Captain Hook

Designer: Alexander Magyarics

This puzzle measures: 72 mm x 72 mm x 72 mm

Material: Maple, Wenge, Padauk

Kevin Sadler wrote about it:

“Captain Hook is a very interesting board burr made from Maple, Wenge & Padauk. The tolerances are absolutely perfect – this puzzle slides perfectly. It is something quite new from Alexander Magyarics whom I am beginning to wonder whether there is anything he cannot turn his hand to and master. I know that you are all familiar with his amazing 3D and 2D packing puzzles and he has designed a few burrs with frames or boxes over the years but I am not aware of any board burrs from him. This looks very like a standard 6 piece board burr when viewed assembled but within a few moves it quickly reveals that it is not what it seems. The movements are interesting and in one case a little unexpected with a very nice pathway to be found. No big blind ends to get caught in and after 10 moves the first piece can be removed. After that 2 moves each for the next 2 pieces and the fact that it is a 5 piece board burr is revealed. I don’t think I have ever seen one before. I tried to reassemble it immediately after I had taken it apart and, whilst I had memory of the relative positions of the pieces, there was a critical tricky step that I could not achieve straight away. There is a very well hidden essential move to allow the disassembly and reassembly and if you haven’t memorised it then it will cause you to think¬© for a moment.”