The Ultimate Jiggle Puzzle Web Site!
Welcome to the Jiggle Puzzle Tribute Site!
Jiggle Puzzles, or Dexterity Puzzles, have entertained children and collectors throughout the last century, and continue to fascinate.
Because they were a fairly cheap alternative to the more expensive toys then available, they became hugely popular during the 1930's, and retained their grip on the toy market through the years that followed.
A young child could spend hours honing hand-eye coordination before mastering one of these games.
Jiggle Puzzles as presented on this site are typically small round or square puzzles with movable pieces enclosed within a cardboard or wooden frame and a transparent glass or plastic window.These games are then shaken, wiggled, nudged or tilted in order to send the mobile playing piece to its proper destination point - often a slightly recessed cavity or partially enclosed stall. The inside of the toy visible through the window usually has vibrant scenes printed on it, providing a setting for the game, and usually the instructions for play.
Four typical Jiggle Puzzles are shown below.