The object is to separate the two halves of the cross puzzle.
It feels a bit loose in your hand so what’s stopping it from coming apart? You really need to use your imagination to look at a problem in a new way to find the solution.
This brainteaser is small enough to carry around in your pocket to baffle friends when you’re out and about. We also have a larger puzzle with a similar mechanism available here at Mr Puzzle called Square Inside X. They might not look anything like each other but they definitely work in a similar way so unless you want two copies of the same puzzling mechanism don’t buy both.
The Square Cross wooden brainteaser looks very similar in outside appearance to the famous Takeitapart Puzzle invented by J.D.Boyle in USA just after WWII. This is not the same puzzle. Only its exterior appearance is similar. This puzzle has a totally different mechanism.
In 1910 Herbert Taylor patented the underlying idea for this puzzle and it was used to create the Johnny Walker Trick Matchbox puzzle – not a square like this one. Maybe it was done to annoy or trick adults. But it’s more likely it was really a safety idea to stop children from being able to open the matchbox and get to the wax matches inside which would strike and light on any surface.
The Square Cross wooden brainteaser is made from Monkey Pod (also called Suar wood) and Rubber wood. Both grow in plantations which makes them a sustainable resource.
Size: 70mm x 70mm x 20mm
The puzzle comes shrink-wrapped with a solution printed on natural recycled paper inside.
During the last 15 years, Dilemma Games has dedicated all possible efforts to guarantee that its products meet relevant safety requirements. At this moment Dilemma Products have measured up to international standards including CE, EN71 and ASTM.
As an environmentally conscious enterprise, the material they use are from sustainable resources and 100% non-toxic.