Over the summer holidays, we were invited to try out a selection of new, exciting Rubik’s products which have recently been launched.
We love Rubik’s products as they are perfect for keeping the kids occupied whilst travelling as they keep both their hands and minds active, without taking up huge amounts of room.
The largest of the toys in the range, you can Drop It….Twist It….Flip It….Win It!
It is a bit like a 3D Connect Noughts and Crosses and may sound easy to get 3 in a row, but Rubik’s Cage is a brain-bending, mind-twisting strategy game, that’s not as simple as it may seem.
Takes turns to place a Cubie into the Cage and twist one of the Cage’s layers to re-shuffle the game. Turn the whole game on its head by flipping the whole Cage over to scramble the Cubies and your opponents chances!
Want to start the kids off on something slightly easier than a traditional Rubik’s Cube?
Well, the Rubik’s Edge is one of the easiest cubes in Rubik’s range; a simple one-layer Cube which has been designed to train you up before you move on to the more complicated cubes.
This one has to be the kids favourite, the Rubik’s Orbit is a fun, modern looking sphere in the traditional Rubik’s colours.
Solve all of the 6 sides of the 360 rings to have a matching colour all the way round.
This is the game we taken almost everywhere with us this summer, playing it at festivals, during picnics and even on the beach.
Rubik’s Match sees players race to build the pattern on the challenge cards, using their own cubie cards. The first person to complete the pattern wins the round.
Traditional Rubik’s 3×3
There is still a place for the traditional Rubik’s 3×3, which can be solved with a combination of mathematics, art and science.
The Rubik’s Cube features six different coloured sides, each made up of nine squares. Once the faces are jumbled up, you are going to need to twist, turn and rotate the Rubik’s Cube until each of the six faces has only one colour – I have never actually managed to solve one though – have you?
Did you have a Rubik’s Cube growing up?