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Attract the interest!
Reinforce your message and entertain your customers with brain power!
  Napoleon once said: "When we want to electrify the crowd, we must first speak to their eyes". This affirmation also applies to advertising.
  According to psychologists, there are 2 important factors that go into why people buy what they buy: "exposure" and "attention". Exposure involves the frequency with which we encounter a stimulus. We need at least 10 exposures before we can accept something. However, in order for us to consciously process a stimulus, we need to be captured by it. Puzzles capture people's attention as curiosity is a natural human propensity and indeed they are intriguing, challenging and fun as well.

  Think about how many times you look at the logo on that mug on your desk, or the message on your pen... There is no commercial on television, radio, or advertisement in newspapers that can compare to the number of 'impressions' made by a promotional product - and especially if it happens to be a puzzle or a game.
  We are able to design and supply any type of puzzles and manipulatives at different levels of solver proficiency. We accept orders from companies and organizations who would like to sell or distribute custom puzzles designed to their own specification. We also are able to supply unique puzzle content to newspapers, magazines and portal web sites: visual puzzles, cuttable puzzles, ingenious folding puzzles...
  Thanks to their visual impact, our games & products provide "eloquent" and positive messages: to master space, logic, to go beyond limits, to see things differently, to make things possible, to share with others, to be open... Our puzzles are ideal for corporate entertainment or for a competition to launch a new product or boost product awareness. Questions? Let us help you, contact us!

  What we can do for you:

Tailor puzzles to your marketing or ad campaign that deliver your message in an entertaining and clever way.
Conceive visual puzzles that allow your readers to enjoy and acquire a taste for solving puzzles.
Create manipulatives and teaching games for education, communication or corporate training.
Develop and license educational products for the broad consumer market.
  What we don't do:
Computer and console games,
Crossword puzzles,
Jigsaw puzzles,
Trivia games,
Action games.
  Our main customers are:
Media, publishers, marketing agencies, advertising & communication agencies, game manufacturers, large & small companies, schools, universities, museums, foundations and institutions...

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 Custom puzzles
custom puzzlesarrow A lively way to promote your company: eye-catching puzzles for educational or advertising applications
 Perform this
trick to performarrow An online magic experiment to peform... Very deceptive!
 Visual riddles
Droodlearrow What's a Droodle? A droodle is a doodle riddle... 
 Illusion Gallery
optical illusion galleryarrow Visit our Optical Illusions Gallery to discover a lot of original pictures!
 For puzzlers
Archimedes journalarrow Archimedes: an interactive paper journal devoted to entertaining & involving its readers with puzzles...
 Puzzle quotes
arrow To have an idea of the costs of our custom puzzles, you can download our indicatory price list (PDF format)
 Media & publishers
rotation illusionarrow Optical illusion illustrations ideal for newspapers, magazines, web sites...
 Odd vanishings
puzzling vanishing cardarrow Amaze your readers with vanish puzzle cards!
 Funny ambigrams
banana ambigramarrow The magic of the ambigrams. Transform any word into another!
puzzle to buyarrow Purchase puzzles, books, cards or souvenirs online
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Curiopticalsarrow Curiopticals, 160 pages, $16.95. For lovers of ingenious optical illusions and paradoxes. All in color.
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Scientific American Awardarrow What people think about us (CNN, Scientific American, Rai Net, etc.)
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