On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me,
5 Richard Hess'
4 Mr. Fok's
3 Da Yan's
2 Brian Young's
And Stickman in a pine tree.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dick in Japan 3 years back and have spent many a pleasant moment in conversation with him. He has a great way with kids as well. Katherine loved playing math games with him over a beer in Berlin. He had her (and me) stumped on more than one occasion.
Puzzlemaster. The prices range from $10 to $12.
Dick wrote a "Compendium of Wire Puzzles" and I've heard tell it has over 10,000 different wire puzzles in it. That in itself is a feat. I can only imagine the amount of research that went into writing that book. Mind, a lot of the puzzles in it are his own designs. I can't wait to see what he has in store for us in the future. I'm sure there will be many more to come. Kevin wrote up about a few of them over on his blog. Go take a look and enjoy!