Via speedcubing dot com I found an interesting interview with 23 year old Chris Hardwick in the News Observer.
Now Rubik’s Cube featured prominently in Will Smith’s new movie, “The Pursuit of Happyness.” Chris is excited about the movie’s potential for expanding the puzzles fan base, and so am I.
It is a nice article (Rubik’s takes another turn in spotlight) to read during the Holidays. Update: the article is only available from the NewsObserver.com paid archives, search for “Rubik’s takes another turn [Read More...]
The Bolton entrepreneur and the driving force behind one of the UK’s most popular puzzle games, the Bedlam Cube, has won a top trade award.
Danny Bamping, from Bromley Cross, the managing director of Bedlam Puzzles and driving force behind The Bedlam Cube, has won the first ever British Promotional Merchandise Association Entrepreneur of the Industry Award from the UK’s promotional marketing industry. Next to this the Bedlam Puzzle Company also won the Most Innovative Product Award.
Danny Bamping’s primary business interest is the Bedlam Cube puzzle, a worldwide phenomenon, with annual sales now estimated at over £1 million.
Kaskade is a classic action puzzle game for Mac OS.
The game play of Kaskade is very easy to pick up. You have to slide multi-colored blocks into a grid. The blocks slide and rest at one corner (I love this twist for sliding block games).
Join a patch of four or more of the same color to clear space! The remaining blocks fall and can sometimes form new patches. With good logic and forward planning you can create cascades of color for bonus points! Continue dropping blocks into the grid and try to avoid running out of space.
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If you are looking for a nice DIY project during the Christmas Holidays than you have to take a look at the instruction on how to build a Magnetic Rubik’s Dice Cube.
The detailed instruction in eight steps, needed equipment and the complete part list are available at the Instructables website.
The non-symetrical nature of some of the die patterns gives the magnetic dice cube an extra element of strategy not present in a regular Rubik’s Cube. This variable of rotation is an aspect of the “sudocube,” but the magnetic dice cube is easier to solve, because each [Read More...]
This Rubik’s cube is a bit less daunting than some of you might have felt about the original one.
Based on the original Rubik’s cube, this side table called Ruby Cube consists of the same color special acrylic plates that change color when viewed from different angles. Colors change from dark green to gray to aubergine. The Ruby Cube design side table is designed by J.P. Meulendijks.
Dimensions are 14.175″ x 14.175″ x 14.175″ [36cm x 36cm x 36cm] and made of “Reflex” color changing acrylic, MDF and will cost you $399.00. You can buy this Rubik’s Cube table at [Read More...]
The title for the upcoming Harry Potter VII book is released. But if you want to figure it out yourself you can visit jkrowling dot com and play a little game of hangman.
Author J.K. Rowling is still working on the seventh Harry Potter book, she explained on her Web site in an entry posted early Thursday. “I’m now writing scenes that have been planned, in some cases, for a dozen years or even more,” she wrote. “I donít think anyone who has not been in a similar situation can possibly know how this feels: I [Read More...]
For all Rubikís Cube lovers who want to solve Rubikís Cube using Linux now Rubix 1.0.5 is available at softpedia. Rubix runs under X11.
The program will auto-load the file “rubix.dat” which will be created when you save your current game. This enables you to continue from where you stopped.
You have to save the file in the same directory. You can run rubix -l saved_game.dat to change the default directory. Run “rubix -h” to have the commands during the game.
At this moment Rubix is not able to solve Rubikís Cube for you. If you know a solution to [Read More...]