Brian @ Mr Puzzle made two of the puzzles presented at this years IPP puzzle exchange. Rollercoaster is an interlocking and dexterity and packing puzzle in…
Button Box sliding panel box
This puzzle box has just 1 less move but than the 4 Sun 10 Step Japanese puzzle box but we’ve given it a higher difficulty rating.
The Button Box is a different variation on the traditional sliding panel boxes we know so well from Japan. This one is designed and made in China. There are sliding movements involved. But they are not the usual outside panels that you expect.
All four walls of the puzzle have movement rather than just on the end many traditional Japanese puzzle boxes. And because a lot of the movements are actually internal to the puzzle and don’t show externally it makes it more difficult to find the correct combination.
A very affordable puzzle box with an interesting mechanism that’s hard enough without being diabolical.