As with all of these puzzles it arrived absolutely beautifully packaged with just the instructions to take it apart and reassemble it. Cryptically it said that putting it back together in a different way leads to a different disassembly strategy being required. This was another feature which appealed to me - more than one puzzle in a single package. It consists of 4 pieces of metal interestingly interlocked, 2 are silver chrome and 2 are gold. The only downside (as you can see from my photo is that fingerprints and dust seem to easily mark the surface. Together it makes a very attractive shape (even Mrs S admitted that), dimensions are 4.8 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm and it is a pretty decent weight. No solution is provided and as I will tell later, you WILL solve it but not in the way intended so I seriously suggest downloading the solution from here. I found it gave me a real insight into the idea behind the puzzle.
Previous reviews can be found by Brian on his blog and by Gabriel on his.
When you start playing with it there is quite a large degree of freedom to the movement of the pieces but the pieces are blocked by something inside and it won't go all the way:
|Cast Square sliding movement|
|Cast Square Pieces|
Is this a good puzzle? It is certainly is nice and shiny and is very clever. For $13 you cannot really go wrong. My only criticism is that it is possible to open it by shaking and actually think that is all there is to it!