What other "thinking" or "puzzle" activities do you like outside of GoW?
I love different kinds of puzzles. GoW is very much like a a puzzle toy in many ways and that's why I like it so much. Here are some of my other puzzle toys... some completed some not.
This is just a slice of my collection. There are lots of other metal/rope disentangle ones that I have been given or have fabricated with hand-tools.
The first picture here is a just a small selection of the mechanical metal ones I've solved. I do them in 10-20 minute bursts when I need to get my mind relaxed. Just a few of my faves, all different difficulty ranges. The "Nut Case" was definitely my favorite.
These are the four I have queued up next. I want to unbox the other two but I won't until I complete the other two. I have invested over 20 hours in the loop/star one, and about 4 hours in the "three square rings" one. Oddly enough the loop/star one is supposed to be easier but I'm baffled. No worries I'm in no rush.
Here's possibly my favorite. I gave this to my grandfather as a birthday present may decades ago. He worked on it for 5 years until he gave it back to me, then I spent 10 years on it over the course of coffee breaks and mental rests at work. I'm very proud of solving both sides of this on my own, without looking up any form of solution or explanation.
(Stock photo here because my GF's kid has my Rubiks Magic till he gets bored with it.)