Just 7 pieces in a puzzle to make a 3x3x3 cube. It sounds simple but these 7 pieces have been used as a task in psychology experiments to measure performance. There are 240 simple combinations. However, for most people can find a solution. However, finding an alternative way is the real challenge.
Nearly 90 years old, the Soma cube was invented by Piet Hein in 1933 during a lecture on quantum mechanics. Its name is alleged to be derived from the fictitious drug Soma consumed as a pastime by the establishment in Aldous Huxley’s dystopic novel Brave New World.
” … no time, no leisure … not a moment to sit down and think – or if ever by some unlucky chance such a crevice of time should yawn in the solid substance of their distractions, there is always SOMA, delicious SOMA … “
Aldous Huxley,”Brave New World”
All our products are handmade / hand assembled using traditional and novel materials. Choose from our traditional wooden Soma cubes (50 mm cube, 141 mm cube, 225 mm and our whopping 450 mm cube. We also have our artistic clear plastic Soma’s and our mind-boggling coloured dice versions.
All our cubes come in a box to store the pieces when you are not showing off your achievement or tempting visitors to the challenge.
The Soma puzzle is just one of our many puzzles and games.
Below is one possible solution