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 Post subject: GORDIAN´S KNOT
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:08 am 
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WHAT ABOUT THIS THINK FUN PUZZLE?

DO YOU RECOMMEND IT?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:01 am 
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we had a short off topic discussion about this...

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it's pretty cool puzzle. more of a BURR type than a TWISTY type puzzle.

took my friend several tries, without instructions to take it fully apart. first time he did it incorrectly - by rotating the pieces, but has solved it again several times properly.

the thing with the puzzle this complex, there's bound to be more than one unique way to solve it. unlike most unique burrs out there that has only one solution to it.

don't let that discourage you though. it's still one of the hardest level burrs - taking 69 moves to fully take it apart.

i would love to see this done in wood though :)

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I got the majority of it undone at a Games By James in Rochester Minnesota once. They lady got mad at me because she couldn't get it back together. :P

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It's definitely a good puzzle. I have one, and quite like it.


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There is only one way to solve it,I have tried others but they don't work.Funny thing about the puzzle is,it's harder to put back together again than it is to take it apart.It is well worth buying as it is a lovely little puzzle,if you are looking for something similar and have the cash I would recommend Vertigo by Pentangle Puzzles which is harder.Harry


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harry wrote:
There is only one way to solve it,I have tried others but they don't work.Funny thing about the puzzle is,it's harder to put back together again than it is to take it apart.It is well worth buying as it is a lovely little puzzle,if you are looking for something similar and have the cash I would recommend Vertigo by Pentangle Puzzles which is harder.Harry


Well, one correct way - without rotating pieces. but there are other ways - every time my friend took it apart, the first piece was always different for some odd reason lol.

The vertigo is nice, but not really hard at all. there's a few similar pieces. Nice, though - pentangle uses soft wood that has a nice touch and smell to it.

if you want something a bit more exotic, i like to get them from Brian Young, aka Mr. Puzzle.

Here's one he made, but designed by Bill Cutler, The Visible Burr.

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