# Hot Puzzles How-Tos

### 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 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 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: Disassemble & reassemble the Holey Megaminx puzzle

If you're looking for the right way to take apart your Holey Megaminx puzzle, this video is for you. Part by part, piece by piece, this video will show you how to break it down then build it all back up.

### 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!

### How To: Solve the V-Cube 6

In this two part video, you'll learn how to solve the huge puzzle square, the V-Cube 6. In order to figure it out, you'll need to know how to solve the 3X3 4X4 and 5X5 cubes. Also, don't forget to watch the other part of this video.

### How To: Solve the V-Cube 7

If you've solved the classic Rubik's cube and are looking for a bigger challenge, try stepping up to the V-Cube 7, currently the biggest puzzlecube out there. This tuturial walks you through sides, centers, edges to help you work it out. This is a two part video, so make sure to watch both parts.

### How To: Make a wood labyrinth

This video shows viewers how to create a wood labyrinth in which you can roll a small ball through a maze, trying not to allow the ball to fall into the hole. You will need some boards of wood which you will need to cut to the correct dimensions. You will need to create a box-like structure which will have an opening near the bottom from which you can retrieve your ball if it falls in a hole. After designing the template for your wood labyrinth, you should then proceed to make holes in the to...

### How To: Find the aabb square

This video presents a mathematical puzzle which is to be solved by the viewer. The solution is posted in an alternate video, but this video presents the problem of a four digit number which is the square of a smaller number. The first two digits of the square are the same as each other and the last two digits are the same as each other as well. The video calls for the viewer to find the integer whose square is this four digit number without the use of a calculator, although abacuses are allow...

### How To: Modify a 3x3 Rubik's Cube so that it turns faster and better

Mods have gone from car parts to British youthful rebels to computer game addons to this. Rubik's Cube mods. Yes, they're here. This video will show you how to modify a standard 3x3 Rubik's Cube so that it will turn and solve much more quickly and smoothly. You will need a dremel, vaseline, and some other tools, but the results are impressive.

### How To: Turn and solve Rubik's Cubes one-handed faster

Okay, solving a Rubik's Cube one-handed in 15 seconds is pretty impressive. If you find solving a Rubik's Cube with two hands to be lacking in challenge and flair, try doing solves using only one hand. There is a technique to it, and this video will teach it to you. Basically, you just turn R and U a lot and rotate the cube.

### HowTo: DIY Wooden Rubik's Cube

Put your woodworking skills to the test with this spin on the classic Rubik's cube. Instructables user BrittLiv demonstrates how to craft your own wooden cube using the following materials and tools:

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube faster with F2L techniques

Solve a Rubik's Cube faster with F2L techniques

### How To: Idiot's Secret Guide to Mastering Crossword Puzzles

This article is a must read for all of you mediocre crossword enthusiasts who can only dream of meeting Will Shortz. (I put myself in this category.)

### How To: Break in a Rubik's Cube so that it solves beautifully

Most Rubik's cubes are not well-made or well-taken care of. They creak and turn slowly, acting like the cheap pieces of plastic that they for the most part are. There are ways though, even for cheap cubes, to make them work much more quickly and smoothly than they do out of the box. This video will show you a great method for breaking in your Rubik's Cube. It bears some risk of breaking your cube, but if you're careful your cube should be in better shape than ever when you're done, allowing y...

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube in 5 minutes

To solve a Rubik's cube, you will need to begin by keeping in mind the 7 steps. To learn about the cube itself, you will need to take it apart. The cube has 3 types of pieces. The center pieces do not move. They are actually fixed. Every piece is unique, and every piece has a unique place.

### How To: Solve a 3x3x4 Rubik's Cube

If you've watched our video on solving a Domino Rubik's Cube, you know that asymmetrical Rubik's "Cubes" exist and are readily solvable. If you haven't, go watch that video and come back, because this one is going to teach you how to solve the mother of the domino cube, the 3x3x4 MEGADOMINO (not it's real name). It takes a while and requires some pretty sophisticated Rubik's skills, but if normal Rubik's Cubes are too easy for you go buy one of these!

### 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 a 2x3x3 Rubik's Domino Cube

There are all sorts of crazy Rubik's cubes these days, from the gargantuan 7x7x7 models all the way down to the 2x2xx2. Whatever happened to the plain old 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube? Whatever the case, this video is about one of the weirder styles of cube, the 2x3x3 "Domino". It's not even a cube! This video will show you how to solve a Rubik's domino from any starting position. The instructions are very clear, and should have you solving this interesting "cube" in no time.

### 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: 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: 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 a 6x6x6 V-Cube 6 puzzle

Watch this four-part tutorial to learn how to solve a 6x6x6 V-Cube 6. This is a rather advanced cube, so it's recommended that you already know how to solve both a 4x4 and 5x5 cube first. If not, you might end up getting just a little bit lost. This detailed instructional video tutorial will leave you eager to get started on your own cube!

### HowTo: Mutate Your Rubik's Cube

WonderHowTo loves the Rubik's Cube. We've got endless tutorials on speed solving, disassembling, assembling, algorithms, and more. If you're already a master of the cube, here's a new challenge for you: make some DIY modifications with BrittLiv's Instructable.

### How To: Begin playing Sudoku

Jacky Liao and Tony Liao describe the main attributes of Sudoku and provide tips on how to solve the puzzle. Sudoku is a popular puzzle just like crossword. It is a puzzle of a 9X9 square sub-divided into 3X3 squares. You have to fill each column and row with digits 1 through 9 in any order. Each 3X3 sub-square must include all digits 1 through 9. Every Sudoku game starts with a few of the squares filled in. The more squares that are filled in the easier it is to play. As you fill in the squa...

### How To: Figure out Rubik's Cube notation

Has a Rubik's Cube got you stumped? This video demonstrates how to understand notation in a three-by-three cube. Step one of the video is to understand that there are three types of pieces in a cube. One is a center pieces, these demonstrate what the color of the side must become. Next, is an edge piece. This is one piece with two stickers. Lastly, there is a corner piece. This is a corner on the cube. It has three stickers. Finally, once you understand the notation of the pieces of the cube,...

### How To: Make your own crossword puzzle

Crossword puzzles are great way to exercise you mind and have something fun to do with breakfast. Don’t just do a puzzle, but make one yourself. You can do it by hand or try out the help of a crossword building software.

### 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: Do the "PLL" Rubik's Cube solution technique

This is a demonstration on how to use the PLL method to solve a Rubik's cube. The author informs that what people do before and after applying the PLL technique is very important. According to him, people usually tend to first align as many faces as they can, when they see a partial algorithm and then apply the PLL method, which is very time consuming. Instead, one should stop one step short of alignment, apply the Pll method and then align the faces completely. The author, however, points ou...

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube with the "winter variation"

The video shows a unique method of solving a Rubik's cube. The method is called F2LL or 'winter variation'. There is very little information about this method on the internet. It deals with Corner Orientation. The person in the video is a skilled cube handler. There are 27 algorithms and their mirrors in the F2LL method. While you form an F2LL pair, you need to orient the corners at the same time. This method makes cube solving all the more easy.

### 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 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 a Rubik's Cube with "extended cross" approach

The narrator is showing how to make an "extended cross" with his Rubik's cube. He claims if you are "color neutral" then playing with the cube will help. There are many ways to get the extended cross but he shows you his way. He also claims that the more you practice, the faster you will get. Also by practicing, you will learn different techniques on how to achieve an extended cross. There is no right or wrong way to play; it is but very interesting to watch!

### 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: Understand "first 2 levels" Rubik's Cube algorithms

Learn to solve a Rubik's Cube in no time flat with these easy algorithms to fix those puzzling problems. Whether you have a color that just needs to move a few spots or the proper placement is just a few places off, you can follow these step by step turns of the cube done slowly enough to follow along. The algorithm is even displayed on the bottom of the screen for people savvy in Rubik's Cube terminology. He explains several issues and scenarios that most people encounter when trying to solv...

### How To: Understand the Petrus Method of solving a Rubik's Cube

In this video the author shows how to solve a Rubik's Cube using Peter's method. He says that he is not going to give any algorithm or step by step procedure but that he intends to give an over view of how to solve a Rubik's Cube. He starts with the basics of Peter's method. He starts with explaining few pointers like the tiles in the middle of each faces of cube never really move and he tells the basics of how to hold the cube. He goes on and explains how to solve the cube by starting from a...

### How To: Disassemble and reassemble a Rubik's Cube

This video teaches you how to open a Rubik's Cube using a pair of scissors (and it says other household "tools" might work). After taking out the first block you can simply disassemble the other components as well. It's very useful if you are looking to replace a broken piece or if you can't solve the cube. Following the steps in this video will make you feel more comfortable about taking one of these cubes apart, since you might be afraid to break the cube while disassembling it. There is al...

### How To: Do advanced "first 2 levels" techniques

This video relates to the Games. This video relates to a cube puzzle game. This video relates the various F2L techniques to be followed in the cube puzzle game He uses some techniques that he come across while trying to improve his F2L techniques he does use it correctly. It is still hard. He cube he is using here is an Edison with bright cube sticker. In this video he narrates the different advanced techniques to be followed to improve in solving the cube puzzle game and different angles to ...

### How To: Easily solve the Rubix Magic

Have you ever wondered how to solve the Rubix Magic? Well, this video is designed to do just that. This is a very short video; the demonstrator shows us how to play this game, loosely based on the Rubik's Cube and how it is solved. Watch this video to find out more about the Rubix Magic!

### How To: Understand the Rubik's Cube

This video is about solving the Rubik's Cube in 5 easy steps. It gives an overview of the Rubik's Cube which may even be considered as surplus information for some people. It also describes common mistakes; for instance, trying to solve one face at a time. It goes on to give a recommendation that it is better to solve three layers at a time.