Casino (Final Release)
|MATERIAL:||Cherry, Maple, Walnut|
|EDITION:||70 Copies Released|
|SIZE:||2.7" x 2.7" (6.86 x 6.86cm)|
This is the second and final release of Casino; we will not be making it again in the future. All is the same as the first edition aside from a different inlay pattern on the box.
Casino is a brilliant packing puzzle designed by the devious Dr. Volker Latussek. The premise is simple - pack the six casino chips into the box. With such a large opening it seems like an easy task, but in fairly short order the solver realizes that some creative thinking will be necessary as the last piece simply doesn't want to fit. With some analytical thinking and perhaps a bit of luck maybe you can find the right move to make space for that last one! No dexterity is necessary, the solution is elegant and simple once you figure it out.
We definitely took our time making this one, with a very sturdy and elegant solid wood box and decorative inlay on both the box and chips. Fit is excellent, with plenty of room for the chips...once you know the secret!
70 copies made for sale, each signed and dated. This puzzle is shipped disassembled.
Casino is a fantastic packing puzzles and of all the versions made, this is hands down the best and more beautiful.
Typically, packing puzzles aren’t my favorite puzzles, hence why I passed on the the first release. When released again, my curiosity of all the praise it’s gotten in the past got the better of me, and I’m glad it did. Not only is it a clever puzzle with a very satisfying Aha/solve, but it looks like a work of art!
Eric does it again. This site was a very expensive discovery for me a while ago, but one I have never regretted. I've been delighted with Stumbling Blocks, Pin Block Case, ODD and others, but man, this Casino is something else. Just look at that beauty! It's even more gorgeous in real life, with the inlays perfectly executed. Fit and finish is flawless as always, and the tolerances are spot-on, as they must be.
The puzzle itself is worth all the praise it has received. Not TOO difficult, and the a-ha moment is so elegant and rewarding. The tactile pleasure of the smooth wood, and the nice audible "plops" the pieces make as you maneuver them around, really make this an involving experience. It's solid enough that I can probably convince myself to let sufficiently-old visitors play - it just begs to be picked up and examined, and the concept is so clear that it just MUST be easy. Right?
Casino is one of out all-time family favorite puzzles. It's hard enough to have a real "aha!" moment, but easy enough that everyone in the family will enjoy it.
Casino was the first puzzle I've bought from cubicdissection (several months ago). Once I received the puzzle it immediately made sense to me why these are priced the way they are. They are BEAUTIFUL and obviously the production was labor-intensive.
I own another version of this puzzle that is less expensive, but this one is SO much nicer, the price is more than justified.
Eric does an excellent job of making puzzles that are
1. really fun and unique
2. hard to find
3. beautifully crafted
I strongly recommend grabbing casino while it lasts and adding a few others (4L and stumbling blocks). You won't be disappointed!