Frederic Boucher designs some of the most unique puzzles around. His work often surprises and confounds even the most experienced solver. Anti-Gravity Box+ is no exception. This brilliant packing puzzle stands alone in both concept and creativity.
We long-delayed production of AGB+ due to the complexity of prototyping and manufacture. The construction of this seemingly straightforward puzzle was, in fact, quite difficult, requiring many days of prototyping and calibration.
The goal of AGB+ is to pack six bars into the box using only the two cutouts in the front and side of the box. However, there are rules: the box must be kept on a flat surface while solving. You may not move a piece with anything other than another piece. The pieces are complex, containing embedded magnets in various locations, polarities, and strengths. We include two sets of pieces, the first with two solutions and the second (marked with an inlaid circle) featuring a unique solution.
No force, tapping, banging, or dexterity is required. The box features a removable acrylic top to allow trial and error and facilitate quick reset between attempts.
Both FiveSinatras and JL Puzzles have previously reviewed this puzzle.
AGB+ ships in an unsolved configuration. 44 copies were made, each signed and dated.
Precision wood puzzles can be damaged by environmental changes. Please read the Caring for Wood Puzzles guide to ensure proper fit and operation. We recommend occasional polishing with Renaissance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.