|DESIGNER:||Oskar van Deventer|
|DIFFICULTY LEVEL:||6 (Very Difficult)|
There’s a whole of wisdom wrapped up in this Oskar masterpiece. The three pieces can be separated and then joined again in their original form. What’s special about this puzzle is that it can be solved three different ways, depending on which of the three pieces is chosen as the middle piece. Solving this puzzle requires an especially subtle kind of working of the pieces, the kind that often leaves the victim struggling in frustration. Keeping in mind its chainlike behavior and using your feeling to your advantage is the best way to attack this.
Hanayama started in the mid-1930s as a manufacturer and retailer of traditional games, indoor pursuits, and other toys, and from the very beginning has placed a great emphasis on creative ideas and good quality. More than eighty years later, Hanayama continues to make cast puzzles that are guaranteed to be fun and interesting amusements for people of all ages.