The puzzle pictured is made of 1/8" plywood for the inner box and 1/8" Cherry for the outer faces. The entire box was finished with a coat of clear lacquer.
The puzzle pictured is made of 1/8" plywood for the inner box and 1/8" Basswood for the outer faces. The entire box was finished with a coat of clear lacquer.
This little puzzle box is a kind of hybrid; it's an easier version
of Impossible Odds, together with the frustrating moves of Cul-De-Sac.
One slider at each end of the box controls a peg moving in a keyway.
There are four vertical slots in each keyway, and only one will
eventually open the box. But if you choose the wrong slot, there's only
four move or eight moves to make before you discover it's the wrong way
to go. So it doesn’t take long to get back to the start. However, on
this box, both end panels can move up and down, and the top and bottom
panels can move left and right, so you can’t tell which is front or
back, left or right, or top or bottom.
There are 12 correct moves to open the lid, but there are 90 wrong moves.
The size of this box is 4” x 2-1/2” x 2” and is made from 1/8" wood and plywood.
This BH puzzle kit has alignment pegs built into the parts to make assembly easier and virtually every part in the kit is labeled.
Photo Assembly instructions for this kit available soon.