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Tucker Jones Patience Tavern Puzzle Level: Complex - Made in the USA

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Price: $17.99
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Item Number: JN1019718
Manufacturer: Tucker Jones
Manufacturer Part No: V-PP
Tucker Jones Patience Tavern Puzzle
Level: Complex - Made in the USA


The oldest known puzzle design, probably of Chinese origin. Popular with 19th century sailors. We make ours with nails made in New England on a machine that has been in use since the Civil War era. (1984)

Patience Puzzle is more a mathmatical puzzle than the other Tavern Puzzles. It has 43 steps, but only a few basic moves. The secret to solving it is discovering the correct sequence.
Object: Remove shuttle.

Object: Remove shuttle.
Level: Very Difficult/Complex

Tavern Puzzles® are reproductions of a type of puzzle traditionally forged by blacksmiths to amuse their friends at country taverns and inns. Keeping with tradition, a museum-trained blacksmith from Long Island has reproduced some of these antique designs as well as his own original designs. All the puzzles are handcrafted and individually assembled. Each puzzle is mechanical in nature; removal of the object piece does not rely on force or trickery.

The Tavern Puzzle Collection has four categories of difficulty, starting with Basic and ending with Complex.

Which puzzle is for you?

Basic: Only a few steps. Good for beginners and in social settings.

Intermediate: More steps than basic designs, but straightforward.

Difficult: Multi-step sequences; some are combined maneuvers from basic and intermediate categories. Often with close tolerances that require precise movements.

Complex: Many moves and flexible chains, requiring a lot of concentration. Not recommended for novices.

All puzzles are made from 6mm steel; some include wooden beads. Dimensions: 8” – 14” long, 4” – 6” wide. Weight: 12 – 20 ounces.

Puzzles are packaged in a drawstring muslin bag with information sheet that shows the puzzle and the objective. Solutions are not packaged with the puzzles.

100% Handcrafted in the USA.

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