View Full Version : Almost Impossible Puzzle

Scott Erwin
12-11-2009, 9:02 PM
I know some one out there has to have this...I search SMC and couldnt find this puzzle. I found several jig-saw puzzles but not this one.
Does some one have this puzzle who would be willing to post.
I tried to do a trace on it and the edges dont seem to work out right and since the puzzle says it takes 45+ mins to solve, my luck would be I would get it right but since they didnt line up right due to poor alignment, I would spend the rest of my work time trying to get it right...Not that I would get it right but good thought....

From what I have been told, it is about 6" x 6". If someone posts it it would be the best if it was in the final configuration to make the square too. :)

Thanks all

Joe Pelonio
12-11-2009, 9:46 PM
I have done hundreds, maybe thousands of acrylic puzzles, some similar to that one. They are copyrighted, though, by the creator, I just manufacture them. Might be the same with that one. Good luck though.

Try his website, it has links to other puzzle sites:

pavelspuzzles dot com

Bruce Hoffman
12-11-2009, 9:56 PM
Try these:
interesting introduction:


origami anyone?


Apparently all 5 pieces [forming a 6" square] can be made from 5 - 6" squares!

much more fun to laser and quicker

These have been around for a long time, I doubt that there's a valid or viable patent on them.

Dan Hintz
12-12-2009, 12:01 PM
Just a side note, but Pavel doesn't own that one... it has been around for much longer than he has.

Dee Gallo
12-12-2009, 1:52 PM
This is known as a Tangram puzzle, from 1800's China, one which can be made into hundreds of different shapes. Your sample is actually missing a line, there should be 7 pieces. Sorry for the tiny pic, but you get the idea - for more info, Google "tangrams". You can download lots of puzzle solutions there. They are lots of fun and very different from the usual puzzle.

cheers, dee

ps- no, sorry, yours uses different shapes ... this is a different one, although similar

Dee Gallo
12-12-2009, 2:22 PM
Here is a hairline diagram for anyone who wants to try a Tangram. It's 6" square. I saved it in version 10 CorelDraw so most folks can open it.

:) dee

Joe Pelonio
12-12-2009, 2:28 PM
Just a side note, but Pavel doesn't own that one... it has been around for much longer than he has.
That's true, the ones he sells are all of his own design within the last few years.

Tom Bull
12-13-2009, 1:10 AM
I just made one of those and took it to friends house, they had a bunch over for "game night" and no one could solve it. These are people who are pretty clever, too. What makes it even harder is that it is two sided.