This Tetris-like puzzle features 12 different shapes of between 3 and 5 beads with thin connecting plastic. The puzzle board is a 5 x 11 region of dents in which you will configure your shapes. The object of the game is to fit all 12 shapes on the Kanoodle board, starting with the positions on the cards. As the cards get harder, you will start with fewer and fewer puzzle pieces. Each setup has hundreds of possible combinations but just one solution. It can get quite frustrating when you end up with one bead off the board and one open spot, but the more you try the closer (and farther) you can get. Once you master the 2D setup, you can play 3D Pyramid Kanoodle with the same key concept but one challenging twist - use all 12 pieces to make a pyramid. I hope you find this as fun and challenging as I did.