# Hot Puzzles Posts

### How To: Make your own crossword puzzle

Crossword puzzles are great way to exercise you mind and have something fun to do with breakfast. Don’t just do a puzzle, but make one yourself. You can do it by hand or try out the help of a crossword building software.

### How To: Play KenKen

It’s a game, it involves numbers, it’s fun, it’s KenKen! Understanding the goals and rules of this fun, numbers puzzle will give you the skills you need to win. Have fun working your brain and passing the time with KenKen.

### How To: Do the "PLL" Rubik's Cube solution technique

This is a demonstration on how to use the PLL method to solve a Rubik's cube. The author informs that what people do before and after applying the PLL technique is very important. According to him, people usually tend to first align as many faces as they can, when they see a partial algorithm and then apply the PLL method, which is very time consuming. Instead, one should stop one step short of alignment, apply the Pll method and then align the faces completely. The author, however, points ou...

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube with the "winter variation"

The video shows a unique method of solving a Rubik's cube. The method is called F2LL or 'winter variation'. There is very little information about this method on the internet. It deals with Corner Orientation. The person in the video is a skilled cube handler. There are 27 algorithms and their mirrors in the F2LL method. While you form an F2LL pair, you need to orient the corners at the same time. This method makes cube solving all the more easy.

### How To: Use the "Ortega method" to solve a 2x2 Rubik's Cube

This is a video tutorial on how to solve a 2x2 Rubik's cube using the Ortega method. The tip from the author is to go for the color whose maximum squares are already together. It is also pointed out that not only does the Ortega method involve three steps, which is time consuming, people using it also tend to take pauses in-between, drastically reducing one's solving speed. This tutorial provides tips on how to reduce and eliminate such time consuming pauses.

### How To: Solve a 5x5x5 Rubik's Cube faster

This video shows an explanation for an Advanced Edge Pairing method for the 5x5x5 Cube. The method used is as follows. First, you should match up edges on the middle layers (in the build ring) to form complete "tredges," or triple edge pieces. Then replace and store these tredges on the Up and Down faces of the cube. This method CAN be applied to any size big cube!

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube with "extended cross" approach

The narrator is showing how to make an "extended cross" with his Rubik's cube. He claims if you are "color neutral" then playing with the cube will help. There are many ways to get the extended cross but he shows you his way. He also claims that the more you practice, the faster you will get. Also by practicing, you will learn different techniques on how to achieve an extended cross. There is no right or wrong way to play; it is but very interesting to watch!

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube with the "Ortega method"

Want to learn how to solve the mysterious Rubik's Cube? Well in this video, the viewers will be taught how to do so with the "Ortega method". The video provides a demonstration of this method with a 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube. At each step, the video breaks down the cube into different situations and which algorithm to use for which. The video demonstrates how to recognize each situation, what to do in each case and the fastest way to do so.

### How To: Understand "first 2 levels" Rubik's Cube algorithms

Learn to solve a Rubik's Cube in no time flat with these easy algorithms to fix those puzzling problems. Whether you have a color that just needs to move a few spots or the proper placement is just a few places off, you can follow these step by step turns of the cube done slowly enough to follow along. The algorithm is even displayed on the bottom of the screen for people savvy in Rubik's Cube terminology. He explains several issues and scenarios that most people encounter when trying to solv...

### 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: 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 a Rubik's Cube in different ways

This how to video describes how to solve a Rubik's Cube by using a variety of methods. This is perfect for the puzzle solving game addict or anyone clueless about Rubik's Cube. The author observes different crosses and patterns on the Rubik's Cube and uses them to complete algorithms that solve the cube in lightning speed! Soon you will be able to solve a Rubik's Cube in under a minute just by watching this five minute video.

### How To: Do advanced "first 2 levels" techniques

This video relates to the Games. This video relates to a cube puzzle game. This video relates the various F2L techniques to be followed in the cube puzzle game He uses some techniques that he come across while trying to improve his F2L techniques he does use it correctly. It is still hard. He cube he is using here is an Edison with bright cube sticker. In this video he narrates the different advanced techniques to be followed to improve in solving the cube puzzle game and different angles to ...

### How To: Easily solve the Rubix Magic

Have you ever wondered how to solve the Rubix Magic? Well, this video is designed to do just that. This is a very short video; the demonstrator shows us how to play this game, loosely based on the Rubik's Cube and how it is solved. Watch this video to find out more about the Rubix Magic!

### How To: Understand the Rubik's Cube

This video is about solving the Rubik's Cube in 5 easy steps. It gives an overview of the Rubik's Cube which may even be considered as surplus information for some people. It also describes common mistakes; for instance, trying to solve one face at a time. It goes on to give a recommendation that it is better to solve three layers at a time.

### News: Robot Solves Rubik's Cube Wicked Fast!

Self proclaimed, "The Worlds Fastest Lego Mindstorms RCX Speedcubing Robot", this little guy is built entirely from LEGOs. Apparently the Cubestormer can solve any 3x3x3 Rubik's cube combination in under 12 seconds, and the last single solve in the video happens in just 4:01 seconds!

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube, for beginners

The highest-selling puzzle of all time, Rubik's Cube has captivated millions with its simple complexity. Many have spent months trying to solve it once, while others are able to solve it in a matter of seconds.

### How To: Cut the moon in ten with only three straight lines

Cutting the moon and making the shape perfectly round is simple. Usually we have problems drawing a circle free-hand.

### 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.

### News: Swede Concocts Rubik's and Sudoku Brainiac LEGO-Bots

Sweden's Hans Andersson, has a new way of solving both the Rubik's Cube and Sudoku puzzles... ROBOTS. That's right, memorizing lengthy algorithms or racking your brain with numbers is no longer required to solve these perplexing puzzles.

### How To: Solve a sudoku game

Sudoku is a one-rule puzzle game that can be either satisfyingly simple or deceptively difficult. Step 1

### Eat to Win: Sudoku Pizza

"Sudoku art that's good enough to eat", says Colordoku, the creator of this both yummy & clever Sudoku pizza.

### How To: Solve a Jigsaw Puzzle

There are tricks to putting together jigsaw puzzles that will make them more fun to do. You Will Need

### How To: Solve crossword puzzles

Crossword puzzles can help build your mind and improve self-control, language skills, and confidence. Watch this video to learn how to solve crossword puzzles.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with Shepherd stickers

Learn how to master the Rubik's Cube puzzle... watch this two-part video tutorial to see how to solve the Shepherd Rubik's Cube. You don't have to be a genius to accomplish solving the 3x3 Classic Rubiks Cube, but you may have to be one to solve one with stickers invented by Alistair Shepherd. This is one hard cube design! These replacement stickers can be used for the 3x3, 4x4, and 5x5 Rubik's Cubes.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube in under one minute

Learn how to master the Rubik's Cube puzzle... watch this video tutorial to see how to solve the Rubik's Cube in under one minute. You don't have to be a genius to accomplish solving the 3x3 Classic Rubiks Cube.

### How To: Solve the Hanayama Cast Chain metal puzzle

Watch and learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast Chain metal puzzle in this video tutorial. The Hanayama Cast Chain is a 6 out of 6 for difficulty.

### How To: Solve the Hanayama Cast W-U metal puzzle

Learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast W-U metal puzzle. Hanayama cast iron puzzles are the perfect solution to being bored. This video tutorial will show you exactly how to solve this mind boggling Cast W-U puzzle, which is rated a 3 out of 6 in difficulty by Hanayama.

### How To: Solve the Hanayama Cast Loop metal puzzle

Learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast Loop metal puzzle. Hanayama cast iron puzzles are the perfect solution to being bored. This video tutorial will show you exactly how to solve this mind boggling Cast Loop puzzle, which is rated a 1 out of 6 in difficulty by Hanayama.

### 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 the acid cube Square One puzzle

Watch this video tutorial to see how to solve the acid cube Square One puzzle. There's a few things you should know before even trying to solve the Square-1 puzzle, which is knowing how to solve the Rubik's Cube. Then you need to know the notation for rotating the Square One, also known as Back to Square One and Cube 21. Next you need to know a few algorithms and you're halfway to solving the challenging puzzle.

### 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 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 five-part video tutorial will show you how to solve 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. Watch and learn a few algorithms to get your puzzle solved!

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube F2L with the Keyhole Method

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 solve the Rubik's Cube F2L with the Keyhole Method. The 3x3 Rubik's Cube is one of the most baffling puzzles on the market today, so make sure your up to speed on solving it. Watch and learn a few algorithms to get your puzzle solved! The Keyhole Method is an easy way to cut down on the layer-by-layer approach to the first two ...

### How To: Get faster at solving the Rubik's Cube F2L

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 get faster at solving the Rubik's Cube F2L. The 3x3 Rubik's Cube is one of the most baffling puzzles on the market today, so make sure your up to speed on solving it. Watch and learn a few algorithms to get your puzzle solved!

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

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 two-part video tutorial will show you how to solve the classic Rubik's Cube F2L with the Fridrich Method. The 3x3 Rubik's Cube is one of the most baffling puzzles on the market today, so make sure your up to speed on solving it. Watch and learn a few algorithms to get your puzzle solved! Wait, there are no algorithms for the Jessica Fridrich Method when solving t...

### How To: Solve with partial edge control on a Rubik's Cube

Find out a new way to solve the Rubik's Cube made famous by Erno Rubik, master puzzle maker. Try to get the edge pieces on the last layer using a new method called partial edge control. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to solve with partial edge control on a Rubik's Cube.

### 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 a Rubik's Cube puzzle

Learn how to solve the infamous Rubik's Cube. Yes, that's right, watch this three-part video tutorial to see how you can solve Erno Rubik's Magic Cube, now known as the Classic 3x3 Rubiks Cube. Learn the notation and the algorithms involved.

### 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.