You could be forgiven for assuming that this latest creating from Jurgen Reiche at Siebenstein-Spiele was another version of the well known Alcatraz puzzle. But beware.…
Laby Lock double blind maze
Fashioned like a wooden padlock with a centre dial and metal moving parts.
There are two mazes that interact with each other. Move the detail pins to work through the maze. But the maze is inside the wooden lock and so progress through the maze by feel, moving the pins and the discs on both back and front of the puzzle.
It’s one for experienced puzzlers and those with a lot of patience for a few reasons.
The puzzle has many, many moves and is very difficult to solve. And, being a labyrinth cut out of wood care must be taken when progressing through the maze. If everything is lined up perfectly you will be able move to the next step in the maze. I would say the puzzle was very fragile but it does definitely have to be treated carefully.
Worth the effort!