Enigma Hanayama Cast disentanglement puzzle

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The three pieces of this puzzle just slide apart, you don’t need to force them. Can you work out the twisting movement required to achieve this and to then get them back together again?

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Hanayama Difficulty Level 6 – The hardest!

The three pieces of this puzzle just slide apart, you don’t need to force them.   Can you work out the twisting movement required to achieve this and to then get them back together again?

Enigma. Conundrum. Mystery. Nazonazo (Japanese for puzzle). All these words describe the puzzle well.

The original version of this puzzle was patented in 1975 in USA (US Patent 3,885,793) to inventor Eldon Vaughn and when he found it Nob thought it could not be done.

As it turned out, so did the executives at Hanayama who were in LA in early 2002 to source interesting and difficult puzzles to add to the Hanayama range.
Negotiations with Eldon Vaughn to commercialise the Enigma puzzle were not going smoothly and they ended up depending on the ability of some Hanayama executives to do the puzzle. Mr Vaughn proposed to them that he would only allow them to make his puzzle if they could solve it by the next day. A long nervous night of puzzling later (and needless to say no sleep!) they were finally able to crack it and we’re able to bring this amazing mechanical puzzle to you as part of the Hanayama series. It remains one of the most difficult puzzles ever added to the Hanayama range and it’s just as popular today as it was in 2003 when they first made it.

Considered without a doubt amongst the most difficult of all the cast puzzles in this series by Nob Yoshigahara… high praise indeed from the most prolific inventor of puzzles ever! 

Size: Presented in Hanayama Huzzle packaging. The box which is 75mm x 115mm x 45mm
Hanayama puzzles come packaged with a printed solution. This is the genuine solution supplied by Hanayama, not offered as standard by other sellers.

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Weight 0.135 kg
Dimensions 5 × 8 × 12 cm
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  1. Michael Texler

    A Beautifully Designed Puzzle

    Michael Texler

    When you unbox this, you might think, “Doesn’t look too bad..”.
    This devilish puzzle is very deceptive in its solution.
    As the instructions say, no force is required, and the parts slide past each other.
    Yes, there are lots of rotations, yes there is tricky manoeuvring, yes there are some narrow clearances between pieces.
    It is one helluva a journey.
    When you have the pieces apart, you then have to put them back together correctly!
    When looking at the individual pieces, it is with awe at the design behind them by Eldon Vaughan. There is a reason behind their shapes and curves. It is so well designed, looks deceptively simple, but when you have done this puzzle a few times, you can then truly admire the design behind it.
    Great hand feel (not too heavy, but not too light). Durable material. Looks great.

    A recommended addition to any puzzlers collection.
    Have fun!

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