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Artifact Puzzles - Small Four-color-map Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Artifact Puzzles - Small Four-color-map Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

$ 43.00

This wooden puzzle has no picture - the pieces themselves are the puzzle. An added twist: there are only four different colors of pieces, and no two adjacent pieces are the same color (mathematically speaking, it illustrates the Four Color Map Theorem (see wikipedia for details)). This abstract puzzle style is inspired by a design and cut-style of master-handcutter John Stokes III.  The pieces were designed by Seattle artist Tara Flannery. We expect this puzzle to take 1-4 hours for the average puzzling adult. All our puzzles are made of 1/4" wood and laser-cut in the USA. Packaged in a small box with a magnetic clasp.

  • 67 pieces
  • 6" x 8"
  • laser cut wooden jigsaw puzzle
  • Made in USA

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Name: Scott
Review: This is my family’s favorite puzzle; we’ve completed a few times since we’ve owned it and it’s so enjoyable. Creative and unique - once it’s back in stock we’ll get more as gifts! Beautiful design too - would love a larger version!
Name: Alan
Review: I found this to be much harder than I expected. About half way through I was doubting the 4 color theorem. A pleasure to work though.
Name: Amy T.
Review: Do not let the low piece count decieve you. It is hands-down one of the most delightful puzzling experiences that I have had in a while. The design concept behind this puzzle is brilliant (not only was the puzzle piece shape and colors quirky, it was also so cool that an algorithm was written for color assignment to ensure that pieces of the same color are never adjacent). The finished puzzle is beautiful and I cannot stop admiring it. Please consider making it in a higher piece count!
Name: Patrice Kinsey
Review: What a great puzzle. A lot of twists and turns. Please make more puzzles like this. Once I figured out the pattern of how it worked, it took me under a hour to complete. Happy customer. Plus brought it on sale. I scored big.
Name: Michael Fox
Review: This puzzle is just brilliant. High-end coffee shops should put one on every table. It would cause a spike in orders of decaf.