Setko Fasteners Issues “3 Square Puzzler” as First in Exclusive Puzzles Series


Setko Fasteners Issues “3 Square Puzzler” as First in Exclusive Puzzles Series

Setko Fasteners has been part of the fastener industry for 87 years. Over the generations, Setko has continued to fasten the world together by providing quality socket products.  Every once in a while, it is healthy to look back at the company history and remind us of who we are at our core. This past Christmas season Setko decided to reissue a family favorite board game that was first introduced to the industry over 70 years ago. In the age of cell phones, apps, tweets, and online games, Setko wanted to remind everyone of how the simple things can bring joy and excitement into our lives.  

The first of many exclusive board games was issued during the 2022 Christmas season to valuable customers. The “3 Square Puzzler,” is the first of their exclusive puzzles. To keep things exciting, Setko will only issue 50 total puzzles throughout the industry. Individual puzzles will be numbered 1/50, 2/50, etc. They plan to carry on the tradition by reissuing the puzzles each year as a limited series.  Each game is one of a series of stimulating, entertaining and relaxing puzzles enjoyed by all who love the excitement of a challenging activity.

The original tagline, “For the Most Experienced Answers to Puzzling Screw Problems, Call Setko!” began the tradition of the puzzles. Started in the 1950s, the original owner created the puzzles to give to his family, friends, customers, and suppliers for Christmas. The puzzles quickly became a holiday favorite!  Soon, everyone wanted these nostalgic puzzles for their family and friends to play.  Once the games became popular Marshall Field’s began selling them in their stores nationwide. A display was created front and center at Christmas time showing that year’s sought-after puzzle.

It is easy to get caught up in the craziness of the industry; price increases, on time delivery, quality issues, lines down… ugh! Slow down and enjoy playing a good old fashioned board game with your family and friends. 

Have Fun! Don’t be discouraged. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! Then comes the fun of watching your friends while they try and try again and finally W-I-N!   



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