N5-9

N5-9

N5-9 This is a large and satisfyingly systematic maze puzzle brought to you by Jean Claude Constantin!  The shaped tracks in the puzzle display like an “N” or a “5”, hence the name of this series of puzzles that is available in different sized grids.  This particular version of the series features a 9×9 grid of pegs and channels. Your objective is to free a small metal ball from the maze through the exit hole.  This is accomplished by maneuvering the wooden sliders around the fixed metal pegs until the opening is clear of obstruction.  A very complex, methodical and intriguing puzzle! Jean-Claude Constantin lives in Germany, where he designs and manufactures many different wood and metal puzzle, as well as magic tricks.Please note that wood colors can vary.

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