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
Item ID
23480

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UncommonGoodsGreat Civilizations - Set of 5
 
4.6

(based on 47 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Challenging (14)
  • Fun (14)
  • Entertaining (11)
  • Interactive (8)
  • Can withstand use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adults (9)
  • Family (9)
  • Gift (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent (5), Puzzle whiz (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (77)

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

Great puzzle set

By 

from Phoenix, Az

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Pros

  • Fun

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    Best Uses

    • Family

    Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

    Really really great puzzle set!!!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Great gift!

    By 

    from Cape Coral, FL

    About Me Parent

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Family
      • Travel

      Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Challenging puzzles for a good time.

      By 

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Parent, Puzzle Whiz

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      Pros

      • Challenging
      • Educational
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Computer Toys
        • Travel

        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        3.0

        Good stocking stuffers

        By 

        from Savannah, GA

        About Me Puzzle Whiz

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        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Entertaining
        • Interactive

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Adults
        • Family

        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Fun Product!

        By 

        from Virginia

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        Pros

        • Challenging
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive

        Cons

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          • Adults
          • Family

          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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          Pros

          • Can Withstand Use
          • Challenging
          • Entertaining
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            • Adults
            • Family
            • Travel

            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!

            By 

            from Atlanta

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            Pros

            • Challenging
            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive

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              • Adults
              • Family

              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!

              By 

              from Menlo Park, CA

              About Me Puzzle Whiz

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Family
                • Travel

                Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

                Great gift for potential hires

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                 
                4.0

                Nice Puzzle Set

                By 

                from South Carolina

                About Me Educator

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                Pros

                • Challenging
                • Entertaining

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

                  My Grandfather who was an engineer enjoyed the puzzles. He got 3 figured out pretty quickly, but 2 took a little more time.

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

                  I would buy this item again

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                  from MA

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                  Pros

                  • Can Withstand Use
                  • Educational
                  • Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Great Civilizations - Set of 5:

                    Great brain motivator

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes, Yes

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