Episode 8 | Richard Thiessen’s Puzzle Party

In today’s episode, we explore some of the genesis of Richard’s fascination with puzzle making and solving. Richard describes, in depth a puzzle similar to O’Beirne’s step-cut that he himself created. Then expands on O’Beirne’s puzzle itself. This link will take you to a page with three videos he references in http://goo.gl/Y3ta7C.

We go on to explore an event known as “Puzzle Party” which is a gathering of other puzzle makers. We pursue and explore what it means to be seriously, passionately involved in a playful act of puzzling. “If kids could just have that sense of joy of solving a problem…”

Since we mention it in the podcast, below you can find a link to an online version of the “Towers of Hanoi” puzzle. Enjoy!



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