It will take you 6 sliding moves just to get the first piece out of the box. And by then you’re less than half way towards your first goal; that is to get the pieces out of the box.
Once you’ve achieved that you’ll notice that the inside of the box is not exactly cube-shaped like it would appear from the outside. These three extra built-in traps that you need to manoeuvre around are one of the reasons the puzzle has so many moves. It’s almost like having a 5th piece to fit into the box but you cannot move it.
To complete the puzzle you then need to put the pieces back in the box, paying attention to arranging them with the check pattern.
Having two different coloured pieces does make the puzzle slightly easier than if all 4 pieces were the same colour but with this puzzle you might need that little extra hint.
The puzzle box and pieces are made from a blonde wood with a lacquered finish. The blocks have a nice arris on the edges and the box is solidly made. For such a complex puzzle, with so many moves, the puzzle is very good quality for the price.
Size: 64mm x 64mm x 64mm
Foursquare is packaged in a white solid cardboard gift box with a printed step by step solution inside. The solution not only tells you how to get the pieces back in the box but because it’s so hard to get the puzzles out in the first place the puzzle maker provided a solution for that too.
This puzzle is one in a series of three puzzles. You can purchase all three as a set with a discount too. The solution to each puzzle is quite different.