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### Bedlam Cube

Usually, when you mention cube puzzles, everyone thinks of Rubik’s Cube. This time we are talking about Bedlam’s Cube. T

he word Bedlam means chaos. Like all great puzzles, the concept is simple. Take a cube and, with the use of a high tech saw, slice it into thirteen cunning 3 dimensional geometric shapes. Take it apart, and then put it back together.

Well yes, it would be except there are 19,186 different ways of put the Bedlam Cube together. The Bedlam Cube is so easy to start, but so difficult to master. There are various versions of the Bedlam [Read More...]

### FischerTechnik Rubik’s Cube Solver

Almost half a year ago I already posted an item about a Rubik’s cube solver build and programmed with Lego’s Mindstorm.

Well more toys can be used to solve Rubik’s cube. FischerTechnik can also be used to solve Rubik’s Cube. Professor Artur Fischer invented FischerTechnik in 1964 and it was supposed to only be a Christmas gift for customers and business partners.

The system is based on a basic building block, which can be built out or built on on all six sides, just as you wish with angle blocks, static parts, numerous electronic components [Read More...]

### \$200,000 To Solve Rubik’s Cube

Ever wondered how many different states of Rubik’s Cube are possible? Well you need a computer to record that. And you know what, you can get money for that.

A computer institute has been awarded \$200,000 in order to solve the legendary eighties puzzle, the Rubik’s Cube. Director of the Institute for Complex Scientific Software at Northeastern University in Boston, Gene Cooperman, is studying Rubik’s Cubes as a way of setting up machines to study combinatorial problems in science and operations research.

He wants to record as many different states of the Rubik’s Cube as possible, which he says will [Read More...]

### Wooden Sudoku Board

This Wooden Sudoku Board I found via Sensory Edge. The Table Top Wood Sudoku Board doesn’t require pencil or paper.

This all wooden version of the addictive logical puzzle game allows you to solve it yourself or get help from others with two sided large tiles and a gaggle of small tiles for your possibility matrix. The game features: - 81 Double Sided Two Color Counters - 81 Mini Counters for multiple choices - A Sudoku book with 100 puzzles - 4 self adhesive board buffers - 1 Velvet counter bag

I think for children this is a much better and nicer [Read More...]

### New Record at Rubik’s Cube Marathon

During an official WCA cube marathon Zbigniew Zborowski broke the official WCA cube marathon record by solving 3,390 Rubik’s cubes within 24 hours.

The old record was 3,141 cubes, set in February 2006 by Brent Morgan. Also a group of six Polish cubers (Lukasz Cialon 3355, Adam Wojtyla 2540, Zbigniew Zborowski 3390, Artur Justynski 2162, Adrian Banas 2481 and Tadeusz Tomala 2011) solved the grand total of 15,939 cubes in 24 hours.

The full results of the Cube Marathon are available via speedcubing.com. Happy Puzzling!

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### Do women puzzle more ?

While doing some research about the readers of this puzzle blog I found a report from Telephia.

They found out that puzzle and strategy games drive one-third of the total mobile games revenues. This alone is not very interesting but as the report continuous they state that Mobile games appeal to women. Sixty-five percent of mobile game revenue is driven by female wireless subscribers and they are the biggest drivers of revenue for the Puzzle Strategy category; comprising 72 percent of the total share revenue, while men made up 28 percent of the revenue.

But can we say [Read More...]

### Playtime – Puzzle Table

After previous posts like about puzzle related furniture like Puzzotto, Rubik’s Puzzle Table and Puzzle Floors we now have the Playtime Puzzle table by Bui & Jorgensen Design.

With the colorful puzzle pieces you can create any size of table or bench.I think playtime puzzle table will do fine in hospitals for children and meeting rooms for creative people. Happy Puzzling!

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