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This is a collection which forms an algebraic paradise for a pure theoretical mathematician (like me!).

For an updated list of my puzzles (plus other non-twisty ones), please visit my web site

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2X2X2

Batman Mini-Cube A 2x2x2 cube featuring characters as seen in the cartoon: Batman, The Animated Series.
Rubik's Pocket Cube The 1981 release by Ideal.

3X3X3

Glitter Magic Cube All stickers are reflective with a glitter like surface.
Micro Cube Key Chain A small sized cube (about 19mm, 3/4") key chain
Mini Rubik's Cube A cube with an edge length of approximately 30 mm. Produced during the original cube craze.

Polish Cube (all red) All red stickers, impossible to mess up.
Rubik's Cube (german) Arxon's 1981 German edition.
Rubik's Cube (OddzOn) Official Rubik's Cubes manufactured in the 1990's and 2000's

Rubik's Cube (US packaging II) The second of the three different 1980 Ideal U.S. packages.
Rubik's Cube - Rubik's Studio Edition Rubik Studio edition from Hungary.
Rubik's Cube Deluxe Edition (tiles) The Rubik's Deluxe Cube. ITCs version with tiles instead of stickers.

Wonderful Key Chain A Wonderful Puzzler keychain with normal colors.
Wonderful Puzzler - Mid-Sized This cube is about 40 or 45mm tall.
Wonderful Puzzler with Round Stickers This cube is exactly the same size as a standard Rubik's Cube.


3X3X3 (PICTURE)

Baby Animals Key Chain Cube This cube features cartoon-like images of various baby animals.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial This cube features stills from the 1982 movie.
Keyboard 3x3x3 Cube A standard 3x3x3 with keyboard keys attached. It is available in different colours. A bandaged version also exists.

Maze Cube (3x3x3) A 3x3x3 custom sticker variation, filled with mathematical considerations, which shows a single closed loop line on it.
Pac-Man Cube I This Wonderful Puzzler cube features images from the original Pac-Man video game.

Poker Cube I This version has two golden sides, Stars and Flowers.
Poker Cube II Another Poker Cube variation. The style of the Ace sides is quite unique.
Rubik's Perpetual Calendar - English The original red and white English version. "Rubik's Calendar"


4X4X4

2x2x4 (bandaged 4x4x4) A bandaged 4x4x4 variation that tries to simulate a 2x2x4.
4x4x4 Magic Puzzle East Sheen's 2002 4x4x4 cube.
Master Cube Meffert's 1999 version.

Rubik's Master Cube (French) ITCs version for the whole world except usa in french packaging.
Rubik's Revenge (Seven Towns) 2000 Edition from Seven towns.

5X5X5

5x5x5 Magic Puzzle East Sheen's 2002 5x5x5 cube.
Rubik's 5x5x5 2002 Rubiks.com edition.

CUBE (SHAPE PRESERVING)

Skewb (aka: Pyraminx Cube) The skewb is a very solid and satisfying puzzle to play with.

CUBE (SHAPE CHANGING)

Back to Square-1 The 1994 Irwin Toys version.
Cube 21 - Silver Edition 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.
Fisher Cube Taking the concept of the Rubik's cube and turning it 45 degrees.

Super Cubix Virtually (if not exactly) identical to the orignial Square-1.

CUBOID

2x2x3 (aka: Slim Tower) A formerly custom now mass produced 2x2x3 cuboid, commonly known as the "Slim Tower"
Greenhill's 5 Layer Square-1 A Square-1 transformation by Anthony Greenhill.
Rubik's 4x3 Cube The Rubik's 4x3 Cube® is the incredibly addictive cousin of the Rubik's 5x3 Cube®. From the Duane Cash Cube Collection.

Rubik's 5x3 Cube The Rubik's 5x3 Cube® is 5x3x3 six-sided puzzle that is hand-assembled and solidly constructed. From the Duane Cash Cube Collection.
Rubik's Domino The 1982 Politoys version with a spindle mechanism.

OCTAHEDRON

Magic Octahedron (P.G. Continental) The P.G. Continental version.
Skewb Diamond Meffert's build-up and truncation of a Skewb into an octahedron.

OTHER EIGHT-SIDED

Tetraminx The official Meffert Tetraminx.

DODECAHEDRON

Megaminx Meffert's six colour 1982 version. Roughly 31 mm along an edge.
Megaminx (1999) This version has tiles instead of stickers. Has 12 distinct colors.
Megaminx (Tomy) Tomy's twelve colour 1982 version.

Skewb Ultimate (aka: Pyraminx Ball) A dodecahedron build up from a Skewb.

FOUR

Master Triamid One extra layer compared to the original Triamid.
Mini Pyramids This knock-off measures 52mm along an edge.
Moldavian pyramid A smaller Pyraminx from Russia with tiles instead of stickers.

Pyramid Puzzler Keychain A Pyraminx clone that measures exactly 50 mm along an edge.
Pyraminx (Meffert 1981) The white 1981 Meffert version.
Pyraminx (Tomy 1981) The 1981 Tomy version.

Pyramix This could either be an official early version of the Pyraminx before it was called the Pyraminx, a very rare spelling mistake, or just a knockoff attempting to avoid a lawsuit.
Rubik's Triamid Arrange the ten pieces by breaking them into two groups and putting them back together again.
Ruby's Triangle A great little Pyramorphix clone.

Space Pyramid Tetrahedron with trivial tips.

TEN

Old Brand Magic Square (Octagonal Prism) A very low quality tiled Octagonal Prism.

FOURTEEN

Rainbow Cube A beautiful (but simple) puzzle closely related to the Dino Cube!
Rainbow Cube - 14 Colour Fourteen colour edition of the Rainbow Cube.

TWENTY

Dogic Probably the most sought after of all Twisty Puzzles which went in mass production.

THIRTY

Faceless Megaminx Rhombic Triacontahedron 3D-printed pieces were glued onto a megaminx to give it the shape of a rhombic triacontahedron. Compared with a "traditional" shape variant the face pieces of the megaminx are invisible.

OTHER N-SIDED

Hexagon Rhombic Dodecahedron You could also think of this custom built mod as an "incomplete" Rhombic Dodecahedron.
Rhombicuboctahedron (three colors) Not to be confused with the 'Diamond Cube'. The centres and edges of this puzzle have squares the same size.

PUCKS

Brainbow Puck rainbow puzzle resembling a hockey puck.
IQ 139 Puck One of the numerous sticker/colour variations of the hockey puck puzzle.

SPHERE

3D Creative Puzzleball Produced with white an black body.
Ball Key Chain (37 mm) A 37mm 3x3x3 ball.
Ball Key Chain (38 mm) A 38mm 3x3x3 ball.

Duo Masterball - Bundesliga Fussball - Sat 1 A Duo Masterball "sticker" variation.
Football Dreamball (transparent) The transparent version.

Geomaster Masterball (aka: Rainbow) The most colourful and the most widely sought-after of the Masterball variations.
Gundam Seed Haro Ball The pink version.
K-Ball 8 (White background) This K-Ball K8 version has a white background body.

Lion King Puzzleball III This version shows Simba, Nala, Banzai, Shenzi and Ed in 3D relief.
Logi-VIP (aka: VIP Sphere) Each piece has a unique colour, arrange from lightest to darkest. Functions similar to the Masterball, but with only one vertical slice.
Magic Ball (aka: Rubik's Sphere) - 58mm One of the spherical Rubiks cubes produced during the original cube craze. A derivative of the Wonderful Puzzler.

Magic Ball (aka: Rubik's Sphere) - 58mm One of the spherical Rubiks cubes produced during the original cube craze. A derivative of the Wonderful Puzzler.
Moody Ball A Skewb ball variation created by Gerd Braun.
Rubik's World A black globe on a stand with the seven continents in various colours.

Soccer Ball White Skewb ball painted like a soccer ball.
SoccerMaster Masterball This green Masterball features a soccer (aka: football) theme. Can you score a goal?
Thomas Ball - 4 Arcs This version has four coloured arcs.

Thomas Ball - Flags This version has various country flags connected by four coloured rings.
Worldmaster Masterball World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) Masterball.
Youth League Baseball One of two different baseball puzzles from the same series.


STAR

Alexander's Star A confusing 12 sided puzzle, closely related to the Megaminx.

HEADS & OBJECTS

Darth Maul Head A 2x2x2 puzzle in the shape of Darth Maul's head.
Hamster Produced under license from Seven Towns. Comes in Japanese packaging.
Hello Kitty (Pink version) Notable because of its extruding ears. Pink version.

Hello Kitty (Pink version) Notable because of its extruding ears. Pink version.
Homer Simpson Head A 2x2x2 puzzle in the shape of Homer Simpson's head.

Mickey Mouse Head - Crakit version The first generation of a 2x2x2 with the shape of Mickey Mouse's head.
Morph A 2x2x1 puzzle in the shape of Morph from Disney's Treasure Planet.
Rubik's Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader Head A 2x2x2 puzzle with the shape of two characters from Star Wars Episode II.

Rubik's Darth Sidious / Count Dooku Head A 2x2x2 puzzle with the shape of two characters from Star Wars Episode II.
Rubik's Jango Fett / Clone Trooper Head A 2x2x2 puzzle with the shape of two characters from Star Wars Episode II.
Rubik's Obi Wan Head A 2x2x2 puzzle with the shape of two characters from Star Wars Episode II.

Rubik's R2D2 / C3P0 Head A 2x2x2 puzzle with the shape of two characters from Star Wars Episode II.
Rubik's Senator Amidala / Princess Leia Head A 2x2x2 puzzle with the shape of two characters from Star Wars Episode II.

OTHER SHAPES

Rubik's UFO An attractive little puzzle, possibly related to the legendary Rubik's Cheeze.
Saturn (Mag-Nif) Arrange the numbers in the correct order.

MOVING HOLE

3 Level Puzzle Slide type that is harder than you might think.
7-Color Magic Puzzle (aka: Massage Ball) "Use oriental medicinal science of HAND REFLEXOLOGY to stimulate the brain & lungs while exercising the hands & fingers."
Back Spin / Loophole A mix between the moving hole puzzles and the two-layer UFO puzzles.

Clark's Cube A new twist to the sliding blocks theme.
Coca Cola Classic Can A tile-sliding puzzle with the shape and design of a Coca Cola Classic can.

Color Puzzler This large, hex-shaped, 6x6 Whip-It type puzzle is about 12cm tall.
Festival Flower (aka Festivalnij Zwetok) Three layers (one hidden) with six marbles each. Two holes make the puzzle workable.
Great Gears Return the coloured balls to their starting circles.

Inversion A sliding blocks puzzle with only edges and corners.
IQube A well-designed 3D movable space puzzle.
Lockout (aka Puzzle Lock) An interesting combination between a logic game and a sliding tile game.

Lockout (aka Puzzle Lock) An interesting combination between a logic game and a sliding tile game.
Mad Marbles Another variation on the 3x3x3 moving hole puzzle.
Massage Ball - Japanese Edition With varying numbers of dots. Could be called "Massage Ball for the Blind".

Mind Twister (aka: Wisdom Ball) I could be wrong, but this puzzle looks fairly trivial.
Mind Twister (aka: Wisdom Ball) I could be wrong, but this puzzle looks fairly trivial.
Missing Link Probably the most popular tile sliding puzzle ever.

Pepsi Can A tile-sliding puzzle with the shape and design of a Pepsi can. The sliding is somewhat shifted.
Pepsi Can A tile-sliding puzzle with the shape and design of a Pepsi can. The sliding is somewhat shifted.
Peter's Black Hole Another variation on the 26 sliding cube theme.

Puzzle 35 35 balls in 6 colours make up this variation on the popular theme. Made in Japan.
Puzzle Pens These 14cm puzzle pens are identical except for their base outer colour and the colour of the missing tile.
Rack 'Em Up (Milton Bradley) Milton Bradley version. Organize the 16 thingies into rows.

Rack 'Em Up (Tomy) Tomy version. Organize the 16 thingies into rows.
Rainbow Shuttle A cloned version of "Tower of Babylon" with a body colored in shades of grey.
Rainbow Shuttle A cloned version of "Tower of Babylon" with a body colored in shades of grey.

Row by Row Organize pieces in rows or columns.
Smarties Rotator Tube A very simple little puzzle.
Spongebob 2x4 Burger King's 2 layer Missing Link type of puzzle, used to promote the Spongebob movie.

Sprite Can A tile-sliding puzzle with the shape and design of a Sprite can.
Star Trek Captain Mug Black mug with dark red tiles.
Star Trek Klingon Mug Dark green mug with red Klingon symbol on sliding tile puzzle.

Star Trek Romulan Mug Black mug with the Romulan symbol on black tiles.
Star Trek Starfleet Academy Mug Black mug with multi-color Starfleet symbol.
Star Trek The Next Generation Mug Black mug, featuring "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Steinbeisser Very small German puzzle. Green man holding marbles puzzle. It is tiny.
Super Mario Can Super Mario and Yoshi sliding puzzle shaped like a can.
Touchdown - Special Limited Edition This version has a U.S.A. stars & stripes theme.

Tower Four colours. Presumably one ball is missing on the other side.
Varikon 3x3x3 This 3x3x3 version is known in at least fivedifferently colored versions.
Varikon 3x3x3 This 3x3x3 version is known in at least fivedifferently colored versions.

Virus I A difficult modification of the 15 Puzzle.
Whip-It (3 layers) This 3x6 Whip-It stands approximately 7cm tall.
Whip-It (3 layers) This 3x6 Whip-It stands approximately 7cm tall.

Whip-It 4x8 This version of Whip-It is very rare because it has 8 columns instead of the usual six.
Whip-It Pencil Sharpener This 6.5cm Whip-It is built around a pencil sharpener.

MOVING MARBLES

Astrolabacus A unique ball puzzle. Sold in small quantities online.
Babylon Tower Key Chain This version is 44mm tall and has a key ring attached.
Butterfly (Motyl) Group the wooden balls on both oval tracks.

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

Flower Bring the marbles back to the circle of their colour.
Hungarian Rings - Singapore Airlines Group the four colours to solve this puzzle.

Ivory Tower One of the more successful puzzles from the original cube craze.
Magic 8 Group the three colours to solve this puzzle.
Monroe's Marbles Move the marbles from one column to the next by tilting and turning. Try to get each column a single colour.

Orb (aka: Orb-It) A simple bead-moving puzzle.
Orb (aka: Orb-It) A simple bead-moving puzzle.
Puzzle Wheels The 2003 Leading Edge version of the Mad Triad.

Puzzle Wheels The 2003 Leading Edge version of the Mad Triad.
Rubik's Rings Modern adaptation of the Hungarian Rings.
Rubik's Shells The first release. This version had no reset hole. Once pushed, the buttons stay pushed.

Screwball (Natural) Four rings of eight balls each.
Ten Billion Barrel An impossibly hard ball moving puzzle.
Top-Spin "Just put the numbers in order"... sounds a lot easier than it is!


MOVING TILES

Chromosix Colour Ball (aka: Cromoball, Mystic I.Q. Ball) This version has no markings. Simply solve by color.
Circle Puzzle Four intersecting circles with fourfold symmetry.
Equator Hollow blue "corners" with letter, number and symbol tiles.

Equator (aka: Color Globe) A clever, metal, tile-sliding puzzle.
Gerdig UFO Spin the top/bottom half to mix the satellites, then use the central plunger to flip one, two, three or four satellites over.
Gripple An uncommon puzzle produced in Hong Kong.

Handy Mad Triad Twist the fingertips to rotate the four overlapping discs of wedges.
Mad Triad Ten overlapping wheels.
Net Block UFO Rotate the top/bottom half, then spin each half of a sphere to scramble the puzzle.

Octo Puzzle Rubik's like ring shaped puzzle. The puzzle turns the upper and lower half of the ring. The colors are seperated in four sections.
Rashkey 1 First of a series of three similar puzzles. The three differ only by the colors of the pieces.
Rashkey 2 Second of a series of three similar puzzles. The three differ only by the colors of the pieces.

Rashkey 3 Third of a series of three similar puzzles. The three differ only by the colors of the pieces.
Rotos East german puzzle of overlapping disks.
Rubik's Fifteen (aka: XV) 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.

Sando Ring Similar to a King Ring. With touchable symbols.
Smart Alex Was sold with black or with white body.
Tricky Disky This version has four wings and eight colours.

Tricky Disky (3 wings, 3 colors) This version has three wings and three colours.
Tricky Disky (3 wings, 6 colors) This version has three wings and six colours. A version with pink body exists too.
Triple Cross (aka: Port to Port) Use two up-down plungers and a left-right plunger to move your ship from one end of the board to another.

Triple Cross (aka: Port to Port) Use two up-down plungers and a left-right plunger to move your ship from one end of the board to another.
Twin Spin Two overlapping wheels. Promotional version for The Museum Company.

Zauberkreuz (aka: Magic Cross) This puzzle is similar to the Triple Cross by Binary Arts.

SIAMESE & FUSED

Rubik's SpeedFusion Cube The Rubik's SpeedFusion Cube® is a carefully hand-constructed item using 2 original 3x3 Rubik's Cubes®. This puzzle shares a single corner-cube between them. From the Duane Cash Cube Collection.
Rubik's Triamese Cube The Rubik's Triamese Cube® is constructed out of 3 original 3x3 Rubik's Cubes®. From the Duane Cash Cube Collection.


FOLDING

BETCHA CAN'T! Flexible Hexagon Similar to Rubik's Magic, but with hexagon shaped tiles.
Chess Super Master Magic This 16-panel magic puzzle is solved when you create a check mate position.

Inca Mini Do the letters spell something when it's solved?

Kellogg's Raisin Splitz Mini Magic This version has a space theme on the back.
Kibble Cube Not really a twisty puzzle. Somewhat similar to a Rubik's Snake.

Micro Magic: Link The Rings This puzzle is made up of only 3 panels making it very easy to solve.
Middle Earth Super Magic The images on this gorgeous 16-tile Magic puzzle were inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's book, "The Silmarillion".

Mini Dinosaurs Magic Approximately 1/7 the size of the original Magic.
Mini Dolls Magic Approximately 1/7 the size of the original Magic.
Mini Hearts Magic 1/4 size of regular magic.

Mini Skeleton Magic Approximately 1/7 the size of the original Magic.
Roundy (six colors) Three wings, six colours.
Rubik's Create The Cube Fold the magic puzzle into a cube shape complete with a stand.

Rubik's Magic (Matchbox) The 1986 black Matchbox version.
Rubik's Magic (OddzOn) The 1997 red OddzOn version.
Rubik's Magic Picture Game The complete solution using four different four-panel Magics.

Rubik's Magic Picture Game - Dinosaur Days A Magic with 4 tiles. One puzzle out of a series of four. This one depicts a dinosaur based theme.
Rubik's Magic Picture Game - Octopus Garden A Magic with 4 tiles. One puzzle out of a series of four. This one depicts a fish based theme.
Rubik's Master Magic The 12 panel, five ring Magic by Matchbox.

Simpsons Magic A day at the beach with the Simpsons.

Super Master Magic 'Magic Balls' The 16 panel edition in the Magic series of puzzles.
Super Master Magic (7 rings) Made from the Magic kits from rubiks.com.
Tangle Professor Magic This very clever 24-tile magic uses 48 Rubik's Tangle style images to provide a unique challenge.


ELECTRONIC

Lights Out Cube The cube version of Lights Out.
Merlin Merlin was an electronic toy with 8 different playable games. Also known as "The Electronic Wizard", Merlin was released by Parker Brothers in 1979.

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

PATTERN MATCHING

Bognar Buvos Golyok A variation of instant insanity with 4 balls in a frame.
Bolygok A derivative of instant insanity with 8 balls in a cubic configuration.
Color Matcher (aka: Circus Puzzle, Circus Seven) A simple little puzzle that can be solved quite quickly with an exhaustive search.

Combinescion - Champ A puzzle preceding Enigma with an equivalent mechanism. This one features four different generic athletes.
Enigma - Heinz A promotional item for Heinz, famous for their tomato ketchup and other sauces.
Enigma - Vistakon A promotional item for Vistakon, a Johnson & Johnson division.

Hot Rocks A 3D tangle-type puzzle with rotating faces
Mobius Line Comes with red and blue bodies.
Octacube Eight smaller cubes with colored faces, which plug into a square frame. The goal is to assemble the eight cubes so that each face of the larger 2x2x2 cube has a unique color.

Rubik's Dice A great little puzzle that keep you busy for hours!
Rubik's Rabbit (aka: Rubik's Hat) Rotate the layers until all rabbits can be seen through the top of the hat when held up to a bright light.
Rubik's Tangle "The World's Knottiest Puzzle."

Trapagon Several smaller pieces slot together. The goal is that each "face" (centered on the square faces) has five unique colors.
Turn 12 - Baby Turn Eight images per dial.
Turn 12 - Kiddy Turn Twelve symbols per dial.


OTHER MECHANISMS

Brain, The 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.
Brainball Spin the number ring, and twist the ends to flip seven of the thirteen numbers over.
Columbus Egg A yellow version with identical markings also exists. There is also a version with Columbus' EGG written on it. These are yellow, white, and blue.

Rubik's Clock Point all 18 clocks to 12 to solve.
Rubik's Clock Point all 18 clocks to 12 to solve.

Spinout Try and remove the inner sliding mechanism, blocked by knobs you can only turn one at a time.
Spinout Try and remove the inner sliding mechanism, blocked by knobs you can only turn one at a time.

UNIDENTIFIED

Unknown Cat Playing Soccer Depicting an unknown cat character playing soccer.
Unknown Dog Character I Another mysterious cartoon dog. Anyone?
Unknown Swimming Character Depicting a scuba diving character of some sort.


BOOKS

A Practical Solution to Rubik's Magic (Corgi Books) U.K. Corgi Books edition with color pictures.
A Practical Solution to Rubik's Magic (Corgi Books) U.K. Corgi Books edition with color pictures.
Conquer That Cube Cambridge University Press

You Can Do The Cube #1 in the London Times and New York Times bestseller list for 1981, selling 1.5 million copies world-wide.

GAMES

Color Match Players have to match colored squares in 3 x 3 grids.
Rubik's Eclipse "The world's most addictive strategy game."
Rubik's Game Create a row of 3 pegged squares of ONE of your colors - vertically, horizontally or diagonally, on one side of the Cube.

Rubik's Illusion Two-player game which makes use of a mirror.
Rubik's Infinity "Move one ball to change it all. The more you score four, the faster you win. Easy to learn, a challenge to master."
Rubik's Magic Strategy Game "Easy to learn, a challenge to win." (Not to be confused with Rubik's Infinity, which is "easy to learn, a challenge to master"!)

Rubik's Race It's a race to make the scrambled "Cube Face"

MECHANISM PICTURES

4x4x4 Mechanism The 4x4x4s from the cube craze.

Dogic Mechanism A breakdown of this maniacally complex-looking puzzle.


Rubik's Cube Mechanism An inside look at the classic 3x3 cube.


MISCELLANEOUS STUFF

Button The design of this button reminds me of the popular little Rubik's Cube Java applet. 24mm diameter.
Rubik's Cube Button II Pretty simple little thing. Did anyone ever wear something like this?!
Rubik's Cube Sheet Bedding material (aka bedclothes) depicting the rubik's cube. One of the merchandising items distributed during the original cube craze.



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