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Quintus Extreme
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Quintus Extreme

ObjectTake apart and reassemble the metal pieces.
DifficultyLevel 10 - Mind Boggling
BrandPuzzle Master
TypesOskar van Deventer, Puzzle Master Metal Puzzles
Dimensions2.75 in x 2.75 in x 0.125 in / 7 cm x 7 cm x 0.3 cm
PackagingCardboard Box

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Product Info

This intriguing interlocking metal puzzle consists of  5 rings that combine to make a flat trivet-style coaster.  The easy part is taking them apart.  Give it a shake and it falls apart in your hand.  A quick inspection reveals that each of the rings is connected and also marked with a unique arrangement of grooves.  The difficult part is to figure out how the 5 loops reassemble into the elegant braided presentation that you started with!  Be warned that this is extremely difficult!!

This puzzle was designed by Oskar van Deventer and features a weave pattern invented by Bram Cohen. The wrapping-around concept is similar to Carl Hoff's award winning WOW5 puzzle. Finally, the idea to turn a puzzle ring into a coaster comes from Serhiy Grabarchuk's who created the Cast Coaster puzzle produced by Hanayama.

Materials - Brass Plated Metal
Part of the Puzzle Master Metal Collection.

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    On Saturday March 19th Owen wall wrote,
Tried solving it for 5 hours and still couldn’t, and I KNOW I will get angry issues with this puzzle
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    On Tuesday March 15th Peter Nichols wrote,
an addendum to my review of a moment ago: if my life depended on solving this puzzle, I would take a cell phone picture of the puzzle in its completed form, use different colored markers to highlight each of the 5 rings, start from the biggest/outer ring and progress inward, backtracking as necessary to get the following rings in a position to progress into place.
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    On Tuesday March 15th Peter Nichols wrote,
I agree with the previous reviewer. This puzzle is frustrating to put back into its interlinked coaster form. I do not expect to solve it by any sort of logical process, likely never at all. Taking a hidden prod from the previous reviewer, I have adopted some sort of Zen attitude (my apologies to any real Zen masters), just playing with the disassembled rings in a distracted but conscious way, with a detached expectation that over time it will bring itself into solution. Very meditative!
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    On Tuesday March 15th ry wrote,
This is an act in futility. The puzzle isn't hard to understand, the logic isn't what makes it "challenging" it's just a jumbled mess that is frustrating to maneuver and is essentially just pure trial and error. The welds are also janky, and came apart while simply maneuvering the rings. For $20 I guess it's alright, but don't expect to enjoy this puzzle, it is just annoying.
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