This unique 64-disc puzzle, named in ancient times, The Tower of Hanoi, is as interesting to look at as it is simple. You will quickly learn the rules and can get started toward the solution!
R U L E SSimply move all the discs from one tower to another in as few steps as possible using the following rules:
Move only one disc at a time.
Move by taking the upper disk from one of the stacks and placing it on another stack or empty rod.
No disc may be placed on top of a smaller disc.
As part of the intriguing display, there is a rotating block of wood attached to the base describing the puzzle and the rules as follows:
Side one of the block-- The Tower of Hanoi--A Mathematical Puzzle Move the discs from one tower to another in as few steps as possible.
Side two of the block--Rules Move only one disc at a time. Move by taking the upper disk from one of the stacks and placing it on another stack or empty rod. No disc may be placed on top of a smaller disc.
Side three of the block-- By moving one disc per second 24 hours a day 365 days a year, solving this 64-disc puzzle will take you…
Side four of the block-- ?...? years. How long would the solution take if you applied no order or intelligence? So long that it will NEVER occur!
Note: I chose to not reveal the solution time in this description of side four of the block. That’s for you to see when you purchase the puzzle.
Is there a solution? Yes, there is, by applying the simple rules above, the same exact rules as the 7-disc puzzle sold elsewhere in my listings.
Is there a solution time? Yes, but it may surprise you that you will not be able to complete the 64-disc puzzle in your lifetime, even if you move one disc per second for the rest of your life using whatever time you have left. This is no reflection on your IQ, it’s just the nature of the puzzle!
So if the completion is not possible in your lifetime why should you want to own this puzzle? I really can’t say…Perhaps it’s just the weirdness of owning something that sort of touches eternity…
Ages 5 to Adult
D I M E N S I O N S19 ½” long x 8” wide x 15” high
I N C L U D E S• Hardwood base• 64 alternately colored wood ply discs (colored to assist in organizing the working of the puzzle)• 3 inserted metal rods• A copy of the above rules
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