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If you've been following my blog for some time, then you'll know that Packing Puzzles are one of my favorite type of puzzles. I love to have something in a somewhat chaotic state and to rearrange it in order to reestablish order. It's one of the reasons I fell in love with puzzles about 10 years ago, and it's still what drives my passion for these objects.

It's no wonder then, that Lonpos was instantly a favorite of mine. With just over 200 challenges to solve, both in 2D and 3D, you'll be occupied for quite some time. It comes in a neat compact box with lock, very convenient to take with you on the go. The box also functions as a tray to play the challenges. Accompanying the game is the booklet with the challenges. No solutions are provided, though, so you're on your own to solve every challenge without any help whatsoever.

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The puzzles are distributed by difficulty, so you can start easy and progress as you feel more confident. There are 12 pieces, each with a different color and shape to be easily spotted, and they can be a combination of three, four or five units in a unique configuration.

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As mentioned above, you can play in 2D or 3D, depending on what you like most. I personally prefer the 2D puzzles, but I also found the 3D puzzles quite fun to solve. The challenges start fairly easy, with most of the pieces already in place, and your task is to fill the tray with the remaining pieces. As you solve progressively tougher challenges, you'll start with less and less pieces until it becomes very difficult. There are 180 2D puzzles and 20 3D. Many puzzles may have more than one solution, and for a more advanced challenge, you can even try to make your own puzzles.

(Click to Enlarge) - Challenge 181 (3D)
Closing Comments:

Lonpos is a fantastic puzzle with huge amounts of fun crammed into a little box. For a packing puzzle enthusiast, this is a must-have. With dozens of puzzles to play with, you'll get your money's worth ten fold. Highly recommended.

Availability: You can get your copy of Lonpos at PuzzleMaster for just $13.99 CAD. Check out other interesting Packing Puzzles.


George said...

I agree, Lonpos is great! I prefer the 3D puzzles. The 2D puzzles are technically the same as polyomino packing puzzles.

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