Nic Picot has been friends since university with Laurie Brockenshire, the world renowned puzzle solver. Laurie has a collection of more than 10,000 individual puzzle items. Both Nic & Laurie are members of The Magic Circle.
The frustration of these little cast metal puzzles lies in their apparent simplicity - just separate the pieces and reassemble them.
How hard can it be? Think again - Japanese puzzle masters Hanayama have 25 years experience creating deceptively tricky puzzles, and these are some of their finest.
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Nic Picot graduated from Exeter university with an honours degree in Physics. He was also the first pupil from Forest Boys, Horsham to attend a university. Nic is also a professional magician performing magic for both coroprate and private events.magic withg Nic Picot
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* The Hanayama range has been painstakingly designed and developed over more than a quater of a century and is quite simply the most inspiring collection of puzzles ever created!
* Puzzle Mission - Separate the three pieces and put them together
* The three pieces each have a spiral (vortex) body and two protrusions. When assembled together, each piece is unified into a flat object.
* In order to undo this complex entanglement you need to unbind them three dimensionally. Good luck!
* These puzzles are hopelessly addictive and are arguably the most collectable puzzles on the planet.
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We will be visiting puzzle clubs and we are based in North West London. A map link will follow.
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Tel us 020 8421 2500
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A sample of notable puzzle authors includes Sam Loyd, Henry Dudeney, Boris Kordemsky and, more recently, David J. Bodycombe, Will Shortz, Lloyd King and Martin Gardner.
Hanayama News puzzle
Serious puzzle fanatics will enjoy the challenges this puzzle provides, but for the rest of us, it's a flop. I solved it within a few hours, but the process of solving it wasn't fun -- at all. Usually a puzzle of this kind provides a unique combination of intellectual and tactile pleasure; you move pieces in ways that satisfy the hands and frustrate the mind. After you've solved it, your hands have the pleasure of going through those motions, again and again. There are puzzles I haven't touched in years, but I bet I could still solve them in the dark.
This puzzle does not move. The components are connected internally. It has no components to twist and turn. Once you've solved it, you won't get the satisfaction of having your hands learn to solve it by feel. That satisfaction is a TREMENDOUS part of why most people do puzzles. A dedicated puzzler might enjoy it anyway, but for anyone else I'd recommend any of the many puzzles that move this way and that.
Hanayama Cast Puzzles News 2
It looks incredibly simple. It isn't. It mocks you. It looks you in the eye and says, "You think you can open me. But better men than you have tried and failed. Go ahead. Do your worst."
You'll get your money's worth out of this puzzle. And when you finally solve it, you'll be entertained watching other people struggle to open it.
Its incredibly durable cast metal, and I fully expect it to last many years
watch this space.