Magic square puzzle
The Magic Square puzzle originated in China more than 3,000 years ago.
The object of this puzzle is to arrange the nine tiles (numbered 1 through 9) so that each row, column and diagonal adds up to 15.
These tiles are made of ¼” cherry and cut into 1 ½” squares. The tray is ½” x 6″ x 6″.
The tray can be made in a number of ways. This one was routed out with a straight bit.
The squares can also be numbered in various ways. These numbers are stick-ons from Letraset, but you could also burn in, or paint on the numbers.
For those people who would like to try a more challenging puzzle, try a 16 tile puzzle with 4 tiles in each direction. The tiles would then be numbered 1 through 16 and should add up to 34 in all directions.
Solutions to these puzzles will appear in the next issue.