Hot Puzzles How-Tos

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 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 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: 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: Solve the center of the V-Cube 7 puzzle

The V-Cube 7 is the grandaddy of all Rubik's Cube style puzzles, and it's on of the hardest puzzles to solve, with its 7x7 sides. If you're having a hard time getting started with the puzzle beast, specifically the 5x5 center, then this video tutorial should help you out. See how to solve the center of the V-Cube 7 puzzle. If you can solve a regular Rubik's Cube, it could help you out, because a lot of the principles are the same.

How To: Use commutators to solve the Rubik's Cube

Want to solve the Rubik's Cube without any algorithms at all? Well, you're in luck. In this video tutorial, you'll learn about commutators, which are sets of moves that only change very small parts of the Cube. All of these things are intuitive and derivable, and there are no mentions of algorithms. After understanding this video, you will most likely be able to intuitively solve the entire Rubik's Cube! Just don't expect to watch this video once and be an expert on Rubiks Cube commutators; y...

How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube F2L with the Fridrich 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 two-part video tutorial will show you how to solve the classic Rubik's Cube F2L with the Fridrich 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! Wait, there are no algorithms for the Jessica Fridrich Method when solving t...

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: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the 2-Look PLL

This two-part 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 solve the Rubik's Cube with the 2-Look PLL method. What is a PLL? The Permutation o...

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 2x2 Rubik's Cube

If you aren't as advanced as you want to be, then use this method to solve a 2x2 Eastsheen Cube, because the Rubik's isn't really that good. If you are advanced, then watch the second vide for the über-complex method, the Guimond Method.

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: 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: Reflect or mirror algorithms for 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, but in this algorithms you may find the need to mirror them, or reflect them, to get the exact opposite, forming a new algorithm. Well, this video will teach you all about how to reflect or mirror algorithms for the Rubik's Cube.

How To: Solve the Klotski Forget-Me-Not puzzle

Klotski is a small brick puzzle. The aim is to release a red block and move it to a destination gate by moving other surrounding pieces, within a confined outer border. It sounds simple but it's a real brainteaser, especially the Forget-me-not brick layout. Solve the Klotski Forget-Me-Not puzzle.

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!