Slider 2

Designer: Osanori Yamamoto

This puzzle measures: 59 mm x 59 mm x 59 mm

Material: Wenge / Mahogany

Kevin Sadler wrote about it:

“Osanori-san has a second puzzle in this release and it is a significant challenge. I had bought and reviewed the Gem from him in April and absolutely adored the challenge (in fact Osanori and told me that Gem was one of his favourite puzzles). The Slider 2 is like the Gem but on steroids – it is a significantly difficult challenge and luckily has been sent out as a disassembly challenge rather than an assembly one. They share in common the fact that there are plate burrs which need to be fitted into a cubic frame. It is made more complex by the fact that the plates are not flat and protrude out into the z axis. Gem has 3 plates and Slider 2 ups the ante by having 4 plates. It has been beautifully made with Mahogany and Wenge and the finish ensures that everything slides smoothly. Some of the moves are very well hidden. and there are several blind ends and circular routes possible during the exploration. I got stuck for several days with the plates extended out of the frame quite a long way but just could not find a space where it would extend enough to release. After 4 days of trying, I found my missing move with a great shout and removed the first piece. After that it is easy to remove the rest. I then suggest that you leave the pieces for a while before trying to put it back together – it is VERY difficult if you have mixed the pieces up. I failed and had to create a Burrtools file which told me that the disassembly, level was It was a fun one to memorise and then assemble from memory.”