Wow – what a blast from the past. An ingenious contraption that, for the life of me, I was never able to figure out. Unlike a handful of super brains at my school a quarter century ago. I did manage to get a couple of sides done though – does that count?
Another classic cultural icon, forever ingrained in my 80s-kid brain. Certainly a source of equal parts fascination and frustration to kids and adults alike. I remember a McDonald’s promotional Rubik’s cube that had the names of various menu items printed on the colored stickers. When I couldn’t solve it, I found a unique solution to my dilemma – I removed the stickers and put them back on other squares until I had all the sides “solved”.
It has a tactile quality that I really like. Where some puzzles cause anxiety while pursuing the end results, this cube is just fun to twist and twist – kind of relaxing! What a great, simple idea. It also helps to teach kids the idea of numbers, patterns, formulas…
I love these puzzles im only 14 now and can solve the Rubik’s 2×2 Rubik’s 3×3, Rubik’s 4×4, Megaminx, Rubik’s Snake, Rubik’s 15 puzzle, and Rubik’s Magic. These things are like an obssession to me. Even though I can solve them I think its fun to do it again and again. They are very complex puzzles and even the smaller (Rubik’s 2×2) can be difficult.