The design of the Patience Tavern Puzzle is one of the oldest known puzzles in the world. Based on the traditional Chinese Ring Puzzle (9 rings).  

Welcome to the Tavern Puzzle™ Collection! Created by Dennis Sucilsky in East Setauket, NY, the collection is based on the type of diversions made by blacksmiths in earlier centuries and are called Tavern Puzzles because they often turned up in country inns and taverns, the community gathering places in American towns in days gone by. Each puzzle is mechanical in nature: you do not need to use any force or tricks. Puzzles are solved when the object piece is removed. All of the products are handcrafted and made in the USA, using some components parts that are made by others (sourced in the US), such as rings, that are made for us by a local wire forming company, wood parts made in VA, packaging made in NJ and KS.

Patience Puzzle