"Around the end of the 19th century, Britain experienced a huge puzzle craze. I managed to pick up a number of the famous puzzles from that period in flea markets, despite their rarity. This puzzle is based on a puzzle that later reappeared in America, which we have successfully revived in its new form. Keeping in mind the interesting idea that the 'flags' should help you in tackling this one. I only hope you enjoy the final 'release' as much as I do." -- Nob Yoshigahara, 1994
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.