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Pearl In The Shell

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Pearl In The Shell by Walter Hoppe
Photo courtesy of Bill Cutler
Name
Pearl In The Shell
Designer
Manufacturer
Dimensions
4.5"
Year
2006
Cost
$25
Availability
Available
Type
# of Pieces
14 + Tray
Material
Wood
Objective
Pack all 14 pieces flat into the tray
IPP Exchange
Puzzle
IPP26 (July 2006 - Boston)

"The 13 triangular shaped pieces fit nicely into the spiral shaped tray without leaving any significant space. Your job is to rearrange the pieces so that the 14th round 'pearl' piece can also be placed in the tray. Squeezing an extra piece into an already full area is not a new idea, but this is the first time that this has been done in a spiral shape.

This was my souvenir puzzle at the 26th International Puzzle Party. 13 triangular pieces were used because this is the number of original 'colonies' of the United States. This was the first Puzzle Party to be held in the New England area, the birthpace of our nation." -Bill Cutler