# Hot Puzzles How-Tos

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube faster with shortcuts

This two-part video tutorial is for all of you who can solve the Rubik's Cube, but aren't quite a speedcuber. Simply, you'll see how to solve the Rubik's Cube faster with shortcuts, like disassembling, lubricating with vaseline and reassembling the cube. You'll see an easy shortcut to solving the cross, and shortcuts to solving the rest, with some better algorithms than you're probably used to. The end product: A solve Rubiks Cube, solved faster than you ever solved it before. Watch this inst...

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube fast with fingertricks

If you want to be fast on the Rubik's Cube, you'll of course need to know a few tricks... a few fingertricks, that is. This video tutorial will show you exactly how to solve the Rubik's Cube fast with fingertricks. Remember, your solving times won't decrease unless you practice, practice, practice. Just because you have fingers and a Rubiks Cube, doesn't mean you know how to do the tricks.

### How To: Solve a 4 colored Mastermorphix

A Mastermorphix is sort of like a more intense version of a Rubik's Cube. This tutorial will show you how to solve this triangular puzzle. Basically, once you know how to solve a normal Rubik's Cube, you will be able to master this in no time.

### How To: Solve the amazing Hanayama Cast Enigma metal puzzle

Want to impress your friends by solving a puzzle? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast Enigma metal puzzle. This Cast Enigma puzzle from Hanayama provides a difficult solution, and has a 6 out of 6 difficulty rating.

### How To: Solve the Mirror Blocks puzzle by Rubik's Cube

OK, you've beaten everything from the 2X2 Rubik's cube all the way up to the 6X6. Now it's time to try something different. This video shows how to solve the Rubik's cube Mirror Blocks cube. It's tricky at first but follow the video and figure it out! Don't forget to check out part two of this video

### How To: Make your own Rubik's Cube silver stickers

If you know where to get silver sticky paper, then you can make cool looking Rubik's Cubes. Spice it up. Don't just solve it, solve it in style.

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

Learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast Quartet 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 Quartet puzzle, which is rated a 6 out of 6 in difficulty by Hanayama.

### How To: Solve the 2x2 Rubik's Cube Mini 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: Solve a Rubik's Mirror Blocks Puzzle Cube

Okay, you've beaten everything from the 2x2 Rubik's cube all the way up to the 6x6. Now it's time to try something different. This video shows how to solve the Rubik's Mirror Blocks puzzle cube. It's tricky at first, but follow the video and figure it out!

### How To: Solve a 2x2 Rubik's Cube using only two algorithms

It's much easier to solve a 2x2 Rubik's cube than it is to solve a 3x3 Rubik's cube. This Rubik's Cube video tutorial will show you how to solve a 2x2 Rubik's Cube using only two algorithms!

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the H and Z Permutations

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: 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: Solve a Rubik's Cube blindfolded & in five easy steps

NOTE: Chapter One is a demonstration, click on chapter two to learn how to solve the cube. This cool and very smart video teaches you how to solve the popular (and annoying) Rubik's Cube in just five steps. Sounds easy, doesn't it? First, check out this video of Leyan Lo as he achieves the world record for the fastest blindfolded solve. He beat Tyson Mao's record by about 30 seconds, they are both friends.

### 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: Disassemble and reassemble the 4x4 Rubik's Cube puzzle

It's time to disassemble your Rubik's puzzle, so how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these puzzles to be solved, but every once in a while it is necessary to take them apart, either for cleaning, lubricating or for replacing game parts.

### 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 Channel Craft's Brain Teaser puzzle

This is a video puzzle tutorial on how to solve the Right Brain Teaser made by Channel Craft, which some people would call the game device of cruel torture.

### How To: Disassemble and reassemble the 5x5 Rubik's Cube puzzle

It's time to disassemble your Rubik's puzzle, so how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these puzzles to be solved, but 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 Rubik's Cube puzzle with Dan Brown

Erno Rubik's Magic Cube is a puzzle that's been frustrating people since its release in the early seventies. Erno's mystifying three-dimensional puzzle cube consists of 6 faces, 26 cubes and 54 stickers of solid colors (traditionally white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow). The Magic Cube morphed into what is now known as the Rubik's Cube, and is one of the best selling toys on the market today.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Twist or the Snake

The Rubik's Twist, not quite the Rubik's Cube, but just as fun. If you don't this puzzle by the name Twist, perhaps you know it by its more familiar nickname, the Snake.

### How To: Win drinks with the four quarters puzzle

Effect: a hard-as-balls puzzle, that will drive everyone nuts and win you some free booze! Start out with four quarters set up in a diamond pattern.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube's F2L with advanced techniques

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube's F2L (first two layers) with advanced techniques, such as the use of empty slots and stuck pieces, along with some general tips and tricks.

### How To: Solve a Celtic knot puzzle ring

Here is a step by step tutorial video on how to solve the Celtic knot ring puzzle. Put your Celtic knot ring puzzle back together!

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the R 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: Tell the difference between new and old Rubik's Cubes

Do you have a million Rubik's Cubes sitting around your house? Can't tell the originals from the new ones? Well, this video tutorial will help you learn how to tell the difference between those original old Rubik's Cubes and newest made Rubik's Cubes. From telling the difference in their stickers, their cubes pieces, and their internal mechanisms.

### How To: Solve the top cross of the Rubik's Cube

Some people get confused about a couple of aspects to solving the Rubik's Cube. Hopefully this video will clear things up. If not, then just don't watch anymore videos. Just put the cube in your closet, or in your yard sale, or smash it against the wall. Just give up.

### How To: Use Rubik's Cube notation

This video tutorial is for beginner puzzlers who are getting more advanced in their speedsolving of the Rubik's Cube. When solving the Rubiks Cube, there are these mathematical equations called algorithms, which I'm sure you already know. But wait... what do algorithms have to do with notation? Well, in an algorithm you have a sequence of letters that tell you which sides of the cube you want to turn. Each of the six sides of the Rubik's Cube are associated with a letter and a symbol that tel...

### How To: Solve the wooden ball puzzle

If you love brain teasers and own the wooden ball puzzle, but haven't been able to solve it, this video is for you. The wooden ball puzzle can be a real challenge, but this how-to walks you through the process, slow and easy to make sure you get it. In addition, this video shows how to solve both the large and the small wooden ball puzzle. So, if you're at the end of your rope, don't despair, help for you and your wooden balls is on the way! Solve the wooden ball puzzle.

### 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.

### How To: Disassemble and reassemble 2x2 Rubik's Cube puzzles

It's time to disassemble your Rubik's puzzle, so how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these puzzles to be solved, but every once in a while it is necessary to take them apart, either for cleaning, lubricating or for replacing game parts.

### 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: 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 the Hanayama Cast Vortex metal puzzle

Learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast Vortex 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 Vortex puzzle, which is rated a 5 out of 6 in difficulty by Hanayama.

### 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: Find "the fish" on the Rubik's Cube

This will help you identify which algorithms to use to get to "the Fish". If you don't know what "the Fish" is, then maybe you should watch. Or not, nobody's forcing you.

### 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: Solve the Hanayama Cast Devil metal puzzle

Learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast Devil 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 Devil puzzle, which is rated a 4 out of 6 in difficulty by Hanayama.

### How To: Solve the Tetris Cube puzzle

You love the video game Tetris and you love the puzzle Rubik's Cube, then what's stopping you from attacking the Tetris Cube?

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the J 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.