Polycube Puzzle Known as Kolor Kraze

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Description
This thirteen-piece puzzle has twelve brightly colored plastic pieces that consist of two small cubes of different colors and one that consists of three small cubes. The small cubes come in nine colors, three of each color. They can be arranged as 3 x 3 x 3 cube. The goal of the puzzle is to have all nine colors showing on each face of the cube. This example of the puzzle is in a transparent plastic box which is too large for it. The box has no lid.
The shape and number of the pieces in puzzles 2012.0091.06 and 2012.0091.07 are the same, although the coloring is different.
The size, colors and arrangement of the puzzle corresponds to that of the Kolor Kraze puzzle copyrighted in 1970 by House of Games Corporation in Don Mills, Ontario, Canada.
Reference:
Jerry Slocum and Jack Botermans, Puzzles Old and New: How to Make and Solve Them, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1986, p. 43.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1970
maker
House of Games Ltd.
place made
Canada
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.4 cm x 9 cm x 9 cm; 4 1/2 in x 3 17/32 in x 3 17/32 in
ID Number
2012.0091.07
accession number
2012.0091
catalog number
2012.0091.07
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Judy Green
subject
Mathematics
Education
Mathematical Recreations
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Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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