By |2016-05-09T11:56:20+00:00April 27th, 2016|All Puzzles, Logic Puzzles|0 Comments

This brainteaser is really something new in the world of brainteasers or puzzles. To start with, it is indestructible. The pieces are all the same size and made of strong plastic. They do, however differ somewhat in shape. There are 18 pieces, representing 4 basic shapes I (4),L (6),S (2) and C (6). The I’s are cylinders, the S’s have 2 flat round faces,1 on either side, the L’s have I flat round face on 1 side, and C’s have 2 flat round faces, both on the same side. Also, on all curved sides, there are small round flat spots, which look like they were part of the molding, but you will find them very helpful in solving the puzzles. In the package, you will find the pieces in a flimsy plastic tray. Don’t discard this as it is a good place to keep all the pieces, and placing them in the tray is another puzzle.
Also, in the package there is an excellent booklet of 40 pages. This booklet is in color, printed on high quality paper, and describes all the pieces and how they fit together. You will note on page 4 that the pieces can “stand” on a rounded surface, but carefully.
There are 50 challenges, ranging from simple, to medium, to difficult. There are also 10 Bonus challenges to further challenge you.
The greatest thing different, which gives these puzzles extra challenge is that when completed, all the pieces complete a continuous circuit. Each puzzle is presented with an illustration showing the number of pieces to be used, and a green dot shows where to start. There is also a chart that shows how many of each type of piece is required. Then, at the back of the booklet there are solutions for each puzzle. The first few puzzles look very simple, but they are really just to explain what is required. You will quickly see that they increase in difficulty as you proceed. There is lots of opportunity to use one’s imagination with this puzzle. One thing would be to cover the charts showing what pieces are to be used to complete a puzzle. Then, there’s nothing to stop you from creating your own designs, Preschoolers will enjoy simply trying to stack the pieces.
This is essentially a I person player puzzle; but if you happen to have 2 sets, players can complete to see who can complete any particular puzzle the quickest. This can even be done with or without the solution visible. Then I suppose, 1 player can use some or all the pieces from the two sets to create their own designs.