Folding puzzles




Juozas Granskas


Lithuanian Cities
IPP 28 Exchange / Prague
designed by Juozas Granskas
made by Juozas Granskas

designed by Juozas Granskas
made by Juozas Granskas
Chimeras
IPP 30 Exchange / Osaka + Hakone
designed by Juozas Granskas
made by Juozas Granskas



Pantazis Houlis


 
Eledone from Kastellorizo
IPP 28 Exchange / Prague
designed by Pantazis Houlis
made by Pantazis Houlis
The Magic Octopus
Galaxius
IPP 31 Exchange / Berlin
Mr Twisty
IPP 32 Exchange / Washington, D.C.
designed by Pantazis Houlis
made by Pantazis Houlis
The Kastellorizo Puzzle
IPP 33 Exchange / Narita, Japan
designed by Pantazis Houlis
made by Pantazis Houlis



Magic Rings


Magic Ring
Magic Ring



Other designers


Chess 16
made by Lingao Toys
MAGIC
Lovely Heart
Lord of the Rings
made by Lingao Toys
Block Chain
Chinese Cartoon
KANGOEROE 2010
designed by Louis Coolen
made by Allard Walker
mindjewel
Difficulty: easy
Playing Time: < 30 minutes

The first task is to unfold the Mindjewel. This is relatively easy to achieve so that within a short amount of time
you hold a snake like object in your hands. The aim is to rebuild the original crystal.

The technique is especially interesting:
Each five-sided pyramid has two slots on its pentagonal base. The slots vary in their diameter and can pierce up to three edges.
A gum cord passes through the slots. This gum cord is responsible for the cohesion of the puzzle.
The twenty pyramids are linked to each other like on a chain. The slots of neighbouring pyramids are opposite each other.
If you have a pyramid in front of you, which has three edges pierced by a slot, then any of the three pierced edges can be placed
next to the neighbouring pyramid.

Therefore, the number of the possible paths is:
2 * 2 * 2 * 2 * (2*3) * (2*2) * 2 * (2*2) * (3*2) * 2 = 36864
The number of combinations is relatively high. Nevertheless, the puzzle is not very difficult.
The puzzle can be easily mastered within a half hour,although there is only one path
which leads to the surface of a pentagon dodecahedron.

Puzzle Review

designed by Alexander Polonsky
made by Recent Toys


Literature

Ashwin Belur / Blair Whitaker Rubik's Magic
Christoph Bandelow Das Geheimnis der magischen Ringe
Serhiy Grabarchuk Age of Puzzles Paperfoldings