Tower of Brahma Puzzle - Canadian Woodworking Magazine

Wooden Puzzle


Tower of Brahma Puzzle


The object of this puzzle is to transfer all the discs to another peg, one at a time, never placing a larger disc on a smaller one. This puzzle has 6 discs ranging from 1" to 6" in 1" increments.

Layout the base shape with compasses on the ½" plywood.

Layout the circles for the discs on solid wood.

Cut all the pieces to shape and sand all the edges.

Drill ⅜" holes in the base, as shown, and glue the dowel posts into place.

To move the discs from one post to another requires 63 moves.

Find the solution here.

Rea Gibson
REA GIBSON owns and operates Forest Hill Studio and is the author of The Wooden Puzzle Book. He lives
in Mount Forest, Ontario


Solution From last issue’s Wine Bottle Puzzle
Loosen the rope at the top hole as shown.
Push the rope through the bottom hole as shown.
Put the block through a loop made with the rope behind the locking panel and the rope can now be removed.

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