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.

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.

This puzzle from Mefferts doesn’t turn very smoothly, but when I can deal with that, I enjoy playing with it. It is a triangular pyramid—tetrahedron—that can morph into several other shapes. It is also fun to put patterns on it.

I’ve included photos and a video on the Pyramorphinx page.

# 2×3×3 Rectangular Prism Page Added

The 2×3×3 is interesting because if you hold it so white or yellow is up then the sides can not turn 90˚ like they can with a normal Rubik’s Cube. Only 180˚ turns work.

If you know how to solve the cube corners first, then it is easy to use that method to solve the corners of the 2×3×3, but the edges are probably easier to 3-cycle home than trying to apply the Corners First edge strategy.

There is also a simple corner 3-cycle, so if you want to solve the edges first, then cycle the corners home, that works too. Or if you want to use a block building strategy, that can work. Sometimes with these two strategies, though, you end up with 2 swapped corners. It isn’t as easy to swap two corners as it is two edges, but it can be done using a simple algorithm and 3-cycles.

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.