Sticky Barrel

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DESIGNER: Phil Wigfield
MATERIAL: Brass and steel
RELEASE DATE: 5.23.2022
SIZE: 1.2" x 2.85"

Sticky Barrel is our first foray into the manufacture of machined all-metal puzzles. Precision crafted from brass and steel, Sticky Barrel feels solid and exact. The accuracy, quality, and finish are in keeping with the finest tradition in high-end mechanical metal puzzles. We're thrilled with the results! Particular thanks to Phil Wigfield for allowing us to license his excellent design.

Sticky Barrel is a take-apart puzzle. The goal is simple: remove the stick that is stuck in the barrel. Easy enough, right? You'll find the solution to be anything but, and reassembly can be even more vexing. The solving experience is pleasant, and the smooth movement will have you fidgeting with it even when you aren't actively trying to unlock its secrets.

Handling Metal Puzzles
All metals tarnish over time. Residual oil and salt from handling speed up the process and may leave undesirable fingerprints. Occasional use of our Metal Puzzle Polishing Kit with a coat of Renaissance Wax will keep your metal puzzles in tip-top shape!

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Good Purchasing Decision

Puzzle weight is ideal for it's size. Easy to hold and will not cause hand fatigue.
Without knowledge of the puzzle mechanics, solution seems to occur randomly while fidgeting with it. I had it solved within a few minutes after receiving and taking this out of the box.
But the actual challenge is in deducing the mechanism. Understanding the mechanism does not guarantee an immediate solve as precision and patience is needed.
Consider returning the stick to a stuck in position (WITHOUT disassembling) an extra challenge.
Rating the stick removal difficulty 4 out of 10. Replacing the stick is 6 out of 10. Replayability is an 8 out of 10. Excellent desk/fidget toy.

Ben L.
Sticky Barrel Puzzle

Puzzle was at first just a big fidget toy. After a couple days of twisting and pulling, randomly I was able to remove the pin. The insides are not whats expected. Have fun with it and enjoy the suprize when it finally clicks all together for ya.

Jeff R.
Awesome and Challenging Pocket Sized Puzzle

I've been playing with this little guy for a few weeks now on and off and it is a great puzzle. Not to easy to figure out and just fun to play with while sitting at work or in line somewhere. It also has a nice weight to it and is not too bulky so it makes a great toy to keep in a jacket pocket or purse. I still haven't figured this one out and look forward to the aha moment every time I play with it. Cubic Dissection shipped the puzzle quickly and as always makes a high quality product.

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