Luban Lock Analysis

Luban Lock



Player: Shuangxin Chen

 Luban lock also known as Ming lock. It comes from ancient Chinese architecture. China’s ancient buildings always use mortise and tenon joint instead of nails. The mortise and tenon joint is more stable and strong. The aim of this game is to unlock the Luban lock to several pieces or assemble them.



  • It is Intriguing. Everyone who wants to play these games trying their best to work out the puzzle, demonstrate they are clever person and feel accomplishment.
  • Like all puzzle game, once figure out the answer leads to huge happiness.
  • The sense of solidity is an important factor. Wood make simple but elegant appearance that people can touch, rotate and fiddle.


  • Once one has figured out and remember the solutions, he may easily lose his interest to the games.
  • It needs a lot of patience. After long time thinking, one could lose patience and feel frustrated.


  • Make more different kinds of level (easy to hard) that can teach and guide people step by step.


  • Different sets would mix up leads to very difficult to identify.
  • Lost one of the components means the whole toy cannot be play anymore.


  • Mobile application.
  • Easy level to hard level.
  • Achievement system to encourage people who play it.
  • Time calculate and ranking.
  • Create your own Luban lock and send online.

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