Key Mazes are an extraordinary concept by the master of mazes, Oskar van Deventer. Consisting of six unique keys and their corresponding disks, this puzzle may look familiar to the experienced collector. While the Bits and Pieces version has been a favorite since I started collecting, I was unaware that Oskar had designed SIX such mazes! Even more incredible is that the puzzles work together as a set, with multiple challenges found by combining different keys and disks.
Each key and disk is a different puzzle with a unique solution. Some disks may be combined with a different key to create an entirely new puzzle. While each original pair guarantees a challenge, the other pairings range from easy to quite interesting. This matrix illustrates which combinations are possible.
Key Maze Set was precision laser cut from 3mm walnut and maple veneer, combined with a custom-crafted walnut dowel to reinforce the key. The feel is precise, yet with enough room so the puzzle will not bind.
The set is sold in adjacent numbered pairs and priced below $30 per puzzle. Those who purchase the entire collection will enjoy a discount that brings the individual puzzle price below $25.
Key Maze Set ships in an unsolved configuration.