Venn Puzzle - Carbon Black
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$ 98

A beautiful mechanical puzzle comprising three identical pieces, die-cast in stainless steel and weighing almost 2 pounds. Until now the Venn Puzzle has only been available in stainless steel, but this limited release features our super-durable Carbon Black finish on a small number of units. 

Initially launched in September 2018, the Venn Puzzle is a surprisingly difficult dexterity challenge and an intriguing addition to your desk, shelf, or coffee table. The assembled puzzle creates a perfect sphere — so each piece makes up one-third of the sphere by volume.

While simple in concept, reassembling these three surprisingly heavy pieces of stainless steel is deceptively complicated. Once you've mastered it, the visual and tactile appeal hold fast long after the initial challenge has been vanquished. These pieces are cast from molten stainless steel in a ‘die’ or mold at temperatures over 2500°F.

Specifications:

  • 2.25" D (same as a pool ball)
  • Die-cast Stainless Steel
  • Black nitrocarburized finish
  • Weighs 1 lb, 12 oz
  • Comes with a small brass display stand
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Reviewed by Christian C.
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Cool

Well crafted. The brass ring was not included, but I’ll manage without it.

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A Satisfying Desk Fixture

The heft and weight of this puzzle is such a satisfying thing. It is simply and artfully displayed on my desk using the included brass-colored display stand (a simple ring shape). The black finish is visually stunning, and seems extremely durable. I've dropped the pieces (and heard them loudly clang against one another) several times while trying to solve the puzzle, and there is still no cosmetic damage as far as I can see.

I frequently hold the puzzle and roll it around in my hands while on conference calls or watching videos to keep my hands occupied. The puzzle aspect of it is quite nice, too. The parts are machined very precisely, so that sliding them against each other provides a very satisfying tactile sensation and sound. They're machined so precisely that, until you get the hang of the positioning, it's actually quite hard to put back together! Even with the included instructions, it took me about 15 minutes on my first attempt. Now I've quite mastered it, but it doesn't take away from how satisfying it is.

I think it'll also be a fun piece to leave on the table in the living room when guests are over.

Overall, very satisfied.

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Great Puzzle

I have really enjoyed this puzzle!

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You guys are driving me crazy!

It came in one assembled ball and I know it will fit but I can’t get it together again! Patience Grasshopper!

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Beautiful puzzle

Very worthwhile to get this!! Beautifully made!!

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