NG puzzles

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Re: NG puzzles

Post by rodrigue10 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:06 pm

After receiving mine I would have gladly paid less to NOT have the box...as others have mentioned, it holds the puzzle nicely but its quality is subpar. I finally made some time to play with mine last night...definitely stumped at this point....
OP- CE Set #22 BU GR BR TI R BL OR Obs Set V2 Set AG AU LM mini GM HM CU AQ MT IN PU
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OP - Prototype 1
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Re: NG puzzles

Post by prodigy » Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:29 pm

Thanks for your help! I have now received a reply on my first mail, and I hopefully they will reply again now :)
OPEN: AQUA - TURQUOISE - BLUE - GREEN - BRONZE - SILVER - GOLD - INDIGO - TITANIUM - RED - ORANGE - LIME - GUNMETAL - PURPLE - COPPER - MINT - HANDMADE - MERCURY - BLACK - SALMON

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Re: NG puzzles

Post by KK1 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:39 pm

Hi all, so do we have any feedback on the playability of this puzzle yet?...im tempted...!
Open; AQ, BU, GR, BR, TI, OR, IN, CU, GM, MTHM, MERC
Closed; AU, AG, LM
Want; PU, BL, R
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Re: NG puzzles

Post by rodrigue10 » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:58 pm

I haven't had much play time with mine, but the overall operation of the rotating mechanisms are very smooth. Excellent craftsmanship. This is a hidden ball type of maze so if you feel that is your thing, then dive in!
OP- CE Set #22 BU GR BR TI R BL OR Obs Set V2 Set AG AU LM mini GM HM CU AQ MT IN PU
CL-SM

R2 - Voyager #25:
OP - Prototype 1
CL - ♀ ♁ ♂ ⚳ ♃ ♄ ♅ ♆ ♇ Eris, Makemake

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Re: NG puzzles

Post by prodigy » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:25 pm

Have anyone solved the Loki yet? I cannot find any blog or posts about the Loki elsewhere, so maybe someone here can post a mini review?
OPEN: AQUA - TURQUOISE - BLUE - GREEN - BRONZE - SILVER - GOLD - INDIGO - TITANIUM - RED - ORANGE - LIME - GUNMETAL - PURPLE - COPPER - MINT - HANDMADE - MERCURY - BLACK - SALMON

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Re: NG puzzles

Post by Spanishlovemachine » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:34 pm

I have not yet solved mine unfortunately, but Lee told me there is a UK puzzler (Chris Pursell) who solved it relatively fast....However, I do not know him but I am sure some forum member know him

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Re: NG puzzles

Post by Paradox » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:33 pm

Spanishlovemachine wrote:I have not yet solved mine unfortunately, but Lee told me there is a UK puzzler (Chris Pursell) who solved it relatively fast....However, I do not know him but I am sure some forum member know him
I reckon you may have come across him on here before at some point, just under a different name...

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Re: NG puzzles

Post by Spanishlovemachine » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:52 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Jep!

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Re: NG puzzles

Post by bluesign2k » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:43 am

Yup, that's me. I'm sure some others must have solved it by now though?!
It probably took me around 45 minutes to get it open from first picking it up. I suspect I could have done it in less time, but the final trick is tricky and I had convinced myself that what I was doing was wrong... when it wasn't... so I actually went around the maze a few times before getting it open.

While it is a hidden BB navigation problem, and I know that's not everybody's thing, I consider it to be the best example of this type of puzzle by far. It's also pretty accessible for those who don't usually get on with this type of puzzle.

The maze is neither ridiculously long or excessively complex - mapping really shouldn't be a problem for any Revomazer. The BB is also of significant size so it's really not that difficult to hear where it is in the maze, ie. you can hear more or less where the BB is without having to move puzzle components to see if other components are behaving differently. I also like that the rings on this puzzle actually do something - for me, this was the biggest disappointment about the ISIS. I believe that there is mention of no dead ends... that's sort of true in so far as you can't go wondering way off track, but there are small stop points that will silence the BB unless you have it in the right orientation. I consider these more of a help than hindrance though. Finally, just when you think you've mastered the maze, there's a short twist that may catch you out and have you scratching your head, just before the final trick -that's the cool bit!

Personally I think it's great. Apart from the box, that's a bit crap.
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Re: NG puzzles

Post by prodigy » Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:17 pm

bluesign2k wrote:...
Big thanks for this review. I will order a puzzle now, it sounds like a really fun and good puzzle.
OPEN: AQUA - TURQUOISE - BLUE - GREEN - BRONZE - SILVER - GOLD - INDIGO - TITANIUM - RED - ORANGE - LIME - GUNMETAL - PURPLE - COPPER - MINT - HANDMADE - MERCURY - BLACK - SALMON

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