Back in the 80s, there was one thing that caused millions of badly-dressed people to laugh, sob and gnaw their knuckles in utter frustration. No, not Simon Le Bon’s dancing, the Rubik’s Cube. This infuriatingly addictive multi-colored puzzle was a true superstar back in the day, and the quest to match its colored faces remains as challenging as ever.
But even icons need a makeover once in a while, so some bright spark has taken the basic cube concept and given it a Noughties revamp. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you the ultra-sleek Magic Cube. This electronic version of the [Read More...]
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is an economic centre of Germany. The city is situated on the River Rhine, and is renowned for its many events and also for its fashion and trade fairs. More information can be found at the World Rubik’s Cube Championship 2009 website. Happy Puzzling!
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Finally after almost a year of the release of V-Cube, the latest addition to my puzzle collection is the great V-Cube 7.
For a start a short V-Cube 7 review. V Cube is the first Rubik’s Cube look-a-like which is larger than the famous 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube and best of all this one is much easier to handle. I would say V-Cube 7 has a solid construction and rotating is reasonable smooth, although I would not give it to my three year old niece and already after two days I do not think all 294 [Read More...]
Welcome to Rubik’s World – an abstract environment populated by “cubie” which make up the game’s DNA.
Rubik’s world takes the shape, functionality and concept behind the famous Rubik’s Cube but twists and turns the rules to transform it into a unique game experience for players of all ages. Get ready for a collection of games that will change your intellect while incorporating the mental twists and moves that made the original Rubik’s Cube such a hit.
Cubies behave like living and learning beings. Play and interact with them as you educate and entertain them Use the [Read More...]
Since last year there is a smart authentication solution for all Rubik’s Cube lovers. This security solution is a Rubik’s Cube look-a-like (2x2x2) and designed by Cheng-Li Hung.
With this cube design you can create your own password by using your own color combination (you can even embed little pictures within each cube). You can take your security even a step further and make it a time based entry – solve the cube before time runs out and the colors change. The latter method is the best as otherwise brute-force attacks are possible. [Via JankoDesign]. [Read More...]
A new type of mechanical puzzles has been invented (and patented) by Greek-Australian Pantazis Constantine Houlis. Unlike traditional twisty puzzles (like Rubik’s cube), these are based on gravity. Pyramids are placed inside a sphere, and the sphere keeps the 3D-shape defined by the pyramids, intact. The goal is to shift around the pyramids until all the corners or the sides of the 3D-shape have the same color.
This is one of a series of puzzles which were presented at the Hong Kong Toy Fair (January 2009) and the Nuremberg Toy Fair (February 2009), and had impressed many people. This [Read More...]
Puzzle Masters Jerry Slocum, David Singmaster, Dieter Gebhardt, Wei-Hwa Huang, and Geert Hellings, share their expertise on the greatest puzzle ever created. Not only does The Cube: The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Best-Selling Puzzle: Secrets, Stories, Solutions provide dozens of strategies for competitive cubing—including speedcubing—it also shows you how to solve every kind of cube that exists: the “Mini Cube” 2x2x2; the “Classic” 3x3x3; the “Rubik’s Revenge” 4x4x4; the “Professor’s Cube” 5x5x5; and the largest cubes available, the “V-Cube 6″ 6x6x6 and the “V-Cube 7″ [Read More...]