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How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube in 90 seconds

Learn how to solve a Rubik's cube in ninety seconds in this video. You'll learn that there are couple of common methods used to solve the cube. The Petrus method which starts with the corner and the Friedrich method which starts at the bottom and moves up. The presenter shows how he uses several methods and algorithms to create seven steps to a solved cube. The first step is to make a cross on the bottom layer. The second step is to correctly place the bottom corner pieces. The third step is ...

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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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 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: Disassemble and reassemble the V-Cube 6 puzzle

It's time to disassemble your V-Cube puzzle, so how do you do it? Panagiotis Verdes designed these puzzles just like Erno Rubik designed his Rubik's Cubes, only bigger and more challenging. Every once in a while it is necessary to take them apart, either for cleaning, lubricating or for replacing game parts.

How To: Solve a sudoku intermediate number puzzle

Check out this beginner tutorial on how to solve a sudoku intermediate number puzzle. Each sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically without guessing. Enter digits from 1 to 9 into the blank spaces. Every row must contain one of each digit. So must every column, as must every 3x3 square.

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 a 5x5 Rubik's Professor Cube

In order to solve a 5x5 Rubik's Professor Cube, you'll need to, of course, already know how to solve a 3x3 Rubiks Cube. First, you'll need to get the centers solved first, then you pair the edges (with the algorithm 2D*, R, F', U, R', F, D'*), and solve parity (with the algorithm 2R*, 2B, 2U, L*, 2U, R'*, 2U, R*, 2U, 2F, R*, 2F, L'*, 2B, 2R*), then you continue to solve it just like a normal 3x3 cube until it looks brand new, out of the plastic box.

How To: Freehand cut wooden jigsaw puzzles

Want to know how to make your own children's jigsaw puzzles? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make a jigsaw puzzle using the freehand scrollsaw cutting method. So, you have to have the picture on the wooden board already, then cut away the tiny pieces of the jigsaw puzzle using freehand saw cutting. It's easier than it looks. You just need a little craftsmanship.

How To: Cut postage stamp wooden jigsaw puzzles

This video tutorial will show you how to make a wooden jigsaw puzzle, but not an ordinary one -- a postage stamp wooden jigsaw puzzle. This puzzle video will show you how to cut a postage stamp into ten poplar jigsaw puzzle pieces using the freehand continuous method.

How To: Continuous cut wooden jigsaw puzzles

Today, you will learn how to cut a wooden jigsaw puzzle, with help from Platinum Puzzles. This video tutorial will show you the fun cutting style for jigsaw puzzles called continuous freehand cutting. If you're a scroller, you definitely want to give this method a try. This style of puzzle cutting is from the 1920's, and it has survived the ages of puzzle making. This wooden jigsaw puzzle for children are easy to make and fun to enjoy.

How To: Disassemble, lubricate, and reassemble a Rubik's Clock

The Rubik's company has a veritable cornucopia of Rubik's cubes and similar puzzles. This is a tutorial video series which will show you how to lubricate a Rubik's Clock. It's important to BE VERY CAREFUL while breaking the glue. It is very easy to cut yourself while doing this. Also, once you open your clock it will be obvious that you have done so, so keep that in mind if you intend to sell your clock.

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!