|DESIGNER:||Frederic Boucher & Eric Fuller|
|MATERIAL:||Walnut & Wenge box with Bubinga pieces; or
Sapele & Black Palm box with Ebony pieces
|EDITION:||72 Copies Released
|SIZE:||3.4" x 2.7" x 2.7"|
Jammed Gem is the latest Sequential Discovery collaboration between Frederic Boucher and Eric Fuller. The pair knew that any follow-up to ResQ would have to up the ante. Finalizing the design took months to complete. Similar to ResQ, Jammed Gem is packed with secrets and puzzling value.
The goal is to find the gem jammed inside somewhere. While ResQ and Jammed Gem share a few similarities, Jammed Gem takes a different approach to deny the solver. We can't say more without revealing spoilers, but we can say that the duo has pulled out all the stops, with many new tricks and obfuscations awaiting.
Jammed Gem was challenging to craft. The work pushed our limits and required the development of several new jigs and techniques. This puzzle epitomizes the type of work that very few in the world can execute, representing a flagship offering you won't want to miss.
We have created two variants; one with a sleek quartersawn walnut and deep wenge box and pieces from finely grained Bubinga, the other with a bright quartersawn Sapele and black palm box containing pieces from dark Macassar Ebony.
These are the remaining copies of the split run from August, with approximately 37 copies of the walnut, wenge and Bubinga variant, and around 35 copies of the Sapele, black palm, and Ebony version being made available this release.
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Jammed Gem is the result of Eric and Frederic coming together with their evil genius brains to produce a puzzle so incredible and brilliant that it could easily be considered one of the best hybrid puzzles ever created! What a thrill it was to solve this puzzle. So many twists and turns and then moments, rather hours in my case, of being completely stuck. But when the fog lifted and the aha moment became clear…the solve was so sweet! This puzzle is solid, beautiful, and a lovely puzzle to display in any collection! I highly recommend any puzzle enthusiast to purchase Jammed Gem!
To put it super simply, this is the best puzzle made so far in 2022.
Not just by Cubic Dissection, but by any other creator too.
This isn’t opinion. It’s fact.
Okay, it’s opinion, but it’s a very strong one.
I’ve solved many Eric Fuller puzzles, and this to me is a real shining jewel (intended) in the collection.
Don’t miss this, it won’t be here forever, and you’ll be unknowingly missing out on an absolutely phenomenal piece of puzzling craftsmanship.
ResQ made quite an impression on me. I couldn't wait for something along the same lines to come along. Well, here is that something, except it isn't along the same lines. It's fantastically different with a whole new set of incredible discoveries to uncover along the way to solving. I'll admit, having experience with ResQ helped get me in the right mindset to solve Jammed Gem. However, they are not similar at all. They are obviously born from the same great minds, but they each stand alone as SD puzzles. Jammed Gem has a deceivingly simple presentation… don't be fooled. It is devious, it is genius, it is challenging on every level, at every step of the way. I am always impressed by CD's execution of craftsmanship, but this is another level altogether. I thought it was a costly puzzle but I'm so glad I decided to make the purchase. This puzzle is complex and it's no exaggeration that I haven't seen anything like it as far as craftsmanship from CD in the past. Bravo, CD team, bravo!!!