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How to make a 3 piece puzzle impossible to solve

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In this indestructible i will be explaining how to make a 3 piece puzzle (or any puzzle really) impossible to solve even for an 38 year puzzle pro.
 
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Step 1: Find a puzzle

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First off you need to get a puzzle, around your house, at the store, friends house, etc...
It doesn't matter how you get it as long as you have a puzzle with all the pieces.

Step 2: Double check

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Make sure you have all the pieces of the puzzle and that it can be successfully built.

Step 3: Make it unsolvable

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Now were going to make the puzzle "impossible" to solve without buying a new puzzle or new pieces.
Randomly select a puzzle piece, take the puzzle piece away from the other puzzle pieces, "lose the puzzle piece", and behold the unsolvable puzzle!

Step 4: Alternative

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If you want to puzzle someone even more you can "lose" one of a puzzle set`s puzzle pieces but instead of stopping there, add a puzzle piece from a different puzzle that looks like it goes to the "rigged" puzzle. Pretty villainous

Step 5: Challenge your friends

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Challenge your friends with your puzzle and see how puzzled you can make them and when they say it is impossible just say "nothing is impossible".
pedrobedro1 month ago

So to make a 3 piece puzzle unsolvable you take away one of the pieces. Surely it is now a two piece puzzle.

lukish1 year ago
Wow! What a great instructable!!!



Meh...-_-
Also with the crowd that hangs here on Instructables, chances are, that if faced with this dilemma, we would fabricate the missing piece and eventually solve the puzzle.
Robert5952 years ago
Is there a report button on this wonderful webiste? In two years I have never felt a need to use one. That is until this garbage was created.
Nevermind! I found it! :D Cheers.
~Vortex~2 years ago
you have the lowest rated instructable in the play section, congrats!
sorry but that kinda sucks
:(
jamie605094 years ago
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atk000 (author)  jamie605094 years ago
You could still hot wire it... just saying
but you cant open the door genius -_-
that would be "how to make a car impossible to solve" if I'm not mistaken.
ya man sorry to ruin your day but this instructable stinks
08motooley3 years ago
it is unfortunately not very original but there is one unique thing about this instructable... you PURPOSEFULLY lost a piece
dadokon63 years ago
I'd have to agree with the other posters. This did not make a puzzle impossible to solve, it breaks the puzzle. No one is adverse to a little humor, but this is more like false advertising. If you don't have anything constructive to add to this site, build something! There's only about 400,000 useful instructables!! Try one!!
Icalasari3 years ago
...Really? I was expecting at LEAST remaking one piece to be slightly too large
voxelator3 years ago
Where is the site moderator when you need him?????
mrmerino3 years ago
oh, try this: take two puzzles with roughly the same number of peices, take out about half the peices of each puzzle, shuffle the opposite ones in, and then give a victim the puzzle.
I have a puzzle that is two combined in one box!!! It's really hard to do because the sky is basically the same color. I tried a while ago and got about half of it done but my mom made me take it apart because it was taking so long :P Some day though... ;)
Negdub3 years ago
I love this site and have made many projects ranging from puzzles to infinity light boxes to bookshelves. Bravo to all posters, you ingenious lot, you! But this is the dumbest instructable I've ever run across.
PuzzleJenn3 years ago
I once had a puzzle that was a horrible trifecta of impossibleness. Repeating pattern, no 'edge' pieces, and six extra pieces in the puzzle. If you really want to make a simple jigsaw puzzle less likely to be solved easily, simply buy a second copy of exactly the same puzzle, and mix the two. ;) Or just toss a handful of pieces from one into the other.

My sister and I used to take the 100 piece children's jigsaw puzzles, mix two or three of them, then put them together upside down, that is, from only the brown side showing. THAT was confounding for our brothers. ;)
jmonty3 years ago
i like my duct tape satchel more
Mattrox3 years ago
Unfortunatley no negative five star so I'll just have to go with 0.5 of a star.
Thank you for wasting my time.
whait863 years ago
how bored were you when you made this?
Oroka5 years ago
Ohhhh... I get it, this Instructable IS the puzzle! How clever!
Jynx. Oroka3 years ago
I really wanna find out what you mean! :(
Oroka Jynx.3 years ago
As in, you take a perfectly good puzzle, and remove a piece. The puzzle becomes un-solveable because it is incomplete.

IE, it is kinda lame.
Jynx. Oroka3 years ago
Oh i was thinking there was some secret meaning to this instructable...dang i read it like 15 times trying to find the secret meaning
atk000 (author)  Oroka4 years ago
;)
:(
goeon3 years ago
Half a star... your basically ruining a perfectly good puzzle
Danno_B3 years ago
I've had several pre-school children figure out how to do this, successfully, without really trying.

I'd like to be positive or constructive - or, better yet, both - but this is, easily, the most useless Instructable I've ever seen.
Bongmaster3 years ago
you've ruined christmas! D:
the poodleo3 years ago
so basically you lose peices of a puzzle? thats lame.
Mplinnc3 years ago
thats REALLY stupid.
MiniBr1t3 years ago
nice i saw this looked at it and i wasted ten minutes of my life please give me something bak in return!! of this stupid so called "instructable"
GpaSteve3 years ago
What a waste.
guipozjim3 years ago
Sorry but It is impossible to be positive and constructive. This is nos a instructable but a "miserable". It is not usefull at all and what it explains in 5 step can be explained in one step: How to make a puzzle impossible to solve? Removing and loosing one pieze. What a fake instructable. Just to delete!
bigt46163 years ago
what is this, i dont even...
hammer98764 years ago
The title should be changed to "How to get the lowest rating in Instructables history."
approved
double approved
Azzurro3 years ago
this is ridiculous :D
Musicman413 years ago
So, take a puzzle, and remove one of the pieces. Ya, pretty unsolvable. I have done this to many puzzles (mind you not on purpose).
hahah he said inDEstructable
thats mean
mikeasaurus5 years ago
Your title says "How to make a 3 piece puzzle impossible to solve", you go on to say "Randomly select a puzzle piece, take the puzzle piece away from the other puzzle pieces, "lose the puzzle piece", and behold the unsolvable puzzle!". So with a 3 piece puzzle, you remove 1. I'm pretty sure that even the simplest of morons can figure out a portion is missing. Exactly who are you fooling?
Somebody must have got him with this one...
atk000 (author)  Yellow844 years ago
My dad lol
richdoe atk0004 years ago
suddenly this all makes sense!
lol xD
atk000 (author)  mikeasaurus5 years ago
3 piece puzzle was the title to get good traffic flow, this you could do this instructable with any puzzle with any amount of pieces
im sorry, but there's nothing i really need to say but, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! just kidding! you need to be wayyyyy more creative man!!!!
wmanidi3 years ago
This is spam. 
halberdear3 years ago
The wit. 
gudenuf4 years ago
Please don't waste people's time!
DJ Radio4 years ago
Well, at least you have an instructables record....
DJ Radio4 years ago
So this is basically a "how to be dishonest" instructable, in the form of puzzles.
bjornacorn4 years ago
What is this???!!!!!!
BLiZAGA4 years ago
Well a two year old could NEVER figure that one out...
Although it becomes increasingly obvious while you read this... maybe you should specify at the start you mean a jigsaw puzzle. Also... this is just breaking the puzzle...
atk000 (author)  FreudianLemur4 years ago
Exactly
Pkranger885 years ago
I guess I would've made it so that the pieces looked as if they should go together, even with color matching and continuous photo mapping, but make it so the edges don't align. People will mess with it for a very long time frustrated by what their brain is saying should fit though their eyes are revealing something different.
atk000 (author)  Pkranger884 years ago
lol, nice
fritsie1235 years ago
I've bought and made puzzles that are way harder. There are puzzles without straight edges, just the jiggly bits. And there are even puzzles that have three (or more) extra pieces, just to confuse you. Your "one piece is missing" puzzle wouldn't faze a puzzler in any way.
atk000 (author)  fritsie1235 years ago
Thank you for sharing your opinion, i`ll take that into note
Doctor What5 years ago
How to lose things?
atk000 (author)  Doctor What5 years ago
lose- as in misplace
atk000 (author)  atk0005 years ago
in this case, on purpose
kelseymh5 years ago
Uh huh. So the trick is to lie.
atk000 (author)  kelseymh5 years ago
basically
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