There are three metal disks with paths cut out of them to make this puzzle. The initial challenge is to take the three pieces apart. Maybe you’ll get them apart by luck; by fiddling … and fiddling … and more fiddling. But challenge yourself to learn the sequence of moves. Once you’ve done that you will find it harder to put them back together again and reassemble the sphere shape.
There are a couple of interesting challenges with this puzzle for the puzzle “nerds” out there. The solution gives rotational movements to take it apart and reassemble.
But at Mr Puzzle we’ve found that the puzzle can be solved with linear movements alone. That is a level 10.2 unique solution; not an insignificant puzzle to do.
So a second challenge is to see if you can solve the puzzle using linear movements alone.
One good thing about metal puzzles. No matter how frustrated you get with the puzzle it will be very difficult to break this one!!!
This puzzle is a brand new design and patented by Zoyo (Hangzhou) Crafts & Gifts.
The puzzle is made from red anodised aluminium. It has been stamped rather than individually machined like a more expensive Wil Strijbos puzzle but it’s still done precisely so that it works well.
Size: The discs are 62mm in diameter and are 8mm thick.
Ring Road is packaged in an aluminium tin with removable lid. The sits well inside a rubber cut out to prevent scratching. It has a printed step by step solution inside. This really attractive tin packaging makes a great gift.