The Famous Trick Donkeys still challenge people today, just as they did when they were first published by Sam Loyd in 1858.
Cut the card into three sections along the lines and lay the three pieces so as to show the jockeys racing. Once you have your 3 pieces there is no further cutting or bending required to find the solution.
Just as many promoters use puzzles today, P. T. Barnum thought he could promote his circus on this puzzle card and offered ten thousand dollars to Sam Loyd to call the puzzle P.T. Barman’s Trick Mules. Loyd offered the puzzle to many companies and it was renamed again to Famous Trick Donkeys. The puzzle sold more than 100,000,000 copies. That’s a popular puzzle card considering the population in those times!
The attention to detail in all Sam Loyd reproduction products is incredible.
The cardboard that Sam Loyd used for his puzzle cards was specially selected by him. He wanted to ensure that it had the right balance of texture and thickness, to not only enhance his graphics, but to also give you the best in-hand embellishment when holding the card to solve it.
The Sam Loyd Company has been able to recreate that same cardboard, as first used by Sam Loyd, using original sources. The cardboard is exclusively manufactured for our use and goes by the product code No.1868, in tribute to the release of the very first puzzle card.
To ensure that you experience the puzzle cards just the way Sam Loyd intended you to, be sure to buy only cards created by The Sam Loyd Company. Each carry the Sam Loyd logo, which is a registered trademark and your guarantee of the highest quality.
Designed in the USA and printed in Australia. The Sam Loyd Company was founded by Sam Loyd in 1892 to produce his many inventions. When he passed away in 1911, it was inherited by his son, Sam Loyd Junior, who continued to run it until his own death in 1934. Today, that same company is responsible for promoting, educating, publishing, distributing and protecting the work and legacies of both Sam Loyd and Sam Loyd Junior.
Size: 111mm x 88mm
A solution is not included but we do provide a card with a url that you can look it up. This way it’s a purposeful act if you type in that url and you will have officially been unable to solve the puzzle!
Note: Watermark on image does not appear on product.