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    SPHINX - de Stephane CHOMINE

    Will you be able to solve the riddle of the Sphinx posed to you by Stéphane CHOMINE?



    SPHINX : A new creation by Stéphane CHOMINE directed by Maurice VIGOUROUX for ARTELUDES.

    Here is a Burr made of 12 elements and a small mythological animal: a Sphinx.

    Will you be able to solve the riddle by getting the Sphinx out of its cage so that it can ask you its questions before devouring you? Stéphane CHOMINE has made this liberation quite difficult: it takes 55 movements to get the Sphinx out. You will see this small mythological animal in the center of the picture with all the animals.
    It is therefore a relatively high level puzzle that will require many hours of patience. Note that if it is possible to dismantle it, reassembling it without assistance is a real challenge.

    This puzzle is exclusive to ARTELUDES.

    All colors are natural. The woods are only polished and lightly waxed. Here, Maurice VIGOUROUX has created 2 versions: one in Padouk (red) and one in Purplewood (purple).

    These games are made by hand. They can present slight defects related to the imperfections of wood which is a natural product but which do not hinder their aestheticism and their operation. This is particularly true for the games in Amaranth.

    A Burrtool file for disassembly and reassembly is available upon request.

    Many thanks to Stéphane CHOMINE for his kind permission. 


    ARTELUDES Review : Here again Alphons EYCKMANS has created a puzzle of a very high level of complexity. It is to be reserved for experienced amateurs who will be able to appreciate the work of creation and manufacture.

    Additional information

    Weight 300 g
    Dimensions 8 × 8 × 8 cm

    CHOMINE Stéphane



    Difficulty level

    Level 7

    Type of Puzzle

    Burr, Jeux en bois


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