Michael Toulouzas

Puzzle Exhibition:

  • Exhibition from a simple puzzle to a complex one.
  • Some International Award-winning designs in the area of puzzles.
  • Why do we like to play?

I address to  all ages, but if I had to mention about the specific presentation then ages from 14 to 156
I think it is better understood. Those older than 156 may simply need a repeat.

Better communication with 4 people, lasting as long as needed

His beloved motto: Puzzling makes a better world by Mike Toulouzas

The award photo is by the photographer Ioanna Kontou.

Michael Toulouzas www.puzzzlevision.com


I was born in Athens in 1968 and grew up in Palaio Faliro and I have origins from Kastellorizo. Since I was a child I was fascinated by the shapes just like all children, but I was personally more interested in them for many many years. At some point, now with a big family, I found myself in a shop with wooden puzzles and brainteasers, and I was very impressed, because I had never seen anything like them before. Finally, while I went to buy something for my children, I also bought something for me too. Since then there has been a Theodoric and very important change in my life. I began to search how to manufacture such multi-faceted puzzles and brainteasers, and slowly but steadily, I managed to make some drawings of a well known designer of similar puzzles, Stewart Coffin.

His books inspired me and I started experimenting with my own designs. Now, every year I take part in puzzle design competitions internationally and recently for the last three years in Greece, and more specifically in Kastellorizo. The whole construction of the wooden puzzle, however, requires love and passion.

I believe that puzzles have the beautiful ability to pause for a while the time of this world, where everything runs too fast due to technology.

This makes our world a better place. The search, the awakening, the love in every moment we live when we pay attention to it!