Monday, 27 October 2014

Unknown name

I got this puzzle long time ago in a magazine dedicated to puzzles. I don't remember neither the name of this puzzle (if anyone can help me), nor the difficulty, nor the type of wood used...
The only thing I remember is that is was quite cheap.
The goal is to put together the several pieces of the puzzle to make a pyramid as you can see below:






The pieces of this puzzles are balls glued together to form different shapes.

As for the difficulty, I would say that it's not easy, but not very difficult; I would say medium. 
You need to fiddle around which piece you put first, and then try many combinations with your remaining pieces, put in a different way the pieces (they can move).
To conclude I would say that this a a fun puzzle to play with, and it is always funny to let it try to your friends and see that they have some difficulties to start this puzzle ;-)

Will you start like this...?



Or will you start like that...?


POST EDIT: the name is "The infernal pyramid" and the magazine was called "Classic Puzzles & Brainteasers". Unfortunately I did not keep it (I cannot find it...) ;-(

2 comments:

  1. I believe the original inventor of this puzzle is Piet Hein, the same man who invented the Soma Cube. Invented in 1970, he called it Pyramystery.

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  2. One interesting thing about this puzzle is that all the pieces can also be assembled into two 10-ball tetrahedra, though they tend to fall apart without a base plate.

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