Perplexity, Battue

Perplexity, Battue


These handcrafted games both qualify as executive desk toys, but children ages 8 and up will also find them challenging and fun.  All games are packaged in a plastic bag, with a header that includes all the necessary instructions. These games contain small parts and are not intended for children under 3 years of age.


Battue is an ancient oriental puzzle that has been around for centuries. The object  is to move the stack of discs from the center spindle to either of the other 2 spindles. The catch is that you can only move 1 disc at a time and you cannot put a larger disc on top of a smaller one. If you make no mistakes it requires 255 separate moves. The game base is 10” long, made of pine. The discs are of Maine maple.


Perplexity is a challenging puzzle brought to Different Drummer Workshop by a Nova Scotian college professor who stopped by the shop in the early 1970’s. The object of the game is to move the largest block from the lower right corner to the upper right corner, simply by sliding the blocks, one at a time, within the box that contains them. It takes a minimum of 67 separate moves. A solution is available and will be given upon request, only after you are completely “perplexed”.


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