|DIFFICULTY LEVEL:||5 (Difficult)|
The design is evocative of a sturdy padlock. Just pick it up and you’ll quickly gain an appreciation for the challenge that lies ahead – this puzzle will not open easily! The interior is comprised of two elliptical pieces, locked together tightly around the circular pieces and obstinately refusing to be released. But don’t give up! Repeatedly separate and then put them back together and prove you have what it takes to unlock this riddle.
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.