X Cube is going to be quite the cerebral challenge


xcubeOur brain is somewhat like a muscle, the more often we make use of it, the better and more adept we are, which means that we ought to be able to deal with future problems better when we use the way we solve existing ones as a “base” of sorts. For those of you who have had a long running love affair with puzzle games and toys, I am quite sure one of the more iconic puzzles you have solved before – or at least attempted to, before you rearranged the stickers accordingly, would have been the Rubik’s Cube. Over the years, there have been variants like the Scruble Cube, and here we are with what looks like a “Final Boss” type – the £24.99 X Cube.

It might sound harmless at first, but make no mistake about it – the X Cube is touted to be horrendously difficult to solve. After all, it does come with 52 moving parts, 102 stickers and 125 decillion possible permutations, and for those smug Rubik’s cube solvers, it might just bring down your pride and ego by a notch. Or a few notches, really, as you spend days and perhaps even months trying to get this piece solved. Of course, hats off to you if you managed to actually discover the right “formula” to get this puzzle solved!

3 reviews or comments

Swapna Says: August 27, 2014 at 10:56 am

Reminds me how i used to spend days to solve the Rubik’s cube. m surely gonna try my hands on this too..

Time to nourish the brain again 😉

Chirs Says: September 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Unless that cube has a different mechanism (internal shape) its a total knock off of these puzzles: http://www.hknowstore.com/locale/en-US/item.aspx?corpname=nowstore&itemid=4eee4303-8749-4595-9d43-cc590e86cd86



Dane Says: September 11, 2014 at 10:27 am

@Chirs Completely false. Turns out those guys released thier puzzle a full 6 months after the inventor released the X-Cube. They then lied about their development timeline and about having a patent, trying to take advantage of a 20 year old inventor. Plus, those listings are illegally using the X-Cube trademark.

Source: http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=322529#p322529
and I am Dane, the inventor.

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