This is a unique logic puzzle with a number of challenges. For the basic challenge, arrange the 12 books so that there are no consecutive numbers, no books of the same author, & no books of the same height next to each other. Thus, you have 3 variables that you must keep track of to solve the puzzle. There are 4 different authors on the books (3 books for each author), with the name and title laser engraved into the books. Each author's books are of a different hardwood and easily distinguishable. The books are all made of 1/4" thick wood so they are quite substantial and virtually unbreakable. With the laser engraving feature they will last more than a lifetime. Once you have solved the basic puzzle, there are more challenges ahead - 21 sets of unique combinations can be attempted and are included with the puzzle.
Great fun of a realistic challenge for most people and even children down to age 8. Also a terrific teachers gift puzzle, or a desk or coffee table type puzzle as it looks really good and is something that is not intimidating and will appeal to many different types of folks.
The design is by Phil Janelle and is copyright Creative Crafthouse. Made in USA. Note, for an added fee of $10, you can have books of your choice laser engraved on this puzzle. Please call us for special orders.
Dimensions: 5.5" x 2.8" x 2
Difficulty level: 3 (out of 6)
love this puzzle because I love books! I wanted to get the personalized version but decided to try this one first. I managed to solve it pretty quickly(usually puzzles take me a long time unless I peek at the solution!) but this one is nice - was fun and looks nice on the shelf. I still may order a personalized one though!