Barrel of Diogenes

Barrel of Diogenes

Barrel of Diogenes The Barrel of Diogenes is a modification of a well-known spherical assembly puzzle. In this variation, twelve pieces form the shape of a barrel. Made in Cassia-Siamea wood by Philos. Philos is a German puzzle manufacturer that started in 1996 as a toy manufacturing and distribution company. They make a wide variety of wooden puzzles, as well as some less common strategy games, playing cards, and dice.

The simplicity of the puzzles is misleading. Although the concept is quite simple – finding the pieces and repairing them together – an amazing level of mental activity is required to complete the necessary steps to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are necessary to achieve what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to a general pattern. More importantly, solving puzzles is great work for the brain and can have therapeutic benefits.

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