|DESIGNER:||Benno de Grote|
|EDITION:||74 Copies Released|
|SIZE:||6.1" x 3.9" x 1.75"|
Benno's Segmented Maze puzzle box requires the solver to navigate a hidden labyrinth. Helpfully, the maze paths are engraved on the box's top. Sounds easy! Yet it is anything but.
Knowing the layout tells you where you need to go, but you'll have to pay careful attention to where you are. There are multiple traps, dead ends, and other complications to be navigated before you reach the goal. Once solved, the labyrinth is revealed beneath a transparent layer under the spacious cavity.
As with many of Benno's creations, this puzzle may not end where you expect it to. Finding the final prize will require ingenuity and perseverance.
Segmented Maze was carefully crafted from laser-cut Baltic birch plywood covered with custom-laid zebrawood and quilted maple veneer. This is not your ordinary laser-cut work; once assembled, we perform our customary final touches, which include hand-smoothing, beveling, and finishing with our proprietary waxed lacquer blend. The result is an extraordinary piece that exudes quality.
Segmented Maze ships in an unsolved configuration.
Our work is handcrafted to very precise tolerances and must be kept within the range of 40-60% relative humidity at all times. Failure to do so may cause inoperability or permanent damage.
Please read the Caring for Wood Puzzles guide to ensure proper fit and operation. We recommend an occasional polishing with Renaissance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.
I had fun with the puzzle. Using tactile sensations and occasionally my ear pressed up against the box, I was able to guide the marble successfully to the end of the maze. The super secret compartment had a small gift in it too! Fun puzzle, not to hard to figure out. And beautifully constructed. It is slightly overpriced though. I initially thought it would be a bit larger, based on the price, than it actually is. But some serious craftmanship went into the construction, so that is always a good reason to price it higher, but they went little bit too much for this item. But I am keeping the one I bought and proudly displaying it in my office.