The puzzle is to pack the 7 different shapes into the fountain. Originally called the Brunnenpuzzle by its German designer Markus Gotz, brunnen translates as either fountain or well.
At first this appears to be a simple 3D packing puzzle. But true the the ingenuity we know of Markus it doesn’t take long before you realise you should not underestimate this packing problem. The pieces of the puzzle are made from different length cylindrical rods joined together. The puzzle’s very interlocked design requires quite some maneuvering to fit the pieces inside the fountain. It also requires that you make use of the additional space provided in the bottom of the fountain to get the pieces in.
The 13 step solution attests to just how tricky this puzzle can be…. is 13 your lucky number?
We found the puzzles being made by a Chinese manufacturer and although originally an unauthorised copy we have been in contact with the designer and Markus is quite happy for us to sell the limited number of copies of the puzzle we have. The puzzle is quite good quality for the price with a nice dark stained finish.
The diameter of oval base 65mm Height 68mm
Sadly Markus passed away in 2018. An indescribable loss to the puzzle community.