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
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
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.
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
In the World
Mr Puzzle, P. O. BOX 37, TAMBORINE, QUEENSLAND, 4270 AUSTRALIA
Department store Isetan, Tokyo, Japan
PuzzleMaster, Canada, www.puzzlemaster.ca
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
mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org and Hannu (dot) Hjerppe (at) dnainternet.net