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The Torshn Puzzle is a surprisingly difficult challenge and an alluring addition to your desk, shelf, or coffee table.

The objective is simple– align the colors to each other by sliding the marbles and twisting the halves. Solving the puzzle may initially seem straightforward, but you’ll quickly find that it’s trickier than it looks!

The dichotomy between simplicity and complexity is what makes the Torshn Puzzle a special puzzle for people of all ages and backgrounds. While an 11-year-old may not have a fully developed brain, she does not have the hindering ego of a 30-year-old college grad. While the working adult may have the spatial awareness and problem solving skills to manipulate the puzzle more efficiently, they may not have the patience and perseverance of a retired grandma with time to kill. Everyone that has picked up the Torshn Puzzle thus far has had a completely different approach to solving it and unique challenges specific to their personality and skillset.

Like the Rubik’s cube and the original orb puzzle, the Torshn Puzzle is complex enough to be fun after multiple solves. However, it is simple enough that it is approachable. You don’t need to discover or memorize a bunch of fancy algorithms to solve the Torshn Puzzle, but it sure does help if you do.

As of April 20th, this project has raised $115,000 of their $6,100 goal. This project has 52 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $45, you will get one Torshn Puzzle.  For a pledge of $90, you will get three Torshn Puzzles.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/torshn/puzzle?

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