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How To: Maintain your Rubik's Cube in six easy steps

If you are so good at solving Rubik's Cubes that your cube is starting to show signs of wear and tear for your excessive, fast solving, give yourself a pat on the back. You are really smart. But not your cube is sticky and the stickers are falling off! Don't let your pride and joy fall into disrepair. This video will show you six easy steps for cleaning and maintaining your Rubik's Cube, making it work even better than it did out of the box. This may take you longer than solving the puzzle, b...

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: 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: 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 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: Do the center dot pattern on a Rubik's Cube

This is an instructional video on how to do the center dot pattern on a Rubik's Cube. If you want to know any Rubiks Cube trick, this is the easiest one to learn. You don't even have to learn how to solve the puzzle before you can make patterns, but if you want to you can, just don't overwhelm yourself. Solving a Rubik's Cube isn't easy for novices.

How To: Solve the Rubik's UFO

Rubik’s UFO is an out-of-this-world puzzle experience from the inventors of the world famous Rubik’s Cube! A few twists and turns completely scrambles the UFO. The challenge is to put the UFO back in working order with all the colors matching up.

How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube with the "green cross" method

This is a beginner's method to solving the classic 3x3 Rubik's Cube. It uses the "Green Cross" method, and can be learned in a few hours to a week, depending on how smart you are. Watch all three videos to solve it, and not only that, you will even see the inner workings of the Cube, to better understand how it works.

How To: Break in a Rubik's Cube so that it solves beautifully

Most Rubik's cubes are not well-made or well-taken care of. They creak and turn slowly, acting like the cheap pieces of plastic that they for the most part are. There are ways though, even for cheap cubes, to make them work much more quickly and smoothly than they do out of the box. This video will show you a great method for breaking in your Rubik's Cube. It bears some risk of breaking your cube, but if you're careful your cube should be in better shape than ever when you're done, allowing y...

How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube with famous speedcuber Tyson Mao

Tyson Mao is a renowned world competitor in solving the Rubik's Cube. Not only did this Californian become a world class solver, but he also formed the Rubik's Cube Association with fellow speed solver Ron van Bruchem, which holds competitive events for the Rubik's Cube. If you want to learn how to solve the colorful and mighty puzzle, then who better than to learn from then Tyson Mao?

How To: Make a Siamese cube

This is a tutorial on how to make a Siamese cube. You will need these two things to make a Siamese cube: two rubik's cubes and strong glue. Take one row off of each cube but make sure the colors "fit in good"--which is open to interpretation, huh? You may want to use old rubik's cubes to make your Siamese cube.

How To: Solve the horse shoe puzzle

Watch and learn how to solve this metal mind puzzle. These metal puzzles never seem to go away. This one is 2 horshoe shaped rings with a connector in the center. Watch as you gently fold the horse shoes to free the ring within.

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 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.