Object: Disassemble and Reassemble the Puzzle
Difficulty: Level 5
Hanayama Metal Puzzles
Dimensions: 4 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in
11.1 cm x 2.9 cm x 2.9 cm
Based on the originals from the British puzzle craze of the 19th century
These two S-shaped pieces may seem uncomplicated, but freeing them is anything but simple.
Hanayama Toy Co. began life in the mid-1930s as a manufacturer and retailer of traditional games
More than seventy years later, Hanayama continues to make games, puzzles for people of all ages.
Hanayama suitably acknowledges and credits the inventors of these ingenious puzzles.
These are original metal puzzles made with the permission of the inventors not unauthorised copies.
These cast metal puzzles are divided into six levels of difficulty
but don't think you'll start with the most difficult.
Even level 4 metal puzzles have taken experienced puzzlers hours to master.
Solutions with Hanayama puzzles avilable by email.