It’s a classic. A retro icon of the 1908’s. The Rubik’s Cube. The #1 puzzle in the world!
The puzzle is to return the cube to its original state… every side should have just one solid color. Rubik’s Cube is the incredibly addictive, multi-dimensional challenge that has fascinated puzzle fans around the world since 1980.
Almost one in five people in the world have played with a Rubik’s Cube. It’s so difficult, with “43 Quintillion” possible moves and only ONE solution, so why is it so popular, some would say addictive?
In July 2010 researchers 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? It’s true. Morley Davidson, John Dethridge, Herbert Kociemba, and Tomas Rokicki proved it. They didn’t have the computing power themselves to crunch the numbers but Google allowed them the use of its own computers to test their algorithms. That’s how important the cube is. Even Google wants to be a part of the phenomenon.
We think it would take some serious practice for most people to be able to identify that solution from any messed up cube but that’s never stopped us from playing with it yet.
It’s actually amazing that the Rubik’s Cube has always inspired such an effort to prove its mathematical theory when Enro Rubik himself was not a mathematician. He studied sculpture and architecture at design school and has publically stated that for him the development of The Cube was to create functional art or what he terms Applied Art. Not just art for art sake. But Art that was usable. An object that despite all the transformations we do to it, it is still a single object. Simplicity and complexity all in one object.
There is no Solution booklet in this Hexagonal packaging however at this time we do have some Secondhand copies of various original Solution Booklets for sale on our Puzzle Books page. You can also view the latest techniques to solve the cube at the Official Rubiks website .
Cube Size: 57.5mm x 57.5mm x 57.5mm
Included in the package is a triangular base for displaying the Rubik’s Cube.