Legend has it that University Games would be the company to challenge one of the most devout legions of fans with a new and different brain teaser. The company announced the nationwide availability of a set of uniquely designed cast metal Hanayama The Legend of Zelda puzzles.
Craig Hendrickson, SVP Product Development at University Games, said, “The Legend of Zelda is one of the most successful franchises to ever emerge from the video game world. University Game is proud to partner with Hanayama for a trio of new Zelda challenges.”
The initial set of high-end The Legend of Zelda Hanayama puzzles are three familiar items and emblems from the storyline: The Master Sword, The Triforce, and The Hyrule Crest.
The Legend of Zelda Master Sword Hanayama brain teaser is a 4.5” cast metal magic sword. The item is known to repel evil, alter time, and serve as a weapon against the enemies of Hyrule. Patience and determination are needed in this trial-and-error challenge to decipher the intricate twisting mechanism binding the Master Sword to its stone pedestal. Only the hero who has gone through great trials that test his courage, wisdom, and power will be worthy of wielding it. Solving the puzzle involves pulling the sword out by rotating the cylindrical piece. Once the sword is freed, the challenge is to put it back. The Legend of Zelda Master Sword is a Mensa-rated level 6 puzzle.
The Legend of Zelda Triforce Hanayama brain teaser is a 4.5” cast metal puzzle crafted in the shape of The Legend of Zelda’s ultimate source of power. The challenge is to unlock its golden power by carefully sliding it’s four interlocked pieces apart. When done, the Triforce of Power, the Triforce of Courage, and the Triforce of Wisdom will come apart smoothly. However, once it’s apart, can it be put back together to unite the powers. The Legend of Zelda Triforce is a Mensa-rated level 5 puzzle.
The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Crest Hanayama brain teaser is a 4.5” crafted cast metal puzzle in the shape of the Royal Family Crest of Hyrule and is the mark of the Goddess Hylia. This challenge is to untangle the intricate chain by deciphering the paths and knots that guard the puzzle’s secrets. Once it’s apart, the challenge is to put it back together. The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Crest is a Mensa-rated level 4 puzzle.
“University Games’ The Legend of Zelda Hanayama puzzles demonstrate an appropriate, and what should be a very popular pairing for the property and sophisticated product category,” Hendrickson explained.
Crafted by Hanayama of Japan, the maker of the world’s finest cast puzzles. Hanayama are known for their extreme attention to detail, high finish quality, and creative, clever, and innovative styles in six degrees of difficulty from easy to expert. While, The Legend of Zelda, which was first introduced by Nintendo in 1986 as an action-adventure game, has become a gaming giant, renowned for its captivating adventures. The franchise’s consistent popularity has sparked an array of games and merchandise.
The Legend of Zelda Hanayama puzzles are initially available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and AreYouGame.