Strategically placed magnets will either pull the puzzle pieces together or force them apart. You think you know how to do the Soma Cube already? But are you ready for this new twist on an old favourite?
The puzzle has the same 7 pieces as originally designed by Danish poet and writer Piet Hein in 1936. It is important to note that Mr. Hein did NOT begin with a cube, and cut it up to form the puzzle. He visualized the pieces first, then considered whether they would form a cube.
R. Guy at the University of Malaya in Singapore tabulated 240 different solutions for the original puzzle.... but even this is not considered to be the final count. With the added magnets in this puzzle many of the solutions will not be possible.
Size & Packaging: Packaged in a beautifully printed box with bright graphics and text in four languages (Called Magna Cube in English, Cube magnétique in French, Cubo Magna in Spanish and Magna Würfel in German). Detailed solution enclosed also in four languages. Box measures 80mm x 80mm x 80mm.
You'll find lots of information about Soma, a solver, shapes you can make and more at Thorleif's Soma Page.