CAKE Hanayama Cast Metal Puzzle
Product DescriptionI like how Hanayama Puzzles says its tiny new CAKE Cast Metal Puzzle is recommended for ages 12 to 105 years, but "A few bright children between 8 to 11 years" might also be able to solve it. In other words, parents out... [Read more]
- CAKE Hanayama brain teaser puzzle.
- Level 4 Difficulty
- Challenge yourself
- Small, compact, pocket-sized.
- Ages 12 through adult.
Top ReviewsNice, but a little stiff until properly lubed
by Nom de Plume (5 out of 5 stars)
March 11, 2018
Hanayama has the best puzzles. I haven't solved this one yet, but I wanted to give a heads-up about stiff movement of the parts.
There are three small discs that rotate within the outer shell. They move somewhat stiffly due to metal to metal contact. I applied some Prolix Total Gun Care Solvent 4 oz. with Pop-Up Squirter Cap
, wiped off the excess, and now they move much more freely. Prolix is a dry lube and will not leave an oily residue.
Turns out small is good.
by Denise Soules (4 out of 5 stars)
October 12, 2018
This product led me to believe it was much larger than it was. It is only the size of a 50 cent piece. In my opinion overpriced for such a small puzzle. It is a gift for a family member so it will not be opened for a few weeks. Honestly I am truly disappointed, would not recommend buying this item unless a super mini puzzle is what your into.
Husband opened the puzzle told me it was supposed to be small, and was very excited to have a puzzle from Hanayama. Apparently puzzle geeks totally dig them. Overall he said it was a bit stiff and hard to get moving. Nonetheless still hasn't solved it.
I really like this one
by Keith Roberts (5 out of 5 stars)
May 29, 2017
I really like this one. The necessary moves aren't complex, but you have to think about it a bit to find the right way to position the layers.
A brilliant, devious puzzle
by Gabe (5 out of 5 stars)
June 24, 2019
This is a great puzzle for beginner puzzlers. Very affordable, but with the typical high-quality Hanayama craftsmanship and durability. The puzzle is quite difficult, and requires some elbow grease even if you know the solution, which makes it somewhat frustrating.
The puzzle consists of 3 rotating rings inside the "cake" casing. The goal is to remove the rings.
The two main negatives of this puzzle are:
-The cake casing seems like it was constructed from 2 separate parts, with a seam. This gives the false illusion that the two halves can be separated.
-The rotating rings will quite sticky upon first opening the puzzle, and it was very hard to move them independently into the correct positions. For me, they loosened up well on the second and third attempts, making it far more manageable. A small amount of lubricant (vaseline, etc) would also do the trick and get things moving freely right off the bat.
I enjoyed these puzzles and plan on buying more in the ...
by Alexis (5 out of 5 stars)
October 29, 2017
I am really into puzzles, and I was beginning to figure them out to quickly and never look at them again. With this one, it was more difficult to do, and even after I finished it I wanted to go back and do it again. I enjoyed these puzzles and plan on buying more in the future.
Good puzzle, not as hard as its rated
by Jackie (3 out of 5 stars)
February 1, 2019
My boyfriend is a huge puzzle freak, he loves puzzles. Bought him this with a few others and he loved it. Mind you hes really good at puzzles so it only took him like an hour to figure it out. This puzzle might be better for someone who isn't a puzzle wiz.
by Sardonicus (5 out of 5 stars)
November 7, 2018
I found this to be a challenge. I just started buying hanayama puzzles because they look amazing. I have 6 of them and all are great! A real test of patience and logical thinking make them very satisfying. Highly recommend these puzzles. But mind you they are not easy.
by Irving (5 out of 5 stars)
December 19, 2018
first puzzle i bought, took me about 4-6 hours too figure out. definitely not a good entry point but I really like the thought process to open it. great puzzle overall. is a bit small for people with thick fingers, mine are thin and i still wish it was a bit wider to handle it better, that said not a big enough issue to detract from the enjoyment.
I love the turning motion
by Amazon Customer (4 out of 5 stars)
April 30, 2018
I love the size, shape, and feel of the Cake puzzle! I love spinning the inner piece so much that I have long given up trying to solve it. The motion of simply moving the center piece round and round is so soothing and relaxing. Perfect for fidgety fingers while thinking about other things. Even helped me get to sleep on those nights of insomnia.
Sturdy lifetime puzzles!
by Ronindoc (5 out of 5 stars)
May 29, 2019
Hard to put down
Never poor quality
Always well crafted
You will love them
Anyone can play with them
My favorite puzzle
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