# Hot Puzzles Posts

### How To: Draw a circle outside a dot without lifting the pen

Get out a pen and some paper, and give this classic brain-teaser a shot! It's got two solutions.

### How To: Solve KenKen puzzles with Will Shortz

Toss aside that Sudoku. Take a stab at the new craze to hit the Times: KenKen. New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz introduces KenKen and gives a brief play-by-play demonstration of this new puzzle craze.

### How To: Solve a 6x6x6 V-Cube 6 puzzle

Watch this four-part tutorial to learn how to solve a 6x6x6 V-Cube 6. This is a rather advanced cube, so it's recommended that you already know how to solve both a 4x4 and 5x5 cube first. If not, you might end up getting just a little bit lost. This detailed instructional video tutorial will leave you eager to get started on your own cube!

### How To: Solve the Square One puzzle game

If you know how to solve the Rubik's Cube, then why don't you try yourself at the Square One puzzle? If you thought the Rubiks Cube was puzzling, then you haven't seen anything yet! This video tutorial will show you how to solve the Square One puzzle. The Square-1, also known as Back to Square One and Cube 21, is much like the Rubik's Cube, but its shape changes when twisted, adding an extra level of difficulty.

### How To: Solve the center of the V-Cube 7 puzzle

The V-Cube 7 is the grandaddy of all Rubik's Cube style puzzles, and it's on of the hardest puzzles to solve, with its 7x7 sides. If you're having a hard time getting started with the puzzle beast, specifically the 5x5 center, then this video tutorial should help you out. See how to solve the center of the V-Cube 7 puzzle. If you can solve a regular Rubik's Cube, it could help you out, because a lot of the principles are the same.

### How To: Disassemble and assemble your Rubik's Cube

Here are some pointers on taking your Rubik's Cube apart and putting it back together. If you just got tired of trying to solve the darn thing, just do this (you cheater you).

### How To: Solve the classic wooden ball puzzle

Brainteasers can be a lot more than a tease, they can be downright frustrating! If you own the mind bending wooden ball puzzle and are about to toss it in the trash, don't despair, this how-to video takes you step by step through the process to help you put the ball back together and return your sanity to somewhat normal. So sit down, breath easy, pick up your wooden ball and figure out how to solve this puzzle and find some peace.

### How To: Solve a wooden star puzzle brainteaser

Watch this video tutorial from Mike the How-To Guy to learn how to solve a wooden star puzzle brainteaser. Solving one of these wood star puzzles is pretty easy and takes but a second, so watch and learn. It's no Rubik's Cube, but it's worth check out if you're a puzzle lover.

### 1,000 Part Rubik's Cube: $3,550 Petaminx

Move over Rubik's Cube, there's a new puzzle in town. The Petaminx. The beautifully designed and custom built Petaminx has almost 1,000 moving parts. Peta- actually means 1,000,000,000,000,000, although that number could refer to the endless number of solutions.

### How To: Solve the parity error with the Void Cube

If you're looking to solve the parity error with the Void cube, this video is for you. This how-to discusses various algorithms you'll need to know in order to solve the void cube. Don't be square, solve the square. Go!

### How To: Solve the wooden thinking puzzle

Watch this tutorial to learn how to solve the wooden box thinking puzzle model. This puzzle is good for kid education or just fun wasting your time.

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube in six simple steps

Sure, there's six steps, by why are there eight videos? Well, why don't you just keep reading, or watching?

### News: LEGO Robot Can Solve 100×100x100 Rubik's Cubes

MultiCuber achieves another world's first: the timed relay solve of 2x2x2, 3x3x3, 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 Rubik's cubes.

### How To: Solve the matchstick fish puzzle

Check out this nifty and fun puzzle using lines, or matchsticks, to change the direction of the swimming fish by moving just three lines or matches.

### How To: Solve that mess of a Rubik's Cube

Okay, you're sitting down, staring at this mess of colors in your hand, trying to make it look like it did when you originally bought it. The Rubik's Cube, my friend, is not as hard as you think it is.

### How To: Solve a sudoku puzzle with special techniques

Solve sudoku puzzle using the cross hatching, either/or, and pairs technique. If you can use a magic marker, and feel competent enough, then why not try it out?

### How To: Successfully restring your Rubik's Magic puzzle

Have a Rubik's Magic Puzzle that's been failing you? It needs a little adjustment, doesn't it? Well, this four-part video tutorial will show you how to fix it, by restringing the puzzle.

### How To: Solve the infamous Sudokube

Never heard of Sudokube? Well, for those of you who love sudoku AND the Rubik's Cube, this is just perfect for you. The first video gives you and introduction to the Sudokube, and the last two videos show how to solve the tricky thing. Magnificent!

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the Y Permutation

Need a little help solving the last part of the Rubik's Cube puzzle? Permutating the last layer could be tricky, and could get you back to square one if you don't know what you are doing, but don't worry, you'll be able to solve that Cube in every possible PLL situation.

### How To: Disassemble and reassemble a Rubik's Cube

This video teaches you how to open a Rubik's Cube using a pair of scissors (and it says other household "tools" might work). After taking out the first block you can simply disassemble the other components as well. It's very useful if you are looking to replace a broken piece or if you can't solve the cube. Following the steps in this video will make you feel more comfortable about taking one of these cubes apart, since you might be afraid to break the cube while disassembling it. There is al...

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube F2L, OLL and PLL

It's time to solve that Rubik's puzzle of yours, but how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these three-dimensional mechanical puzzles to be precariously difficult, unless you know a little about mathematical algorithms, then it's just a matter of time and determination.

### How To: Make a wooden children's jigsaw puzzle

Craftsperson Ceal Pedersen, from Heirloom Puzzles, shows you how to make wooden jigsaw puzzles with her own creative touches, geared towards kids.

### How To: Solve the Pyraminx puzzle

If the Rubik's Cube isn't enough of a challenge for you, then take the Pyraminx out for a spin! This two-part video tutorial will show you exactly how to solve the Pyraminx puzzle. This tetrahedron puzzle was made famous by puzzle-maker Uwe Meffert. Learn the algorithms needed to solve this mighty puzzle. Just follow along with the video.

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube F2L intuitively with the Fridrich

Need a little help solving the first part of the Rubik's Cube puzzle? The F2L (First Two Layers) could be tricky, and could get you back to square one if you don't know what you are doing, but don't worry, you'll be able to solve that Cube in no time.

### How To: Solve the Megaminx puzzle

The Megaminx is a dodecahedron-shaped puzzle similar to the Rubik's Cube. It has a total of 50 movable pieces to rearrange, compared to the 20 of the Rubik's cube.

### How To: Do the cube in cube design with a Rubik's Cube

Learn this algorithm to do the cube within a cube design with a Rubik's Cube:

### How To: Fix the Square One puzzle

A great way to rack your brain is by trying to solve a puzzle, so grab your puzzle and get solving! If you need a little help, this video tutorial will show you how to fix the Square One puzzle. The Square-1 is one of the most baffling puzzles on the market today, so make sure your up to speed on solving it, and fixing it. Just beware and pop your Square-One at your own risk; it's not an easy task to put back together.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the A Permutation

Need a little help solving the last part of the Rubik's Cube puzzle? Permutating the last layer could be tricky, and could get you back to square one if you don't know what you are doing, but don't worry, you'll be able to solve that Cube in every possible PLL situation.

### How To: Memorize the G-Permutations on the Rubik's Cube

Solving puzzles can be hard, especially when it comes to Rubik's Cube. Erno Rubik's puzzles are extremely difficult, three-dimensional mechanical cubes, unless you're determined and can handle a few mathematical algorithms, then they're easy, or at least not impossible.

### How To: Understand the Petrus Method of solving a Rubik's Cube

In this video the author shows how to solve a Rubik's Cube using Peter's method. He says that he is not going to give any algorithm or step by step procedure but that he intends to give an over view of how to solve a Rubik's Cube. He starts with the basics of Peter's method. He starts with explaining few pointers like the tiles in the middle of each faces of cube never really move and he tells the basics of how to hold the cube. He goes on and explains how to solve the cube by starting from a...

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube with the Compound OLL method

Find out a new way to solve the Rubik's Cube made famous by Erno Rubik, master puzzle maker. Try to get the OLL (Orientation of the Last Layer) using a new method that lets you look at the cube and figure out a two algorithm move solution to orienting them correctly. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to solve a Rubik's Cube with the Compound OLL method.

### How To: Solve the V-Cube 6 puzzle

You've solve the 4x4 and 5x5 Rubik's Cube already, now you've gotten a V-Cube 6 puzzle. No problem, if you can solve those Rubiks Cubes, you can solve this 6x6 V-Cube. If you haven't solved any of those puzzles, maybe you need a video tutorial, eh? Well, you're in luck, this four-part video will show you exactly how to solve the V-Cube 6 puzzle.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's World

Who needs a Rubik's Cube when you have a Rubik's World? See how easy it is too learn and solve. Each video is broken down into its own step.

### How To: Solve a 9x9 KenKen puzzle without operation signs

Bored with crosswords and sudoku puzzles? Well, try your hands at a new type of puzzle: KenKen logic puzzles.

### How To: Solve the difficult wooden ball puzzle

Have you got wooden balls? That you can't solve? This clear and helpful how-to shows how to solve the classic, brain teaser, wooden ball puzzle once and for all! This puzzle can really be a challenge, which you likely realized moments after you disassembled it and the pieces sat lonely and ignored on your desk for months. Well, no more, check out this video and you know how to master puzzle balls once and for all! Come on, figure it out!

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the U Permutation

Need a little help solving the last part of the Rubik's Cube puzzle? Permutating the last layer could be tricky, and could get you back to square one if you don't know what you are doing, but don't worry, you'll be able to solve that Cube in every possible PLL situation.

### How To: Make your rubik's cube faster and smoother

Make your rubik's cube faster and smoother. Use petroleum jelly.

### How To: Solve the Cast Heart metal puzzle from Hanayama

Find out how to solve the Cast Heart metal puzzle from Hanayama. The Hanayama Cast Heart is the perfect puzzle for your Valentine, and the perfect solution to boredom. Sharpen your mind with this mind boggling puzzle, which rates a 4 out of 8 in difficulty.

### How To: Master Rubik's Cube tricks, or patterns if you prefer

Here are some tricks/patterns you can do on the Rubik's Cube. You'll need to know how to use notation and algorithms, otherwise this will be useless to you. So, in order to do tricks, you need to not be an idiot, or just be willing to take it all the way.

### God Has Spoken: Algorithm Reveals Secret Number for the Rubik's Cube

By "God," I mean Morley Davidson, John Dethridge, Herbert Kociemba, Tomas Rokicki and about 35 CPU-years.