Wil Strijbos – «Power of the Ring» Wooden Puzzle in Bottle

Wil Strijbos Power of the Ring Wooden Puzzle in Bottle Puzzles
Name:Power of the Ring
Brand:Wil Strijbos / Eureka
Level (Complexity):Demanding (8)
Type:Wooden Puzzle
Object:Release the ring from the bottle
Estimated time:1-2 Hours
Number of parts:5
Size:Approx. 17 cm tall / 6.7 in tall
Packaging:Cloth bag
Materials used:Glass, Painted Wood
Safety:Small parts, choking hazard
Where to buy:Check prices for Wil Strijbos Power of the Ring

Visual Description

“Power of the ring” is a puzzle that does not look like your typical Wil Strijbos puzzle. Usually, all puzzles by Wil are cubical, metal, and extremely hard.

Power of the Ring adopts only the last aspect — the difficulty and overall takes an interesting and unique approach.

The puzzle looks like a bottle with the inserted wooden strand inside. The strand has a few holes: one small with a thread inside and one big.

The tread attached to the strand has two wooden balls on each side that prevent the wooden strand to be pulled out of the bottle completely.

Finally, there is a small ring that is attached to the thread — this is the ring that you need to release from the bottle completely.

The quality of the puzzle is quite good. Everything is solid and made with good materials. Of course, the puzzle has to be tended with great care — if you accidentally drop it, chances are the bottle will crack and the puzzle itself will be ruined.

Wil Strijbos Power of the Ring Wooden Puzzle in Bottle

Main Features

The trick behind the puzzle is not entirely hard, but you will need to apply a lot of skill and dexterity in order to release the ring.

The biggest part you will have to deal with is obviously the manipulations with thread and two balls.

Basically the first thing you need to do is to figure out how to release the ring from the thread and then how to pull it out of the bottle.

The trick and mechanism behind the puzzle is simple, yet challenging and since the bottle is transparent — you will be able to figure out the solution with time.


Definitely one of the different puzzles by Wil Strijbos, but if you are aiming to gather the full collection of his puzzle — that is definitely a must for you.

It is also a bit less complex than, let’s say, Lotus Puzzle, so it can be a great gift to someone who likes these kinds of gimmicks and easier puzzles.

Where to buy

Check prices for Wil Strijbos Power of the Ring

Tips and Tricks

  • First of all, get the ring inside the big hole of the shaft and pull it out of the bottle.
  • Hold the ring and slide the shaft back into the bottle
  • Put the ring on top of the shaft and slide the ring halfway.
  • Put the whole construction inside the bottle and wiggle the shaft to release the ring inside the bottle.
  • Place the released ring inside the long hole again and slide it out of the bottle.
  • Now the ring is released.
  • Wil Strijbos Power of the Ring solution video can be found below

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