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Solving a 7x7 Rubik's Cube In Just Over Two Minutes Is Miraculous

Yesterday Australia’s Feliks Zemdegs managed to break the world record for solving a 7x7 Rubik’s Cube in just over two minutes and twenty-three seconds. For those of us who still have trouble just zipping up a jacket, watching him spin and unscramble this cube is incomprehensible. » 7/29/15 4:14pm Wednesday 4:14pm

Building a Model Car Makes These 3D Puzzles Worth Completing

There’s the satisfaction of placing the final piece, but what other motivation is there really for completing a 2D puzzle? Not much. That’s why these 3D puzzles from Eureka are a better use of your leisure time since you’re left with a surprisingly detailed model car in the end. » 7/03/15 10:35am 7/03/15 10:35am

This New Software Turns Any Object Into a Rubik's Cube Puzzle

Turning a cube into a rotating multi-colored puzzle isn’t terribly difficult. Ernő Rubik did it back in 1974 without the need for a computer. For other shapes, though, like a complicated 3D bunny, you need to figure out the perfect way to slice it up so that every sub-section can rotate freely. But thankfully there’s… » 6/24/15 10:22am 6/24/15 10:22am

The World's Smallest Perplexus Puzzle Looks Like a Nightmare To Solve

The makers of those spherical Perplexus maze puzzles are masters at driving you to the brink of insanity. And now they’ve gone and created an even faster way to frustrate you with a miniature four-inch version of their original maze sphere requiring an even steadier hand to solve. » 6/20/15 11:00am 6/20/15 11:00am

Make Music By Solving or Scrambling This Sequencer's Rubik Cubes

With a little custom software, a camera, and some musical know-how, you can turn sixteen customized Rubik's Cubes into a unique interface for a music sequencer. However, unless you're one of those Rubik's idiot savants who can solve them in seconds, this probably isn't the best instrument for live performances. » 3/18/15 9:25am 3/18/15 9:25am

The completely fascinating and rare art of hand drawing puzzles

This is Robert Kirtley and this is his workshop. Watch him artfully draw puzzles and manufactures puzzle die masters all by hand. It's such a fascinating process to see and a skill that has grown increasingly rare in the world of puzzles. In fact, there are only a few other people in the entire world who hand draw… » 3/16/15 7:25pm 3/16/15 7:25pm

Race the Clock To Rebuild This Puzzle Cube After You Shatter It

Sometimes the challenge of just completing a puzzle isn't enough. When you're trying to prove you're better than your friends you need a specific metric to validate your superiority. So this puzzle, made of randomly-shaped pieces that assemble into a perfect cube, has a built-in timer that starts when the cube breaks… » 3/10/15 4:21pm 3/10/15 4:21pm

You Can 3D-Print This Kid-Friendly Rubik's Bear Puzzle For Free

If there's one surefire way to make a Rubik's Cube less frustrating for kids—or less-gifted adults—it's to make it in the shape of a loveable bear that no one could possibly get angry with. Just look at Emmanuel Carrillo's adorable Ozobear, even when it's all mixed up it's impossible to want it to smash it against a… » 3/04/15 9:30am 3/04/15 9:30am

It Took This Guy Over 7 Hours To Solve the World's Hardest Rubik's Cube

Seven hours sounds just about right for the average puzzle enthusiast to solve a standard 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube. But Youtuber RedKB isn't your average puzzle enthusiast. Instead of tackling a 3x3x3 cube, he solves this incredibly complex 17x17x17 cube designed by Oskar Van Deventer. In the end it took him about… » 1/02/15 9:34am 1/02/15 9:34am

There Are a Thousand Pieces and a Thousand Colors In this Cruel Puzzle

What limited entertainment there is to be had from a puzzle is directly correlated to how challenging it is. Five hundred pieces forming a bowl of fruit still life makes for a pleasant afternoon challenge, but a thousand pieces tinted a thousand different colors that assemble to create a CMYK color spectrum is just… » 12/11/14 12:55pm 12/11/14 12:55pm

Someone Figured Out How To Turn Puzzles Into a Board Game

Puzzles can be a fun way to kill some time with friends or family, but there's no real competition until someone claims the last piece. How are you supposed to know who's superior to who? The folks at GameBrotherZ have come up with a solution with a board game called Tracktic that combines your love of puzzles with… » 11/19/14 3:05pm 11/19/14 3:05pm

That Hovering Tetris Tower Game Is Finally Available To Drive You Mad

First revealed at Toy Fair 2014 way back in February, ThinkGeek's Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge game is finally available. It promises all the fun of Jenga and Tetris, but with the added twist that you have to build your tower atop an unstable platform that's actually floating. So all that fun instead… » 11/07/14 10:26am 11/07/14 10:26am

The World's Smallest 7x7x7 Rubik's Cube Is Still Massively Frustrating

Don't be fooled by its diminutive size, the world's smallest 7x7x7 Rubik's Cube puzzle, designed by Matt Bahner, is still a considerable challenge, even for a master cube solver. In fact it might actually be even more of a challenge than the larger versions because you need to be far more precise with your finger… » 11/01/14 11:04pm 11/01/14 11:04pm

If Evil Were a Puzzle, It Would Look Like This X-Shaped Rubik's Cube

Although simple and straightforward in its design, the Rubik's Cube has been providing a formidable challenge to puzzle fans for 4o years now. But if arranging all of those colored squares has become child's play for you, don't worry, some twisted individual has created a Rubik's Cube with an X-shape that looks like a… » 8/27/14 2:20pm 8/27/14 2:20pm

Tangram Sticky Notes Let You Leave a Message Without Writing a Word

If a picture's worth a thousand words, then this set of Tangram puzzle sticky notes let you leave a longer message than you could ever fit on a single Post-it note. The collection of angular shapes can be arranged into almost any shape you can think of, although a drop or two of artistic talent will certainly help. » 3/07/14 5:20pm 3/07/14 5:20pm