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Very easy

3 minutes


The Towers of Hanoi is a game invented by the French mathematician Édouard Lucas in 1883. The aim of the game is to move the checker tower to another stick by moving the checkers one at a time. to move one so that a larger disk is never on top of a smaller disk.

As you can read on the Wikipedia page of the same name, the Towers of Hanoi are linked to a legend about a Hindu temple in the Indian city ​​of Benares under Emperor Fo Hi. The priests of this temple, the Brahmins, were busy moving a tower of 64 golden disks. The disks rested on three needles of diamond, each a cubit long and as thick as the body of a bee. According to legend, the world will come to an end when the work is finished.

It can be shown that you need at least 2 steps to the n power (n= number of disks) to reach the Towers of Hanoi can be solved with n disks. Assuming the priests moved one disk per second, it would take them roughly 585 billion years to complete the work. This is about 43 times as long as the estimated age of the universe!

How did you make the game?



  • 1 rectangular wooden base plate*

  • 7 wooden discs, with increasing diameter*

  • 3 round wooden sticks

  • wood glue

  • dowel set

  • hole saw or bell drill with a diameter slightly larger than the diameter of the round wooden sticks

  • drill


*= supplied by OPMAATZAGEN.nl

The method is of course quite self-explanatory: we have to attach the round sticks to the base plate and saw holes in the discs so that they can be slid over the sticks.


I attached the sticks to the plate using a dowel set (I used a 4.0 cm wood dowel):

  1. drill a 2.0 cm hole in the base plate; the hole has the same diameter as the wood plug

  2. also drill a hole of 2.0 cm in one end of the stick

  3. spray a little wood glue the holes and connect with the wood plug


I sawed the holes in the disks using a hole saw. Provide 1 mm of clearance to allow the discs to slide smoothly over the sticks.

What are the dimensions?

The dimensions are 95.0 cm long by 35.0 cm wide

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How next?

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139,67 €

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