A set of three puzzles all worthy of inclusion in our Very Difficult Puzzles page.
Tricky Dick very hard wood and rope puzzle – Difficulty 8/10
At Mr Puzzle, we started making this one back in 2009 and it’s never been out of production. We decided to have them made by MI Toys in China this year because we just can’t keep up with the demand for them. This is a great puzzle and well deserves it’s inclusion in our Very Difficult Puzzles category.
Size: The length of the stick in the puzzle is 130mm. The box is 150mm x 70mm x 40mm.
Martian Diamond very difficult triangle puzzle – Difficulty 9/10
You’re given a tray with a diamond-shaped recess. There are 5 pieces of the puzzle already in it. Plus there is one piece outside the diamond frame. But there seems plenty of space to fit the extra piece into the frame so how can the puzzle be so difficult?
Outer frame size: 145mm x 95mm x 6mm Solution included inside clear shrink wrap packaging.
Chinese Ring puzzle 9 linked rings – Difficulty 8/10
The puzzle consists of a looped handle interlocked with nine rings. The object is to remove the nine rings from the handle. It will take 341 moves to do the puzzle but there’s a definite method to solve it and once you know it you’ll certainly be able to solve the puzzle every time. But like any great puzzle the goal can sound very simple “just remove the nine rings from the handle” but how to discover the two rules will require a lot of thought and some measure of patience.
The Chinese Ring puzzle is a type types of “n-ary” puzzle meaning each move has “n” number of state – in this case 2 states being binary. These types of “n-ary” puzzles have either 2 states – binary, or 3 states – ternary, and more. We’ve given n-ary puzzles their own category on this website.
Size: Length of looped handle 220mm Nicely boxed with solution in decorative Chinese themed box as shown.