Rolling Block Maze

A large black rubber mat with a yellow border and red points throughout the black area has a yellow and red plastic rectangle frame sitting on four of the red points.

Unusual mazes test spatial and problem solving skills.

How it works

Roll a giant rectangular prism puzzle piece along the floor maze pathway from 'start' to 'finish'.

Background

The block is a rectangular prism measuring 2 × 1 × 1 and it is more challenging to use a rectangular prism than an equal sided cube. This impacts on how it fits into the grid, and how it moves when you roll it. If you roll a cube twice, there are only 9 different finishing positions. If you roll this 2 × 1 × 1 block twice, there are 13 different possible finishing positions.