- Organize the pieces in some manner so that you can put them in order, this helps me keep track of which ones I have tried and which ones I haven't.
- Pick an initial piece to start with and choose a location for it within the shape that would work.
- Pick the first piece in the order and add it to the starting piece, if this doesn't work, move on to the second piece in the order, etc.
- If no piece works remove the last piece and try the next piece in the order.
- If you don't find a solution with the initial piece in the starting position you selected, move the initial piece to another starting position.
Anyways, I had a good time with this puzzle, it kept me busy for a good long time and was quite well made. The only downside is that I can't figure out how to pronounce the name in a way that doesn't make people think 'Viagra' immediately.
Cubicula, because it was rated as a 5+ on Vinco's difficulty scale of 1 through 5 in the instruction booklet! Also, I liked the way the puzzle looked: when two pieces are joined it looks like four layers that are joined to create a cube. Luckly, this puzzle was in stock at Eureka, so I went by and purchased it.
Tomorrow, I'll write about a few more Hanayamas, another by Oskar van Deventer and a simple one that can be deceptively challenging.