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Stomachion Puzzle
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About Creative Crafthouse Stomachion Puzzle

The Stomachion is perhaps the world's oldest puzzle and it is very difficult to solve. It is attributed to Archimedes of Greece (287 BC - 212 BC). The 14 acrylic precision cut pieces ,1/4" thick, will make a square and also many other interesting shapes, with each shape requiring all the pieces. It comes with 19 other shapes that can be made beyond the square. It has been shown that each of the pieces has an area that is a rational fraction (a multiple of 1/48th) of the total area of the dissected parallelogram. Mathematician Bill Cutler determined in 2003 that there are 536 unique ways to assemble the square shape. See how many you can find. Finding even one beyond the one packaged with the set is a good accomplishment. Released October 2012.

Dimensions: 7" x 7"
Difficulty level: 5 (out of 6)
Suggested age: 12+ 
Colors may vary

Stomachion Puzzle

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Manufacturer Creative Crafthouse
Mfg. Part Number STOMACHION
Brainteaser Type Logic & Knowledge, Wooden
Level of Difficulty Level 5 - Fiendish
Item Number 67728
Store Location(s) G5A
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About Creative Crafthouse Stomachion Puzzle

The Stomachion is perhaps the world's oldest puzzle and it is very difficult to solve. It is attributed to Archimedes of Greece (287 BC - 212 BC). The 14 acrylic precision cut pieces ,1/4" thick, will make a square and also many other interesting shapes, with each shape requiring all the pieces. It comes with 19 other shapes that can be made beyond the square. It has been shown that each of the pieces has an area that is a rational fraction (a multiple of 1/48th) of the total area of the dissected parallelogram. Mathematician Bill Cutler determined in 2003 that there are 536 unique ways to assemble the square shape. See how many you can find. Finding even one beyond the one packaged with the set is a good accomplishment. Released October 2012.

Dimensions: 7" x 7"
Difficulty level: 5 (out of 6)
Suggested age: 12+ 
Colors may vary

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Quality
Excellent (91%)
Overall Value
Excellent (94%)
Overall Difficulty
Advanced (57%)
5 Stars
Rich Gnaedinger - La Porte, IN
Quality: Good
Value: Excellent
Difficulty: Extreme

great puzzle but remarkably difficult!!

5 Stars
Jordan Miller - Pleasant Hill, CA
Quality: Average
Value: Good
Difficulty: Medium

Great classic puzzle.

5 Stars
Susan Hudson - Milton, DE
Quality: Excellent
Value: Excellent
Difficulty: Hard

This puzzle keeps me entertained several times a week! The quality of the wooden box and sturdy plastic puzzle pieces is very good. Certainly is fun to try to solve. As you see though the pieces are very pointed and not anything for small children! Heed the manufacture's caution in that respect.

5 Stars
Gerald Edmundson - Jonesboro, AR
Quality: Excellent
Value: Excellent
Difficulty: Advanced
Would Recommend: Yes

Very well-made and a pleasure to have it sitting on the coffee table. Archimedes would be proud!

5 Stars
Tim Powell - Fairfax, VA
Quality: Excellent
Value: Excellent
Difficulty: Medium
Would Recommend: Yes

Great product. Quality and also the colors are nice.

5 Stars
Doug Griffin - Englewood, OH
Quality: Excellent
Value: Excellent
Difficulty: Hard
Would Recommend: Yes

5 Stars
Julie Mcgill - Indianapolis, IN
Quality: Excellent
Value: Good
Difficulty: Advanced
Would Recommend: Yes

This Stomachion puzzle is BEAUTIFUL! It goes well with the Montessori lessons on Archimedes. Our 9-12 year old students really enjoy working with it!

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