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The Chuck puzzles are a whole family of puzzles based on a design by Ron Cook, starting with the Babychuck. 6 pieces, through to the 150 piece Great Grandpapachuck.
Pentangle’s Chuck Puzzles can be rebuilt in different forms. The larger the Chuck puzzle the more versatile it becomes. One can even join different Chuck puzzles together to create totally new designs.

The Smallest member of the Chuck Family is the Baby Chuck Puzzle ~

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Squirrel Cage Puzzle~

Pentangle says ~
“Can you dismantle (and rebuild) the marble’s cage?”

This puzzle does not come with a solution.

bulletTwenty-four hardwood pieces plus a marble
bulletDifficulty: Not rated - Difficult?
bullet2.5" x 2.5" x 2.5"  - 3 ounces, in the box
bulletMade by Pentangle Puzzles
bulletA Burr puzzle (interlocking solid)
bulletSlocum Classification: 3.4
Squirrle Cage
#659 - Squirrel Cage Puzzle: $14.00

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Woodchuck Puzzle~

Pentangle says ~
“Many different shapes from this one puzzle”

The Woodchuck Puzzle is the second smallest in the Chuck series of puzzles - only the Babychuck mini-puzzle is smaller. We recommend that you start your relationship with the Chuck puzzles with the Woodchuck.

This puzzle does not come with a solution.

bulletTwenty-four hardwood pieces
bulletDifficulty: Not rated - Difficult?
bullet3" x 3" x 3"  - 3 ounces, in the box
bulletMade by Pentangle Puzzles
bulletA Burr puzzle (interlocking solid)
bulletSlocum Classification: 3.4
Woodchuck

#657 - Woodchuck Puzzle: $16.00

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Lunatic Puzzle~Lunatic Puzzle

Pentangle says ~
“A 38 piece member of the Chuck family. The Lunatic is a mind-numbing task to take apart and rebuild. Definitely not for normal human beings.”

What’s so hard about it? It looks kind of simple, doesn't it?
Well, it’s confusing. It’s complicated. It requires good dexterity besides insightful puzzle solving skills.

Take a good look at this puzzle before you take it apart - make a drawing or take a photo. Maybe take it part way apart and then reassemble it because . . .

This puzzle does not come with a solution.

bulletThirty-eight hardwood pieces
bulletDifficulty: Not rated - Difficult?
bullet3" x 2.5" x 2.5"  - 3 ounces, in the box
bulletMade by Pentangle Puzzles
bulletA Burr puzzle (interlocking solid)
bulletSlocum Classification: 3.4
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#658 - Lunatic Puzzle: $21.00

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Papachuck Puzzle~

Mastering the Papachuck Puzzle is the prerequisite for tackling the bigger Chuck puzzles. All the techniques you need to learn can be acquired by constructing Papachuck. There are other configurations that can be built using the Papachuck pieces - two of them are shown on a photo provided by Pentangle.

This puzzle DOES come with a solution! It's one of the very few Pentangle puzzles that do.

bulletFifty-four hardwood pieces
bulletDifficulty: Not rated - Difficult?
bullet4.5" x 4.5" x 4.5"  - 9 ounces, in the box
bulletInstructions – Yes! - 10 diagrams
bulletMade by Pentangle Puzzles
bulletA Burr puzzle (interlocking solid)
bulletSlocum Classification: 3.4
Papachuck Puzzle

#656 - Papachuck Puzzle: $44.50

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Chuck the Puzzle Person~

Pentangle says ~
“Chuck is the transforming puzzle person! Take him apart and build any transformation that your imagination will let you. You can build some of the smaller Chuck puzzles as well as intermediate and advanced shapes such as the Twist, the Dog, and the Motorcycle.”

This puzzle DOES come with a solution booklet! It's one of the very few Pentangle puzzles that do. If you buy only one Chuck puzzle this is the one to get - it’s the best value.

bulletEighty-six hardwood pieces
bulletDifficulty: Not rated - Difficult?
bullet8.75" x 6" x 3.25"  - 12 ounces
bulletInstructions – Yes! - a 22 page booklet with diagrams
bulletMade by Pentangle Puzzles
bulletA Burr puzzle (interlocking solid)
bulletSlocum Classification: 3.4
Chuck Puzzle

#660 - Chuck the Puzzle Person: $56.00

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Grandpapachuck~

Pentangle says ~
“A mammoth 96 piece puzzle which, once mastered, can be built into many different shapes. ”

Only Great Grandpapachuck is a bigger challenge than this puzzle. You definitely do not want to try this puzzle before you’ve mastered smaller Chuck puzzles.

This puzzle does not come with a solution.

bulletNinety-six hardwood pieces
bulletDifficulty: Not rated - Very Difficult?
bullet6" x 6" x 6"  - 16 ounces, in the box
bulletInstructions for the smaller Papachuck are provided - that should help
bulletMade by Pentangle Puzzles
bulletA Burr puzzle (interlocking solid)
bulletSlocum Classification: 3.4
Grandpapachuck Puzzle

#655 - Grandpapachuck Puzzle: $73.00

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Great Grandpapachuck~

Pentangle says ~
“The senior member of the Chuck family. ”

Great Grandpapachuck is the ultimate Chuck puzzle - it has 150 pieces. You’d be crazy to take this monster apart before you’ve mastered smaller Chuck puzzles. Don’t try it - and if you do, don’t call us, we won’t be able to help.

This puzzle does not come with a solution.

bulletOne-hundred-and-fifty hardwood pieces
bulletDifficulty: Not rated - Very Difficult?
bullet7.5" x 7.5" x 7.5"  - 28 ounces
bulletInstructions for the smaller Papachuck are provided - that should help
bulletMade by Pentangle Puzzles
bulletA Burr puzzle (interlocking solid)
bulletSlocum Classification: 3.4
Greatgrandpapachuck Puzzle

#654 - Great Grandpapachuck Puzzle: $138.00

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A mechanical puzzle is a self-contained object, composed of one or more parts, which involves a problem for one person to solve by manipulation using logic, reasoning, insight, luck, and/or dexterity.” - Jerry Slocum

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