Megaminx Page Added

The Megaminx looks very complex with its 12 faces and colors, yet is very simple. Like the Rubik’s Cube the centers are there as reference points, but they do not have to be oriented like they do on some of the shape modified puzzles like the Rhombic Dodecahedron, or like they do on picture cubes. The Megaminx is also simple like the Rubik’s Cube in-that it does not change shape as do the Octagonal Prism, the Fisher’s Cube, and the Master Pyramorphinx.

I like the QJ brand tiled Megaminx. If I ever get another Megaminx, it will probably be a Holey Megaminx.


Rhombic Dodecahedron Page Added

This page is in the Specialty 3×3×3 Cube-like Puzzles section. Rhombic refers to the shape of each face. Dodecahedron means it is a 12-sided puzzle. This puzzle looks way more complex than a cube, but it is really very similar.

Fisher’s Cube Page Added

Added a page for the Fisher’s Cube. It discusses briefly the three I have, and talks a lot about how to solve the 6-color variety. Maybe someday I’ll work out a strategy for solving the single-color ones. I think it would involve solving the middle layer centers first, as then I think every piece would automatically be in the right place. Some of them would just need to be flipped or twisted.

Understanding the Cube

Some time ago—spring of 2008 I think—I wrote a little booklet about solving the Rubik’s Cube. Never did much with it. It has been living on my Scribd site with my 4x4x4 Story and some other miscellaneous documents I wanted online. Now it is available in my blog menu. WordPress and Scribd seem to play nicely together.

The first part of the book explains a layer by layer method of solving the cube. The second half contains my corners first method. In the first half I include explanations of both a working corner technique, and how to pair up a corner and edge to insert them together.