11 steps to open. Perfect for a beginner and fun for a more experienced puzzle solver.
This wooden puzzle box offers lots of puzzling for any solver. It could also be lots of fun for others watching on.
Or you can just quickly grab the solution if you just want to follow the steps and hide a little gift inside for someone else. But of course, we don’t condone doing this if you want the solving experience yourself until you’ve really given up and have absolutely no choice but to cheat a bit!
The moves are sequential but the shape of the pieces means the directions they move in are quite unusual compared to more traditional puzzle box designs.
A hidden compartment in the final piece reveals the wooden Antares badge so you’ll know it’s fully open. It also let’s you place a special item as a reward for someone special if you’re giving it as a gift.
Patrick has given the series an astronomical flavour calling this less difficult puzzle in the series Antares. What’s that? Well I googled it and found that it’s actually a binary star in the Scorpius constellation. Antares is on average the fifteenth-brightest star in the night sky, and the brightest object in the constellation of Scorpius. How’s that for a bit of non-puzzling trivia?
Patrick says he’s always enjoyed puzzle boxes and brain teasers but only started designing his own in 2020. He has the pieces laser cut locally and assembles the puzzles himself by hand. Each puzzle is an original design and he’s spent many hours meticulously testing and tweaking the designs to make a great working puzzle. Patrick is hoping to design more soon.
Size: Outside Dimensions: 71mm x 71mm x 71mm Hidden Compartment: 61mm x 25mm x 25mm
Wood: Maple ply finished with clear lacquer. There is no separate boxing for this puzzle. It will be bubble-wrapped.
A card comes with the puzzle with a QR code you can scan do download the solution. It helps with both opening the box and also assembling it again.