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Nickel Box, by Maurice Vigouroux
Photo courtesy of Guillaume Largounez
Name
Nickel Box
Reviews
Manufacturer
Dimensions
7.4 cm
Year
2012
Cost
140 €
Where
Availability
Not available
Type
# of Pieces
6 + cage (see Puzzle will be played)
Burr Level
28.18.17.1.1.3
Material
Ebony (cage), bubinga, marblewood, purpleheart or dark padauk (pieces), beech (white dowels).
Objective
Take apart the puzzle (very hard), or try to fit the pieces into the box (very very hard).

The Nickel Box was inspired to Donald by Stéphane Chomine's Château d'If. Donald raised the total number of moves to 70, but couldn't find a symmetric color pattern that would force this solution. It was Stéphane Chomine who found it.

The small number of assemblies makes it possible to solve the puzzle from the disassembled configuration to the assembled one, trying to fit the pieces into the box. This is both extremely difficult and very interesting, given the many combinations and dead ends that the move sequence features.