E5 - One of my favorites!! - Cast Spiral by Hanayama

  • Published on Dec 25, 2016
  • If you are interested in buying this puzzle please support me by using my affiliate links. If you click the link and buy a puzzle, I will receive a commission from the seller. The commission will be not charged to you! In that way, you can support me buying new puzzles that I will present here on my channel. Thanks!
    My Amazon.com shop:
    Puzzlemaster: www.puzzlemaster.ca/browse/inventors/walker/324-cast-spiral?a=643812
    Puzzlemax: puzzlemax.com/puzzle_en?acc=c4ca4238a0b923820dcc509a6f75849b&___store=puzzle_en
    US2: amzn.to/2m2IJqE
    GER: amzn.to/2pwCQ5K
    Download the free solution and print it:
    3:40 Solution
    Subscribe for further puzzle reviews, recommendations and solutions.

Comments • 374

  • Lockantshortalla Koornasrak

    I mixed mine after I solved it, I ended up putting it back together, but it took me a while.

  • Michael Hipp
    Michael Hipp 15 days ago

    Anyone else notice the fact that he appears to be speaking on the right side rather than your left or equally between the two

  • chuck guerin
    chuck guerin 20 days ago

    I like that puzle.Great job! You are true puzzle master, I bow too you.

  • juggliar
    juggliar Month ago

    You talk too much...

  • juggliar
    juggliar Month ago

    „Se reason for sis, is...“ 😃 German?

  • Ava R
    Ava R 3 months ago

    I had a mental break down over this last night

  • Kylee Harper
    Kylee Harper 3 months ago

    Your video is super unhelpful mabey you should get better camera angles and actually show us what to do

  • Courtney
    Courtney 4 months ago

    Which is your favorite? The most difficult?

  • Gary Lewis
    Gary Lewis 6 months ago +1

    I would love to see a video on how this is made.
    Is 3d printing with investment casting involved ??

  • Anne Reilley
    Anne Reilley 6 months ago

    Edit out all the "ums". It's easy to do.

  • Simon Deelstra
    Simon Deelstra 6 months ago +1

    I got this in the first 2 minutes, I'd rate it a 2 for difficulty

  • Ryan Pitterle
    Ryan Pitterle 7 months ago

    You sound so depressed in this video. What happened?

  • Simon Ci
    Simon Ci 7 months ago +1

    This is as easy as level 1 NOT level 5/5

  • Deepak Dixit
    Deepak Dixit 7 months ago

    I want this but dont have money.....😔

  • ryan olson
    ryan olson 8 months ago

    I dont agree with difficulty. With enuf mindless fidgeting you will stumble upon getting it apart. The internal spiral maze was far more difficult than this.

  • Nicolas Fernandez
    Nicolas Fernandez 8 months ago

    i'd say it's a 4

  • Connor R
    Connor R 8 months ago

    If you look closely on the inside of the recessed part of each piece, you'll notice that each actually DOES have a different marking, giving you an order to put them in if they get mixed up. One has 3 little dots, one has 2, one has 1, one has nothing and then the Hanayama piece. That is the sequence. I actually noticed it before I managed to get it apart.

  • Matt Eagle
    Matt Eagle 8 months ago

    You sound really sad or tired or this one

  • Sarcastamus Raconteur
    Sarcastamus Raconteur 8 months ago

    New drinking game.play all videos back to back.drink a shot every time Mr puzzle says "from my point of view"....

  • Adam Mullins
    Adam Mullins 9 months ago +1

    Not gonna lie-- this took me a few hours to do. I got it apart quickly, but I took it all the way apart and mixed them up without really knowing what I was doing. It took forever to put it back together. Now it is so simple... also, it's as if the taper is wearing away some, and the puzzle comes apart and goes together much easier than it did the first few times.

    • Mr.Puzzle
      Mr.Puzzle  9 months ago

      Same happened to me when I took it apart for the first time! :P

  • everything will be ok
    everything will be ok 9 months ago

    I watched this video and I still can’t solve the damn puzzle... I bought mine in Japan is it possible the engraving is on a different piece???

  • Luis Avila
    Luis Avila 10 months ago +1

    Great videos, thank you Mr. Puzzle for sharing them. I've been watching them for months & I'm running out of epidodes :(

    • Mr.Puzzle
      Mr.Puzzle  10 months ago

      I think I need to hurry up! 😁

  • Diabolical Butler
    Diabolical Butler 10 months ago


  • Guy Gardner
    Guy Gardner 11 months ago +1

    I have this Cast Spiral by Hanayama, it was a lot of fun, the problem I have with it now, is that it doesn't hold properly like it did first out of the box, Either I was just a tad too rough with it taking it apart an putting it back together, or the pieces warped just enough that now they are just too loose; to the point that they will fall apart at the main connection. The same happens for the mini Hanayama wooden puzzles I have tried, some are twist lock wood puzzles, and I noticed that the pieces were just too loose after putting them back together, and humidity can play a part in warping wood. so... whatevers.

  • OmikronWeapon
    OmikronWeapon 11 months ago

    I like this one for not having hidden mechanics.
    Hidden pins or magnets are also 'puzzle-ish' I guess, but this one doesn't try to trick you. All you need to solve it is in plain sight.

  • Peter Sutherland
    Peter Sutherland 11 months ago


  • GrandPrixChris
    GrandPrixChris 11 months ago

    I separated it without looking at it, so I had to use your video to figure out how to put it together. It really helped to know that there is an order of specific pieces in putting it back together! Great job explaining the process!

  • WashupCyclone
    WashupCyclone 11 months ago

    I bought this puzzle because of your video and it's great! There is actually one other way of taking it apart that I've found. You pull the hanayama piece to the front of the spiral, then slide it back with the piece to its left (the same two pieces you use, except now it's the other one that disconnects instead of the hanayama piece). Cheers! Looking forward to more videos.

  • Julian Pilinci
    Julian Pilinci 11 months ago

    The real difficulty with this is to design and create the puzzle mechanism, not to solve it.

  • Győri Sándor
    Győri Sándor Year ago

    M A X I M U M

  • Sean Wittl
    Sean Wittl Year ago

    I actually found a different solution for this puzzle

  • Ulf Nope
    Ulf Nope Year ago

    dont think this deserves the 5/6 stars, but still i want it!

  • Clan Gunn
    Clan Gunn Year ago

    You sound like Varg. Are you Norwegian?

  • KingCon YD
    KingCon YD Year ago +5

    I watch it because my brain gets numbed by his voice

  • Ilias Lawson
    Ilias Lawson Year ago

    That one is an easy one

  • John Hall
    John Hall Year ago

    Is their no limit to the cruelty of the Oriental mind?

  • Stephen Wiegman
    Stephen Wiegman Year ago

    I feel stupid because I've watched how you did it and mirrored it and it still didn't work

  • Kasbian Vaulks
    Kasbian Vaulks Year ago +4

    I smoked a whole marihuana and became autistic, now I watch puzzle videos.

  • Yellow Belly
    Yellow Belly Year ago

    Lmao how do they even know how to rate these puzzles? What's the base puzzle that they compare these too?

  • mobius
    mobius Year ago

    i used to have one of these, i got it disassembled but i lost one of the pieces before i could put it back together :(

  • Jakob Sternberg
    Jakob Sternberg Year ago

    I can't even change bag in my vacuumcleaner wihtout reassembling it wrong

  • epicpolyphony
    epicpolyphony Year ago

    For a 5 star rating of difficulty, this seems far too easy. A few minutes of simple tinkering could get you to stumble upon the solution; no real thought required...

  • The 4D
    The 4D Year ago

    I like that, very simple, small design, and yet so captivating.

  • Clay W
    Clay W Year ago

    I got this, and I loved just playing with it absentmindedly, then when I wasn't looking "I solved it" it feel apart. Thank you for showing the assembly process, since I didn't see it fall apart I didn't know the twist. Pun intended.

  • Mei Sevil
    Mei Sevil Year ago

    "Keep in mind that knowing the solution cannot be reversed!"

    *C H A L L E N G E A C C E P T E D*

  • Mark Nicosia
    Mark Nicosia Year ago

    Is there a way to tell exactly the order of the pieces? I took mine apart, and of course mixed up the pieces, before I saw this video that says 'make sure they are in the correct order', but doesn't say what that is. I did manage to get it back together, but I think the order is slightly wrong, as the reassembled puzzle doesn't open quite as far as it used to, I think. So I disassemble and reassemble in another order, and it still doesn't seem to fan out as much as it did originally. Would have been nice if there was some indicator on each piece as to the order.

  • Recalbox.entraide Fr

    I like this puzzle 👍

  • Aaron Lowe
    Aaron Lowe Year ago

    I've seen a different way to solve this puzzle. You spin it then tap it from the top and it falls apart. This is because it is partially held together by gravity. When you spin it the centrifugal force overcomes this gravity meaning that a simple tap will cause it to disassemble. So you spin, let it stop, then tap.

  • Patty Moreno
    Patty Moreno Year ago

    I was able to take it apart and put it back together but not in the right configuration. I hate when that happens.

  • Austin Miller
    Austin Miller Year ago

    You know this is one of your first videos when: the audio quality is nowhere near what it is now, and............. well, that is it in this case. Usually, the resolution is shit, too, but that's not the case here.

  • مجد الشحود


  • Inukrieger
    Inukrieger Year ago

    dam dont can buy this puzzle site dont exist anymore

  • Scott S
    Scott S Year ago

    I did this by accident at the bookstore and the guy who was working there told me that I had broken it. I wish I could have put it back together.

  • John Tomlinson
    John Tomlinson Year ago

    Mr.Puzzle I just solved this, and cane to your video to see how you did it, and I think there are two variations of solving!

  • Eugeni Serdyuk
    Eugeni Serdyuk Year ago

    XD Reading all the funny comments gives a bonus to watching these videos, cheers to y'all !! XD

  • Ginijkumar Vaishnav

    4:51 that's what she said

  • Joe
    Joe Year ago

    I bought one of these but this solution doesn't work for me, are there multiple variants? I'm sure I've tried it correctly too
    EDIT: nvm I got it, important to note that the 2 parts that originally stayed level with one another (including the logo piece) are not together before you twist

  • masenkoh
    masenkoh Year ago

    I do not think this puzzle deserved 5 star difficulty rating. I looked at it and solved it with my first guess. If one part does not work, it makes obvious to try two, then three, and so on. And because they do not come apart via sliding per say, then next bet would to be to slide and twist. Thats how i solved it.

  • John Archer
    John Archer Year ago

    The first time I did this I took it apart in a few seconds... but I mixed them up and had a heck of a time putting it back together!

  • 323A
    323A Year ago

    serdar somuncu hundesohn line is absolut korrekt oida!! respect!! hat er dir darauf geantwortet? hahaha diese ananas peach.

  • Recettes todo es
    Recettes todo es Year ago

    how many puzzles you have ?

  • CyBored Gaming and Outdoors

    say some dad jokes

  • Dr Korek
    Dr Korek Year ago

    Meh pay no attention. To these assholes in the comments they always complain

  • Micky Smith III
    Micky Smith III Year ago

    The word you're looking for is "tapered".

  • Andreas Nocon Grudtner

    Do u know da wey

  • Pingwin
    Pingwin Year ago

    The Magic Shoe - Ep3 (El Deyma - Dino Monkey) ruclip.com/video/Q2-u4BssqIE/video.html

  • Anang Sulistyono
    Anang Sulistyono Year ago

    What a smart puzzle.

  • jhaga bat
    jhaga bat Year ago

    hi, is this puzzle any two and any three pieces, or you must use the two and three that you show? thanks for your work.

  • Careful Planning
    Careful Planning Year ago

    After working at this for months while being able to see, I accidentally solved it the second night of fiddling in the dark. I couldn't quite remember how I did it or figure how to put it back, so now I'm here. :/ Thank you for the help.

  • WhoLetTheDogOut
    WhoLetTheDogOut Year ago

    This one was rather easy, I intermediately assumed that if it were stretched to the maximum. You would find a small gap large enough to twist them out

  • Julian Budhu Lall

    You pronounce the words ‘three’ and ‘with’ in a strange way. If you improve those 2 words your English is good and then you are a hero💪👌

    • Adriana Duarte
      Adriana Duarte Year ago

      Are you coming in his videos every month to coment shit about his way of talking.?? Serious? Don't you have a life?
      I really hate people like you that can't be good at anything but always have to say something about the others. Shame...

  • omega cell
    omega cell Year ago +1

    Onde comprar esses brinquedos legais

  • William Snow
    William Snow Year ago

    I figured that out by just looking at it....not hard AT all

  • Johnny Robledo
    Johnny Robledo Year ago

    The solution was the first thing I thought of when you shifted them around the first time. F

    PSMTCHEF Year ago +31

    How did you find this more difficult than that tube maze... You had to make a map and use mathematics lol

    • Paul E
      Paul E Year ago +2

      I like his videos but the ratings are all over the place!

    • Aditya Vardhana
      Aditya Vardhana Year ago +2

      This one is very easy imo.. I almost figured it out by just looking both sides of it before the spoiler break.. smh

    • Aditya Vardhana
      Aditya Vardhana Year ago +1

      PSMTCHEF ikr..! I was wondering the same..

  • Wesley Coronacion

    Can i have it please i love it to play

  • London Lazura
    London Lazura Year ago

    Anyone else holding one of these rn?

  • Nikola Genchev
    Nikola Genchev Year ago

    More like 2*, seems to me

  • My Name
    My Name Year ago

    Episode 5! His hands look so young

  • Slender Wizzard
    Slender Wizzard Year ago

    How to solve with two easy steps from two youtubers
    Step one: send it to UncleRob
    Step two (if it's not appart in pieces): send to HowToBasic
    Step three: smile in satisfaction in a solved puzzle
    Also Guten Tag Mr.Puzzle

  • Parth Shah
    Parth Shah Year ago

    I really want one of these right now!!

  • Charles Swank
    Charles Swank Year ago +2

    Oh man, I was watching some of your other videos and thinking about that thing and how much I miss it. I got one as a gift about ten years ago. Yep, it's been around that long. Mine didn't have the brand marking so I had to look for imperfections like pits and nicks on the metal to identify a "key" piece. The day I got it I managed to solve it in about an hour of fiddling on the way home from work on the train. Was kind of a bad day and that thing turned my day around so hence the good memory! Later on an old boss of mine actually stole it. Anyway, I found a couple of other ways to get some more puzzle time out of it. Mix up the parts after disassembly! Go ahead and roll them like dice. Good times. I also was able to solve it in one hand. I learned to do it it both left and right-handed. Try it. Quite fun! For me it went from being a puzzle to a fun bit of fidget I kept on my desk until that bastard fatman of a boss ripped it off.

    • d1p70
      d1p70 Year ago

      Great story! Also I hope you told your ex boss to stick it up his you know what

  • Dillusion
    Dillusion Year ago

    Do u have other cool simple puzzle to recommand like the hayanama north south eaat west spin puzzle

  • xXmegagallade
    xXmegagallade Year ago +1

    666,666 views O.O

  • James Keenan
    James Keenan Year ago

    great puzzle, wondering your IQ?

  • dharkbizkit
    dharkbizkit Year ago

    du musst wirklich mal ein wenig arbeit in die aussprache stecken ;) richtige grammatik ist nur der halbe weg eine andere sprache zu sprechen

  • MasterMindmars
    MasterMindmars Year ago

    This seems to be magic.

  • Emmanuel Maverald

    Mr Puzzle...it will be awesome if you are the Dr Puzzle

  • STAK Cobra
    STAK Cobra Year ago +4

    Your vids are so boring u have to get right into it and talk less

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe Year ago

      Haha thousandlegger 😂

    • thousandlegger
      thousandlegger Year ago +2

      Your comment is really exciting and your nike symbol is really interesting too!

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe Year ago +2

      The balance is perfect between description and demonstration. He'll never please everyone as everyone has their own idea of what works. Better to stick to what he's doing which is obviously working well.

  • Johannes Dolch
    Johannes Dolch Year ago

    The 5 Star Solution is acceptable

  • Jachui
    Jachui Year ago

    Lol, how is it 5/6 the solution was my first thought how to do it, it would take me like 2mins to resolve this one...

  • Ben Cheevers
    Ben Cheevers Year ago +6

    This is a crappy puzzle, there are two movements you can do with it and the second movement solves it, I was watching you move it around and thought it can't be that simple and I was wondering why you weren't moving it in two different directions, because that's the solution... not a criticism of you, I love your channel. This puzzle sucks though.

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe Year ago +2

      It always looks easier once you know the solution. The video creator knew the solution so could go straight to it. That does not make the puzzle crappy. Actually there is another way to solve the puzzle in one movement and that solution makes it unique.

  • Jhonny Taridona
    Jhonny Taridona Year ago


  • Jhonny Taridona
    Jhonny Taridona Year ago


  • Jhonny Taridona
    Jhonny Taridona Year ago

    I have 3 ways of opening it.
    1. Take a hammer smash it up and BOOM!
    #2 way of opening it. Take a chainsaw , and algine it to the opening then BAM
    #3 way of opening it. Try to open it get angry throw it on the floor then WALLA!!
    do it the easy way

  • 0MindSwept0
    0MindSwept0 Year ago

    Wholly round puzzle

  • FullMetal Soma
    FullMetal Soma Year ago

    My right ear enjoyed this

  • Chris Mullins
    Chris Mullins Year ago

    Too bad the link for it is now broken

  • Kaotsouki prespective collection

    Achievement unlocked: Balls busted.

  • PerfumedManatee
    PerfumedManatee Year ago