Codex Silenda - 5 Page Light Birch
|Object||Open all the pages in the wooden book.|
|Difficulty||Level 9 - Gruelling|
|Brand||Arcane Concepts Inc.|
|Types||Wooden Puzzle Boxes, More Wood Puzzles, Brady Whitney|
|Dimensions||28.6 cm x 24.9 cm x 18.5 cm / 11.3 in x 9.8 in x 7.3 in|
The "5 Page Original" edition of the Codex Silenda is a large and heavy wooden five page, mechanical Puzzle Book. The book itself weighs almost 12 pounds! The front cover features an interesting aperture and cryptic symbols. Each page is a mechanical puzzle that must be solved and unlocked in order to open the next page. On the back of each page, a story is revealed, depicting the adventure of an Apprentice of Leonardo Da Vinci.
The story follows the apprentice in Da Vinci's Workshop who encounters the same Codex. However in the story the Codex acts as a trap set by Da Vinci to capture any would be spies/snoopy apprentices in order to protect his work. The only way to escape is to solve each of the puzzles before the master returns from his trip.
Comes with a "Care & Handling Sheet" and a "Snoopy Apprentice's Guide"
Number of Pages: 5 (Mechanical Iris, Maze, Paradox Sliders, Ven Dais, and Cryptex Lock) Puzzle Difficulty levels vary from 6-10.
Made with birch wood accented with an accent stain color of either yellow, red, blue or green.
About the designer:
At the beginning of 2016, Brady Whitney began to develop a wooden puzzle book for his Senior Thesis Research Project at Iowa State University. After successfully grabbing an A+ for his work, Brady decided to post a few pictures to see what others thought of this new creation. It went viral!! It was decided then and there that a Kickstarter Campaign had to be put together. An extremely successful launch was completed in August of that same year.
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Beautiful puzzle, but not grueling, at most challenging. The finish is decent, but it would be better if the parts were clear coated. Still, many people will spend many hours having fun while getting to know the whole story.
This is a beast of a puzzle! It took me two months to just get through the third page, and I had to enlist the help of my neighbor's kid to get through the 4th and 5th page.