Here is another cool Hanayama Cast puzzle called O’Gear by Oskar van Deventer. I received it from Puzzle Master and you can find the solution on their webpage. I really wanted to get my hands on this puzzle but I was kind of surprised with the size of this one. I was expecting something that could easily fit in my pocket. A bit of a disappointment but the puzzle is still a bucket of honey. This is an interesting puzzle because the “gear” that you are suppose to detach from the cube looks as if it could easily come off. If you are looking for a record solve then a sledgehammer might help. The gear movement is kind of awkward and not very smooth at first. However, after playing around with it for a few minutes, I understood how to quickly move the gear around the cube. This seems like another maze puzzle and that is just fine with me. A worthwhile puzzle if you can get past the idea that it isn’t as portable as the other Cast puzzles. If you do decide to go with the sledgehammer method then be ready for flying metal, getting hurt, and regret. In other words, not recommended.
I guess PuzzleMaster is having a father’s day sale on the Cast O’Gear. This is a cool puzzle to get for Dad because it is fun to solve and would look nice in any man cave.