Great Civilizations - Set of 5

Unlock the Roman keys and solve the ancient puzzle of Chinese tea.

$20.00

Mysteries of History

For cerebral stimulation, look to the great civilizations that shaped history. Designed to engage your puzzle-loving mind, this set of brainteasers is inspired by the inventions and achievements of five global civilizations. Sample the mystery of Chinese tea, reverse engineer the Greek water mill, solve the challenge of Egyptian π (Pi), unlock the Roman keys, and try the Aztec passion flower. Part pure puzzle and part cultural exploration, they're coffee table-worthy designs and natural conversation starters. Ages 14+. Made in China.

Check out more Great Minds puzzles:
Darwin's Dinosaur Egg Puzzle
Aristotle's Number Puzzle
Women in History

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Ages
12+
Made from
metal, wood
Measurements
10.5" L x 2.5" W x 6" H in packaging; Each puzzle approximately 1.75" L
Ingredients
Item ID
23480

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UncommonGoodsGreat Civilizations - Set of 5
 
4.6

(based on 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (31)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun (16)
  • Challenging (15)
  • Entertaining (13)
  • Interactive (10)
  • Can withstand use (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (11)
  • Family (11)
  • Gift (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (5), Puzzle whiz (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (79)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

For inquisitive minds

This product made a great Father's Day gift for my dad whom loves puzzles. The boxed set is very nice and perfectly presentable as a gift. But, it didn't take my father too...Read complete review

This product made a great Father's Day gift for my dad whom loves puzzles. The boxed set is very nice and perfectly presentable as a gift. But, it didn't take my father too long to figure out how to do most of the puzzles. I am happy with the gift but wish the puzzles would have been a little harder.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Smaller than expected

This was a gift for my boyfriend who loves solving puzzles. My only critique would be that they are smaller than I expected. Their size wasn't mentioned online. Each of the wooden puzzles...Read complete review

This was a gift for my boyfriend who loves solving puzzles. My only critique would be that they are smaller than I expected. Their size wasn't mentioned online. Each of the wooden puzzles is no more than 1.5in square. Not a bad product, just be aware that these are "fun sized" versions of larger puzzles.

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5.0

Excellent and Fun!!

By 

from Indiana

About Me Daughter

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  • Can Withstand Use
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Interactive

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    • Adults
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    Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

    He loves to mess with them and show the younger members of our family how to! He's an excellent teacher and the kids love the puzzles as much as he does!

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    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Great for Office

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    from Washington, DC

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    Pros

    • Challenging
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Interactive

    Cons

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      • Adults
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      Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

      Love four puzzles. I got them for my boyfriend for Hanukkah. He wanted puzzles for his office. They slightly challenging (3/5) but I think the real struggle is putting the puzzle pieces back together without instructions. We had to find a You Tube video for one of them.

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      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great puzzle set

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      from Phoenix, Az

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      • Fun

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        • Family

        Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

        Really really great puzzle set!!!!

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        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Great gift!

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        from Cape Coral, FL

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        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Challenging
        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive

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          • Adults
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          • Travel

          Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

          We took turns challenging ourselves - it was great to play together as a family.

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          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Challenging puzzles for a good time.

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          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Parent, Puzzle Whiz

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          Pros

          • Challenging
          • Educational
          • Entertaining
          • Fun
          • Interactive

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            • Adults
            • Computer Toys
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            Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

            Gave this to my husband who is a puzzle whiz. It took him longer than normal to figure them out, yay! Good puzzles to keep his fingers busy while he is on the computer.

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            • Yes
             
            3.0

            Good stocking stuffers

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            from Savannah, GA

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            Pros

            • Challenging
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            Cons

            • Poor Quality

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            Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

            I split up the set and they made perfect stocking stuffers. However, 2 of the wood puzzles broke apart immediately after we started trying to solve it.

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            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Fun Product!

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            from Virginia

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            • Challenging
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              Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

              I got one box to give as a gift and a second box for myself and I can say that these puzzles are very fun - but difficult! Getting the pieces apart is only half the battle because you then need to figure out how to put them back together! They provide entertainment for guests as well. Great product all around!

               
              5.0

              Wanna Have Some Fun?

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              from Oklahoma City, OK

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                Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

                My 30-year old son-in-law thought this present was a hoot. Went from puzzle to puzzle figuring them out. Had thought of breaking up the puzzles for stocking stuffers but packaging was so fun I left it as one (smallish) gift.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                 
                5.0

                Fun stocking stuffer!

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                from Atlanta

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                • Challenging
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                  Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

                  I gave one puzzle to each family member in their stocking and they were a hit Christmas morning. Most of us were frustrated trying to figure then out, and then realized that my husband is a genius in disguise who had no problem showing off as he figured out each one! Lots of laughs and teasing. Great gift idea.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  5.0

                  Recommended for all ages!

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                  from Menlo Park, CA

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                    Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

                    Great gift for potential hires

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