A traditional 6-piece burr puzzle, beloved for over a century!
With over 800 of different shapes for each of the six pieces, the plain-seeming exterior of these burrs belies the mysteries within. While one may pickup and disassemble a simple burr in seconds, the toughest burrs flummox even hard-core puzzle lovers. This broad range of challenges has kept burr puzzles in the forefront of puzzle collections for decades.
About the Burrs:
Diabolical Structure - The easiest of the burr puzzles. With only 3 unique pieces, the solution can be found by non-puzzlers and curious children. Contains pieces (001, 256, 256, 256, 928, 928)
Chinese Cross - Probably the most classic design, a good beginner puzzle with a variety of unique pieces. Great start for a new collector. Contains pieces (001, 256, 824, 975, 928, 1024)
Six-Way Set - An interesting challenge, while making any one burr from this set is not difficult, can you find all 6 possible constructions? Contains pieces (052, 792, 911, 824, 975, 1024)
Hoffmann Block - An early burr design described in Hoffmann's book of puzzles in 1893. Contains pieces (001, 1024, 824, 188, 960, 256)
Yamato Block - While the origin is unknown, this design was once sold in Japan but has been spotted frequently in other venues. Contains pieces (001, 188, 824, 975, 1024, 1024)
Triple Trouble - This intermediate burr has exactly three solutions, each requiring 3 moves to remove the first piece. Can you find them all? Contains pieces (103, 256, 480, 704, 960, 960)
About the Pieces:
We have designed our burr pieces to interoperate not just with the other 5 pieces in the puzzle you purchase, but with ANY piece we produce in the same series! This means you can start your collection with a single burr puzzle, and add individual pieces or entire sets later, assured they will all fit together.
These burrs use "6 mm series" pieces, which means each little 'cubie' is nominally 6 mm center-to-center. These are length-6 pieces, so their approximate total size is 0.5" (12 mm) wide and 1.5" (36 mm) long.
"FIT"-NESS GUARANTEE : If you order pieces from us for the same series (even years apart!) and they don't interoperate, you can return them and we will repair or replace the pieces free of charge. Your collection can grow at YOUR pace.
Much more lore and inspiration can be found on Rob's Puzzle Page.