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Cast Chain
Name
Cast Chain
Alternative Names
Gold-Silver-Bronze
Manufacturer
Dimensions
7.6 x 3.9 x 3.9cm
Year
2002
Cost
$13
Availability
Available
# of Pieces
3
Material
Cast Chain: Metal Gold-Silver-Bronze: Cast Tin (Galvanized with Gold and Copper)
Difficulty
6/6 (Hanayama rating)
This puzzle is part of the group/set:
Objective
Separate and reunite the 3 pieces
IPP Design
Competition
IPP22 (August 2002 - Antwerp)
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There's a whole world of wisdom wrapped up in this Oskar van Deventer masterpiece. The three pieces can be separated and then joined again in their original form. What's special about this puzzle is that it can be solved three different ways, depending on which of the three pieces is chosen as the middle piece. Solving this puzzle requires an especially subtle kind of working of the pieces, the kind that often leaves the victim struggling in frustration. Keeping in mind its chainlike behaviour and using your feeling to your advantage is the best way to attack this. The key word is 'chain'. -Nob Yoshigahara