Till

35.00 

Designer: Dr. Volker Latussek

This puzzle measures: 74 mm x 74 mm x 47 mm

Material: Garapa

Kevin Sadler wrote about it:

“This lovely chunky puzzle design by Dr Latussek looks wonderful in the yellow Garapa wood. It is named after Till Eugenspiel who was an early 14th century resident of Saxony and a prankster responsible for a ‘chapbook’ on which his name sake owl and mirror could be found. The aim of the puzzle is to use the pieces to create mirror symmetric shapes using 2 (easy) or 3 of the pieces (harder). I am terrible at pattern finding and symmetry puzzles but the size and tactile nature of this one was quite appealing. It is a nice thing to sit in an armchair with and fiddle with 3 relatively simple shapes and put them together to try and find mirror symmetries. I have found 3 symmetries using 2 pieces and 2 solutions using 3 pieces. Interestingly one of the three piece assemblies has mirror symmetries on several different faces. This is a really nice gentle challenge that is suitable for all grades of puzzlers – I think kids would find this fun and might help teach them about symmetry.”

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