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2X2X2

A miniature key chain version of East Sheen's 2x2x2 puzzle.
An official Rubik's Pocket Cube sticker variation featuring Power Rangers characters.
The 1996 OddzOn version.

A Jumbo 2x2x2 promoting Wilkenburger, a German beer company.

3X3X3

The first mass produced bandaged 3x3x3.
This cube stands almost a full 9 centimeters.
All stickers are reflective with a glitter like surface.

This standard-sized cube is made from grey plastic instead of black and has pastel coloured stickers.
A single hole has been punched out of the center of each sticker.
And why shouldn't they use the same name everyone else used?!

Made by Matchbox in the late 1980's. Four special stickers reveal the orientation of their faces.
Arxon's 1981 German edition.
Official Rubik's Cubes manufactured in the 1990's and 2000's

The third of the three different Ideal 1980 U.S. packages.
This 29mm cube with round stickers is key chain size, but has no key chain attachment.
This 5cm white plastic cube has painted dots instead of stickers.

A Wonderful Puzzler keychain with normal colors.
Easily the most well known of the Rubik's Cube clones.
This version has a different black box.

This cube is exactly the same size as a standard Rubik's Cube.

3X3X3 (PICTURE)

This cube features cartoon-like images of various baby animals.
This appears to be an "assembly cube", like the ones sold by Mefferts.
All diagonal, horizontal and vertical rows add up to 15.

This was apparently part of a McDonalds promotion in the early 80s.
The original red and white English version. "Rubik's Calendar"
A Christmas themed sticker variation.

This key chain sized version has slightly varied graphics, and the sides are arranged differently.
This official Rubik's Promotions cube was presumably made for Deutsche Telekom.

4X4X4

East Sheen's 2002 4x4x4 cube.
ITCs version for the whole world except usa in french packaging.
Follow up to the Rubik's cube, as shown by its name. Produced in 1982 and 1983 by Ideal in Korea and Macau.

2000 Edition from Seven towns.

5X5X5

East Sheen's 2002 5x5x5 cube.
2002 Rubiks.com edition.
Five layered cube


6X6X6 & UP

The first mass produced 6x6x6. A six layered cube.
The first 7x7x7. A seven layered cube.

CUBE (SHAPE PRESERVING)

The skewb is a very solid and satisfying puzzle to play with.

CUBE (SHAPE CHANGING)

The 1994 Irwin Toys version.
This Cube 21 only has 2 colors, one of which is always silver. The second colour can be any of the other five Original Edition colours: blue, orange, green, yellow, red.
All the stickers on this 78mm modified Skewb are the same reflective golden colour. There is only one solution.

The logo on this version is written in a different font.
Virtually (if not exactly) identical to the orignial Square-1.
A new challenge to the Square-1 / Cube 21.


CUBOID

A custom built 3x3x3 variation that functions as a 3x3x3.

OCTAHEDRON

A 2x2x2 in octahedral form.
A small octahedron-shaped 2x2x2.
Meffert's build-up and truncation of a Skewb into an octahedron.


OTHER EIGHT-SIDED

The official Meffert Tetraminx.

DODECAHEDRON

Meffert's six colour 1982 version. Roughly 31 mm along an edge.
Essentially a Deeper cut megaminx at heart, the Pyraminx crystal adds a new twist to the classic puzzle.
A dodecahedron build up from a Skewb.


FOUR

Meffert's 1981 black Blind Man's Pyraminx.
One extra layer compared to the original Triamid.
This knock-off measures 52mm along an edge.

The white 1981 Meffert version.
The black 1981 Meffert version.
The 1981 Tomy version.

A low quality clone that measures approximately 10cm along each edge and is decorated with reflective stickers.
A low quality clone that measures approximately 5cm along each edge and is decorated with reflective stickers.
Arrange the ten pieces by breaking them into two groups and putting them back together again.

A great little Pyramorphix clone.

TEN

The Original Toys version.

FOURTEEN

A beautiful (but simple) puzzle closely related to the Dino Cube!
Fourteen colour edition of the Rainbow Cube.

TWENTY

Probably the most sought after of all Twisty Puzzles which went in mass production.
A Dogic reassembled to have a different colour layout.

PUCKS

Match up the pairs of wedges in the rainbow pattern printed on the puzzle and the package.
This version shows the text "Hockey Puck Puzzle".
One of the numerous sticker/colour variations of the hockey puck puzzle.


SPHERE

Produced with white an black body.
Depicts various circus scenes.

A very nice masterball variant depicting St George and the dragon.
A Duo Masterball "sticker" variation.
The most colourful and the most widely sought-after of the Masterball variations.

A very low quality 3x3x3 puzzle.
The pink version.
A unique dodecahedral puzzle.

This K-Ball K8 version has a white background body.
K-Ball Swirls design (Large and Small)

This version shows Simba, Zazu and Rafiki in 3D relief.
This version shows Mufasa, Sarabi, Timon and Pumba in 3D relief.
This version shows Simba, Nala, Banzai, Shenzi and Ed in 3D relief.

Each piece has a unique colour, arrange from lightest to darkest. Functions similar to the Masterball, but with only one vertical slice.
Solve all twelve hexes by matching up the three colours correctly.
One of the spherical Rubiks cubes produced during the original cube craze. A derivative of the Wonderful Puzzler.

This puzzleball features embossed Mickey and Donald characters.
The tiles slide on three tracks, like the Equator or Hungarian Globe, but the colored disks (and five tiles) rotate as well.
A black globe on a stand with the seven continents in various colours.

This green Masterball features a soccer (aka: football) theme. Can you score a goal?
The rarest of the original Masterballs. Featuring a Tennis-based theme and the writing "Grand Slam" on the top.
The original version with twelve coloured rings.

This version has a faint grey ring connecting the 20 white hexagons.
Each white hexagon depicts a soccer player in this version.
This puzzleball depicts a crude World Cup of Soccer trophy.

World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) Masterball.
Produced in Hungary.

STAR

A confusing 12 sided puzzle, closely related to the Megaminx.
This fun custom built puzzle is based on a Pyramorphix / 2x2x2 mechanism.

HEADS & OBJECTS

A 2x2x2 puzzle in the shape of Bart Simpson's head.
A 2x2x2 puzzle in the shape of Darth Maul's head.
Featuring the likeness of the Gundam Seed character Strike Gundam GAT X-105 in the power-up version

Notable because of its extruding ears. Pink version.
Notable because of its extruding ears. White version.

A 2x2x2 puzzle in the shape of Homer Simpson's head.
The first generation of a 2x2x2 with the shape of Mickey Mouse's head.
A 2x2x1 puzzle in the shape of Morph from Disney's Treasure Planet.

A 2x2x2 puzzle with the shape of two characters from Star Wars Episode II.
A 2x2x2 puzzle with the shape of two characters from Star Wars Episode II.
A 2x2x2 puzzle with the shape of two characters from Star Wars Episode II.

A 2x2x2 puzzle with the shape of two characters from Star Wars Episode II.
A 2x2x2 puzzle with the shape of two characters from Star Wars Episode II.
A 2x2x2 puzzle with the shape of two characters from Star Wars Episode II.


OTHER SHAPES

Extended version of the normal Crystal 3x3x3.
An attractive little puzzle, possibly related to the legendary Rubik's Cheeze.
Arrange the numbers in the correct order.


MOVING HOLE

Slide type that is harder than you might think.
"Use oriental medicinal science of HAND REFLEXOLOGY to stimulate the brain & lungs while exercising the hands & fingers."
A mix between the moving hole puzzles and the two-layer UFO puzzles.

This sliding tiles puzzle/calendar/coin bank has a total of 41 tiles arranged in seven columns and six rows.
A new twist to the sliding blocks theme.
A tile-sliding puzzle with the shape and design of a Coca Cola Classic can.

This large, hex-shaped, 6x6 Whip-It type puzzle is about 12cm tall.
8 billiard balls in a square container. The balls can rotate around the perimeter, or move across the center along one axis. The goal is to scramble the balls and then return them to sequential order.
A tile-sliding puzzle with the shape and design of a Diet Coke can.

This 14cm 6x6 puzzle pen apparently advertises Enron.
A tile-sliding puzzle with the shape and design of a Scotch Whisky bottle.
Return the coloured balls to their starting circles.

The solid colour, 2x2x2 version of the Vadasz cube.
The solid colour, 3x3x3 version of the Vadasz cube.
The solid colour, 4x4x4 version of the Vadasz cube.

The rainbow coloured 4x4x4 version of the Vadasz cube.
A sliding blocks puzzle with only edges and corners.
A well-designed 3D movable space puzzle.

An interesting combination between a logic game and a sliding tile game.
Slide the 26 cubes around to solve this puzzle in one of three ways.
A cheap copy of the Backspin.

With varying numbers of dots. Could be called "Massage Ball for the Blind".
I could be wrong, but this puzzle looks fairly trivial.
A 29mm 3x6 Whip-It type puzzle on a necklace chain.

Probably the most popular tile sliding puzzle ever.
The 1982 official Rubik's Missing Link Key Chain released by Ideal. This puzzle stands 60mm tall excluding the keychain, and the keychain's plastic attachement loop.
A tile-sliding puzzle with the shape and design of a Pepsi can. The sliding is somewhat shifted.

Another variation on the 26 sliding cube theme.
35 balls in 6 colours make up this variation on the popular theme. Made in Japan.
These 14cm puzzle pens are identical except for their base outer colour and the colour of the missing tile.

Milton Bradley version. Organize the 16 thingies into rows.
Tomy version. Organize the 16 thingies into rows.
Organize pieces in rows or columns.

This version promotes RTL, a German television station.
A fun little moving-space puzzle.
A very simple little puzzle.

Burger King's 2 layer Missing Link type of puzzle, used to promote the Spongebob movie.
The rainbow coloured, 3x3x3 version of the Vadasz cube.
Dark green mug with red Klingon symbol on sliding tile puzzle.

This version has a U.S.A. stars & stripes theme.
The sliding blocks puzzle implemented with a Siamese Cube.
This 2x2x2 version was made in at least six differently colored version.

This 3x3x3 version is known in at least fivedifferently colored versions.
This 3x3x3 version is known in at least fivedifferently colored versions.
A difficult modification of the 15 Puzzle.

This 3x6 Whip-It stands approximately 7cm tall.
This 6x6, hex-shaped Whip-It stands 8.5cm tall and 4cm wide (edge to edge).
A 52mm 3x6 Whip-It key chain

This 6.5cm Whip-It is built around a pencil sharpener.

MOVING MARBLES

9 spheres arranged in a 3x3 square. Spin rows and columns to position them in the same orientation.
Arrange the 8 pool balls in numerical order.
A true sequential movement puzzle. The 10 "balls" move around on a non-trivial track.

Group the four colours to solve this puzzle.
One of the more successful puzzles from the original cube craze.

Group the three colours to solve this puzzle.
Move the marbles from one column to the next by tilting and turning. Try to get each column a single colour.
A bead-moving puzzle that came in at least four different versions.

A puzzle similar to the Varikon 3x3x3. It uses marbles instead of moveable cubes.
The 2003 Leading Edge version of the Mad Triad.
Modern adaptation of the Hungarian Rings.

The first release. This version had no reset hole. Once pushed, the buttons stay pushed.
Related to the Top Spin puzzle but with 5 numbers to spin instead of 4 and numbers up to 26. Made in Taiwan.
An impossibly hard ball moving puzzle.

A ten billion barrel with one layer and 10 beads removed.
This keychain version stands at about 35mm.
"Just put the numbers in order"... sounds a lot easier than it is!


MOVING TILES

This version has no markings. Simply solve by color.
This version has the numbers one through five on each of the six faces.
Four intersecting circles with fourfold symmetry.

Hollow blue "corners" with letter, number and symbol tiles.
A clever, metal, tile-sliding puzzle.
Spin the top/bottom half to mix the satellites, then use the central plunger to flip one, two, three or four satellites over.

An uncommon puzzle produced in Hong Kong.
Twist the fingertips to rotate the four overlapping discs of wedges.
Ten overlapping wheels.

Rotate the top/bottom half, then spin each half of a sphere to scramble the puzzle.
First of a series of three similar puzzles. The three differ only by the colors of the pieces.
Second of a series of three similar puzzles. The three differ only by the colors of the pieces.

Third of a series of three similar puzzles. The three differ only by the colors of the pieces.
East german puzzle of overlapping disks.
Rubik's 15 (XV) is 2 puzzles in one. Arrange the numbers in sequence 1 to 15. On the other side there is a magic square challenge.

Similar to a King Ring. With touchable symbols.
This version has four wings and eight colours.
This version has three wings and six colours. A version with pink body exists too.

Similar to the Puzzler but with 3 circles.
Use two up-down plungers and a left-right plunger to move your ship from one end of the board to another.
Slide the cars and twist the sphere in an effort to park each car beside its matching color spot.

Features a racing car of some sort.
A version of Lotica advertising the Koninklijke Marine aka Royal Dutch Navy
Two overlapping wheels. Promotional version for The Museum Company.

This Mind Maze/Tricky Disky-like puzzle has four wings and eight colours.

FOLDING

Not really a twisty puzzle. Somewhat similar to a Rubik's Snake.

A low-quality Rubik's Snake clone.
Approximately 1/7 the size of the original Magic.

Approximately 1/7 the size of the original Magic.
1/4 size of regular magic.
Approximately 1/7 the size of the original Magic.

Approximately 1/7 the size of the original Magic.
Three wings, six colours. This version reads "Roundy The Clever Disk".
Fold the magic puzzle into a cube shape complete with a stand.

The 1986 black Matchbox version.
The 1997 red OddzOn version.
The 12 panel, five ring Magic by Matchbox.

The 1998 OddzOn version.

A day at the beach with the Simpsons.
A low quality Rubik's Snake clone.
The 16 panel edition in the Magic series of puzzles.


ELECTRONIC

The cube version of Light's Out.
Electonic, talking, logic puzzle for up to 4 separate players. Pretty lights.
A spherical version of Light's Out.


PATTERN MATCHING

A variation of instant insanity with 4 balls in a frame.
A simple little puzzle that can be solved quite quickly with an exhaustive search.
Arrange the eight cubies into a 2x2x2 cube, matching the colours where cubies meet.

A promotional item for the City of Weston.
A 3D tangle-type puzzle with rotating faces
A great little puzzle that keep you busy for hours!

Rotate the layers until all rabbits can be seen through the top of the hat when held up to a bright light.
"The World's Knottiest Puzzle."
Several smaller pieces slot together. The goal is that each "face" (centered on the square faces) has five unique colors.


OTHER MECHANISMS

The object of this puzzle is to get all the sliders either in or out. Several stacked and slotted disks inside the puzzle limit the range of movement at each step in the puzzle.
Spin the number ring, and twist the ends to flip seven of the thirteen numbers over.
Try and remove the inner sliding mechanism, blocked by knobs you can only turn one at a time. Like Spin Out, but the size is smaller and the knobs shows elephants.

Starting with all six balls inside the center sphere and the locking rings open, the challenge is to move the balls into their matching coloured domes on the outside.
Point all 18 clocks to 12 to solve.
Try and remove the inner sliding mechanism, blocked by knobs you can only turn one at a time.


BOOKS


A German solution book for the 3x3x3.
German. This version says "Lösungswege" under the title.

German.
Fur alle Rubik'schen Wurfel

American edition.
Das komplette Losungsbuch
Die schnellsteLosung und zahllose Varianten

Strategie Zur Losung
Das Losungsbuch von Ashwin Belur und Blair Whitaker

The instruction booklet included with each of the six 2x2x2 Star Wars heads.
The Cube: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Best-Selling Puzzle: Secrets, Stories, Solutions

Bantam Books
Teufelstonne - Tower - Trikki 4. So Losen Sie Die Geheimnisse Der Neuen Denkspiele.


GAMES

Players have to match colored squares in 3 x 3 grids.
Create a row of 3 pegged squares of ONE of your colors - vertically, horizontally or diagonally, on one side of the Cube.
Create a row of 3 pegged squares of ONE of your colors - vertically, horizontally or diagonally, on one side of the Cube.

Two-player game which makes use of a mirror.
"Easy to learn, a challenge to win." (Not to be confused with Rubik's Infinity, which is "easy to learn, a challenge to master"!)
It's a race to make the scrambled "Cube Face"

441 piece jigsaw puzzle.

MECHANISM PICTURES

The 4x4x4s from the cube craze.
Groove version.

Dissection of the V-Cube 5.

MISCELLANEOUS STUFF

Not a book but a set of labels to "solve" the cube.

UNKNOWN

Bring the numbers in order, Thinkfun released this one in 2005
Version of Lights Out played on a 6x6 grid with some extra features
Key chain version of this wonderfull puzzle

Electronic Version of rush hour by binary arts (now: thinkfun)


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