Last Wednesday a parcel from Sandy's shop got delivered and my Cube count crossed the number 444!
In May 2011 I wrote here
Yesterday, the counter of my collection
has crossed the number 333.
In German we call this a "Schnapszahl". (Schnaps = liquor; Zahl = number; a multidigit number with all digits equal is a Schapszahl)
I think the name comes from the assumption, that a Schapszahl is a lucky number and he/she who has reached this number should invite the others to a Schnaps. A virtual "Prost" to everybody! (Cheers)
Another explanation of the word is that he/she who has drunken too much Schnaps sees everything doubled or more times.
As I have given away six of my cubes to friends and relatives, since I have started counting at the end of 2009 (many more before that date), the actual number of twisty puzzles is lower by six. This is compensated by several wooden puzzles and a Rubik's slide not included in the count...
OK, it took me 614 days to get to the next "Schnapszahl". This means that I got on average an additional puzzle all 5.5 days. This is a very slow progression compared with other collections (e.g. Claus' collection
), but my wife has the impression that the postman rings daily
I'll show pictures of nearly all my puzzles as of today
In December I got three more racks out of acrylic glass and the main part of my collection is displayed here
There are two other places in our house occupied by puzzles:
In our living room there is a small acrylic cabinet containing custom puzzles mostly:
Some more puzzles behind glass doors which are opened while taking the photo:
It is a bit difficult to take pictures with flash light due to the mirrored backside of the cabinets.
Sometimes you can spot the photographer.
Here are the acrylic cabinets shown side by side:
And here you find the racks enlarged:
Some more custom puzzles:
While I was taking these photos a new puzzle from Traiphum arrived:
When I started collecting some custom puzzles three years ago they were shape shifting 3x3x3.
I had stopped collecting shape-shifting puzzles, but recently I could not resist the beauty of these and the Hungab Ghost Cube. (I'm waiting for one more from Hungab.)