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The Cubedex of Brass and Wood

The Cubedex of Brass and Wood is a set of six puzzles in the style of 7th Guest or, if you prefer, puzzle hunts and escape rooms.

The Cubedex of Brass and Wood contains six puzzles in an otherwise empty world. For some puzzles, the objective is clear, but the solution is not. For others, figuring out the objective is part of the puzzle.


The Balance The Cart The Machine The Maze The Clock The Balance

The Series

Jim McCann / TCHOW llc developed the Cube* puzzle games to continue his tradition of creating midwinter puzzle hunts for his brother. The Steam releases are the first time these tiny and frustrating puzzling worlds have been available to a large audience, and contain significant enhancements relative to their original (single-member-audience) releases.

The Cubedex of Brass and Wood is the first game in the main series of Cube* puzzle games. It was created as a midwinter gift in 2015 and updated and polished for Steam in 2020.

The Standard Notes

Nothing in this web page, the store page, the game documentation, or other materials outside the game is a puzzle.

The Cubedex of Brass and Wood is intended to be solved without decompilation, resource snooping, or modification of game files. Indeed, these are all considered cheating. (And, really, who are you cheating but yourself? Once you know the answer, you can never discover it fairly.)

You will, however, benefit greatly from scrap paper, a good reference for standard encoding schemes, and -- potentially, though it is not required -- the ability to write some small computer programs to search for solutions to combinatorial problems.