What is the Golden b Puzzle?
The Golden b is a mathematical jigsaw puzzle. It’s easy to learn but difficult to master.
The puzzle is made up of different-sized wooden tiles shaped like lower-case b’s. All you have to do is arrange the small b’s so they make one large b.
Thanks to some mathematical trickery, it’s a lot harder than it sounds.
Younger players can start with a beginner’s set while geometry geniuses can combine multiple puzzles for an even bigger challenge.
Made by mathematicians
Created and tested by world-leading mathematicians, Golden b Puzzles give brains a serious workout.
Cut from strong Baltic birch plywood and engraved with a high-resolution laser, these hand-varnished puzzles will last a lifetime.
The challenge never ends
Golden b Puzzles are infinitely expandable. Simply combine tile sets to create larger puzzles: 21-piece, 34-piece, 55-piece or more.
The perfect tool for teachers
Golden b Puzzles make maths fun.
Teachers find the simple puzzle a fantastic tool for introducing students to a range of mathematical concepts: Fibonacci numbers, the Golden Ratio, geometric tiling, the properties of polygons and more.
Get your students to try the puzzle. Then use our simple explanations to show them your understanding the maths behind the Golden b can make it easier to solve. It’s so much fun, they won’t even realise they’re learning!
Great minds make great puzzles
Andy Vince researches the mathematics of tilings and combinatorics. He collaborates with Michael on a variety of topics, including the properties of the Golden b.