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Puzzle

ca. 1900

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

Small hand-held games like this one, also called dexterity puzzles, represent contemporary versions of similar types of games popular throughout the twentieth century. Typically, a small rectangular glass-topped 'box' holds metal balls and the object is to move the box, manipulating the balls into a target. Various versions in the museum's collection feature mice into a trap, baseball games, simpler mazes, and bombs into Japanese cities--an extreme example from 1945.

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  • Title: Puzzle
  • Date Created: ca. 1900
  • Location: Germany
  • Subject Keywords: bird, nest, frog
  • Type: Puzzles
  • Medium: metal, glass, paper, chromolithographed
  • Object ID: 90.571

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