Game (Get Me Out)

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Project by madts posted 11-13-2012 08:29 PM 2310 views 26 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 50 years ago my dad gave me a game called “Get Me Out”. I have copied this game in old wood scraps. The idea is to get the large square out of a slot in the opposite short end. When I was young I could do it in in about 5 min. Now I cant do it yet. There are a LOT of moves involved. And NO, you may not lift pieces, only slide them.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 11-13-2012 08:36 PM

Just what I need is more frustration. Nice job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-13-2012 11:17 PM

it looks like you did it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-13-2012 11:20 PM

Where’s the power button?

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#4 posted 11-14-2012 03:16 AM

Great puzzle and fun for every one .
Simple to make and great for using those little scraps .
Thanks Madts .

-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 11-14-2012 04:45 AM

cool game ,have to give this a try,thanks ,looks like we all favored it so here goes the frustration :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 11-14-2012 07:16 AM

Nice. I don’t suppose you could sketch out some dimensions. I’d love to build one of these for the kids. Thanks!

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#7 posted 11-14-2012 07:27 AM

Nice puzzle madts, I guess I could make this for the little nephews, I just watched a guy solve it in 26 seconds, so they say. LOL I think it was time lapse photography and not the first time he did it. Had one guy with a puzzle drawing at work, another worked hours at it, but the original guy remembered it wrong. lol. By the way, you must have a great memory if you remember the starting positions after 50 years. Found a few other block size and number variations looking for this. Thanks, you are going to frustrate my little nephews around Christmas. I think it listed 8 thru adult, but they are going to start early.

ianlee74, I’m thinking 2” x 2” x 3/4” square, 2” x 4” x 3/4” rectangle, and 4” x 4” x 3/8”
with a 4 1/2” x 1/2” slot with the box frame about a bit oversize, like 8 1/8” x 10 1/8” playing area.

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#8 posted 11-14-2012 03:10 PM

Lovely game.
I go crazy when I play with these.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 11-14-2012 05:19 PM

any special tricks when building one of these?

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#10 posted 11-14-2012 05:24 PM

Splinters, just be as accurate as possible. Then finish with wax so all the parts slide nice and easy.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#11 posted 11-14-2012 07:13 PM

great game, and cool project

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 11-15-2012 12:30 PM

Where did you get your plans? Nice job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 11-15-2012 12:43 PM

Hunter71, I copied it from an old plastic game I was given 50 years ago.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#14 posted 12-21-2012 04:47 AM

OK, I made one, in a case. Pictures to come later. But I can’t work the damm thing. HELP!!!!
I’ll post the pictures tomorrow.

-- Richard

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#15 posted 12-21-2012 06:38 PM

Here is the pictures of my puzzle

The lid is stored in slots on the bottom.

-- Richard

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