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

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

$ 40.00

This wooden puzzle has no picture - the pieces themselves are the puzzle. This abstract puzzle style is inspired by a design and cut-style of master-handcutter John Stokes III. Our version of Stokes' puzzle has an added twist: there are only four 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)). 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: Rebecca Tushnet
Review: One of my absolute favorite Artifact puzzles. The cutting is gorgeously tricky; it looks as if it will be easy to match pieces--after all, how many spirals can there be in such a small puzzle? How many arrows? But in fact there are just enough to make it a real challenge, even at such a small size. The lack of a defined edge also helps increase the difficulty--there are many connectors that actually connect to nothing. There is no image, though one can get some guidance from the fact that no two pieces of the same color touch. I would do dozens of these puzzles and would love one at a larger size.

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