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Twisty Snake puzzle

Twist, turn, fold. Which shape will you try? An inexpensive stocking stuffer; and not just…

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Classic 3×3 Cube puzzle

Play with the classic 3x3x3 cube puzzle to test your speed, to enhance your memory,…

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Void Cube twisty puzzle with centre piece missing

It should be easier to do the Void Cube because there are less cubes on…

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Twisty Tetrahedron stickerless pillowed puzzle

This twisty tetrahedron might look a bit like the standard Pyraminx puzzle but it’s much…

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Twisted Cube twisty brainteaser

It might look like someone took a standard 3x3x3 Cube and twisted it. But actually,…

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Gear Cube smooth turning twisty puzzle

This Gear Cube is very smooth turning. But be careful turning it too far too…

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Pyramid Twisty Puzzle

A twisty puzzle that's in the shape of a pyramid instead of a cube. Not…

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Square One deformable Cube

Mess up the colours and also change the shape. Experience the thrill of getting the…

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Windmill Cube with 6 classic colours

You can change the shape so that it brings Windmills to mind. Or you can…

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4 Leaf Clover Cube

Will it be the “Luck of the Irish” or “Murphy’s Law” that defines your experience…

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60 Degree Axis cube

This one’s a real shapeshifter. The shape transforms before your very eyes as you do…

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Evil Magic Cube rhombic dodecahedron

This rhombic dodecahedron quickly morphs into something unrecognisable when you start fiddling with the pointy…

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Circled Star cube rotating brainteaser

A great puzzle for adding more challenges; not just scramble and return to solid coloured…

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Cubix Tube Moveable Marble Maze

Move the marble through the maze from top to bottom... it's easy! Now mix up…

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5x5x5 Cube rotating puzzle

The 5x5x5 Cube is not just for Professors. But it certainly is a real step…

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Rubik’s Cube Valuables Safe

The 5x5 Rubik's Cube Safe is an official Rubik's Cube Puzzle Box so you know…

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Panda or Tiger Magic Cube

You might be a series cuber and want to add these to your own collection.…

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Fidgitz shape-shifting twisty puzzle

Fidgitz is an amazing new type of twisty puzzle from ThinkFun. Mix, Twist, Solve, Fidget.…

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Pocket Cube an original Meffert’s puzzle

To solve the Pocket Cube you'll have to discard all that learning of the standard…

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V Cube 3×3 amazing smooth action cube puzzle

The puzzle is to return the cube to its original state... every side finally having…

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Oskar’s Gear Cube made by Meffert

The Gear-cube is a brand new concept in cube design Oskar van Deventer and inspired…

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Multicube Double 2x2x2 Cube

The two regular 2x2x2 cubes are linked at the corner so you've got two cubes…

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Rubik’s Cube 3×3 original classic Rubiks cube

Stock update 26th March 2021: More stock due early July 2021 It's a classic. A…

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V Cube 2×2 Icons of Australia Architecture Cube

The sides of this V-CUBE 2™ show the icons of Australian architecture. Imagine what it…

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Rubiks Cube Light that really turns

Lighting with a twist! The perfect desk lamp for the twisty puzzle fan in your…

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Skewb Xtreme cube puzzle

With 28 different faces of colour the Skewb really is an Extreme puzzle! The puzzle…

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Venus Pillow a Meffert original cube puzzle

Venus Pillow is a mindbending classic. It’ll keep generations intrigued! With an amazing silhouette and…

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Pyraminx Crystal 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

The transparent crystal limited edition of the classic twisty Pyraminx puzzle has been released to…

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Megaminx Twisty dodecahedron puzzle

The Megaminx is a dodecahedron-shaped twisty puzzle with 12 faces instead of the usual 6…

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Multicube Triple 2x2x2 joined Cubes

The three 2x2x2 cubes are joined in a row at the corners so that you…

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Multicube 4 joined 2X2X2 Cubes

Four 2x2x2 puzzle cubes joined together at the corners in a long line. The Quadruple…

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Twisty Puzzles is a cool name given the type of mechanical puzzles that require the puzzler to rotate or twist pieces to get to the final solution.

In this category you’ll find original Rubik’s puzzles, the amazing and highest quality V Cube puzzles, and some budget twisty puzzles too;  even cute little animal twisty puzzles so that everyone gets a chance to play with them.

We call this category Twisty & Rotation Puzzles but many people just refer to it as Rubik’s puzzles. 

Rubik’s is one of those brands that is so recognisable and so much a part of our culture that it’s now become a regular generic term to describe these type of twisty or rotation type puzzles.

According to Jerry Slocum’s Classification these Rotating piece puzzles are but a subset of a much wider group of puzzles called Sequential Movement Puzzles-Moving parts of the object to a goal is the puzzle. But they are so popular and there are so many to choose from, even on this website there’s nearly 40 to choose from, that we’ve added them to a category of their own called Twisty & Rotation Puzzles.

If you’ve never solved a Rubik’s Cube before, and you want to get fast at it, then where to start? There are so many possibilities out there these days. Lots of manufacturers other than Rubik’s themselves. Different shapes, sizes, qualities, right up to the most finely tuned speed cubes that puzzlers who set world records use.

But a good place to start to perfect the skill is still the classic standard 3x3x3 cube. Until you fully understand how the solution works and you can solve it from any scrambled position you really can’t work on speed.

There are tutorials for beginners and methods for more advanced users all over the internet. I even saw a tutorial to teach you to solve it blindfolded! Take the time to learn the common language of solving the cube too.  It’s called the Rubik’s Notation and you’ll see this common language used in most solving tutorials or solution.

So what then is the next step after mastering the cube?

Well, there’s always speedcubing. Time yourself and see how fast you can do it. We even sell a cube with an inbuilt timer.  Maybe you’ll find yourself at the World Championships!

The first World Championship to speed solve the Rubik’s Cube was held in Budapest, Hungary, on 5 June 1982.  The trophy for winning was a gold-plated Rubik’s Cube.  Ernő Rubik himself selected the cubes for the competition himself although compared to the cubes these days that are specially made and lubricated for speed solving they were pretty much the off the shelf product of the day.

There were solvers from 19 different countries and Minh Thai from the USA was the winner with the best time of 22.95 seconds.

It would be another 20 years before speedcubing became so popular that there would be another championship. And there is now a World Cube Association that organises them annually. Solving the standard 3x3x3 cube is still included in the championships but these days there are many other categories as well including solving blindfolded!

The winner of the 2017 3x3x3 Cube solve was Max Park (USA) with a best time of 5.87 seconds.  A full 17.08 seconds faster than Minh Thai’s time in 1982. How much faster can they get?

International Puzzle Day is celebrated on July 13th to honour the birth of Dr. Erno Rubik, the inventor of Rubik’s Cube. He was born on July 13, 1944 in Budapest, Hungary during World War II.