|Object||Remove the handle|
|Difficulty||Level 10 - Mind Boggling|
|Type||Puzzle Master Wire Puzzles|
|Dimensions||1 3/16 in x 8 in / 3.0 cm x 20.5 cm|
This puzzle will either make you frustrated or else it will make you want to see if you can solve it. Either way you'll have to struggle through over 1000 moves to solve this puzzle. It might look like our regular catacombs but we've added an extra 6 loops. Let the fun begin!
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5 out of 5 stars
I would like to make corrections to my revue. The mathematics is in error. It should be 2^n instead of n! so the numbers of move required to solve the puzzle is much smaller. as follows. 5 rings: 2^5 = 32 moves. 6 rings 2^6 = 64 moves. 7 rings 2^7 = 128 moves. 9 rings 2^9 = 512 moves. 10 rings 2^10 = 1024 moves. My mistake I don't know why i thought the math is n!. Sorry for the wrong info. I apologize.
This wire puzzle is a mathematical equivalent to the Tower of Hanoi which requires n!(factorial) nuber of moves to solve the puzzle. I can complete the 7 rings Catacombs in in around 5 minutes, which takes 7! that is 5040 moves without getting lost or confuse. The 9 rings Catacombs would require 9! or 362,880 moves, that take be theoretically 72 times as long without making a single mistake. Now a 10 rings Catacombs plus require 10! moves. You do the math.