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Animal Cube
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A 3x3x3 with a new concept of bandaging. Pieces are not bonded to each other but specific positions are forbidden.

This puzzle tooks up the idea of "Wolf & Sheep Cube" by Vladimir Yaroslavskiy (see the seperate entry in the museum) and enhances the concept.

Wolf-like stickers are used to mark some edges of the 3x3x3. Goats are used on the corners and cabbages on the faces. The movements are identical to a 3x3x3 but restricted in a new way. A permutation of the puzzle is considered illegal if two pieces with characters are placed adjacent to each other. All movements of which would result in such a state are blocked by the puzzle. The theme of the stickers is taken from a famous riddle "the Wolf, goat, and cabbage".

For some month the preceeding "Wolf & Sheep Cube" was just an unrestricted cube illustrating the concept. Evgeniy Grigoriev and Gregoire Pfennig took up the challenge to create 3D-modells for this puzzles.
While doing so Evgeniy Grigoriev came up with the idea to introduce the cabbage as third piece type on the faces.



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