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ThinkFun Gordian's Knot Puzzle

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  • The world’s hardest take-a-part puzzle
  • 6 colourful interlocking pieces that requires 69 different moves to take apart
  • Must have for all game and puzzle fanatics
  • Solution and reassembly instructions included
  • Single player game for ages 14+

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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight191 g
Product Dimensions23.5 x 16.5 x 8.9 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:8 years and up
Item model number6820-T
Educational Objective(s)Spacial Awareness
Main Language(s)English manual, English
Number of Game Players1
Number of Puzzle Pieces6
Assembly RequiredNo
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Remote Control Included?No
Colorblue
  
Additional Information
ASINB000EGI4OO
Best Sellers Rank 169,350 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight181 g
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2002
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The World's Toughest Brainteaser Challenge! In ancient times, the great Oracles proclaimed that whoever solved the mystery of Gordian's, they would then rule the world - pretty simple eh! For 400 years the knot remained a mystery, until Alexander the Great solved it, and went onto rule great kingdoms. Today the classic tradition continues! Gordian’s Knot is the world’s hardest take-a-part puzzle!

This colourful modern variation features just six interlocking pieces but takes 69 different moves to take it all apart. A step by step booklet will jump start the most perplexed and even help you to put the puzzle back together if or once it has been solved!

Gordian’s Knot takes patience and determination, and players who persevere will celebrate their success once they unravel its mystery. If you like a serious puzzle challenge, Gordian’s Knot is for you!

Box Contains

6 Colourful Interlocking Puzzle Pieces
Step-By-Step Solutions Book
Easy-To-Follow Reassembly Instructions


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The Gordian's knot is a puzzle like no other. Don't be fooled this is not one of those puzzles that falls apart in your hands and you spend an hour putting it back together.

You WILL spend hours and hours trying to get it apart. I recently lent my puzzle to a friend and it came back a week later in one piece (they hadn't managed to remove a single piece, and they LOVE puzzles and had tried hard)

It is so hard I have NEVER tried putting back together without the instructions. Fortunately it comes with instructions of how to put it together / take it apart.

Also since there is no 'trick' to it, there is plenty of 'replay' value (assuming you don't memorize the MANY moves required to solve it)

Don't overlook the advantage that this is a puzzle without hundreds of pieces you will fear losing as:

1. there are only 6
2. they are quite big
3. they will spend most of their life annoyingly locked together mocking you...

Consequently you can take the puzzle to work, on holiday, on a train or just sit in front of the TV (do you have puzzles you never pick up because you will have to sit bolt upright at the dining table to try... I do)

The only downside is that the makers didn't make it look more stylist (eg matt black, but this would make the instructions difficult to follow) as most people will assume it's a kid's toy... until they try it themselves.
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Bought this as a present for someone and ended up spending time solving it myself. Don't underestimate how difficult this is, if you aren't quite patient I can easily see people getting frustrated with it.

Made of plastic but seems to be quite tough, I'm sure it could be "forced" more but for reasonably heavy handed use it survived fully intact.

Also reassembled via the included instructions (disassembly and reassembly) which wasn't too bad, but they certainly could have been clearer, I can see some struggling to understand them at points.
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By joe on 12 Mar. 2013
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It was supposed to be very difficult to solve but it's not.
I'm not specially intelligent, this product it's just much easier than any Rubik and easier than many puzzles.
Maybe it's the most difficult you can make with 6 pieces and this kind of assembly.
It's just quality. Anyway we cannot expect better quality because it's cheap.
Good for a child.
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This is a very poorly constructed puzzle. The spacing in piece's of the various parts through which other piece's have to slide is so tight that at some points considerable force is needed to move them. And this is when following the supplied guide that illustrates how to take the puzzle apart. Not recommended - if iI could award zero stars I would.
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