Nikoli / Nikoli Opens Puzzle Cafe, NIKOLI BIYORI, in Tokyo

2014-11-15 01:58   #14110002

img14110002_1img14110002_2img14110002_3 Nikoli opened the first of its kind puzzle cafe called NIKOLI BIYORI in Tokyo.
Cafe opened on the first floor of Nikoli's headquarters. BIYORI means "a nice sunny day" in Japanese. NIKOLI BIYORI is "a just perfect day and the place where people can unwind their mind."

The cafe is divided into two sections. One is a retail shop space and the other is the entertainment space. In the entertainment space, customers can enjoy not only Nikoli's original puzzles but also fun-solving mechanical puzzles such as jigsaw puzzles, Rubik cube and puzzle links.
In the retail section, customers can purchase those mechanical puzzles besides Nikoli's books.

Nikoli plans to exhibit the rare puzzles and historical puzzles in the near future.
The admission fee is JPY 500 for unlimited time. Refreshment of coffee and tea are provided for free.

Neighbors and Nikoli's funs enjoy solving and playing the puzzles from morning till late afternoon.
Nikoli welcomes all the puzzle fans from abroad.

Nikoli / Nikoli Puzzles at Madison Square Kids Fest in New York

2014-11-06 04:19   #14110001

img14110001_1img14110001_2img14110001_3 More than 300 New York families were introduced to Nikoli’s original puzzles on October 18th, 2014. Madison Square Park Conservatory organizes the events for children from crafts activities, music to soccer games, which draws more than 10,000 people twice a year. Nikoli was invited to present its unique puzzles to the visitors this fall.

Dustin, a father of five-year-old Renna, said, “She likes math puzzles very much. Shikaku is fun, and we would like to try more online.” Many families inquired if Nikoli has a studio to teach logic puzzles to children.

Mari Shimizu, the co-founder of Nikoli, taught puzzles to children. “We saw younger children more than we expected. Dot to Dot and finding errors puzzles were the most popular ones among them. The ring and chain was well received by both children and adults. Everyone was open-minded and tried our puzzles for the first time. Many adults took puzzle sheets home. I am grateful for that interest and curiosity.”
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