Puzzle Catalogue ...showing the details and images of only about 20% of the Puzzle Museum collection.
Starts with Exact
You can search on multiple words and also exclude puzzles. Use the syntax
inclusion words - exclusion words
For example entering (without quotes) 'journet capsule' will give 12 puzzles, 'journet capsule - wood' will exclude puzzles with the word 'wood' from being displayed.
The catalogue can be searched by entering a search term (of 1 or more words), selecting a class, or both.
You may enter many search words with a space between. They will be combined with the logical AND. All words should be at least 2 characters long.
You may enter words to exclude. Puzzles containing those words will not be shown. Enter a dash (-) followed by the words to exclude. The dash should have a space before and after it.
You must have at least one word included before using the - to exclude puzzles.
Please note that some searches can return a large number of puzzles and may take many seconds to return the list.
You can search for puzzles by using the start of a word, the exact word or the catalogue number.
The word must be a minimum of 3 characters and the possible search words will be displayed. If a word is not displayed then it is not in the index
The search term can many words and may contain alphanumeric characters only (no spaces, no punctuation and no additional wildcards).
Indexed fields are:
For example searching for watch will find puzzles containing the words watch, watchchain, watches, watching, watchmakers
When using this search all puzzles of that class and optional sub class will be shown. The dropdown boxes show valid options.
You may enter year range to filter puzzles but this must be used in conjuntion with another search criteria. Default values are 0 to 2100.
If the year "from" is greater than the year "to", it is changed to be 1 less than the year to.
Neither value can be blank.