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4.5 out of 5 stars
Hanayama Equa Puzzle
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 9 March 2012
This puzzle is great. Very durable, unbreakable i'd say. The first hanayama puzzle i got was the baroq, which i solved fairly quickly (i'm not that clever but it's a level four which seemed like a medium level of difficulty). The second was the enigma which i'd say is quite hard. I managed to take the enigma apart within 2 hours but overall it took me about four day's none stop (pretty much) to figure out the method for taking it apart and reassembling it. Thge enigma seemed easier to figure as the shape of it seems to hint at which direction you should go. But this one, equa, seems to give very little clues. I have had no luck with it so far and have had it about 2 weeks. A previous reviewer has said it has a fairly long sequence of moves. If that's so then i'm still stuck on the very first sequence. I'm finding it harder than the enigma. Equa looks cool too. It's pocket sized so can be taken out anywhere to kill a moment of boredom. I'd say try this before trying vortex or quartet as those (even though i don't have them) seem really hard.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 14 February 2011
I like this puzzle, it requires a reasonably long sequence of moves which you're unlikely to find by accident but can be worked out by studying the pieces. Has a nice aesthetic, too, so can live outside the drawer when you've done it...
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2011
This is by far the hardest Hanayama puzzle! It took me more time to solve it than the Enigma. The rating (5) is definitely wrong. It should be 6. If you haven't tried many other Hanayamas, don't buy this one! You will end up frustrated and wanting to use wire cutters or blow torch to take it apart.

Overall, the quality is, as usual with Hanayama, excellent. Durable and solid. Very nice puzzle to keep you entertained for a long time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 May 2014
Had this for some time, intermittently fiddling with it. After a longish lay off I picked it up again and boom! Twas done. Problem is I am not sure how!

Managed to get it back together remarkable quickly though. Since I still don't really know how do it efficiently there is good replay value.

I have laby and marble too. Half done marble, which is currently in bits, and laby, again half done. They are all well built taxing. All recommended.

Also now just received cylinder and am awaiting quartet to do (try) on holiday.

Stop the press...... Just done Marble! Done it.
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on 24 March 2015
OK, the puzzle was great... that is, until I managed to get the metal pieces arranged in a way that has locked the puzzle together now. I can't move any of the pieces anymore, despite applying brute force. Obviously it was me that arranged it in such a way but it's obviously not 100% idiot proof. Now I'm left with a useless piece of metal. Perhaps this is part of the test though, who knows. I was going to apply for Mensa after this but I don't think I'm the right calibre now.
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on 14 March 2015
If you like a challenge, don't think twice - get this one.
No one will solve this quickly - It's certainly one of their hardest puzzles.
It took me a week to solve this (effectively 10-15hrs) and I think of myself as quite an experienced puzzle solver.
This puzzle is honestly the most ingenious puzzle I've ever come across - well designed and buildt - will pretty much last forever. It is made with absolute perfection and attention to detail, so go ahead - you won't regret buying this!
(pay good attention to details if you want to solve this one - and I'm pretty sure there is more than 1 way to solve this, as I looked at the online solutions after solving it and my solution is very different from it)
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A perfect stocking gift for Christmas day.

All the family had a go at this and no one could do it, yet every five minutes it was picked up again bu someone.

It took my a while to work it out as i found it impossible to put down. Would definitely recommend this for anyone who loves a good puzzle and makes a wonderful change to playing puzzles on Apps.

Having something in your hand like a modern day Rubics cube is great fun.
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on 21 April 2014
Great puzzle. Took me 30 minutes to take it apart and around 3 hours to put it back together. I have also taken it to work as I do with most of my puzzles and no one has yet solved it (they solved Enigma and Elk). Good build quality and it looks good as decoration.
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on 30 December 2013
My husband now has 4 of these and this has added to his collection. They are difficult but thats the point, I have bought him puzzles in the past which have last only a couple of hours. This keeps him going for weeks if not months. Well done Hanayama.
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on 1 April 2013
MOST TRICKY, SO SIMPLE IN THEORY... WOW IT`S DIFFICULT, HAPPILY ADDICTIVE COS IT OUGHT TO BE EASY ! IT FEELS NICE, AND IS MADE WITH PRECISION AND ART. IT EQUALS MY TOP HANAYAMA PUZZLES. NOTE THAT STRUTS ON CAGE HAVE DIFFERENT THICKNESS`S.
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