Houdinis Torture Cell - Brian Young Sequential Discovery
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- EN7 5NY, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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- 13.09.2014 12:20:07
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There are a couple of points to note about this particular copy :
It comes without the original instruction card that accompanies the puzzle and two of the four sides have hairline cracks in the acrylic. The photos show the puzzle from all four sides and the cracks are visible. The puzzle solves perfectly. The cracks seem to be quite common, my other copy has them too.
Copying Brian's text from his recent sale of one of these puzzles :
"Before you buy this puzzle you need to know that I am developing a brass version that will be manufactured in China and so not too expensive. I thought it might be available mid-year but now it looks like it will be later in 2021.
Like all my sold out puzzles, I will never make the original version (like this one in wood) again."
And the original text on the Mr Puzzle web site :
The object of the puzzle is to free Houdini from The Torture Cell.
To do that you’ll have to discover the tools and work out how to use them.
The idea for Houdini’s Torture Cell came from one of the locks in the incredibly complex The Opening Bat puzzle (part of the Sold Out Limited Edition 2010 series). Brian felt the idea was unique and very satisfying to solve so he revisited the idea and changed it to present in a way that would suit IPP; this way it’s available for lots more people to experience a great ‘Ah Ha’ moment.
The puzzle has been presented in such a way that most elements of the puzzle are visible to you. The puzzle is to then work out how to use them to solve it. You can literally sit and think about the solution without even touching the puzzle.
Another feature that Brian builds into these types of sequential discovery puzzles is to give you something to find almost immediately; better to maintain interest in the puzzle. You’ll find that with this puzzle too. Yes, there are lots of magnets in the puzzle but no “hitting” or “banging” is necessary to solve it.
The theme of the puzzle was designed specifically for IPP31 in Berlin. The puzzle celebrates Harry Houdini’s first public performance of The Torture Cell at the Circus Busch in Berlin on 12th September 1912. A small copy of the original poster from that show is printed on the presentation card.
Size: 100mm tall"
The puzzle will be shipped from the UK with payment by Paypal or Wise.
I'll be happy to combine postage for this and any other puzzles I send. Postage will be charged at cost.
As a broad guideline I'd expect postage within the UK to be about 5GBP, Europe 15GBP, USA, 20GBP and Rest of World 25GBP
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- PayPal, Wise