Tromino Trails

Tromino Trails

Tromino Trails Conceived by world-renowned computer scientist and mathematician Donald Knuth, and brought to fruition by Pavel, this is an elegant set of five progressively more complex and difficult challenges, each using the same pieces and each with a unique solution. Made of acrylic.

The simplicity of jigsaw puzzles is deceptive. While the concept is very straightforward – find the pieces and fix them together – there is a surprising level of mental activity required to carry out the steps needed to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are required to undertake what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to an overall pattern. More importantly, solving jigsaw puzzles is a great work out for the brain and can actually have therapeutic benefits.

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