When it’s done it’s a perfect cube. But when it’s scrambled the shape is completely unrecognisable. Some puzzlers call it a deformable three-dimensional puzzle or in this case a deformable cube.
Whatever they call it, it certainly is another of those confusing shape changing rotational puzzles that make it very hard to visualise what the next turn might be!
To solve the Square One magic cube you have to first return the shape to a cube. Only then can you begin solving the next part of the puzzle which is to return each face to a single colour.
The first of this type of cube was called the Square-1. Dr. Vojtech Kopsky and Dr. Harel Hrsel invented this puzzle in the Czech Republic in 1990 and patented in 1991 there and in 1993 in USA. They thought that whilst the uniform shape of many 3D rotating puzzles was what made them popular, it also seemed to them that from a mathematical view it made the puzzles easier to solve. (We’ve never heard of anyone other than this calling the Rubik’s Cube EASY to solve!!!!) They started trying to invent a puzzle that could change its shape so that until it’s solved the shape you’re trying to build is almost unrecognisable.
Once they did that they originally sold it all messed up and you had to get it “Back To Square 1”. We’re not that mean. We will ship the puzzle solved and give you the pleasure of scrambling it. Or maybe you’re buying it as a gift for someone else and you want the pleasure of scrambling it to then give it to them to solve.
Even the Mensa group in the Czech Republic recommended this puzzle as a great brainteaser to develop spacial awareness of a cube shape and logical thinking.
It’s very important to make sure when you’re trying to turn this cube that the lines you’re trying to turn on are lined up correctly. That is there must be a continuous line all the way around the cube that you’re trying to turn on. Not just on one face. This is one of the factors that make this puzzle so interesting and more difficult.
It’s a complex shape and you don’t want to try to turn where it’s not designed to and pop one of the pieces off your cube. Make sure things are lined up correctly before turning. If you apply too much force you could even pop the whole cube apart.
Colours: Black Background with vinyl stickers in classic Red, Blue, White, Green, flouro Yellow & flouro Orange sides.
Size: 58mm x 58mm x 58mm
Package: Clear round plastic box with replaceable lid.
No solution enclosed.