A while back I placed an order for a number of puzzles from creative Crafthouse. Today's puzzle was one of that order. I enjoyed this one quite a lot.
This one is called Lumber Jack. It has only 18 pieces and the object is to stack the logs. Kind of reminds me of the Lincoln logs I played with as a child. (yes, I'm a girl and I had Lincoln logs. I had a Tonka dump truck to so what of it :) )
18 pieces isn't that many, so what's the catch? Well, there are 4 different types of logs here. They range from having no grooves cut out to having three grooves cut out. The piece count is 1=0, 5=1, 7=2, and 4=3. 18 pieces. The base is grooved to get you started, and there is a nice cap that holds all the pieces in place. This one only has 2 colors to it. 4 red pieces and the rest are brown. No hints given away by color patterns here.
Now as you might know, I work on these things while examining the afternoons away. I have to say it was either a really long day for me, or this was one tough puzzle. It took me all afternoon to solve it! I haven't had that happen in a long time. Mostly because I make sure the puzzles I choose to spend my testing time with are some that can be solved quickly.