The All Five : Platonic Solids Puzzle 40 Years in the Making

May 11th, 2005 | Filed under: Design, Mathematics | 30 Comments »

Dr. Wayne Daniel, a retired physicist and puzzle expert, has designed and fabricated an interlocking wooden puzzle called ‘The All Five’ that is a complete set of Platonic solids. The puzzle is made of solids within solids beginning with a tiny tetrahedron, then octahedron, cube, dodecahedron, and finally the icosahedron, all without any voids in between.

via NYT | Thanks, Neil

30 Comments on “The All Five : Platonic Solids Puzzle 40 Years in the Making”

  1. 1 jacob said at 9:25 am on May 21st, 2005:

    I would like to buy all five, please assess

  2. 2 Christoph said at 4:55 am on May 23rd, 2005:

    me too

  3. 3 yvonne torres said at 5:19 pm on May 23rd, 2005:

    What is the cost of this puzzle?

  4. 4 James H. McConomy said at 1:56 pm on June 1st, 2005:

    I would like to purchase one of Dr. Daniels “All Five” creations.

  5. 5 Leigh said at 3:19 pm on June 6th, 2005:

    Ooooh! This looks like a lot of fun. Good bye Mr Rubic.

  6. 6 Jim said at 1:10 pm on June 10th, 2005:

    I would like to incorporate this puzzle into my systems thinking course. Is the “All Five” for sale and where does one purchase it? Thanks…

  7. 7 Marina Menna Barreto said at 9:37 am on June 12th, 2005:


    Thats great!

    Can we buy these puzzels? What can we do?…..



  8. 8 Fabio Rincón Cardona said at 5:50 pm on June 27th, 2005:

    Le escribo de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Manizales, necesito saber que precio tiene los juegos y cómo puedo adquirirlos.

    Le agradecería una pronta respuesta.


  9. 9 Marina Menna Barreto said at 7:29 pm on July 2nd, 2005:


    Thats great!

    Can we buy these puzzels? What can we do?…..



  10. 10 lucie Zvolanek said at 10:04 am on July 5th, 2005:

    Where can i get the” ALL FIVE”? Is it possible via Internet ?

  11. 11 Claire Stubbs said at 4:39 am on July 11th, 2005:

    Interested in buying the isocahedron puzzle. Please advise where and how.


  12. 12 Dirk said at 3:30 pm on August 6th, 2005:


    I am a professor of chemistry specializing on self-assembly. How can I get hold of the puzzle ?

  13. 13 Patrick Symington said at 10:08 am on August 16th, 2005:

    Brilliant! It all helps on the way to the Cosmic Civilisation. I would like to order a set. Where can I purchase from?

  14. 14 Nicholas H. Dale said at 6:20 pm on September 5th, 2005:

    I would like to buy one also.

  15. 15 Aenjel Lyn-Nesse said at 9:35 am on October 25th, 2005:

    I am interested in owning a set of the platonic puzzels. Please send purchasing information.


  16. 16 ffranklin said at 11:53 am on October 28th, 2005:

    Whare can you buy the All Five?

  17. 17 Anne Stevens said at 9:55 pm on November 3rd, 2005:

    I would like to purchase an All Five puzzle for my father, a physicist and former high ranking US official. Is it possible to do so? Would you send me the information I need?

    Thank you so much,
    Anne Stevens

  18. 18 Munni said at 6:39 pm on November 21st, 2005:

    I would like to buy one of the puzzles. Please let me know how I can do this, and what the prices are. I am hoping to buy it as a gift for Christmas.

  19. 19 jRuth Waterbury said at 9:40 pm on December 17th, 2005:

    Is it possible to purchase the All Five puzzle? We are wood art collectors as well as parents of a physics major/puzzle nut who would love to add this to his puzzle/wood art collection.

  20. 20 eak said at 4:51 pm on December 20th, 2005:

    Is the “All Five” available for purchase?

  21. 21 Reinhold said at 1:52 am on December 21st, 2005:

    hi, I am interested (addicted°!!!!) in the dodecahedron and the icosahedron…where can I get one? As a gift? 4 Money?

  22. 22 Schellhammer said at 7:13 pm on December 27th, 2005:

    Has anyone been able to find a place to buy this puzzle? If so, where?

  23. 23 Brunssmith said at 12:41 pm on January 4th, 2006:

    Is the All Five Puzzle available for purchase?

  24. 24 Wayne said at 11:58 pm on February 13th, 2006:

    Is “The All Five” set available?
    How much does it cost?

  25. 25 Isabel Olivera said at 8:05 am on March 2nd, 2006:

    También yo quiero comprar el puzzle “All Five”: ¿dónde y a qué precio puedo conseguirlo? Gracias

  26. 26 Marna Herrity said at 7:47 pm on September 17th, 2006:

    I would like to purchase the ‘All Five’ Puzzle. Is it available for purchase?

  27. 27 j segina said at 12:06 pm on May 15th, 2007:

    It seems everyone’s question is are these available for purchase. I don’t see the answer. So, are they available for purchase and if so where? Thanks

  28. 28 alexei41 said at 2:43 pm on March 24th, 2008:

    The All Five puzzle is currently available from It costs GBP 35.50 plus postage. Well worth the expense!!!

  29. 29 Kosmoi said at 8:20 am on September 26th, 2008:

    The All Five puzzle is currently available from for £29.99

  30. 30 Eric said at 9:31 pm on November 1st, 2008:

    I’ve received a shipment of these puzzles and have them in stock and ready to ship for $44.99. Please visit my website if interested. Thanks!

    Wayne Daniels All Five Puzzle

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