with for a long time and […]
A Big Walk for Big Change
Last week the team put down their tools and set out into the great outdoors for an even greater cause. We walked 16.5km to raise £3,800 for our friends at Big Change.  Even though a shower of hail stones poured down a mere hour before we were due to set off, the team were walking on […]
Another Mojo Nation Rising Star!
We are excited to announce that one of our brilliant Game Designers, James Smith, has earned himself a place in Mojo Nation’s ‘Top 100 People to Watch’ for the Toys and Games industry. James has been honoured in the Rising Stars category, and follows hot on the heels of another of our young designers who […]
Time to Celebrate …
We’re over the moon to have two products shortlisted for Gift of the Year 2023! Rainbow Go! and Hexagone have both been shortlisted in the games category. Which game you’ll love the most depends on whether you’re a tactical thinker or a trivia champion! In Rainbow Go! it’s a race to react and be the […]
Partnering with the FSC®
We’re on a mission to become a more sustainable business, from changing the way we manufacture our products to using more eco-friendly practices in our head office. This mission started back in 2019 when our responsible sourcing team was busy working with our suppliers and the Forest Stewardship Council® to become FSC® certified.   Prompted […]
Big Change at Essen Spiel 2022!
The team had an amazing few days at Essen Spiel in Germany over the weekend. We played games, showcased products, ate lots of good food … oh, and raised over €12,000 for Big Change Charity – smashing our €10,000 target!   We had a cracking start to the weekend. The Sales and Catalogue teams helped […]
Sustainability Week!
Last week, Louise – PP’s very own Responsible Sourcing Manager – launched our first ever sustainability week! The goal was to raise awareness of some of the ways we, as a company, can work together to improve our sustainability and help the planet. All the offices got involved in a series of exciting eco activities […]
We’re taking part in an exciting initiative this month which we wanted to let you all know about!   We’ve been invited by the Curious Correspondence Club to be one of 30 puzzle creators participating in their awesome initiative, “Puzzletember”.   In their words, “Puzzletember is a month-long digital event featuring 30 uniquely crafted puzzles.  […]
Curse of the Dark wins the Badge of Honour!
If you ask us, we think our escape room games are the best in the world, especially our new addition Curse of the Dark which has really knocked it out of the park! Perhaps we’re biased? But just maybe we’re telling the truth … if you take the word of escape room enthusiast group The […]
Left Father’s Day shopping to the last-minute? We’ve got you covered! The ultimate collection of dad-approved gifts – available to shop on our Amazon store just in time for the big day!   The Big Pub Quiz See who will be the trivia champion with this ultimate set of 1,000 questions across 10 classic categories! […]
Walking for Ukraine
The PP team all got their steps in as they walked 15km from Richmond to Kingston to raise money to help those affected by the conflict in Ukraine and other parts of the world. There were balloons, egg hunts, an egg and spoon race and of course some walking too! The Bristol team also donned their […]
Praise for Danger in the Deep!
All aboard the Retiarius and get ready to set sail on the latest wave of high praise for Danger in the Deep – our underwater escape room adventure! A copy of our puzzling submarine mission was recently sent to UK based escape room enthusiast group The Escape Roomer, who were very excited to play and […]
Professor Puzzle Turns 20!
What started out as Ben’s Baffling Brainbenders 20 years ago, has turned into the successful, fun and fast-paced business we are today! From creating and selling metal puzzles made from nails on market stalls in London, to being one of the world’s most innovative creators of games and puzzles, it’s been an amazing journey full […]
Mojo Nation’s Top 100!
We’re excited to announce that one of our amazing games designers, Kat, has been named in Mojo Nation’s ‘Top 100 People to Watch’ in the Toy and Game industry. Kat features in their Rising Star category. Kat made the move into games design via a short spell in product development, and in just a couple […]
Jake & Andrew in Atlanta
This week saw Andrew and Jake venture off to Atlanta to our first trade show of the year. After the sad news late last week that New York and Nuremburg have both been cancelled, it was great to still have the chance to be in a showroom chatting to customers and walking them through all […]
Danger in the Deep wins its first award!
We’re starting off the New Year with some exciting news! Danger in the Deep has been awarded the “Best Tabletop Game” 2021 Bullseye Award from @escapetheroomers 🏆🎉 Congratulations to our team and thank you to ESCAPETHEROOMers! For those who haven’t yet taken on the challenge, Danger in the Deep is one of our newer collaborative escape room […]
Happy Halloween!
In true Professor Puzzle style, the fancy dress theme was wholeheartedly embraced, and the outfits were scarily good as we stepped out for our annual Halloween party! From clowns, cats and cereal killers to pumpkin tangrams and Scooby Doo characters, nothing was too much effort and choosing just one winner was a serious challenge. Congratulations […]
Get On Board!
Last week’s paddle boarding and towpath litter pick went swimmingly! Get on Board is designed to highlight the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways and demonstrate commitment to the environment and the community. So we joined up with a bunch of other local businesses, and paddled all the way from Kew Bridge to Richmond, […]
You wanna pizza this?! Taking a well-earned break to indulge in a delicious carb overload and chat with all our colleagues is becoming a regular thing at the PP Twickenham offices. We’re massive fans of the woodfired pizzas that regularly brighten us all up as we enjoy some alfresco office dining! #teambonding #companyperks #lunchtimetreats 🍕😋
Staying Power!
This week we took some time out to celebrate the motley crew who’ve truly earned the right to call themselves part of the PP furniture. So we’d thought we’d show them off to you too! These guys have all put in over a decade of hard work and dedication at Professor Puzzle. To show our […]
Anyone for Rounders?
What better way to spend a sunny afternoon than whacking a small white ball around a large patch of grass? Bats and balls were retrieved from the product team’s cupboards, teams (of dubious equality) were selected, the pitch was marked out, an umpire primed for appeals, and we were all set. A rapid and rowdy […]
Garden games at the ready!
Get ready to embrace the outdoors as UK lockdown restrictions start to lift and we can get back to doing some of the things we love! To help you make the most of your garden or local park, we’ve put together the perfect selection of our best-selling garden games. With a few of these games […]
Mother’s Day Favourites!
It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the very best women in our lives. If you’re stuck for ideas of what to treat your mum to, then look no further than this handpicked selection of beautifully relaxing treats that are sure to leave any mum positively glowing! From idyllic jigsaws, to calming yoga inspiration, […]
Our top 5 hair-raising Halloween movies (and some games to complement them!)
We love a good horror movie here at PP HQ: from ghost and ghouls to knife-wielding maniacs, who can resist the thrill of a good scare? Here’s our Top 5 Scariest Movies to watch at home this Halloween, so close the curtains, grab the popcorn and press play … if you dare! 5)  Wes Craven’s […]
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the best perspective of them all?
We’re seeing double here at PP HQ with launch of our new competitive brain training game, Reflect Mirror Mazes! Our perspective has been flipped right on its head with a double-sided mirror that messes with your mind! Reflect Mirror Mazes is so simple but effective – two players sit face-to-face with a double-sided mirror between […]
New release! Quick-fire mini escape room games!
Get ready to usher in an exciting new generation of home puzzles with this collection of mini escape room games! Hot off the success of our best-selling escape room range, these quick-fire games have been specifically developed for fast and simple set-up with minimal fuss. Gameplay couldn’t be more effortless with detailed instructions and an […]
We’re delighted to have taken hiring new staff ‘off hold’ and be looking for people to fill roles in almost every department. There are more talented people out there looking for work than ever before, and we don’t want to miss out! If you have experience in our industry and want to be part of […]
Keep the fun going at home!
  Games, puzzles and quizzes have been a lifeline to us all in recent months. They’ve proven to be a great tool to bring us together and provide hours of much-needed entertainment! While our normal day-to-day life has changed dramatically and we’re spending more time at home, we’ve turned to games and puzzles to be […]
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Double Gift of the Year Winners!
When the beginning of each new year rolls round, we wait with bated breath to hear the results from the Gift of the Year Awards. These highly coveted awards celebrate the biggest and brightest gifts on the market, anything from jewellery to stationery to garden games, and we are so happy to announce that Professor […]
Christmas 2019!
Things are getting festive here at Professor Puzzle as the countdown to the big day begins! No fun-loving office would be complete without an Ugly Christmas Jumper Day and so last Friday, we each dusted off our finest festive knitwear in a bid to raise money for Save the Children. From the tastefully tacky to […]
The Great River Race
On Saturday the 14th September, a team of ten Professor Puzzle colleagues faced the Great River Race, a gruelling 21.6 mile-long row along the choppy River Thames. The event consisted of over 330 boats of varying sizes, and was in aid of Skerries 4 Schools, a charity motivated by giving youngsters the opportunity to experience […]
Our 2019 Catalogue has arrived!
Hot off the press, our 2019 catalogue is bursting with fresh, new products! We’ve kept all our best-selling classic puzzles and brainteasers, but we’ve added seven exciting new collections, including a great selection of brilliantly entertaining games. This year sees the debut of Escape From The Grand Hotel – our first escape-room game; a stylish new […]
STRIVE Challenge
What do you get when you mix bikes, the Southern Alps and Richard Branson? The Virgin STRIVE Challenge of course! At the end of September whilst the rest of Professor Puzzle were enjoying the last few rays of the London summer sun, our Chief Puzzler Ben Meldrum was braving a five day cycle from Monaco to […]
We’re on the move!
It’s been all hands on deck in Chicago over the last two weeks as we’ve been busy relocating to our new puzzle palace!  Located in Ravenswood, it provides a fresh new space for our expanding US team to continue providing great customer service while developing inspiring new puzzles and games! The existing team, along with new recruits Molly […]
How to Host Your Own Games Night
Whilst the nights are still cold and the temperature hasn’t risen nearly enough to tempt the leaves back onto the trees, there’s nothing better than inviting a few friends over, turning the heating up high and busting open a few board games! Whether you’re crazy about charades or potty about pub quizzes, a games night […]
Fearsome Frights at Professor Puzzle!
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 […]
Going For Gold at the Puzzle Olympics!
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 […]
Professor Puzzle & Einstein leap into the world of licensing!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Pulling for Victory?
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 […]
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 […]
World Book Day at The Puzzle Academy
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 […]
Our brand new 2017 catalogue is available now!
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 Puzzle Academy
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, […]
Brunel University London’s Industrial Review Night
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 […]
Puzzle Punters
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 […]
Puzzle Tuggers
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! […]