The object of the puzzle is to remove the ring. This is the hardest rope disentanglement puzzle around.
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 including in our Very Difficult Puzzles category.
Whilst there have been a few puzzles using similar topology released over the years MR PUZZLE chose to make this design because it appears simple to solve at first, but will actually prove very difficult. In looking for a puzzle to present at the 19th International Puzzle Party in London in 1999 designer Rick Eason of USA wanted one which would be ‘tricky’ to solve. Rick thought the nickname of a famous past President of the USA aptly described his new design.
Note: The tolerances are precise. The disk looks like it should go through the loop but it will not. It is definitely NOT designed to go through the loop. It won’t help if you try to stretch the rope, or force it through in some way. And the loop is not designed to be forced over the end of the stick. Doing this you will only end up breaking your puzzle instead of solving it.
Size: The length of the stick in the puzzle is 130mm. The box is 150mm x 70mm x 40mm.