Looking like the kind of fidget puzzle you’d find in Dr. Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, the Tetra is a 4-part puzzle that comes together to form a tetrahedral mass. The goal? Separate the 4 metal pieces as fast as you can!
The Tetra is a uniquely appealing desk toy that activates your manual dexterity skills, problem-solving abilities, and spatial reasoning. The 4 identical stainless steel pieces are designed to lock in only when oriented in a pre-determined pattern. Similarly, they can be removed only a certain way, making the puzzle challenging the first couple of times, and then fun and fidget-worthy after. When you’re not playing with the Tetra, it makes for a pretty mysterious and eye-catching objet d’art that you can place on your desk.
Designer: Revision for Craighill
Available in both brushed Stainless Steel and PVD-coated black variants, the Tetra is engaging to look at and even more addictive when you begin playing with it. “On first glance the Tetra Puzzle might seem fairly straightforward; in reality, it’s anything but intuitive”, say the folks at Craighill. Solving it requires focus, attention, and an exploratory mindset that’s innately gratifying. It pushes your boundaries — if only a little bit — and invites you to learn something new.
The Tetra is just one of the many tabletop fidget puzzles from Craighill. Their arsenal also includes cube and sphere-shaped variants, all of which are sure to add a certain Je ne sais quoi to your workspace. Beyond its allure as a meditative object, it’s incredible to watch friends discover the magic for themselves. Whether or not you provide hints is up to you!