I saw a Rubik's cube at the WalMart the other day and decided that I had to have it. So, I brought it home and showed it to my three sons who are 13, 12, and 10. I told them that you are suppose to scramble the colors on the cube and then put all the cubes back in order. Confidently, my 12 year old says: "No problem." After about an hour of fiddling with the thing, he said this is hard! I laughed at him and said "sweetheart, I have been trying to solve that thing for 20 years now and haven't done it yet." The boys have been playing with the cube the past few days and so have my husband and I. I may have to go back and buy another cube or two so there is enough to go around! I forgot how "addicting" that cube can be!!
Jan 20, '02
Hhhmmmm. if it's like the original ones, you can just peel off the colors and put them all one one side again!
Anyway, that's how my son finally did it (at about 4 yrs. old)!
I never could do it myself; and I like puzzles.
Jan 20, '02
You DO need to get more rubic's cubes. When more than one person is working a cube, the changes get out of hand.
I mean, you can let someone scramble your cube for you in the first place if you want to, but if someone else starts trying to solve it when you're working on it, they're probably introducing more change.
Although, you did say you had teenage boys.... They're the only people I've met who could consistently solve those bl**dy cubes in a halfway decent amount of time!
I've worked those things until my hands were achy!!!
Jan 23, '02
I can not solve those stupid cubes, in fact they just frustrate me
my younger sister has always been able to sit down and slove them, which I think wound her up more.
However I sat and took the screw out of the middle once, and reassembled the cube so that all the faces were in the right places. But that doesn't work if you get one of the cylinder shaped versions, they never
go back together
Must Read Topics