Dan Chamizer, has come to be regarded as something of a national
treasure in Israel over the last three decades.
Israel’s most famous riddler, Dan (60) is often described
as a Renaissance man. He is a pilot, sculptor, poet, visual artist,
inventor and, of course, a treasure hunt and riddle guru whose radio
and TV conundrums have fascinated millions, making him a household
name. Indeed, the unique "Chamizer Riddle" engages and
delights over a third of the population every year.
Developed in the eighties and based on an original coding system,
Dan’s innovative "Chamizer Riddle" tool has provided
the infrastructure for a diverse range of formats in the fields
of education, communication and media (television, radio, Internet,
print, telephony etc.) and is also used widely in numerous professional
motivational programs, stimulating employees in organizations and
workplaces throughout Israel.
ChamizerMania in Israel – Some Facts and Figures
17,000 school classes over the country have been exposed during
the past five years to innovative teaching methods based around
"Chamizer Riddle" problem-solving.
During the past two decades, the following Chamizer projects have
• 52 nationwide projects involving radio, press, TV and commercial
• 57 projects commissioned by government agencies and by social
and public organizations
• 237 privately purchased by commercial entities towards unique
promotion and marketing
• 25 projects for high-tech companies
• 132 tourism-related projects
Based on a 2005 survey conducted by the national advertising union:
• 91% of Israelis had heard of the "Chamizer Riddle"
• 61% of Israelis had been involved in attempts to solve the
• 28% of Israelis regularly enjoyed the challenge of the various
• 54% of Israelis preferred listening to the "Chamizer
Riddle" on the radio in their spare time over any other program
Since 1990, prizes valued at over 13 Million US Dollars have been
awarded via various Chamizer projects.