A tantalizingly simple challenge catches your attention. To be victorious, all you need to do is remove the cannonball from the cannon. It seems so easy. But, upon closer inspection, you quickly realize all is not as it seems.
The cannonball rattles around inside the barrel, mocking you. If you look through the opening, you might even be able to catch a glimpse. Yet, no matter how hard you try, you realize that the cannonball is simply too big to shake through the opening in the barrel. There must be another way…
“The Cannon Puzzle” is a precision-engineered mechanical puzzle that uses “sequential discovery.” Essentially, you’ll need to uncover the correct steps, or even secret tools, to solve this puzzle. We won’t lie. This is a challenging puzzle that will test the wits of even experienced puzzlers. However, with a bit of creative thinking, it can be solved by anyone.
As with all offerings in the Vanishing Inc Wonders line, “The Cannon Puzzle” has a delightful magic connection. It’s actually based on an old 19th century idea described in a book called Puzzles Old and New by renowned magician Professor Hoffmann.
Once you’ve solved The Cannon Puzzle, it makes for a fantastic conversation piece. Constructed of gorgeous brass, you’ll display it proudly on your desk or shelf.