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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: 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 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 Hršel 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: 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!

How To: Solve the last two centers on the V-Cube 7 puzzle

This tutorial video will show you how to solve the last two centers on the V-cube 7, the Rubik's Cube style puzzle. These 7x7 V-cubes are difficult to solve, but like most puzzles, become easier to handle with practice. Good luck, V-cubers! Just don't expect to solve this puzzle in less time than a Classic Rubiks or a 4x4 and 5x5.

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: 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 4x4 Rubik's Cube Revenge in seven steps

Solving the Rubik's Revenge Cube is similar in concept to solving the original Rubik's Cube. You still match colors and replace one piece with another, but there is an added level of complexity. Where the classic Rubik's Cube has fixed centers that determine the color of each face, every piece on the Rubik's Revenge Cube is fully moveable. It is also much more fragile than the original Rubiks Cube therefore requires greater care and precision. If you want to more... just watch and learn.

How To: Solve the V-Cube 6 puzzle

You've solve the 4x4 and 5x5 Rubik's Cube already, now you've gotten a V-Cube 6 puzzle. No problem, if you can solve those Rubiks Cubes, you can solve this 6x6 V-Cube. If you haven't solved any of those puzzles, maybe you need a video tutorial, eh? Well, you're in luck, this four-part video will show you exactly how to solve the V-Cube 6 puzzle.

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: 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 the Rubik's Twist

See how to solve the Rubik's Twist! The Rubik's Cube has been puzzling people for ages now, with only the best of minds able to solve it without any help. The rest of us might not be as lucky, we need a little help, but the Rubiks Twist might not be as hard. This video tutorial is only for beginners, to show them how to solve the mechanical Rubik's Twist puzzle, also referred to as the Rubik's Snake or Rubik's Transformable Snake.

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 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.