5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


Designer: Osanori Yamamoto

This puzzle measures: 85 mm x 25 mm x 85 mm

Material: depends on product variant below

Kevin Sadler wrote about it:

“I have previously described the Galette by Osanori as the hell part of packing “heaven and hell”. I had first come across the Galette puzzle as an entry in the IPP design competition in Paris at which it was one of the top ten vote-getters. I had spent quite a lot of time on it in the competition room in Paris and had singularly failed to find a solution. I had bought a copy from Tom Lensch and solved it by pure luck after months of effort back in May last year. I was interested to see whether this beautiful version by Pelikan would still be a challenge. It looks like a simple packing puzzle with 5 tetromino pieces to be inserted into the covered rectangular space inside the frame. Rotations are possible (even required) around the z-axis but there is no way to stand a piece up on its edge. This is explained by the name – Galette is French for Wafer. The extra little twist to make this really tough is that the entry to the packing space is only through a 3×2 unit space in the lid or through a 1 voxel space in the lower edge. The extra interesting feature is that the bottom edge entry is part of the pack.”


1 review for Galette

  1. 5 out of 5


    I’m so happy that Pelikan team produced this little gem. 5 tetrominoes, 21 cubes of empty space – all in one layer. Rotational moves are necessary. You have to fill all the openings.
    What I like the most about this puzzle: you will definitely solve it using logical steps … what you need to do, what is possible to do … and you will be rewarded with solved Galette for sure. You will like it and present it to your friends, it just fits into your packet 😉

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