Architest Puzzle – Balance 6 Nails On The Head Of A Nail Tavern Folk Puzzle


Architest Puzzle – Thank, challenge & embarrass your client, architect, contractor or engineer friends or project team with this architectural gift.

The Architest Challenge: Balance six nails on the head of a nail! This is a folk tavern puzzle made of a milled maple wood block and 7 – 20P common golden nails. The fun is in the simple single solution.

This handsome gift measures 2″ x 2″ x 9″. It has 7 gold nails (one stored in the center hole.)

1. Place The Architest I Puzzle on a level surface.

2. Remove the “Post Nail” stored inside the wood block and place it in the center hole on the top of the wood puzzle. You have activated the puzzle!

The Architest Challenge: Balance the six remaining nails on the head of the “Post Nail” in such a way that they balance from a single point of contact. Only the post nail can touch the wood block. Observe It is already touching the wood block! Hmmm


Single architectural/structural solution.

Simple roof structural system.

Properties of a common nail.

Balance counter balance.

Group problem solve bring in the experts…

Good luck you will need it.



Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 10 in