SMARTY PANTS _ Tavern Puzzles Heavy Metal Disentanglement-Style Brain Teaser _ BONUS Twisted Nails Puzzle Description
Tavern or Bar puzzle designs date back centuries. Crafted by blacksmiths to tease, challenge and entertain. These are rugged, old-fashioned looking puzzles. Often thought of as disentanglement-style or take-apart puzzles. They are forged from bent metal wrought iron with rings, shuttles, bow-shaped pieces and sometimes small chains. Bonus: Twisted Nails / Separate the Nails Puzzle. SMARTY PANTS is constructed from solid steel. Measures approximately 10 inches stretched out. Object is to remove and then replace the large 2.5 inch diameter ring. Smarty Pants is a Level 2 ‘Intermediate / Challenging’ . 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. Levels 2 are quite difficult puzzles require learning multiple (5 to 8 to) consecutive movements to release the ring or shuttle. Many puzzlers might expend hundreds of moves before reaching full success. Solve using clever movements and positioning of the various metal pieces. NO FORCE is ever required. There are two levels of solving all blacksmith puzzles. The first is removing a ring. The second is knowing ‘HOW’ one removed it and having the ability to assemble as 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.