Smartegg : The Next Rubik's Cube ?

Smartegg®, the new three dimensional logic and skill improving toy – 100% handmade out of wooden – won the Jury Grand Prize at Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition in August 2012 and was developed by the hungarian Andras Zagyvai.

Smartegg comes in different difficulty levels and so there is always the next stage to work yourself up to.
The more complicated eggs consist of an outer part where so-called labyrinths have been cut out by hand with the help of traditional wood-processing machines. There can be one or multiple inner layers within the egg  – depending on the difficulty level. These inner parts – also with labyrinths – can be moved independently from the outer part with the cap of the egg. The task is to twist and turn the outer and inner parts so that you can move your stick through the labyrinth and get it from the starting point (marked red) to the finish (marked black). You can only take your stick in & out of the egg at the starting and at the finishing points – not in between, because it is locked.
To play the game it requires 3D and spatial memory, dexterity, excellent logic and problem solving skills, one has to think on different levels and first and foremost it requires patience ! There is of course a simple version for very young children. This version lacks the inner part and small children have to lead the stick through the labyrinth to succeed.
Goog luck !

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