Penny Flip Puzzle

Submitted by mtairymd on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 11:29

This is my spin on the Wooden Nickel Brain Teaser Puzzle produced by Creative Crafthouse. The design is simple - make slots for nine pennies in a row. I made the design more complicated by adding hardwood inlay on the sides and adding a built in compartment for the pennies when the game is being stored.

The object of the puzzle is to remove the coins from the board.


  • Place nine coins in the slots. The order of heads vs. tails should be random.


  • The person playing may flip any one coin before starting the game.

  • You can only remove coins facing heads.

  • Once a head facing coin is removed, you must flip the neighboring coins over. Note that blank spaces (gaps) do not count as neighbors.

  • Keep removing heads and flipping neighbors.

  • Can you remove all the coins?

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Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine and Hardwood
Finish Used
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