The FlowerFinder Puzzle

This puzzle has two layers and just 3 pieces in each layer.  There is a double challenge to the puzzle: either solve it so that all nine holes show 6 petals equally spaced or solve it so that the top layer's petals are hiding the bottom layer's petals, and each of the nine holes shows only 3 petals.  There is only one solution for each challenge!  Because you can flip the pieces over and spin them around, it is surprisingly difficult.

THEORY:  The pieces of this puzzle are a Japanese Selection of what William Waite considered to be the best six pieces chosen so that the puzzle would have only one solution each way.  This puzzle developed after seeing similar 6-piece puzzles by Wim Zwaan and Nob Yoshigahara.  The petal design is unique to this puzzle.  It can be oriented four different ways within the circle.


  • red alder pieces and walnut base
  • 6 pieces
  • 4" x 4" (10cm x 10cm)
  • super difficult ****


FlowerFinder Puzzle



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