The Swiss company Cuboro is named after the eponymous freely designable sphere rail system made of wooden cubes. The game and also the company were founded by the Swiss mechanic and special education teacher Matthias Etter.
The game consists of different wooden cubes, with different channels and holes, that can be combined into endless combinations. The goal of the game is that a marble can roll through the structure at the end.
The idea for Cuboro came to Matthias Etter in the 1970s. The first commercial version was established in 1985, at that time still under the name Konstrito. One year later, the name had to be changed because of legal reasons, and Cuboro was born. After the visit at the trade fair Ornaris in 1986, Etter, in cooperation with the carpentry workshop of Hans Nyfeler and the WWF, organised the production of Cuboro with his roommate in their shared flat share. After visits to many other trade fairs, the export of Cuboro increased. In 1997 the company Cuboro AG was founded in Switzerland.
Meanwhile, Cuboro tournaments are held regularly, and the company produces other products like the puzzle game Alhambra and the strategy game Babel.
Website of Cuboro