If you like Chess you'll love Save The Queen!
Arrange the 4 wood tiles to form an 8x8 grid such that no queen (star shape) is repeated on any column, row, or any diagonal, thus making them safe from attack from a chess type move where Queens can move horizontally, vertically, and diagonally. Comes with a wood cover!
Although the puzzle does not appear difficult, it is shockingly hard to solve, with over 12,000 orientations possible and only 1 possible solution!
Makes an excellent desk or coffee table puzzle because people will want to try it and will often get absorbed in it hoping a solution is close at hand!
Woods used are 1/4" thick Maine hardwoods and may be Ash, Maple or Birch.
Designed by David Janelle