Our 5 Mechanical Puzzle Set comes in an attractive wooden, handcrafted box with a special compartment for each puzzle. It’s the ideal gift for all ages and skill levels, from the budding young puzzler to an experienced strategist! We’ve selected 5 of our most popular puzzles of varying difficulty levels for this unique gift set: the Soma Cube, the Star Puzzle, the Snake Cube, the Diamond Cube 2 and an extra puzzle: the X Factor. If you get too frustrated with one puzzle, just pick up an easier one! With 5 puzzles to choose from, this gift set provides months of entertainment for new and experienced puzzlers to build up their skill level. It’s the perfect way to keep children and adults aged 10 and up intellectually stimulated and entertained after school, over summer vacation, or even on a long trip. Once you’ve solved the puzzles, share with a friend or colleague!
What's in the box:
Snake cube: The Snake Cube Puzzle is a bamboozling brain teaser that provides countless hours of entertainment every time you pick it up! A string of bi-colored wooden cubes form a Hamiltonian path through a 3x3x3 grid. Build your skill and patience as you twist the snake of 27 cubes back into its original 3x3x3 cube. This mind boggling puzzle’s difficulty is truly the stuff of legends - you won’t want to miss out! Handmade from high-quality wood that has a smooth feel and sleek appearance, this puzzle makes a perfect toy for the desk or coffee table - share it with friends, family, and guests of all kinds!
Soma cube: The Soma Cube just may be the most famous packing problem ever devised! Danish mathematician Piet Hein invented the puzzle in 1933 to distract himself during a lecture on quantum mechanics. The mind-blowing Soma Cube consists of 7 non-identical pieces that must be packed into a 3x3x3 cube. All 7 pieces must be used, and unlike most puzzles (which usually have only one right answer), there are up to 240 ways to build the Soma Cube! During your quest to find all 240 solutions, you may stumble upon the 100 other shapes that can be built using these same 7 pieces. The sky’s the limit!
Star Puzzle: This intriguing puzzle is made from six identical, wooden pieces that interlock to form a 3D star. Releasing the star is easy, but putting it back together will prove more difficult than you might think. The smooth feel of these precision-cut pieces make this puzzle a joy to play with and the high quality of the wood and craftsmanship ensure it will last for years to come. Once you’ve solved the Star Puzzle it makes a beautiful art piece to display on a bookshelf or coffee table for others to enjoy.
Diamond Cube 2: The Diamond Cube 2 is made from a lovely, wooden composition, and manages to be a fairly challenging variation of a Burr puzzle as well. The unit contains 12 precision-cut pieces that form a cube with rounded edges. Pay close attention when you attempt to deconstruct the puzzle, this unit uses an ingenious slide-and-lock mechanism! The objective is to remove an initial, central piece that triggers the collapse of the rest of the pieces like a snowball effect. The Diamond Cube has elaborate steps that must be followed in order for proper deconstruction - perfect for building focus, patience, and spatial reasoning skills!
X-Factor: X-Factor has also been known as the X Marks Puzzle, Da Vinci's Helicopter Cross, or the Mysterious X Puzzle. This delightfully challenging device forms a wooden X-shape trapped inside a wooden square wrapped around the middle. The objective is to release the X from the square, and the solution will leave your head spinning and your friends in awe! X-Factor is even perfect for kids, they might be just creative enough to find the solution with enough playtime. Display the X-Factor at dinner parties and watch your guests struggle to get the wooden square free while you withhold the answer!
Soma Cube: 7 pieces, Difficulty Level: 2.5/5
Star Puzzle: 6 pieces, Difficulty Level: 2.5/5
Snake Cube: 27 cubes, Difficulty Level: 3/5
X-Factor: 3 pieces, Difficulty Level: 3/5
Diamond Cube 2: 12 pieces, Difficulty Level: 3.5/5