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The Puzzle Place

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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A challenge of a time.

This is a great little gift shop filled with a range of handcrafted puzzles. We have bought a few... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Afogleman
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Mbeya, Tanzania
Amazing and addictive

We only popped in on our way passed... but wow we spent over an hour in here playing with some of... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
JulieS7439
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The Puzzle Place entertains the whole family with wooden brain teasers. You can find our world renowned hand cut wooden 3D puzzles that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. We also have arts and crafts made by locals in our shop. Open...more
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164 Old Main Road. Bothas Hill | 1000 Hills Craft Village, Botha's Hill 3660, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

This is a great little gift shop filled with a range of handcrafted puzzles. We have bought a few and even some to give away as gifts. If you are in the area and looking for something unique I high recommend checking this place out.

Thank Afogleman
cyannec, Manager at The Puzzle Place, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi Afogleman! Thank you so much for visiting our shop and they truly do make lovely, fun gifts. Hope you visit us again and try more puzzles, we have a selection of about 100 puzzles we make!

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We only popped in on our way passed... but wow we spent over an hour in here playing with some of the puzzles and chatting. We ended up buying 3 puzzles for ourselves and 1 for our daughter, also a few little memotos to take...More

Thank JulieS7439
cyannec, Manager at The Puzzle Place, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi Julie S! Thank you for popping by and our little shop often surprises people and can be one of those truly memorable hidden gems. There is no other shop like ours. =) I truly hope you get the chance to visit again, we are...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

One cannot believe the level of frustration experienced as you attempt to solve many of the puzzles on display in the shop. They have an awesome range with different levels of difficulty and they make great gifts

Thank Chad R
cyannec, Manager at The Puzzle Place, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

LOL, Thank you Chad for visiting our shop and having fun with our puzzles available to try your hand at. You are more than welcome anytime to bug your brain in our shop and bring along friends and family to entertain them too!

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Have visited this place almost after 10 years. I am really fond of complicated jigsaw puzzles and in my life I have anything like these. 3 dimensional multilayered puzzles are really a challenge.More

Thank AtulKB
cyannec, Manager at The Puzzle Place, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you for a lovely review and for returning to us after all these years, I am glad to hear you enjoy a good challenge! We are always increasing our range of challenging brain teasers. Please feel free to come back more often and explore...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Awesome hand made puzzles of a great quality for very affordable prices. Will make a perfect unique gift .

Thank Katya F
cyannec, Manager at The Puzzle Place, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. =) We try our best to keep our prices affordable for our customers but maintaining a high standard of handcrafted products. We hope to see you in our shop again soon!

Reviewed 6 October 2017

This has been one of my all time favourite shopping pleasures. In a world of plastic, mass produced gifts this shop stands out as a one of a kind because the puzzles are the brainchild of a man who is passionate about what he does....More

Thank Tracey C
Ian C, Owner at The Puzzle Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

It is such a pleasure to meet people who remember us when we started 20+ years ago and to reminisce about 'days gone by'. We have built our business on quality and service. 'Local clientele' and repeat customers have always been a big part of...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Very eager shop assistant who designs the puzzles himself. He's got samples which you can spend hours playing around with to see if you can figure out. Very entertaining and I would recommend a visit.

Thank Cameron B
cyannec, Manager at The Puzzle Place, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for wonderful review on our shop, we would love to have you back again soon with our entertaining puzzles!

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Shop specializing on different kind of puzzles. Even though I'm not that much into puzzles, I must give a lot credit for the extremely skilful handicraft, found esp in the 3D multilayer 'jigsaw puzzles'. Unique gift to bring home. The place is next to Pot...More

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cyannec, Manager at The Puzzle Place, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review! Hope to see you in our shop again soon. =)

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Very passionate shop assistant gives sample puzzles to try. Great gifts for kids and adults.All locally made.

Thank Anthea E G
cyannec, Manager at The Puzzle Place, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you =) We are very passionate about our unique products and always like to see people having a try with some of our brain teasers which are lovely to bug others with too. Hope to have you in our shop again soon!

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

What a little gem! Was just browsing on my way to lunch but found some beautiful African pieces. The lady was very friendly and full of useful information. I bought the perfect gift, unique and beautifully crafted from this lovely shop

Thank Sgregblue
cyannec, Manager at The Puzzle Place, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for a very nice review! We often surprise people going for a 'browse' with our lovely puzzles and gifts. Hope to have you around in our shop again! =)

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