Some of these Cast Cricket puzzles can be very difficult. They often have a “move” that is the key to solving them. However; once you know the “secret” many are very simple. When you don’t find the secret, you tend to repeat the same thing over and over, without solving the puzzle. I don’t know whether it was pure luck or what; but I took this one apart in less than a minute. If you are looking for a “beginner puzzle” this would be a good choice. It is made of cast metal; but is not as strong as most cast puzzles, and it wouldn’t take much force to bend or even break it. An experienced puzzler would not find much challenge to it; and would feel the cost is high for the limited amount of challenge and entertainment they would have with it.