The Fiendishly Connected Cube Puzzle
In the 19th century, cube puzzles came to Europe and the US via merchant ships from Shanghai. The popular puzzles became known as "Sunday Boxes," because they were a form of entertainment not restricted by the church. Young men began to sneak the puzzles into churches, where they appeared to pray as they quietly solved the mysteries of the puzzle. Tying the cubes together prevented them from falling noisily onto the floor or the wooden benches. The clergy ultimately came to regard the puzzles as a form of temptation and dubbed them "Snake Puzzles."
Object: Twist and turn the connected blocks to form a cube.
Ages 8 to adult
27 wooden blocks held together by a sturdy elastic cord
Puzzle size = 3" x 3" x 3"