# Hot Puzzles Posts

### 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 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: 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 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: 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 2x2 Rubik's Cube with the Fridrich Method

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: Make 2x1x1 Rubik's Cube from Legos

Want to make a Rubik's Cube just like Erno Rubik? Of course you do, but before you start making all of the intrinsic mechanisms of the classic Cube, maybe you should start out a little simpler.

### How To: Solve the 5x5 Rubik's Professor Cube or the V-Cube 5

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: Solve the 4x4 Rubik's Cube Revenge puzzle

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: 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: Fix V-Cube 6 puzzle pieces that mysteriously pop out

This brief video tutorial will give you the tips on how to fix your V-Cube 6 puzzle pieces that mysteriously pop out. For some pieces on the Rubik's Cube-like puzzle, it's as easy as simply popping them back into place, but when more of those V-Cube pieces fall off, you might have your hands full... of puzzle pieces.

### 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: Use the 2-Look OLL method to solve the Rubik's Cube

Want a new way to solve the OLL (Orientation of the Last Layer) on a Rubik's Cube? Well, go no further, this video tutorial will show you how to use the 2-Look OLL method to solve the Rubik's Cube.

### How To: Use F2L fingertricks to solve the Rubik's Cube

Here are some examples of fingertricks that can be used for the Fridrich F2L on the Rubik's Cube. If your Cube is not properly lubricated, you will not be able to perform any of these fingertricks, so go lube it up before you begin.

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

Check out this three-part video tutorial on how to solve a Rubik's Cube with the Jessica Fridrich Method. Are you not familiar with Mrs. Fridrich? Then that means you probably only know how to solve the Rubiks Cube the easy way. Get fast with that puzzle and learn it the faster and more complicated way.

### 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: Solve the last layer of 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: Solve the Rubik's Cube with algorithms

The Rubik's Cube, originally called the "Magic Cube," is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture, Erno Rubik.

### 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 a 5x5 Rubik's Cube Professor

Watch this four-part how to video on solving the 5x5 Rubik's Cube Professor. What, you didn't know they made them that big? Well, they do, and it's called the Professor. The 5x5 monolith.

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

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

### How To: Make your rubik's cube spin more easily

Check out this video to learn how to make your rubik's cube spin more easily. Enjoy!

### How To: Solve the Soma Cube

This is the solution to the notorious 3x3 Soma Cube puzzle. Well, there's one mistake -- can you spot it?

### How To: Solve the Snake Cube puzzle

When you just get sick of the Rubik's Cube, try this one out. See how to solve the so-called "F" cube puzzle. Why is it called that? I don't know, but I thought it was the Snake Cube.

### 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.

### How To: Solve a Siamese Rubik's Cube

Alright, you've made a Siamese Rubik's Cube, now what are you going to do? Solve it? Yeah, why not? See how to do it.

### How To: Solve a picture Rubik's Cube

Ever had a picture cube that you just couldn't fix the middles for? If you already understand the Rubik's Cube, then watch these two videos, if not, then watch something else, or read the "7 Step Solution Guide."

### 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 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: Solve a medium level sudoku puzzle

This is a solution to a medium level sudoku puzzle. Each row, column, and 3x3 square need to have the digits 1 through 9 exactly once each. See how it's done, and listen to some good music while you're at it.

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube, when you just can't solve it

This video shows you how to get out of weird situation at the end steps of the Rubik's Cube solving process. Watch this to figure out how to finish it before you end up just taking the stickers off and satisfying yourself the wrong way, the cheater's way.