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The Puzzle Place started in 1991 as Wood Magic, a family business with Ian Courtney at the helm. After eighteen years in the corporate market, Ian Courtney started making kiddies toys in his garage, with his two year old daughter as inspiration. These toys were marketed via flea markets and a reputation for quality was achieved. After the purchase of a scroll saw, the toys became puzzles as well, and through a series of progressions the Three Dimensional puzzles evolved. These puzzles proved too complex for the children and so the target market shifted to the adults and the puzzles became more challenging...

We have been creating executive puzzles and games for the past 22 years for the Corporate and personal market from a small shop in the Valley of a 1000 Hills in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. This has restricted our market so we are now open to the world-wide market with purchasing of our products online with the security of Pay-Pal. Our shop is still open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 4:30pm. We also trade at the Shongweni Farmers Market every Saturday 6:30am to 10:30am.

All our products are hand-crafted so there is NO "mass production". If you want more than 5 of a particular product, contact us so we can meet your requirements regarding price and dispatch.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and this is one of the reasons we have been in business for so long.

This website details our "stock" items, but any of these can be personalised to suit the customers requirements. We often laser engrave company logos and names onto the products to personalize them and can also create names/details to form an integral part of the puzzle.

Should you require any special designs, shapes, details incorporated in your request - please go to 'Contact us' to discuss your specific requirements.

Please note: PayPal does not have ZA Rands as one of their standard currencies and will debit the US $ equivalent.


For South African customers we offer an E.F.T. facility (Electronic Funds Transfer).  
Go to "Contact us" and we will send you our banking details.

Orders will be reacted upon when confirmation of payment is received, either via PayPal or E.F.T.

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