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Cast L'oeuf

3 out of 5 stars
$12.95 CAD Canadian Flag
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Product Information

ObjectDisassemble and Reassemble the Puzzle
DifficultyLevel 8 - Demanding
BrandHanayama
TypesHanayama Metal Puzzles, Oskar van Deventer
Dimensions3 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 3/4 in / 8.6 cm x 7 cm x 1.9 cm
PackagingCardboard and Plastic Box

Product Description

Note: Our level rating system is different than Hanayama's.  Hanayama's level 1 is equivalent to our level 5.... level 6 is equivalent to our level 10.

Introducing another puzzle from the Dutch prodigy, Oskar. This labyrinth style puzzle, done up in the shape of an egg, gained prize-winning honors at the 2nd Annual Puzzle Design Competition in Antwerp. The French puzzle name when translated into English is quite appropriately titled. 'The Egg', which of course is the key word here. Simply put, the goal here is to separate the two pieces and then put them back together. This task will prove to be trickier than you think.

-NOB 2004-

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2 out of 5 stars On Saturday August 30th Shaggy wrote,
I did not enjoy this puzzle. It is more trickier than you may expect, even after reading the warning on the description. For me, it is an egg from hell. At several points I need to use some force to proceed (points part of the solution path) and I have a feeling that one of the pieces can break any time soon. What I really like is the design - I doubt that the paths were created without the aid of a computer.
5 out of 5 stars On Saturday March 24th Andrew Parr wrote,
I think I should clarify something posted by the other reviewers. This puzzle, like all Hanayama puzzles, is meticulously designed and crafted to be challenging and solvable WITHOUT forcing or breaking any parts. Yes, there is one particular section of the path that seems very tight to navigate through. It's a red herring - if you find yourself needing to force the puzzle, you've gone down the wrong path. Back up, try to rotate the pieces a different way and try the path again. This is my favourite of all Hanayama puzzles for many reasons. I think it's a brilliant design (how do they come up with these ideas?!?), and it's very satisfying for tactile people like me. It's fairly rated as an 8 difficulty. The first few tries took me over 20 minutes to solve, now I can get it apart and together in under 5 minutes. A hint to solving this one: you need to backtrack a lot in order to move forward. Don't force anything. Buy this puzzle. Enjoy it as much as I do.
3 out of 5 stars On Monday November 30th Z wrote,
It was great fun unless it broke. Ok, I admit that it was heavily used (not forced, but used many times). So if you want a puzzle that will serve you for ages than I don't recommend it.
4 out of 5 stars On Sunday February 15th Brian wrote,
Pretty good puzzle, but not too difficult. It took me about a half hour to take it apart and put it back together. It is easy to bend the narrow strip of metal that George referrs to (on the right hand side of the picture), but you just have to keep an eye on it and use the button to bend it back.
3 out of 5 stars On Tuesday December 2nd George wrote,
Nice puzzle, but my copy is misaligned. There is a narrow strip of metal in this puzzle, if it bends slightly you have to force the button along the track.

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