Wire puzzles

My first encounter with logic puzzles happened a long time ago, and it was a truly transformative experience. I was a child and got a wire puzzle, which is essentially a combination of two tangled wires that need to be detangled, although that looks completely impossible. The mere idea of having something detachable in my hands was abstract, but it made me grin and it invoked my curiosity. I played with this wire puzzle for days, before finally managing to solve it.

Wire puzzles are surely a fantastic gift for any child, but they aren't any easier to solve if you're an adult.

In the upcoming paragraphs, I'll talk about all the wire puzzles I've encountered in my lifetime – I'll dedicate a few words to each, and I'll order them from my most favorite choices to my least favorite choices:

The best of:

  • Elegant
  • Chain Trap
  • M
  • Spring&Ring
  • Elegant-Notch
  • Horseshoes
  • Chain
  • Spring
  • VOO

Mid - tier:

  • Bridge
  • Hooks
  • Fishbone
  • Sling
  • U-Elegant
  • Plus
  • UOO
  • Bagel
  • 2Q
  • Pins

Very simple puzzles:

  • 2Herc
  • Fi-Fi
  • Triangles
  • Frogs
  • Fish
  • Staple
  • Teddy
  • Diamond
  • IOO
  • Cross Ring
  • Spiral Hearth
  • Jing Yang Rope