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 Post subject: Anyone recognise this puzzle?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2001 11:14 pm 
Saw it once on eBay, looks like a Rubik's Magic's relative:

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 Post subject: This may not be of any help, I am just giving my 2 cents wor
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2001 6:07 am 
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First time I have seen such a puzzle,
so I blew up the picture hoping to see what was written on the puzzle...
It is called a Tandem or (maybe a Tandem-hexflip), probably produced in 1987.

I guess the panels have to be folded into a cube (6 small cubies)
probably every side has to have matching colors,
i.e. yellow with yellow, black with black and so on.

I get the feeling this is a European puzzle, because I find that the colors resemble several country flags
i.e. Germany, Sweden, Denmark, as for the last one (yellow, blue, black) I don't know.

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Tell us what you know about the puzzle Serge, where did you get this picture ?
Any info on how much the last one sold for on eBay ?
Do you have anymore, hard to find, rare puzzle picture to share ?

Michael
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 Post subject: Puzzle title?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2001 6:15 am 
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I once heard about a puzzle called "Hexagon Flexagon" (or something like that) which was supposed to be like the Rubik's Magic but having hexagon shaped tiles. The puzzle you show definitely fits that description. I think I read about it somewhere in the cube-lovers archives. Can anyone confirm this?

Doug.


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 Post subject: Flexible Hexagon
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2001 6:15 am 
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Here's the entry in the cube-lovers archives by Peter Beck back in 1988:

http://www.math.rwth-aachen.de/~Martin.Schoenert/Cube-Lovers/Peter_Beck__HEXAGON_MAGIC_VARIATION.html

Does anyone know the object of the puzzle?


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 Post subject: BetchaCan't by Tandem Toys
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2001 5:34 pm 
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The name of this puzzle is BetchaCan't and it was put out 1987/88 by a company called Tandem Toys. I believe it is from the U.S. Each of the 6 hexagonal panels are connected along the edges to two neighbour panels, using a system very much alike the Rubik's Magic. Two flat shapes are possible: A hexagonal ring shape (with hole in the middle), and a 2x3 parallelogram shape. "The object of the puzzle is to manipulate it in such a way that both shapes can be obtained from each other" - I have no idea what the latter means, but this text appears in a brief description that was printed in the Dutch Cubists Club newsletter (CFF #18)in september 1988.
I have seen this puzzle twice on eBay but have not succeeded to obtain one.
Hope this clears up a bit!


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