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Rubiks Cube & Twisty

Twisty and rotational puzzles are not just cube puzzles these days! The Rubik's Cube puzzle is still the most well known twisty puzzle ever but we've got lots more rotational puzzles too. Twisty Puzzles is a fun name given to a type of puzzle that require the solver to rotate or twist pieces to create the final solved puzzle. Here you will find 2x2, 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 cubes, even 7x7! Also joined cubes, other shapes and sequential puzzles using twisty or rotating moves and more. 

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  1. Rubik's Cube 3x3 original classic cube

    Rubik's Cube 3x3 original classic cube

    It's a classic. A retro icon of the 1908's. The Rubik's Cube. The #1 puzzle in the world!

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    $25.41
  2. void cube

    Void Cube twisty puzzle with centre piece missing

    It should be easier to do the Void Cube because there are less cubes on each face to get back to a single colour. Right? Perhaps not! Much more experienced cubers than us say it’s more difficult because without the colour of the centre pieces it’s hard to determine the correct colour for each face and you have to change the way you would normally approach solving the regular 3x3x3 Cube. Learn More
    $7.27
  3. Mirror Cube

    Silver or Gold colour Mirror Cube

    This is a real transformation for the humble cube. Instead of relying on different coloured sides for puzzling this cube is solved by returning it to its cube shape. Every side is the same colour anyway! Learn More
    $7.27
  4. Gear Cube black with stickers

    Gear Cube smooth turning twisty puzzle

    This Gear Cube is very smooth turning. But be careful turning it too far too quickly. Within a few turns it’s totally unrecognisable and seemingly impossible to get back to the cube with solid colour sides again! Choose from stickerless or with stickers.
    SELLING OUT! White stickerless gear cubes at clearance price! These have been handpainted but not very well.

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  5. Rubiks Junior puzzles

    Rubik's Junior twisty puzzles

    A great introduction to twisty puzzles for the kids. These cute little puzzles are not too difficult (written by an adult who has never actually solved it!) and they look really funny when they're messed up so that's sure to amuse. Choose from either the Bear or the Bunny. Learn More
    $10.86
  6. 3x3 rubiks cube

    Classic 3x3 Cube puzzle

    Play with the classic 3x3x3 cube puzzle to test your speed, to enhance your memory, or just for fun! The most popular puzzle of the 20th century is still going strong into the 21st! Learn More
    $5.45
  7. Pocket Cube Meffert

    Pocket Cube an original Meffert's puzzle

    To solve the Pocket Cube you'll have to discard all that learning of the standard 3x3 algorithm and start again. This is a type of rotational puzzle called a bandaged cube. With some corner pieces glued together there are many moves you'll want to make but you just won't be able to. So how to get it solved once you mess it up? Learn More
    $22.27
  8. Adam Cowan Ghost Cube

    Ghost Cube shapeshifting cube puzzle

    A frustratingly different take on the classic 3x3 Cube. This cube changes its shape as you turn it. Instead of turning to get each side back to a solid colour you need to turn to get it back into it's original cube shape. Learn More
    $26.32
  9. Skewb Extreme cube puzzle in box

    Skewb Xtreme cube puzzle

    With 28 different faces of colour the Skewb really is an Extreme puzzle! The puzzle is solved when you have a solid color X on each side of the puzzle and the inner diamonds are split between two colours. Learn More
    $26.32
  10. Dodecahedron twisty puzzle

    Magic Dodecahedron twisty puzzle

    The Magic Dodecahedron Megaminx has 12 faces and a total of 50 moveable pieces to turn to solve the puzzle. Compare that to the standard 3x3x3 cube which has only 20! Learn More
    $10.91

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The Rubik's Cube is so well known, so famous, such an icon, that anything in the Twisty Puzzle category is often referred to as a Rubik's Cube. In fact many people use the Rubik's Cube to describe any brainteaser or mechanical puzzle to ensure others know what they're talking about. But not every Twisty Puzzle is a Rubik's Cube!

A Twisty Puzzle is a type of sequential move puzzle getting its name because usually to solve the puzzle you need to rearrange the shape by rotating or twisting the puzzle.
In its general form the puzzle pieces have a series of colours and the solved state is when each face of the puzzle has a single colour.  Just like the six colours of the original Rubik's Cube.  But puzzle designers have move way past a standard set of colours to include other patterns, animals, letter and number sets and much more.  They have also advanced way beyond the cube to many different and interesting shapes like those you'll see on this page.

While it can be said that all Twisty or Rotational puzzles are descended from the Rubik's Cube there are now countless variations, amazing new mechanism's that Enro Rubik probably never envisaged, and lots and lots of different shapes, many of which morph into even stranger shapes when turned!

This history of the Rubik's Cube's invention is a great story in itself.

Enro Rubik from Hungary wanted to create an object that seemed to defy the laws of possibility; he wanted a structure which, whilst staying held together, had movable independent parts that could be manipulated and have their positions changed. He wasn't inventing a puzzle. He was looking for a model to help explain three-dimensional objects to his students at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest. So, the first types of cubes he created were simple wooden blocks that were held together with rubber bands and paperclips.

In fact, another man by the name of Larry Nichols had already invented a 2x2 puzzle which had a much simpler design; magnets were used instead of rubber bands and paperclips. This meant that the puzzle could be separated into its 8 blocks quite easily, making it fairly unstable. The patent for this original 2x2 cube was filed in 1972, two years before Rubik invented his own 3x3.

The progression from 2x2 to 3x3 cube may not seem like that much of an advance but the 2x2 didn’t need a central core to control the movements of the separate pieces. To make the 3x3 cube Enro Rubik took another two years and a 3x3 Rubik's Cube prototype was finalised in 1974. This then led to patents and after signing with toy company Ideal it was sold in Hungary and then eventually became a worldwide sensation in 1980 and is still recognised today as an icon of the 1980's.

The Rubik's Cube is so well known, so famous, such an icon, that anything in the Twisty Puzzle category is often referred to as a Rubik's Cube. In fact many people use the Rubik's Cube to describe any brainteaser or mechanical puzzle to ensure others know what they're talking about. But not every Twisty Puzzle is a Rubik's Cube!

A Twisty Puzzle is a type of sequential move puzzle getting its name because usually to solve the puzzle you need to rearrange the shape by rotating or twisting the puzzle.

The basic Rubiks Cube or Magic Cube or similar has a series of colours and it is solved when each face of the cube is returned to a single colour. Just like the six colours of the original Rubik's Cube.  But puzzle designers have move way past a basic set of colours and puzzles can now be seen with other patterns, animals, letters and numbers, sudoku sets and much more. They have also advanced way beyond the cube to many different and interesting shapes like those you'll see on this page.

While it can be said that all Twisty or Rotational puzzles are descended from the Rubik's Cube there are now countless variations, amazing new mechanism's that Enro Rubik probably never envisaged, and lots and lots of different shapes, many of which morph into even stranger shapes when turned!

This history of the Rubik's Cube's invention is a great story in itself.

Rubik Erno from Hungary wanted to create an object that seemed to defy the laws of possibility; he wanted a structure which, whilst staying held together, had movable independent parts that could be manipulated and have their positions changed. He wasn't inventing a puzzle. He was looking for a model to help explain three-dimensional objects to his students at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest. So, the first types of cubes he created were simple wooden blocks that were held together with rubber bands and paperclips.

In fact, another man by the name of Larry Nichols had already invented a 2x2 puzzle which had a much simpler design; magnets were used instead of rubber bands and paperclips. This meant that the puzzle could be separated into its 8 blocks quite easily, making it fairly unstable. The patent for this original 2x2 cube was filed in 1972, two years before Rubik invented his own 3x3.

The progression from 2x2 to 3x3 cube may not seem like that much of an advance but the 2x2 didn’t need a central core to control the movements of the separate pieces. To make the 3x3 cube Enro Rubik took another two years and a 3x3 Rubik's Cube prototype was finalised in 1974. This then led to patents and after signing with toy company Ideal it was sold in Hungary and then eventually became a worldwide sensation in 1980 and is still recognised today as an icon of the 1980's.

The largest officially recgonsied Rubik's Cube is 1.57meter. The Guinness Book of Records added it in April 2016 as the Biggest Rubik's Cube in the World and still not beaten.  See Tony Fisher solving his working cube in his backyard in Suffolk in England.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsk8LSdUTUo

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