Hanayama Cast Infinity take apart puzzle

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The puzzle is called Infinity not only for its appearance but also because its movement continues endlessly until the pieces are taken apart.

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Hanayama Difficulty Level 6 – The hardest!

The puzzle is called Infinity not only for its appearance but also because its movement continues endlessly until the pieces are taken apart.

It looks like the sign for Infinity, like a horizontal 8. There are three pieces to the puzzle.  One piece is the frame like the horizontal 8 and the other two pieces are like the eyes inside each half of the 8.  Solving this puzzle will entertain you for hours even though it looks simple.

Designed by Finish designer Vesa Timonen.  Vesa has designed many puzzles for Hanayama of different levels from The Loop rated Level 1 (and still surprisingly tricky!) to Cylinder, Dial, Donut & Keyhole all rated Level 4, and the Square, another very hard level 6 puzzle. View all Vesa’s designs here.

Vesa used computer programming to optimise the solution so that there would be as many moves as possible. It just happened that the longest such puzzle was n-ary. This puzzle needs 30+ moves in order to solve it but Vesa also had another version needing 70+ moves. Vesa says he was actually happy that Hanayama selected the simpler one as it is difficult enough. We agree with that and they did give it a 6/6 difficulty rating!

So what is an n-ary puzzle? 
Think of the solution to the puzzle having a series of moves that can be in either of two states – on/off or like in computing binary code 1 or 0. Then think about other puzzles that might have three states in the solution like the famous Tower of Hanoi; moving the disks between three poles in a repeatable pattern to solve. Some puzzles might have even more states and we would call those n-ary puzzles.

Size: Each loop is 28mm in diameter.

The puzzle now comes in the new Hanayama Huzzle packaging graded by colour. Black is for their hardest puzzles. Size of box: 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 0.13 kg
Dimensions 5 × 12 × 8 cm
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  1. Paullipo

    Paullipo

    Ive seen a few of these puzzles around and decided this would be the first i buy. Was more challenging that i thought, putting it back together was actually more tricky than i anticipated. But still lots of fun and look forward to buying more

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  2. KMcCarthy

    KMcCarthy

    Picked this up and couldn’t put it down.. This was enjoyable to solve, and interesting to try and put back together. A fun one for the collection!

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  3. Pat

    Pat

    I love the brand, great value for money with the difficulty being high and build quality being outstanding for the money. Infinity was another example of this, took me an hour to solve and the quality of the puzzle was very very good. It even looks nice enough to put on the shelf for decoration (and to lure unsuspecting young players haha). Thank you again Hanayama!

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