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rubv3small.jpgEveryone knows the Rubik's Cube, the most well known twisty puzzle ever.  But twisty puzzles are not just Rubik's Cubes.  Twisty Puzzles is a general term give to a type of puzzle that requires the puzzler to rotate or twist pieces to create the final solved puzzle. Here you will find 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 cubes as well as other shapes and sequential puzzles using twisty moves.

To read more about the most famous Twisty puzzle, the Rubik's Cube, click this link to the entry in Wikipedia.

The world speedcube record was set by Australian Feliks Zemdegs in May 2011 at the Kubaroo Open in Melbourne. View his 6.24 seconds record here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIvHw17vuGU 
Update: This record has since been broken by Mats Valk at the Zonhoven Open in 2013 who did the cube in 5.55 seconds.




V Cube 2x2 amazing smooth action cube puzzle V Cube 2x2 amazing smooth action cube puzzle


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V-CUBE 2™ is the smallest version of the V-CUBE™ family!
V-CUBE 2™ is a multicoloured, two-layered cube with exceptional quality and incredibly smooth rotation. This is the new exciting pillowed (sometimes called the curved) version of the vcube with either a white or black background cube colour. It is a product of exceptional quality and the patented V-CUBE™ mechanism gives it incredibly smooth rotation.
Packaged in a groovy asymmetric balancing pack with a detailed printed instructions.
 
V Cube 3x3 amazing smooth action cube puzzle V Cube 3x3 amazing smooth action cube puzzle


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Prepare to be absolutely amazed by the smoothness and sturdiness of this cube!  Vcube is the 21st century cube.
This is the original patented V-CUBE 5™ made in Greece not a Magic Cube cheap copy.  It's a multicoloured, five-layered cube with exceptional quality and incredibly smooth rotation.  Available with either black or white background cube color.
Packaged in a groovy asymmetric balancing pack with a detailed printed instructions.
 
V Cube 5x5 amazing smooth action cube puzzle V Cube 5x5 amazing smooth action cube puzzle


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Prepare to be absolutely amazed by the smoothness and sturdiness of this cube! 
This is the original patented V-CUBE 5™ made in Greece not a Magic Cube cheap copy.  It's a multicoloured, five-layered cube with exceptional quality and incredibly smooth rotation.
 
V Cube 7x7 the largest and hardest cube V Cube 7x7 the largest and hardest cube


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Prepare to be absolutely amazed by the smoothness and sturdiness of this cube!
V-CUBE 7™ is a multicoloured, seven-layered cube with exceptional quality and incredibly smooth rotation.  Available with either black or white background cube color.  The sides have a nice pillowed shape that feels great under the fingers.   This is the original patented V-CUBE 7™ made in Greece not a cheap Magic Cube copy.
 
Stainless Steel Cube twisty puzzle Stainless Steel Cube twisty puzzle


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The puzzle is to return the 3 x 3 cube to its original state... every side finally having a solid pattern.

This very classy makeover of the Rubik's Cube puzzle gives the icon of the 1980's a modern look with it's stainless steel fabrication.   Each side uses stylised etched patterns to represent the six differently coloured sides.  It is well made so that it turns very smoothly and is presented on a highly polished stainless steel cube stand for display.  The rubik cube itself is the same size as the original Rubik's Cube.

 
Bolaris Harmaa greyscale - 3D sliding ball puzzle Bolaris Harmaa greyscale - 3D sliding ball puzzle


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Difficulty Level 1/4 Easy (Age recommendation 6+)

Once all the pieces have been scrambled to solve the puzzle slide the pieces around until the tones get lighter in each layer from the 'north pole' down to the 'south pole'.

 
Bolaris Vastavari color - 3D sliding block puzzle around a ball Bolaris Vastavari color - 3D sliding block puzzle around a ball


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Difficulty Level 2/4 Medium

Once all the pieces have been scrambled to solve the puzzle slide the pieces around until the colour tones are arranged light to dark.  The complimentary colours are on the opposite sides of the ball, the light tones are around the white corner, and the dark tones are around the black corner.

 
Bolaris Domino - 3D sliding sphere puzzle Bolaris Domino - 3D sliding sphere puzzle


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Difficulty Level 3/4 Difficult

Once all the pieces have been scrambled to solve the puzzle slide the pieces around until the rectangular pieces form a continuous chain of dominos around the ball.  As in the game of Dominos the points value must be the same as the matched side on the adjacent piece. 

 
Set of 3 Bolaris sliding ball puzzles Harmaa Vastavari & Domino Set of 3 Bolaris sliding ball puzzles Harmaa Vastavari & Domino


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Set of 3 standard Bolaris 3D sliding block puzzles.  Harmaa. Vastavari. Domino.   SAVE $1.50 off each puzzle.

The rectangular pieces can be slid around one triangular corner one-by-one.  The  frame consists of  static (solid) triangular corners and the grooves between them. The rectangle parts slide easily in the grooves, one part at a time.

 
Bolaris Maailma world - 3D sliding globe puzzle Bolaris Maailma world - 3D sliding globe puzzle


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Special edition Earth From Space.  Difficulty Level 3.5/4 Very Difficult.

Once all the pieces have been scrambled to solve the puzzle slide the pieces around until the rectangular pieces form a vision of earth from outer space.  The level of difficulty is higher because of the asymmetrical "face" pattern on the graphic.  

 
Set of all 4 Bolaris sliding block around a ball puzzles Set of all 4 Bolaris sliding block around a ball puzzles


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Set of all 4 Bolaris 3D sliding block puzzles.  Harmaa. Vastavari. Domino.  And includes special limited edition Maailma.  SAVE $2.00 off each puzzle.

The rectangular pieces can be slid around one triangular corner one-by-one.  The  frame consists of  static (solid) triangular corners and the grooves between them. The rectangle parts slide easily in the grooves, one part at a time. 

 
Rubik's Cube 2x2 Dot Painting Rubik's Cube 2x2 Dot Painting


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The puzzle is to return the cube to its original state... every side should make a completed aboriginal dot painting by artist Deborah Coertse.  While not having as many different combinations as it's big brother the 3x3 cube, the 2x2 cube could prove to be just as perplexing.

 
Rubik's Cube 2x2 Australian Animals Rubik's Cube 2x2 Australian Animals


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The puzzle is to return the cube to its original state... every side should make a completed Australian Animal.  Australian animals featured are Kangaroo, Koala, Kookaburra, Wombat, Platypus and Echidna. Great Aussie gift. 

 
Rubik's Cube 3x3 original classic cube Rubik's Cube 3x3 original classic cube


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The puzzle is to return the cube to its original state... every side finally having one solid color.  With "43 Quintillion" possible moves and only "ONE" solution... nearly one in every five people in the world has twisted, jumbled and enjoyed this immensely popular puzzle.

There is no Solution booklet in this Hexagonal packaging however at time we do have some Secondhand copies of various original Solution Booklets for sale on our "Collectible Puzzles" page.  Click here to see current stocks.
You can also view the latest techniques to solve the cube at the Official Rubiks website
http://www.youcandothecube.com/secret-unlocked/solution-stage-one.aspx

LATEST NEWS! July 2010.  Researches have found that the Rubik's Cube can be solved in 20 moves or less from any mixed up state.  Don't believe it's possible?  I'ts true.  Morley Davidson, John Dethridge, Herbert Kociemba, and Tomas Rokicki did some serious number crunching with the aid of Google's computers and proved it.   Read more here....
Watch a recent ABC documentary about "God's Number" 20 http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3233961.htm

 
Cube Clock for Rubiks lovers Cube Clock for Rubiks lovers


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This funky clock is styled after the puzzle that's frustrated us all since the 80's, the Rubik's Cube.  You won't be confused and frustrated by this puzzle;  in fact it might just be the easiest puzzle you ever have to do.  All you have to do is set the time and that's as easy as it gets!  Just three buttons;  Set, Up & Down and it's done.   Rotate the top just like the Rubiks Cube and you'll change the display between Time, Temperature, Date and Alarm functions.

This funky retro 80's Cube Clock will look good on any desk at work, brighten up your kids room, and is an absolute must for any twisty puzzle collector or Rubik's cube puzzle lover!
Clock runs on 1 AA Battery. Included in package.

 

 
MOMA Rubik's Cube puzzle MOMA Rubik's Cube puzzle


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3x3 original Rubik's Cube designed by Kit Grover in 2006 for Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York).

This New York themed Rubik's Cube features a line drawing of midtown Manhattan with MoMA in its center. Designed by London Artist, Kit Grover, to celebrate the special relationship the museum shares with the city as a cultural landmark and a destination for tourists throughout the world. You'll be occupied for hours with this authentic Rubik's cube.

Cube is in it's original package as it was sold by MoMA.

Size: 60mm x 60mm

 
Hungarian Rings - Double Rings puzzle Hungarian Rings - Double Rings puzzle


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1982 Hungarian Rings Doublering puzzle.  The first member of the "Hungarian Rings" puzzle family. 

> Plastic puzzle made 1982.
> Mint condition. Sealed in original packaging with gold band. 
> Genuine puzzle manufactured in Hungary. 

Includes leaflet with puzzle information for 6 different challenges.  It says there are 10 trillion variations that can be done!

Size of puzzle: 125mm x 80mm.

 
Twisty wooden cylinder puzzle with glass marbles Twisty wooden cylinder puzzle with glass marbles


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The object of the puzzle is to make uniform colour patterns with the balls in the windows of the cylinder.
You can twist the two levels of the cylinder as well as the top and bottom, to allow balls to move up and down between levels.

No solution provided.

 
Rubik's Cube 4x4 Rubik's Revenge Rubik's Cube 4x4 Rubik's Revenge N/A





The puzzle is to return the cube to its original state... every side finally having one solid color.  The Rubik's 4x4 cube (otherwise known as Rubiks Revenge) was released more than 20 years ago and remains one of the classic Rubik's must have puzzles. 

 

 


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