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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. Multicube Double 2x2x2 Cube

    Multicube Double 2x2x2 Cube

    The two regular 2x2x2 cubes are linked at the corner so you've got two cubes to solve at once! Learn More
    $22.73
  2. 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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  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. Cube with Timer

    Timing Cube Twisty puzzle with Built-In Timer

    Time yourself solving the 3x3x3 cube twisty puzzle. The timer is built into the cube. Functions that countdown, beep during the solve and more to help keep you competitive! Learn More
    $14.55
  7. Evil Magic Cube

    Evil Magic Cube rhombic dodecahedron

    This rhombic dodecahedron quickly morphs into something unrecognisable when you start fiddling with the pointy sides! So just how will you be able to get it back to a solid shape with solid colours? Learn More
    $10.91
  8. Multicube Quadruple  2x2x2 Cube

    Multicube 4 joined 2x2x2 Cubes

    Four 2x2x2 puzzle cubes joined together at the corners in a long line. The Quadruple Multicube or perhaps more aptly named the Siamese Quad. Mess it up then try to get it back to the solid colours again. Or use it like a transformer to make other interesting shapes. Learn More
    $40.91
  9. Multicube Triple 2x2x2 Cube

    Multicube Triple 2x2x2 joined Cubes

    The three 2x2x2 cubes are joined in a row at the corners so that you must solve all three at once to do the puzzle. Learn More
    $31.82
  10. Cubix Tube Moveable Marble Maze

    Cubix Tube Moveable Marble Maze

    Move the marble through the maze from top to bottom... it's easy! Now mix up the puzzle cube and try again. Not so easy anymore!!!! Learn More
    $19.09

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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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