# Hot Puzzles How-Tos

### 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 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 a Rubik's Cube for kids, by kids

Does your child want to learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube? What better way is there than learning how to solve the Rubiks Cube for kids than by kids? This video four-part video tutorial will show your children what they need to know.

### How To: Successfully restring your Rubik's Magic puzzle

Have a Rubik's Magic Puzzle that's been failing you? It needs a little adjustment, doesn't it? Well, this four-part video tutorial will show you how to fix it, by restringing the puzzle.

### 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 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: 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 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 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 Rubik's Cube in under one minute

Learn how to master the Rubik's Cube puzzle... watch this video tutorial to see how to solve the Rubik's Cube in under one minute. You don't have to be a genius to accomplish solving the 3x3 Classic Rubiks Cube.

### 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: 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 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 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 a Pyraminx

The Rubik's company has created a veritable cornucopia of Rubik's cubes and puzzles of that nature. While the Pyraminx is not a Rubik's product, it is similar in nature. The Pyraminx is a tetrahedron which had several colored sides which turn and twist. This tutorial video will show you how to solve a Pyraminx.

### 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: 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 the easy, easy way

Solve the Rubik's cube using these algorithms: 1)FI U LI UI

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Mirror Blocks 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!

### 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: Assemble a 4x4 rubik's cube

Wow, this 4x4 rubik's cube looks daunting to assemble, but entirely possible!

### How To: Solve a 5x5x5 Rubik's Cube faster

This video shows an explanation for an Advanced Edge Pairing method for the 5x5x5 Cube. The method used is as follows. First, you should match up edges on the middle layers (in the build ring) to form complete "tredges," or triple edge pieces. Then replace and store these tredges on the Up and Down faces of the cube. This method CAN be applied to any size big cube!

### How To: Solve the difficult Snake Cube puzzle

This is a solution to the Snake Cube, a puzzle made up of 27 cubes connected on a string through alternating holes in the blocks. There's no sound, so you'll just have to watch, or maybe play some music in the background. Oh, and there's no talking, either.

### How To: Use multislotting to solve a Rubix Cube

The world of hardcore Rubix Cube solving is a competitive and insular one. This video, clearly made for the Rubix enthusiast, is a discussion of multislotting and some ways in which this technique can be used to break up bad pairs on the cube. It moves very, very fast, so newbies need not apply, but if you are serious about solving Rubix Cubes quickly, this video should help you achieve your goal.

### How To: Make you own Rubik's Cube out of DVD cases

See how to make a Rubik's Cube out of everyday DVD cases. Start out watching this, then go off on your own and see if you can figure it out the rest yourself. If you can solve a Cube, then why can't you build one? Too much for you?

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube F2L with the Fridrich Method

Need a little help solving the first part of the Rubik's Cube puzzle? The F2L (First Two Layers) 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 no time.

### How To: Replace Rubik's Cube stickers with tiles

Change the stickers of your Rubik's Cube into tiles! You're going to have to separate those cubes, that way it's easier to glue. Make sure that the tiles you will choose are durable. Be sure to glue the tiles at the center of each peace carefully because once it is glued you will not be able to move it in the exact center of the piece.

### How To: Assemble your own DIY Cube

What more do you need to know? Assemble a DIY Cube, for when the Rubik's Cube just doesn't cut it anymore.

### 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 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 cross faster than anyone

Want to be fast at solving the cross of the Rubik's Cube, like two or three seconds fast? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to solve the Rubik's Cube cross faster than anyone. These insights into how to make the cross will no doubt make you a great speedcuber. Just pay attention to the orientation and the rest of these Rubiks Cube cross tips and 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.