# 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: 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 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 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 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 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 Cube with the Y 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: 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: Use the ZBF2L algorithms to solve the Rubik's Cube

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. With an endless supply of them out there for this puzzle, how can you possibly remember them all? By watching videos, that's how. This one will help teach you how to use the ZBF2L algorithms to solve the Rubik's Cube. What is the ZBF2L? It's the ZB Method of...

### 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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 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: 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: Do tricks with a solved Rubik's Cube

A few extra things you can do with a solved cube, like creating different patterns on the club, plus a way to cheat at solving a Rubik's cube.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the T 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: 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: Solve that mess of a Rubik's Cube

Okay, you're sitting down, staring at this mess of colors in your hand, trying to make it look like it did when you originally bought it. The Rubik's Cube, my friend, is not as hard as you think it is.

### How To: Disassemble and assemble your Rubik's Cube

Here are some pointers on taking your Rubik's Cube apart and putting it back together. If you just got tired of trying to solve the darn thing, just do this (you cheater you).

### 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.

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

Well, you're bored of just solving the Rubik's Cube, and you've broken all of your personal records? Now what? How about blindsolving? Watch this seven-part series to see how to do it. Now, if you can't even solve a Rubik's Cube with your eyes staring deep into those vibrant colors, then you should probably not try this.

### 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 the Rubik's Cube inspired Square One puzzle

So, you can solve the Rubik's Cube, good for you, but what about the Square One? Erno Rubik is nothing compared to Karel HrÅ¡el and Vojtech Kopský, who invented the Square One puzzle, also called by its full title, "Back to Square One", or its shorter name of "Cube 21". It's shaped like a Rubik's Cube, but it's cut like a freak show, adding that layer of difficulty that challenges you.

### 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...

### 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: Solve the Rubik's Cube using different patterns

This video series shows you different patterns for solving the Rubik's Cube. The four patterns are a different colored dot on each side, a cross and an X, a pattern with an X on each side and the last pattern is 2 sides with solid colors and 2 with diagonals.

### How To: Clean and lubricate Rubik's Cube puzzles

It's time to lubricate 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 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: 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 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 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 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: Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect.

### 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 World

Who needs a Rubik's Cube when you have a Rubik's World? See how easy it is too learn and solve. Each video is broken down into its own step.

### How To: Solve the parity error with the Void Cube

If you're looking to solve the parity error with the Void cube, this video is for you. This how-to discusses various algorithms you'll need to know in order to solve the void cube. Don't be square, solve the square. Go!