Handcrafted by artisans of Uttar Pradesh in north India
Elegant ball in a maze puzzle in natural wood sheeshum in the shape of an apple! Famous wood artisans of Uttar Pradesh in north India have handcrafted this puzzle making it as much an objet de art as a game. Ball-in-a-maze puzzles are dexterity puzzles which involve manipulating either a maze (or labyrinth) or one or several balls so that the ball or balls are manoeuvered towards a goal. Toys like this have been popular since Pigs in Clover was invented by Charles Martin Crandall in the 1880s, with the patent being applied for in 1889. In some versions a wooden labyrinth is tilted using two knobs and the ball has to be navigated past a series of holes and obstacles. Ball in a maze puzzle makes a great gift item for kids in the age group 5 to 12.