Allard's Think © Sticks is a cylindrical burr set. The 15 pieces within the tin create a total of 12 different nine piece burr assemblies (and a few six piece burrs too)
This set completes our series of small(er) scale cylindrical puzzles Pygmy & Marmoset and Burrly Legal are the bigger brothers in terms of pieces, Allard's Think © Sticks wins hand down in terms of number of challenges.
Allard's Think © Sticks was our mate Allard's exchange puzzle at the Edward Hordern Puzzle Exchange at IPP 40. He wrote a little more about it on his Puzzling Times blog
The pieces have a nice heft to them, each piece having a 9.5mm diameter and being milled from solid brass. The puzzle is presented in a tin and comes with a plastic lid to enable resealing once you've pulled that ring pull. For those who like to keep packaging intact we recommend buying two copies. One for play. One for display.😉
The truly dedicated puzzler will assemble these without any assistance. For those of you with a 3D printer our friend George has created an assembly jig that can be downloaded from Printables