CHINESE PUZZLE SETS

   

 

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FIVE SQUARE PUZZLE

Make One Square from these Five Squares. Presented here as a 10 piece puzzle.

(see also the more difficult presentation as a paper dissection version)

ANGLED FIVE-PIECE CRUCIFIX

There are several varieties of Crucifix but this is the most common. (NB Fits in the box in 2 layers, one layer does not fill the box)



3Zs & 2Ls CRUCIFIX

(NB the pieces do not fill the box)

 

FOUR Ls and FOUR Zs.

Make a Square. Fill the box in two layers with three holes.

 

CHINESE SQUARE.

Formed with 16 triangles. Four of each of 4 sizes; they do not fill the box.

DISSECTED CUBE

Ten pieces must be put back in the box. The secret is to make two right angle prisms outside the box: One from the 6 triangular pieces, and one from the two pairs of odd piece.

ACROBAT

More of a toy than a puzzle: with one, two, or four acrobats the object is, by using the handle only, to get them all to hang by their feet, or by one foot, from the bars

IMPERIAL SCALES

Remove the ring and then replace it, without untying any knots.

TWO PLAQUES PUZZLE.

These were made in many shapes. The puzzle being to separate the two plaques from the string then get it back again as shown.

LADDER PUZZLE.

Start with one bead between the rungs of the ladder on both sides, then get the six beads all together on the cord. They must never come off the cord.

BAR AND TWO BEADS.

Get the beads together on the same loop then get them back to their separate loops. No knot untying allowed.

NINE RODS & STRINGS.

This is a simple toy - slide the rods up and down and see the different arrangements of coloured strings. After it has been played with by a small child, it can become a good and serious puzzle to untangle it.

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