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Digits In A Box

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Digits In A Box Aluminium.jpg
Digits In A Box by Eric Harshbarger
Photo courtesy of Eric Harshbarger
Name
Digits In A Box
Year
2006
Cost
$10
Availability
Available
Type
# of Pieces
10 + Box
Material
Aluminium / Acrylic / Plastic
Objective
Pack all 10 number pieces into the box
IPP Design
Competition
IPP27 (August 2007 - Gold Coast)
Entrant
Other
Read more about the design and creation of this puzzle on Eric Harshbarger's Site.

This is not your everyday "fit the pieces back in the box" puzzle, but those who have the stamina to persevere will be consoled to know that the number of possible configurations has been calculated as 4,239! Digits in the Box is a unique puzzle that requires players to fit each of ten geometric shapes into a cube container. These shapes are 3-D representations of the numbers 0 through 9. Unlike the three-dimensional pieces in most box puzzles, these digits lie flat. The pieces can be turned and fitted together to form a cube that fits snugly in the plastic box. No solution is included, but you may find yourself wishing to see one.