The original Sphinx Puzzle was manufactured in 1899 by the Anchor Stone Company in Germany. The original puzzle was made out of artificial composite stone and came with silhouettes for over 150 different designs. Unfortunately, the Anchor Stone Company went through a variety of economic setbacks, and while they still produce a few stone puzzle, the Sphinx Puzzle has been relegated to history.
This is a reproduction of the original Sphinx Puzzle in 1/8" laser cut acrylic. It 3" x 5" when arranged in a rectangle, and comes in a 4" x 4" cardboard "craft box." This set comes with 24 design challenges printed on card stock which nest below the puzzle pieces separated by a cushion to protect them from getting scratched. Additional designs can be downloaded and printed.
This is a terrific activity for developing patience, perseverance and problem solving skills. Makes great gifts!