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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Mar. 20)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:42 am 
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It's time for another PuzzleMaster wire puzzle, the Heart Breaker. This is their version of the 1981 Iron Heart by Tucker-Jones House. Here's the link to know more.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Mar. 21)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:01 pm 
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Today I have started another weekly series of Creative Crafthouse reviews (now Puzzle Crafthouse). The first is for the Save the Queen puzzle, where you have just four pieces and need to arrange them in a tray so that no two queens can be repeated in any row, column or diagonal. Simple to understand, but not so easy to solve. Here's the link.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Mar. 21)
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Very interesting puzzle! Do you see other implementation of this puzzle?
There are 4 sliders which can't be pop out. More over, this Russian
puzzle has 2 solutions.


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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Mar. 21)
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I didn't know that one. Seems very interesting as well :P

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Mar. 22)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:02 pm 
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Just published my second review for a Roscreative puzzle, the Rudenko Matryoshka. Anyone that knows how to solve a Tower of Hanoi will have no problem in solving this one. Great implementation by Valery Rudenko with the Matryoshka theme that's worth a try. Read about it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Mar. 23)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:38 am 
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Another week full of reviews ending. Today, I have posted about an edge-matching pattern puzzle, the Color Match Triangle, similar in concept to the Triazzle. It consists of 16 triangular pieces with colored dots on their edges and you have to also match the tiles with the tray colors. This one's quite a pain to solve. To read it, click here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Mar. 26)
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New review up on my blog. It's for an interesting Foldable/Manipulative puzzle, the Jeliku. This has the ability to create numerous shapes and figures and can also be combined with other Jeliku to form even more complex structures. Check it out here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Mar. 27)
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:05 pm 
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Today I have reviewed a great packing puzzle by Jean Claude Constantin, the Dreiecksbeziehung. The object is to get all eight triangles plus the extra one to fit inside the frame. You can read more about it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Mar. 28)
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Today's review is for another puzzle manufactured at Puzzle Crafthouse (a.k.a Creative Crafthouse), the Reilly's Cube designed by Mike Reilly. Eight pieces with holes and pins have to be assembled and matched into a cube. Very nice design. Here's the link.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Mar. 29)
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Today, I have reviewed the third Roscreative puzzle, the Rudenko Mosaic. It's a slide puzzle with 16 tiles and it's double-sided, meaning that you have two challenges to solve. On one side there's the St. Basil's Cathedral and on the other side the tiles are distributed in four colors and you just have to make colored patterns. This is a very original slide puzzle by Valery Rudenko. Here's the link to find out more.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Mar. 30)
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The last review of the month is for the Raising Tower, an assembly puzzle designed by Jean Claude Constantin. 18 pieces with three colors divided in four types have none to three notches and have to be stacked in a nine-storey tower. Here's the link.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 3)
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The first review of April is for a wire/disentanglement puzzle, the Beetle Bug. This is PuzzleMaster's version of Tucker-Jones House original from 1985, the Satan's Stirrup. A nice level of difficulty, which is not too frustrating but can be quite tricky. Here's the link.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 4)
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Today, I have chosen another nice picture frame puzzle, the Wine Lovers Puzzle by Puzzle Crafthouse. This is a 10 piece packing problem allusive to the wine theme. Great design and very difficult to solve. Read about it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 5)
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Hi Everybody,

I reviewed another Roscreative puzzle, the Rudenko Doser. This is a nice looking puzzle with an appearance similar to an hourglass, except it has 3 vessels. The object is to measure different quantities in six tasks with increasing difficulty. Here's the link.

I also would like to take this update and share with you a little video montage I made for the Truzzle, which I reviewed a couple of weeks ago. Here's the Youtube video. It might be blocked in the USA, due to Youtube policy in using a copyrighted song. If you can't see it, try this link instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 6)
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Today's review is for a puzzle called Spin to Win, and contrary to what the name might suggest, it's a bit similar in concept to the Babylon Tower, except it has four colors and columns instead of six and just two discs. Here's the link to read more about it.

Enjoy the Reading... And Happy Easter! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 10)
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The first review of the week is for a Vinco puzzle, the mini AC3. This is an assembly/packing puzzle with just six pieces, but a really tough challenge for anyone that attempts it. Read more about it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 11)
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My new review is for a challenging pyramid puzzle, the Cannonball, designed by Mike Reilly. The puzzle has seven pieces with a different 5-ball configuration and you just have to assemble them into a 5x5x5 pyramid. Here's the link.

In other news: I have uploaded to Youtube a new animated video showing another Truzzle puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 12)
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Hi Everybody,

Today, I have reviewed the fifth and last Roscreative puzzle, the Rudenko Clips. This is another great implementation of the Tower of Hanoi puzzle, but instead of the traditional 127 steps, this one requires a minimum of 729 steps to solve. This is a great test for your concentration levels and also for your patience. Read more here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 13)
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The final review of the week is for an extremely difficult puzzle, the Great Z Cube. It has 25 identical Z-shaped pieces and your goal is to pack them into a 5x5x5 cube. Here's the link to read more.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 16)
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My new review is for the Qboid puzzle invented by Colin James. An assembly/pattern puzzle with 12 wooden blocks with colored stickers showing different segments on their faces. The goal is to make any of the 10.000+ alphanumeric challenges, divided in four levels of difficulty. Here's the link.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 17)
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Today, I have reviewed a Jean Claude Constantin puzzle, the Nifty Fifty. The design is a representation of a stock market chart and it has only four pieces, but it's very hard to solve. Here's the link to read more about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 18)
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New review on my blog. The Ziggurat is a great puzzle for the packing fans. It has nine unusual shaped pieces and you have to place them in a 3x3 square inside the tray so that they're all connected by at least one link. 3 levels of difficulty, with the third requiring all adjacent pieces to be connected by three links. Read more about it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 19)
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My new review is for a Hanayama Cast Puzzle, the Key II. This is an updated version of the 1983 original Cast Key. It's the same concept, but with a completely fresher look. Here's the link to read more about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 20)
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Nothing better than closing the week with a Jean Claude Constantin design. The Beehive is an assembly puzzle with 11 hexagon-shaped pieces and your task is to pile them into a pyramid. Here's the link.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 23)
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Hi Everybody,

The first review of the week is for the Monroe's Marbles by Donald Monroe Jr. Many of you probably heard of it already, since it was released back in 2004. This is a sequential movement puzzle in which you have to move seven marbles into each of the four tubes in a specific color pattern. Here's the link to read more about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 24)
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I have just reviewed another Hanayama Cast Puzzle, the Cricket designed by James Dalgety. This is a new version of a classic puzzle from 1898. Here's the link.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 25)
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Today, I have reviewed a nice 3D packing puzzle, the 8 L-ements by Rick Eason. The eight l-shaped pieces form a 4x4x4 cube, but you can also build other rectangular shapes with fewer pieces. Here's the link.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 26)
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Today's review is about a great puzzle/game invented by Vesa Timonen, the Solitaire Chess. This logic puzzle/game is based on the rules of traditional chess, except it's for one player only and every movement must capture a piece until there's only one left in the board. Very addicting. Here's the link to read more.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 27)
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For my final review of the week, I posted about the Golf Puzzle. A wooden packing challenge comprised of six pieces with holes and balls that need to be stacked in two rows. Not very challenging, but still quite fun to solve. Read more about it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (Apr. 30)
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My latest review is about the new version of the Eni Puzzle, the Black & White. This version with only two colors allows you to make more varied patterns than in the color version. Very cool puzzle. Read more about it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 1)
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Today, I have written about a wire/disentanglement puzzle, the Blue Knight. This K-shaped puzzle is a level 9 and the object is to free the golden ring from the frame. Read the review here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 2)
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I have reviewed today a nice puzzle from Puzzle Crafthouse (Creative Crafthouse), the Royal Flush. This is a nine piece puzzle with card designations engraved on them. The goal is to arrange the pieces so that it shows a Royal Flush on every row, column and major diagonal. You can read more about it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 3)
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Another Cast Puzzle reviewed, the S&S. This is an updated version of a 19th century British puzzle. There are two S-shaped pieces that need to be disentangled, but it may be harder than it looks. Read more about it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 4)
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New review for another Jean Claude Constantin's design, the Parquet. It's an unusual looking puzzle with eight interlocking pieces that create a unique pattern of cubes. Find out more here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 7)
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My new review is about a great packing puzzle by the name of "You've Been Framed" designed by Peter Hajek and Peter Knoppers. There are only three pieces shaped like the letters Y O U and your task is to pack them on two different sized frames. Read more about it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 8)
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Today's review is dedicated to another PuzzleMaster wire puzzle, the Sidewinder. It's a mixture of wire and string, which is a "deadly" combination for a level 10/10 puzzle. Here's the link to read more.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 9)
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My latest review is about an original concept by Erich Friedman, the Cover Up puzzle, where you have to cover three light pieces with three dark ones so that they match the areas exactly. Here's the link to read more.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 10)
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I have reviewed another Hanayama Cast Puzzle, the Star. This is a level 3/6 puzzle, but it can still be rather tricky to solve. Here's the link to the review.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 11)
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It's the last review of the week and today, I have written about a nice assembly/pattern puzzle, the Luxor Pyramid. It has 14 pieces in three different types and you can build multiple color patterns with them. Read more about it here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 14)
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My first review of the week is for a great puzzle, the Trifolia by Kate Jones. This is an edge-matching 24 tile puzzle in all acrylic (tray and pieces), and there are many possible challenges. It comes in a hexagon shape with a checkerboard color pattern, but you can build many other shapes. Here's the link to read more about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 15)
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Today, I bring you another one of Vinco's puzzles, the Square AC2. This is a packing puzzle with 10 pieces, all with a variation of two types of triangular prisms, glued at different angles. A very hard puzzle to solve. Read more here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 16)
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I have just reviewed another nice Picture Frame puzzle manufactured by Puzzle Crafthouse, the Flower Garden - Hawaii. This puzzle features 8 pieces depicting flowers from Hawaii and your task is to find a way so they all fit in the frame. Here's the link.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 17)
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It's time for another Cast Puzzle review, today for the Cast Plate. An updated version of an old puzzle designed for Hanayama by Nob Yoshigahara. The plate puzzle is a disc with 23 holes and a ring. You have to navigate through the maze to free the ring. Read more here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Reviews-New Review (May 18)+ Blog's 200th Post
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Today I bring you two new posts on my blog.

The first is for a six-piece burr invented by Sam Mcflay, the Inverse Cube. The puzzle has three sets of pieces, each with a mirrored image of the other. Besides figuring out how to take it apart, you need to reassemble it back together, which is an even harder task. Read the review here.

... And to close the week in style, the second is a special one, as it's my 200th post on the blog. To celebrate, I have made a top 10 featuring the best puzzles from the last 100 reviews. Check out the top here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 21)
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:15 am 
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Hi Everybody,

After my blog's 200th post, I'm already working on getting it to 300. Today's new review is for another IPP 31 puzzle, "Way" by Volker Latussek. "Way" is an 18 piece set that allows you to build many free-standing circuits. Wide selection of 2D and 3D challenges available. Here's the link to read it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 22)
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Hi Everybody,

Another Cast Puzzle reviewed, this time the Cast Donuts by Vesa Timonen, one of the smallest Hanayama puzzles. The object is to separate the two rings into four pieces. Read the review here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 23)
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Hi Everybody,

Today, I have reviewed another great Picture Frame Puzzle by Puzzle Crafthouse, the Noah's Ark. There are 5 animal species plus Noah himself, and every piece has to be placed inside the boat-shaped frame. More details here.

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 23)
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Nice puzzle, but shouldn't there be two of each animal? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 23)
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Have you look closely? There's five species in there, two animals of each plus Noah :P

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 Post subject: Re: Gabriel's Almost Daily Reviews - New Review (May 23)
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Noah is an animal, where is his wife :lol:

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