The Magic String Game #1 (Schnurspiel mit einem W

The Magic String Game #1 (Schnurspiel mit einem W

The Magic String Game #1 (Schnurspiel mit einem W Warning! The instructions are in German. These games are thinking- and cleverness-games out of recycled-plastic. A magic string game consists of a string and several stones. These stones have holes of different dimensions. There are 3 different string games: with one cube and 2 rectangular solids, with 2 cubes and 1 rectangular solid and with 6 cubes and one rectangular solid. The origin of these games was found in the distant Africa. Modifications of these were also found in Guinea and China and they are also used for the conversation today. The object of the magic string games is to transport the stones from one string to another, or to take away the string completely from the stones.

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