|Number of Pieces||1|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Mfg Recommended age||36 months - 70 years|
|Item Model Number||30859|
|Product Dimensions||12.7 x 3.81 x 3.81 cm; 90.72 Grams|
Hanayama Cast Metal Brainteaser Puzzles - Ring II Puzzle (Level 5)
|Price:||+ $7.85 Delivery|
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- HANAYAMA CHALLENGE: Hanayama cast puzzles are the world's finest brain teasers. Can you take the pieces apart, then put them back together again?
- RING II: This is the second of 'ring' puzzles. The five separate rings can be taken apart and put back together. This version has been changed a bit from the original made by Connecticut’s Jose Grant. This puzzle has five rings, like the Olympic rings that stand the test of time. That is the basic concept behind this puzzle.
- QUALITY CONSTRUCTION: Sleek, high-quality cast metal materials ensure each piece endures years of vigorous play.
- SKILL LEVEL 5: Level 5 puzzles are considered difficult for most puzzlers.
- GREAT GIFT IDEA: Take on the challenge yourself or gift this intricate brainteaser to the puzzle enthusiast in your life!
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Hanayama cast puzzles are the world's finest brain teasers. Can you take the pieces apart, then put them back together again? Hanayama cast metal brain teasers have 6 levels of difficulty, and each puzzle is Mensa-rated. Level 6 puzzles are considered very difficult by most puzzlers.
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BePuzzled is the only brain teaser brand that offers proprietary collections with innovative designs and varying levels of difficulty to challenge the consumer and grow with each puzzler’s improved skill level. Our 3D puzzles offer challenging collections which encourage puzzlers to build, collect and display their puzzles as works of art.
Hanayama Cast Metal Brain Teaser
Level 5 puzzles
Hanayama cast puzzles are the world's finest brain teasers. Our high-quality, cast metal puzzles come in six challenging, Mensa-rated levels of difficulty.
These Level 5 puzzles are considered moderately difficult by most puzzlers. Hanayama puzzles are recommended for ages 12 and up.
- Hanayama is known worldwide for challenging puzzles and quality manufacturing.
- Can you take the pieces apart, then put them back together again?
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Hanayama Brain Teaser Puzzle Level 5
A masterpiece by metal smith Akio Yamamoto, the key word for this puzzle is 'love'. The two separate, linked loops make this puzzle extremely challenging. The objective is to remove the masterfully united 'Adam' and 'Eve' loops from the metal plate crafted in the shape of the 'Forbidden Fruit', and if you succeed in putting them back together again, your love may just come to fruition.
Hanayama Brain Teaser Puzzle Level 5 - Dial
Taking apart a Hanayama Cast Puzzle is only half the challenge. Putting it back together again is the rest. Solve the puzzle by turning the dials on both sides (front and back). The solution requires more than just moving forward. Sometimes moving a step back is also important. Designed by Vesa Timonen from Finland.
Hanayama Brain Teaser Puzzle Level 5
"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 it will be necessary to unbind them three dimensionally. The motivation behind this idea is the statue of Asura. Asura is an ancient Indian god and also a protector of Buddhism. The figure with the three faces and six arms conjured up the concept of Trinity. The subject is 'crest.'"
-Akio Yamamoto, 2008
Hanayama Brain Teaser Puzzle Level 5 - Labyrinth
"At the end of the 19th century, Britain experienced a huge puzzle craze. I managed to pick up a number of the puzzles famous during that period in flea markets, despite their rarity. Based on these original puzzles from Britain’s famous puzzle period, this is one that we have successfully revived in its new form. The key point of this puzzle is decisively navigating its labyrinth, in which exists one point of weakness for you to break through. For the indecisive part of you."
-Nob Yoshigahara, 1996
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I own 5 Hanayama puzzles: Elk, Padlock, Flag, Chain, and Ring II. Every Hanayama puzzle is created with exquisite craftsmanship. The details are perfect, and the solutions are come to without force, but with cleverness. But with the first 4 Hanayama puzzles I ordered, there was a real satisfaction with how the pieces moved around and with each other to find the solution. You knew you had found it when you get to the point where the pieces seem to almost magically separate, and likewise when they come together into their initial form when you're reassembling it.
I didn't get that with Ring II. This piece, which I understand was based on the idea of puzzle rings from years past, simply falls apart when you open it. The pieces are still bound to each other, but it's obviously disassembled immediately. The act of putting it together is then simply a matter of lining up the parts again. There's no satisfying moment when things seem to snap into shape - it's closer to the feeling I get from stacking some poker chips, which is to say: nothing much. In fact, I looked at the solution online to make sure I had done it correctly because it seemed too simple. I had, and it is. Add in the fact that there's not a good way to keep it "together" when you're not fiddling with it, and it's just kind of a mess. It's too big, even to wear as a ring to try to keep it together, even on your thumb.
In reality, I'd put this puzzle at a Level 2. It can be "fixed" just by looking at it closely before letting it fall apart. But I'd recommend skipping this puzzle in favor of one of Hanayama's other, and in my opinion, better puzzles. I personally would recommend Flag for an absolute beginner, and Padlock for people who are already quite clever. Get Chain or Elk if you want something that seems simple, but will infuriate you.