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From the same authors of the article
Sarcone and Waeber
Curiopticals, ISBN 1847322298
What are you looking at?
What are you looking at, ISBN 1847321836
Eyetricks, ISBN 1844427773
Make your own 3D illusions
Make your own 3D illusions, ISBN 1844426327
Big Book of Optical Illusions
Big Book of Optical Illusions, ISBN 0764135201
New Optical Illusions
New Optical Illusions, ISBN 1844423271
Fantastic Optical Illusions
Fantastic Optical Illusions, ISBN 184442295X
Dazzling Optical Illusions
Puzzillusions, ISBN 1844420647
MateMagica book
MateMagica, ISBN 8889197560
Almanach book
L'Almanach du mathématicien en herbe, ISBN 2844690254

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Some News and Announcements


journalTHANKS to all our puzzle fans who still support and encourage our educational activities! Here is the latest news concerning our puzzle web site and our activities...

Grazie a tutti coloro che ci sostengono nella nostra azione didattica! Ecco qualche novità dal nostro sito...

Un grand merci à tous ceux qui nous soutiennent dans notre action de diffusion du savoir! Voici en bref quelques nouvelles de notre site...

Gianni and Marie-Jo
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What's new?

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Be our fan

facebook logoOf course we couldn't edit a social and educative website without making a page for it on Facebook!
If you are not already, you might consider becoming a fan of Archimedes' Lab on Facebook to get updates about Archimedes' contests, features and other cool stuff. Hope to see you there...

Go to Become a fan page...

Pencil games

pencilA new interesting feature called 'Pencil Games' has been added for pencil puzzle lovers all over the world! Where the visitor can work out path puzzles, Sudokus, mosaic and geometric puzzles...

Go to Pencil games page...

Macabre Illusions

Pierrot, skullRepresentations of skulls in art are legion, from Hans Holbein's distorted death's head in his painting ‘The Ambassadors’ to Andy Warhol’s paintings of screen-printed skulls in gory black and white and overlaid with different colors. Skulls have also their place in optical illusions...

Go to Macabre optical illusion page...


Abracada-Brain puzzlesAbracada-Brain puzzles
develop your zen mind, your logical thinking and imagination skills with original intuitive paradoxical twisters and puzzles, and intriguing 'koans'!

Go to Abracada-Brain puzzle page...

Knight's Tours

knight tourChess players will appreciate this new entry... The problem is to find a tour of a knight on particular chessboards. Only valid moves of a knight are allowed and every square of the board must be visited exactly once!

Go to Knigh'ts Tour puzzle page...

Book releases

New book releases for Fall 2007
We are proud to announce our latest works on optical illusions: Eye Tricks and Make Your Own 3D Illusions. We really hope you will enjoy them!

New Optical Illusion Books
Eye tricks book Make your own 3D illusions
Eye Tricks, ISBN 1844427773 Make Your own 3D Illusions, ISBN 1844426327

Go to Optical Illusion Books...

Vintage Illusions

top hatOur ancestors knew all about optical illusions, even if they didn’t always recognize the cerebral mechanisms that created them... A place where to discover some interesting early visual illusions!

Go to Vintage Illusions page...


workshop imageHow to focus attention? Give a desire to participate? Encourage creative exploration? ...We've updated and extended our Workshop page featuring interactive educational proposals for museums and institutions.

Go to Workshops page...

Book announcement

New Optical Illusions BookOur experience in the field of human perception and visual creativity has lead us to the publication of two new puzzling books: "MateMagica" and "New Optical Illusions", in order to share our discoveries with our readers.

Go to Teaching Guide Books page...


A new gallery has been added to our optical illusion section. Puzzling visual illusions for everyone: beginners and experts as well... Each month, new images are being added but the old ones are archived into a large database.

Go to New Optical Illusion gallery...


tangram puzzleWe've redesigned and updated our Tangram puzzle section. The challenge of the Tangram lies in the ability to arrange 7 pieces into a variety of shapes... Who really invented the Tangram? What is the Chinese name for Tangram puzzle? More than 5 pages full of original puzzle ideas, activities and figures to match. It worths a visit!

Go to Tangram Puzzle pages...

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MATEMAGICA blackline masters for making over 25 funny math puzzles! A collection of incredible puzzles and optical illusions with easy-to-follow instructions (in Italian). Ideal for math workshops.
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ARCHIMEDES is an interactive review devoted to entertaining and involving its readers with puzzles, recreational mathematics and visual creativity.
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new optical illusions
New Optical Illusions is filled with superb, colorful optical illusion illustrations, all designed and drawn up by Archimedes Lab, the Italian puzzle and illusion creator. The book contains many new and previously unpublished optical illusions, as well as new adaptations of lesser-known optical illusions.
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Quick links

Mudd Math Facts for math lovers.

Brain Juice - a collection of smart puzzles...

Kadon puzzles - neat wooden puzzles

Puzzles workshops for schools & museums.

Editorial content for the media & publishers.

Puzzling visual illusions for everyone: beginners and experts as well!


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