|SIZE:||2" (5.1 cm)
Five Cubes by Kohno Ichiro is the final and trickiest iteration of his brilliant concept. By careful use of magnetic polarity, the pieces are dissimilar despite their appearance. The goal is again to assemble the pieces into a symmetrical shape of five distinct, equal-sized cubes with none of the cubes overlapping by their neighbor by more than one-half cube. All magnets must be engaged for the final shape to be stable.
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I love Eric's boxes and complex puzzles, but sometimes it's nice to enjoy the elegance and simplicity of a solidly built put-together like this. Magnets make for good fiddling and (bounded) exploration. Recommend the whole series of Cubes - plenty of the unexpected to be found. In fact, my 6 year old son took 3 Cubes and 4 Cubes and within a few minutes had found a stable (but not completely magnetically-joined) 4x4x4 voxel cube to be made out of the combined pieces. Can you find it?
Quality. Fun. Table top game.
After I got the 1X3 cube puzzles I liked it so I decided to try the 1X 5 cube. Great fun and not as challenging as I though it might be. Before I found the correct solution I was able to find 2 other variations.....but these all didn't hold together and some had the magnets showing. The correct solution has no magnets showing, all sides are smooth and hold together without coming apart. All in all good fun and very well made. Love the wood.