Take-Apart - Super Cubi

Super Cubi
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Super Cubi - Open
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Designer:Hiroshi Iwahara
Craftsman:Hiroshi Iwahara
Material:Walnut with Inlays

All six panels are able to slide and it takes 324 moves to reach the point where panel six will slide off revealing the small compartment inside. The movements are similar to the Tower of Hanoi puzzle or the Patience Puzzle. The mechanism is very complex and movement of the panels is silky smooth. Once you discover the sequence of moves required to open the next panel, the puzzle is not difficult, but it's very easy to become confused. Fortunately, reorienting yourself is not too difficult. Workmanship could not be better.