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Great Minds - Set of 8 Puzzles

GM1439

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  • French, English, German
  • 1 player(s)

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Will you be able to master this game made of metal and wood?

This box contains 8 Great Minds :

Napoleon's Cannon Balls
Objective: Separate the parts. Can you rebuild the pyramid?

Short story

Emperor of France from 1804 to 1814 (and again briefly in 1815) Napoleon was one of the greatest military geniuses of all time. He dominated continental Europe with a combination of huge armies and massive cannon power. He even led a military and archaeological expedition to Egypt and personally visited the Great Pyramid of Cheops. The empire he created was finally defeated by a great coalition led by the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 and he was exiled to Elba Island. 

Cassini's Rings 
Objective: Separate the rings.  Can you reattach them again? 

Short story 

An Italian mathematician, astronomer and engineer, Cassini is best known for his work in the field of astronomy.  He discovered that the planet Saturn was surrounded by a series of rings in addition to four moons.  He moved to Paris in 1669, where he served as an astronomer to Louis XIV (the Sun King) for the rest of his life.  While in this publication he was the first to determine the distance between the Earth and Mars, which led to estimates of the dimensions of the Solar System. 

Drake's Bowl 
Objective: Separate the parts.  Can you reconstruct the bowl? 

Short story 

An English sea captain, privateer and navigator, Sir Francis Drake was the darling of Queen Elizabeth I and the English.  He was only the second person to encircle the globe and was a constant scourge to Spanish ingot ships from the Americas.  Before his victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588, he played bowls at Plymouth Hoe, and when he was informed of the arrival of the Spanish fleet, he remarked that he had had time to finish his game and still defeat the Armada. 

Jefferson's Nails 
Goal: Separate the nail.  Can you reattach it again? 

Short story 

The principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States (1801-1809) Thomas Jefferson was an American founding father.  A leader of the Enlightenment, he advanced the principles of republicanism and individual rights, and drafted and signed a bill that banned the importation of slaves into the United States.  In addition, among his many accomplishments, his interest in science led him to create the first mass-produced nail-making operation in America. 

Khufu's Pyramid 
Objective: Separate the parts.  Can you rebuild the pyramid? 

Short story 

Khufu the Great, or as he is perhaps better known by his Greek name Cheops, was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty in the ancient Kingdom of Egypt.  Little is known about his reign, except that he had great wealth and authority, and had the foresight and vision to command the construction of one of the greatest buildings of all time, the Great Pyramid of Giza, his eventual tomb.  It is believed that he took more than 30 years to build and dominated the skyline of Cairo for more than 4500 years. 

Tesla' Coil 
Objective: can you remove the ring? 

Short story 

An American Serbian inventor and electrical and mechanical engineer, in 1891, Tesla developed an electrical resonant transformer circuit, known as the Tesla Coil.  This was widely used in the early 20th century in radio transmitters and wireless telegraphy.  Tesla has also used its coil to conduct many innovative experiments in electrical currents.  Known for his achievements in electrical conductivity and showmanship, he gained a reputation in popular culture as an archetypal "mad scientist". 

Van Gogh's Box 
Purpose: Separate the rooms.  Can you rebuild the box? 

Short story 

Dutch post-impressionist artist, his works are among the most valuable paintings in the world.  His use of bright colours and swirling brushes produced unique landscape paintings, and his prolific portraits and personal portraits were full of emotional intensity.  His work had a tremendous influence on twentieth-century art, but perhaps Van Gogh is most famous for cutting off his ear during one of his many periods of mental anguish and presenting the ear in a box to his friend and colleague Paul Gauguin.  

Mozart's Bass Clef 
Objecti f: Separate parts.  Can you reattach them again? 

A short story 

A prolific and brilliant composer of the classical era, Mozart's musical genius showed from an early age.  He was composing and performing for European royalty at the age of five.  During his short life, he composed more than 600 works, many of which have been considered the pinnacles  
Language(s) GermanFrenchEnglish
Mechanism(s) Puzzles
Material WoodMetal
Editor Professor Puzzle

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