The Magic Box is a neat, unassuming design from Oskar. The box comes apart into six faces, each with a pair of edges attaches to it, somewhere.
All you need to do to assemble the box is find the right combination of faces and edges to put together so that when you get down to the last piece remaining, the gaps left on the cube just happen to coincide with the layout of the piece you have in your other hand.
As you might expect from Oskar, there are a lot of ways to not do this one… and end up with mismatching edges and gaps.
The edges on this one are Black Limba and the faces are made of a lovely Bloodwood – it looks stunning.
Open up this box and you’ll find an East Indian Rosewood copy of Coffin’s Half Hour puzzle – so-called because it will probably provide at least half an hour’s worth of puzzling – or considerably more if you’re as inept as I am most days!
It won’t disappoint and you’ll invariably find yourself wondering how the heck six such simple little pieces can defy your attempts at recreating a simple little cube for that long.
As you’d expect from Tom, they both not only look stunning, but the fit is as perfect as you could possible wish for… a lovely addition to the hoard!