Sequential Movement Boxes



Jean Claude Constantin

LabyBox
IPP 31 Exchange / Berlin
designed by Jean Claude Constantin
made by Jean Claude Constantin


Pantazis Houlis

The Kastellorizo Puzzle
IPP 33 Exchange / Narita, Japan
designed by Pantazis Houlis
made by Pantazis Houlis


Kim Klobucher


All puzzle boxes from Klobucher are composed of small cube units.
The boxes have the shape of a cuboid, whereby the most of them are 3x3 or 4x4 cubes.
As exotic timber is used for the small cube units,
the appearance of the boxes is like patchwork.
At the front and the back of the boxes is either a circle shaped ornament
or a point shaped ornament in the shape of Little Bear/Little Dipper and Great Bear/Big Dipper.

Inside the boxes are pins.

All of his boxes are maze boxes and are built with the same mechanical principle.
The number of moves to open the boxes can be very high,
for example MMMDXLVI needs 3546 moves to open.

Long move sequences, which appear often, alternate again and again with move sequences,
which appear only once. Therefore, it is extremely difficult to open the boxes.

All his puzzle boxes are accompagnied by a small solution sheet.

K-419
needs 419 moves to open the box
quaternary puzzle
designed by Kim Klobucher
made by Kim Klobucher (Kcube Designs)


Ben Krasnow

Sliding Bar Puzzle Box
Limited Edition of 40
designed by Ben Krasnow
Puzzle Design Competition 2006


Allen Rolfs

free the coin
IPP 30 Exchange / Osaka + Hakone
designed by Allen Rolfs
made by Allen Rolfs
Kagan Schaefer


Snake Box
Limited Edition of 75
The Maze Burr
Puzzle Design Competition 2006 (Puzzlers' Award and Grand Prize)






Robert Yarger



Robert Yarger with his wife
holding in his hand a container that holds a queen bee.
Robert Yarger is besides Kagen Schaefer one of the most important
and famous American artists for sequential movement boxes.
Many of his boxes are three-dimensional mazes or sliding puzzles.

His most famous boxes are the Stickman No.3 Puzzle Box and the Stickman No.5 Puzzle Box.

It is striking about Yarger´s boxes that the function mechanism of his boxes
is immediately recognisable. That is because the opening mechanism is not hidden inside the box,
but clearly visible from outside. As the mechanism constitutes the major part of the box,
many of his sequential movement boxes are not perceived as boxes,
but rather as a puzzle or game.

Almost all boxes are without a relationship to a topic.
Only few of the boxes, such as the Grandfather clock puzzlebox
and the Lighthouse Puzzlebox are depictions of images.

Yarger uses exotic timber for the production of his boxes.

All boxes are numbered consecutively and have additionally a second name.
Only 3 to 4 boxes are produces per year in a limited edition,
thereby every box is delivered with an instruction booklet.
Unfortunately the boxes are faster sold than produced.

Stickman #4
2 compartments
Limited Edition of 45
Puzzle Design Competition 2004
made by Robert Yarger / Eric Fuller
Takeapart Box / Borg Box / Stickman #5
Limited Edition of 45
Puzzle Design Competition 2005
Grandfather Clock / Stickman #6
Limited Edition of 28
Stickman Lock Box
Snowflake Ornament Puzzle Box / Stickman #9
Puzzle Design Competition 2006
Stickman Autumn Puzzle Box / Stickman #10
Limited Edition of 30
Stickman Fulcrum Box / Stickman #11
Limited Edition of 35
Stickman Cross Box / Stickman #12
Limited Edition of 30
Puzzle Design Competition 2007
Stickman Chopsticks Box/ Stickman #13
Stickman Chess Box / Stickman #13
Limited Edition of 26
Stickman Tile Box / Stickman #15
2 compartments
Limited Edition of 20
Stickman Domino Box / Stickman #16
Limited Edition of 25
Stickman Try-Knot Box / Stickman #17
Limited Edition of 55
Stickman Sphere Box / Stickman #18
Limited Edition of 31
Puzzle Design Competition 2009
Stickman Illogical Box / Stickman #19
Limited Edition of 24
Lighthouse Puzzlebox / Stickman #20
Limited Edition of 28
Puzzle Design Competition 2010
Stickman #21
Limited Edition of 26
Stickman Gordian Knot Puzzlebox / Stickman #22
Limited Edition of 28
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