We love puzzles that invite us to think just a little differently. We also love puzzles that are both visually and conceptually inviting, that allow for many different levels of challenge, that are easy to learn, well-made and designed, and have solutions that are easy to read; and we have a deep fondness for puzzles that are self storing.
You get are 11 pieces – pleasingly colored, smooth to the touch, inviting to the fingers. Actually, there are only 10 different pieces – one of which is duplicated. Each of the different pieces is a unique color and shape. Each has segments that fit through the holes in the puzzle grid, and at least one segment that doesn’t (it’s half the height). You can put a piece in any of four different positions, on either side of the puzzle grid. I repeat, italically: on either side. Fascinating, this either-sideness – especially given how you can put pieces on one side and cover up the parts of pieces that didn’t go through the holes with the non-hole penetrating parts of pieces that you put on the other side.
Back2Back comes with a colorful booklet of 60 puzzles in 5 different levels, and the solutions thereof. It’s self-storing (which is more than you can say about some people), with enough room for all the pieces and the puzzle booklet.