New release: Gift Box

Long time since my previous release, I needed a (long) break. And expect a (long) break after this release, no worry, I am just way too busy... 

Gift Box is a packing puzzle, with an apparent cube inside a gift box (I am so clever with names...).
I played with that concept for a while and found several interesting configurations. I wanted to have multiple challenges into one. So I settled on a configuration with which you can assemble 3 different 3x3x3 cubes with the same 7 pieces. You take out 2 pieces out and pack the 5 remaining into the gift box. Each game has a few assemblies outside of the box (2 or 3) and one unique solution inside. There might be rotational shortcuts but so far I did not find any. 

I played myself with Game 3, as a blind solve, and found the packing part actually tricky ! 

Since we don’t like to have isolated pieces hanging out on collectors’ shelves, I designed a square box to fit under the gift box once assembled and contain the 2 extra pieces. The result is looking good, at least from my perspective. 

But I had to use this square box somehow, so it is a 4x4x2 box in which you can pack 6 out of the 7 pieces. Same for this fourth game, a few assemblies out of the box and one unique solution inside.

Overall 4 games in one ! 

 I will release a few copies for a first batch and then will see, based on interest.


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