Logifaces Concrete Prisms Game by Dániel Lakos, Zsanett Benedek

Only one rule: create a form by placing prisms next to each other to form a continuous surface.

Details: Created by Budapest-based Planbureau, Logifaces, is an “Anlogue game for digital minds” composed of a 16-piece set of 3D concrete prisms, with 11 different types of prisms, each identifiable by the height of their three vertices. The rule of putting only matching heights next to each other belies the potential challenges of what at first glance appears to be a simple diversion.

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“Logifaces is a game made of concrete prisms that fills your need of modern design decoration with a spin inspired by 3D modeling. Created for those moments when you need to tune out the noise of everyday life with a game so powerful you just can’t not concentrate on trying to solve the puzzle. And we find that it’s best to share the experience of solving it and start challenging others to play with you!

There is only one rule to the game: Create a form by placing the prisms next to each other to form a continuous surface.

The 16-piece set contains 11 different types of prisms, each of them identifiable by the height of their three vertices. For those who love puzzles, this concept might be familiar from the world of contemporary games like color- or number-coded versions of Logifaces, or even ancient toys like Tangram. But Logifaces is a whole new experience by creating these challenges in the 3D world.

The simple rule of only putting matching heights next to each other is an opportunity for many situations to play Logifaces. Some prefer to use it to let go of everyday stress alone, some find that it helps them develop their creative thinking skills by figuring out solutions to given forms like the equilateral triangle, and some like to tackle this challenge with a group, even competing in the speed of solving the game. And for experienced gamers, there’s the most advanced challenged: figuring out the exact number of solutions to a given form. What might seem like a simple game at first glance, turns out to keep busy everyone at all ages.

Playing with concrete

Though the first designs were created for a set made of wood, the inventors’ accidental meeting with the VPI Hungarian Concrete Manufactory gave them the idea of using one of the up-and-coming materials of contemporary design. The new material just gave the game that special finish it needed to capture the essence of the concept. Thus taking the Logifaces puzzle experience to a new level with its different touch and mass.

The specialty of the game lies in the special recipe and the Manufactory that pours, grinds and polishes each set by hand, making each set unique. With this recipe, they offer the concrete sets in three different colors: Marble White, Basalt Grey and Charcoal Black.

Packaging was also important in creating the best experience, especially because Logifaces is not only a toy, it’s also great for decorating a home or office, when you’re not playing with it. That’s how the idea came up to create a paper pulp box that’s shaped like a display. This allows users to place each prism and even see the essence of the game when the top of the box is on.”

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