Alcatraz - The Puzzle
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|Object||Take Ball Out of Trap|
|Difficulty||Level 9 - Gruelling|
|Type||Other Wire / Metal Puzzles|
|Dimensions||1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in / 4.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm|
|Packaging||Cardboard and Plastic Box|
A very intriguing puzzle made from mold injected plastic and solid brass for the bars, the Alcatraz seems like an impossible challenge, as you try to take the steel ball out of its cage. With almost no space to wiggle the ball around, you will have to think “outside the cage” to find a way and free the ball. Invented by a magician, who was searching for the perfect item for his collection.
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Hard to rate this puzzle because mine came already solved out of the box... It feels really cheap but if you don't know the solution it can be hard to find. But I had to look up the solution to "reset" my puzzle unfortunately. But it would have been quite tricky to find it by myself I think. And Sonny if you want a brainteaser go buy other puzzles if you're not smart enough to look at this puzzle and think "Oh yeah maybe it will not be my brainteaser of the year" maybe you should look more closely at what you are buying. And seriously mate don't spoil the fun for other people spoiling the solution in your comment... And concerning "trick puzzles" I like them, because you have to try multiple things to try to solve it. It's nice if you like to search how a puzzle works and how it was made. Some tricks are simple but I'm still amazed when I'm not able to find it after some time.
yeah Madness i dont view these things as "puzzles" its more a trick. puzzles are fine but gimmicks are crap thats a reason i dont buy these things...i watch that Mr. Puzzle guy on youtube and he does these things...an actual brainteaser would be cool but trying to figure out some gimmick or trck is annoying to me. Like theres a hidden metal bar in the arm or something that if you shake it upside down it unlocks it...how would anyone know that wihtout googling the answer. impossible thats not a puzzle is a trick
This puzzle give absolutely no idea how to be solved. I was glad that I cheated on this and looked up the solution. I would have never found it all by myself.
I think this puzzle is great. It is a bit heavy so I might use it as a paper weight on my desk. Pop the ball out, put it back, and then ask your friends to try it without breaking the bars :)
Not really a puzzle......More like a trick... Pretty cool, but you can't even see the opening mechanism so you can't really "figure" it out!