MATCHED SET _ Tavern Puzzles Heavy Metal Disentanglement-Style Brain Teaser _ BONUS Twisted Nails Puzzle Description
Tavern or Bar puzzle designs date back centuries. Often crafted by blacksmiths to tease, challenge and entertain. These are rugged, old-fashioned looking puzzles. Often thought of as disentanglement or take-apart style puzzles. They are forged from bent wrought iron with rings, shuttles, bow-shaped pieces and sometimes small chains. Bonus: Twisted Nails / Separate the Nails Puzzle. MATCHED SET is constructed from solid steel. Measures approximately 11 inches stretched out. Object is to remove and then replace the long narrow shuttle (as indicated by the blue arrows). This requires multiple movements. MATCHED SET is a Level 4 ‘Very Difficult/Very,Very Severe’. One of the more difficult in the entire series of Tavern Puzzles. Tavern brand puzzles are hand crafted here in New York. They are grouped into four levels of ascending challenges: 1 = Moderate / Starter; 2 = Intermediate / Challenging; 3 = Difficult / Severe; 4 = Very Difficult / Very,Very Severe Your experience may differ. Level 4 are quite difficult puzzles require learning multiple (12 to 20 +) consecutive movements to release the shuttle. Many puzzlers might expend hundreds of moves before reaching full success. Solve using clever movements and careful positioning of the various metal pieces. NO FORCE is ever required. There are two levels for solving all blacksmith puzzles. The first is removing a ring or shuttle. The second is knowing ‘HOW’ one removed it and having the ability to assemble and disassemble the parts at will. Puzzle comes in small cloth drawstring bag. Then packaged a plain white, solid cardboard box. Solution included. Generally recommended for ages 12 to adult. Some bright 7 to 11 year olds with patience and inquisitive minds will also thoroughly enjoy this style of puzzle.