Rubik’s Cube

11 Replies to “Rubik’s Cube”

  1. As hard as I try, I don’t understand how this thing works mechanically.

    And as hard as I try, I will never be able to solve this darn thing.

  2. 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?

  3. I picked up one of these a few weeks ago, sitting on a friends table, having not touched a cube for years.

    It’s such a beautiful design. The end goal is almost instantly clear, and you can twist it anyway you like without hard limits.

    It’s like six degrees of affordication.

  4. 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”.

  5. 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…

  6. 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.

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