Offset Cube-improved appears similar to a squashed 2x2x7 puzzle and it was shaped to a cube. Nonetheless, the axes of the inner 1x2x2 includes an offset by half of the width of a piece. Because of this, pieces can alter layer while playing with the puzzle. This makes the puzzle more difficult to solve. This is a version that features some important improvements from the previous version. The solver can turn the cube parts very smoothly even for upside down turns. When the solver continuously turns the parts, there are instances where the offset may occur. However, the parts can still be moved and can still interchange in spite of the offset. Unlike the older version which only allows the solver to turn only 3 out of the 4 slices. The improvement of this version compared to the previous one is that there are no limits in moving the cube parts.
Oskar said that one of his customers did not like the older version so he has to improve the design and what he had done instead is that he had connected one of the end points and parts to the core. At this point, one part is connected all the way to the core. As a result, there are loose tiles that can be turned. In the double offset position, you can turn three of the middle slices as you would like and none of them is blocked. Offset Cube – improved is a mechanical puzzle that can benefit the solver in increasing the spatial intelligence. The solver should be able to figure out how this puzzle cube works by means of twisting, rotating, pointing and dragging the cube parts and slices in natural directions. You can purchase the Offset Cube – improved at Puzzle Master.
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