BRIEF IN ENGLISH                              Patented in the USA

BOLARIS, a unique and innovative 3D-sliding puzzle, made in Finland

With a simple and easy-to-operate one-finger mechanism, a built-in locking system included to ensure precise action. (Pat.pend.)  With strong and durable construction made of ABS-plastics, totally safe without any harmful substancies.

A simple (Pat.Pend.) mechanism: just slide one part at a time with your thumb. It´s recommended to use one hand to hold the Bolaris Ball and the other hand´s thumb to push/pull each rectangular part from it´s center-"tip". The  frame consists of  static (solid) triangular corners and the grooves between them. The rect parts slide easily in the grooves, one part at a time.

A blog and a review from a puzzle enthusiast: Gabriel Fernandes, Portugal: http://mypuzzlecollection.blogspot.com/2010/08/bolaris-puzzles.html

 

Four models available, with different designs and levels of difficulty:

HARMAA / GREY

1.) Scramble
2.) Solve; slide the grey tones into a correct order,
sorted by lightness/darkness. The tones get darker from the ”north pole” down in layers.

VASTAVÄRI /  COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR

A three - dimensional colour wheel

1.) Scramble
2.) Solve, in a way that the colour tones shift step by step in a harmony.
Which colour should be  in between  white and blue? A light blue?

The complementary colours are on the opposing sides of the Ball;
the light tones are around the white corner,
and the darker tones are situated around the black one.

The colour tones shift harmonically.

DOMINO

1.) Scramble
2.) Solve; slide the rect. parts to form a continuous chain of dominoes over and aroud the ball, matching  the point value with the adjacent part(s).
The rectangles can be slid around one corner one-by-one. Note: after several moves and beeing rotated around a corner, a rect part can return to its original position but in a different orientation, ie. rotated 90 deg. sideways.

MAAILMA / WORLD / GLOBE / WELT / GLOBEN

The Maailma- puzzle is the world seen from space, partially covered with clouds. Solving the puzzle requires the rectangular parts to be moved according to the continents, coasts lines and cloud patterns.
An extra feature included: when the rectangular parts are slid around, some underwater and sub-continental landscapes are revealed. Object like this has never been made before. Anywhere.

More info coming soon.

Bolaris available in Europe (outside Finland)

Puzzle-Shop.de, Puzzle-Shop Hendrik Haak, Germany

De Kubuswinkel, the Netherlands

Puzzles Bonaire, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Cleverland, Slovakia

In the World

Mr Puzzle, P. O. BOX 37, TAMBORINE, QUEENSLAND, 4270 AUSTRALIA
www.mrpuzzle.com.au/

Department store Isetan, Tokyo, Japan

PuzzleMaster, Canada, www.puzzlemaster.ca

Tesselaz, Azerbaijan

 

BOLARIS is a registered TRADEMARK.  Mechanism: international patents pending.  Design: registered design. Unauthorized copying is  criminal.

Design & manufacturing:

Diff Design Oy Ltd

FIN - 10470 FISKARS

FINLAND

mailto: info@diffdesign.fi  and Hannu (dot) Hjerppe (at) dnainternet.net