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9 Rings Towers of Hanoi

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The Towers of Hanoi puzzle was first publicized by a mathematician in 1883 and is still featured in popular culture and academic challenges today. The puzzle is based on the legend from India.

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The Towers of Hanoi puzzle was first publicized by a mathematician in 1883 and is still featured in popular culture and academic challenges today. The puzzle is based on the legend from India. The story goes that in a Brahmin temple in India there are 64 discs of precious diamonds piled up to a tower. These round discs vary in size - they go up in order from smallest to largest. Some holy men, monks, have the god given task to move this tower to a new place inside the temple. By doing this they have to obey some holy rules. The discs can only be placed on three marked places inside the temple. The first place is where the tower was before they started to move it, the second place is the final destination and the third place is between the first and last places. The discs are so heavy and precious that there are 2 holy rules. The first is that only one disc can be moved at a time. The second rule is that at no time can a large disc be place on a smaller one, but you can place any disc anywhere as long as the bottom one is larger. When the monks had finished their work of moving the whole tower from its starting place to its destination, at that very moment, the tower collapses and turns to dust and the world will cease to exist. Start by moving only one disk at a time and remember that at no time can a large disc be placed on top of a smaller one. This beautiful handmade version comes with a high quality wood box to store the parts for safekeeping. There are many interesting ways to complete this challenge and once you figure it out you can consider yourself an expert mathematician! The difficulty level depends on the number of rings used. This version features 9 rings, if you want to try your hand at another level try our 7 Ring Towers of Hanoi!

 

Wood TypeAge-GroupDifficulty (1-5)Number of PlayersSizeWeightPackaging
Monkey Pod 10 and up 3.5 1 4”x5.5’x1.75’ 0.70 Pounds Wooden box
Plastic shrink wrap
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