What a flashback from my childhood! I remember owning a Rubik’s Cube and the many hours of fun that it provided…and some frustration as I have to admit defeat at my inability to ever solve it. I still have my original back home at my parents but, I now can have another go, right here right now as it’s baccckkk!
The world’s top selling puzzle game is new, improved and back.
OK, so I’m letting my age out of the bag here as Rubik’s Cube has been a family favourite since the 80’s. It was actually invented the year I was born by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Erno Rubik.
And now it is back in many fashions. We have been fortunate enough to have a go at (& review) some of the various versions- Rubik’s Triamid which is for ages 8+ and is as it sounds a triangle type pyramid; Rubik’s Junior Bunny for ages 4+; Rubik’s battle cared game for ages 7+ and the Rubik’s Tower and now the original Rubik’s Cube.
If you were a fan back in the day or are a new recruit to the Rubik’s craze there is a version that will suit you but I just can’t go past the Rubik’s Cube.
Surely, given it’s been around for decades there can’t be too much different? Well, actually quite a bit. This version of the classic game has seen many improvements such as the stickers have been replaced with tiles, which means they will last longer than previous versions as there’s no fading, peeling or….( I have to admit I did try this as a kid) no sneaky cheating by pulling the stickers off!
It is the perfect puzzle because it has over 43 Quintillion possible moves!! It is great for kids for problem solving, especially for 3 dimensional problems, mathematical, patience and perseverance are just a few beneficial reasons not to mention it is fun.
With practice you can learn to solve it in under 10 seconds. The fastest single combo solve was this year in 4.22 seconds!
There was a Salt Lake City Rubik’s Cube championship this month which drew in huge crowds which proves it has stood the test of time and has also seen a resurgence in popularity with the younger generation.
Who is it suitable for? ages 8+.
How much does it cost? RRP $19.00
Where can you get it? Well, it is easy to find as it is available at all leading retailers.
Want to know more? Check it out on You Tube: https://youtu.be/0BI_WGaFqRg
Note: This is a review post provided with honesty