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Soma Cube wood puzzle in a box with lid

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Soma Cube wood puzzle in a box with lid

The puzzle is to repack the 7 pieces into the box so that you can put the lid on.

There is a sheet supplied with this puzzles which has another 21 shapes for you to try to make using these same seven pieces.

Danish poet and writer Piet Hein invented this puzzle in 1936 while attending a lecture on quantum physics. 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 puzzle.... but this is by no means the final count.

Soma is derived from the drug which transported it's users into a dreamlike trance in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932) and has since been used to name a specific part of our brain.
How could we even contemplate giving this puzzle a new name?

Size 68mm x 68mm x 68mm
Problem sheet and solutions are especially created by us and are included if you buy the puzzle from this website.

Click here to see a sample shape you can make with the Soma Cube pieces.    
Click here for more information about SOMA.

Wikipedia link: Soma Cube




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