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This is some "Twisty Puzzles" part of my collection. My full collection has it's own website "Extremely Puzzing" that can be found via:
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2X2X2

2x2x2 Magic Puzzle Key Chain A miniature key chain version of East Sheen's 2x2x2 puzzle.
Rubik's Mini Cube (aka Pocket Cube) The 1998 OddzOn version.

3X3X3

Bandaged Cube The first mass produced bandaged 3x3x3.
Crazy 3x3x3 Plus Cube (Jupiter) A Crazy 3x3x3 where some of the six circles move together with the surrounding layer and some not. One of a series of eight variants named after the solar systems eight planets.
Crazy 3x3x3 Plus Cube (Mercury) A Crazy 3x3x3 where some of the six circles move together with the surrounding layer and some not. One of a series of eight variants named after the solar systems eight planets.

Fused cube Fused cube. Technically the same as the Fused Cubes, but only one cube. Four cubies are fused to make one, leaving only FRU movements possible.
Latch Cube A 3x3x3 with innovatively restricted movements.

Rubik's Cube (OddzOn) Official Rubik's Cubes manufactured in the 1990's and 2000's
Rubik's Cube Key Ring The 1998 OddzOn packaging.
Special 2x2x2 This puzzle is one of the easiest.

Void Cube A 3x3x3 with a hole through the center.

4X4X4

211x211x4 A bandaged 4x4x4 variation that defies naming conventions!
2x3x4 (bandaged 4x4x4) A bandaged 4x4x4 variation that functions exactly like the Wall Cube, but is solved in a slightly different configuration.
3x3x4 (bandaged 4x4x4) A bandaged 4x4x4 variation that tries to simulate a 3x3x4.

3x4x4 (bandaged 4x4x4) A bandaged 4x4x4 variation that tries to simulate a 3x4x4.
Bandaged Revenge #3 Appears to have some mechanical similarity to the Square-1. Also very similar to the Slim Tower cuboid (2x2x3), only with a middle slice bandaged.
Crazy 4x4x4 The first 4x4x4 with circles. It exposes the theoretical inner 2x2x2.

Crazy 4x4x4 II The next logical step after the Crazy 4x4x4. A very clever implementation of the Super Crazy 4x4x4
Crazy 4x4x4 III The third 4x4x4 with circles on all six sides. The circles are larger as in the first two variants.
Rubik's Master Cube (French) ITCs version for the whole world except usa in french packaging.

Rubik's Revenge (ITC) Follow up to the Rubik's cube, as shown by its name. Produced in 1982 and 1983 by Ideal in Korea and Macau.
Super 4x4x4 A sticker variant of the 4x4x4. Compared with the traditional stickering scheme the face pieces are distinguishable.

5X5X5

5x5x5 Magic Puzzle East Sheen's 2002 5x5x5 cube.

6X6X6 & UP

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

CUBE (SHAPE PRESERVING)

Cubic 3x3x5 A 3x3x5 in shape of a hexahedron. This allows some moves a true 3x3x5 cuboid would not allow.
Cubic 3x3x7 Mass produced cubic 3x3x7.
Cubic 3x3x9 I The logic successor of the cubic 3x3x7. A cuboid out of a series of cubes that behave like a bandaged 9x9x9.

Cubic 3x3x9 II The cousin of Cubic 3x3x9. All of its faces are split up. A cuboid out of a series of cubes that behave like a bandaged 9x9x9.
Curvy Copter A variation on the Helicopter Cube that uses curved cuts to reveal the otherwise hidden centerpieces.
Dinosaur Rubik's Cube - 6 Colour (aka: Dino Cube) The most basic corner-turning hexahedron. This version has six colours.

F-Skewb F-Skewb = Offset Skewb + 4 Dino cuts
Helicopter Cube (aka Bevel Cube) An edge-turning hexahedron.
Master Skewb An incredible creation by Katsuhiko Okamoto. A very rare puzzle for many years it became mass produced in 2011.

Mosaic Cube Mefferts renamed version of the Fadi cube
Rex cube A corner-turning hexahedron. Very similar to the MasterSkewb but without its corners.
Roadblock I A cubic 3x3x9 with some traditional corner pieces inserted. A puzzle out of a series of cubes that behave like a bandaged 9x9x9.

Skewb (aka: Pyraminx Cube) The skewb is a very solid and satisfying puzzle to play with.
Void Skewb - Holey Skewb A Skewb with holes and modified core.
WitEden Cubic 3x3x7 Another cubic 3x3x7. all edges are split up. A puzzle out of a series of cubes that behave like a bandaged 9x9x9.


CUBE (SHAPE CHANGING)

Axiscube A 3x3x3 with the cutting planes rotated by 60°.
Cube 21 - Original Edition European version of the Square-1.
DaYan Bermuda Cube: Earth The Earth version of DaYan's Bermuda series.

DaYan Bermuda Cube: Jupiter The Jupiter version of DaYan's Bermuda series.
DaYan Bermuda Cube: Mars The Mars version of DaYan's Bermuda series.
DaYan Bermuda Cube: Mercury The Mercury version of DaYan's Bermuda series.

DaYan Bermuda Cube: Neptune The Neptune version of DaYan's Bermuda series.
DaYan Bermuda Cube: Saturn The Saturn version of DaYan's Bermuda series.
DaYan Bermuda Cube: Uranus The Uranus version of DaYan's Bermuda series.

DaYan Bermuda Cube: Venus The Venus version of DaYan's Bermuda series.
Gear Shift A 3-D puzzle solely based on gears.
Rubik's Mirror Blocks (aka Bump-Cube) Invented by Hidetoshi Takeji, Mirror Blocks is a simple 3x3 Rubik's cube, but with an interesting twist.

Super Square-1 A new challenge to the Square-1 / Cube 21.
Windmill Cube A 3x3x3 variation built by Katsuhiko Okamoto.

CUBOID

1x2x2 It is not a boob cube but a boob can solve this one too.
1x2x3 A very simplistic cuboid but a must for completionists.
1x3x3 aka Floppy Cube A functional proportional looking 1x3x3

2x2x3 (aka: Slim Tower) A formerly custom now mass produced 2x2x3 cuboid, commonly known as the "Slim Tower"
2x2x4 Cube Unlike the bandaged 4x4x4, all sixteen of these "cubies" are actual cubes.
2x3x4 (shape-changing) Yet another Tony Fisher masterpiece. The first fully functional irregular cuboid ever.

3x3x4 (cube4You) Not the first fully functional 3x3x4 but the first mass produced.
4x5x5 (mass produced) The first mass produced 4x5x5.
Crazy 2x2x4 A 2x2x4 with circles on the not-extended sides.

Crazy 2x3x3 A 3x3x4 with two layers removed but not hidden.
Floppy Blocks The concept of the Bump Cube (aka Mirror Blocks) combined with the Floppy Cube.
Scramble (Super Floppy) Cube An enhanced version of the Floppy Cube from the same inventor. A floppy cube where you can turn the faces 90 degrees.

Scramble (Super Floppy) Cube An enhanced version of the Floppy Cube from the same inventor. A floppy cube where you can turn the faces 90 degrees.

OCTAHEDRON

Dayan Corner Octahedron Modern mass produced variant of the "Magic Octahedron" from the eighties. Sold in differently colored versions.
Face-Turning Octahedron The first face-turning octahedron with straight cuts.
Magic Octahedron (P.G. Continental) The P.G. Continental version.

Octaminx A fairly accessible custom build based on the Pyraminx.
Okki (a.k.a. Gem) (a.k.a. Pyradiamond) A 2x2x2 in octahedral form.
Rainbow octahedron A rainbow cube with the squares "deleted" by extensions.

Skewb Diamond Meffert's build-up and truncation of a Skewb into an octahedron.
Trajber's 4x4x4 A 4x4x4 transformed into octahedral shape.
Trajber's Octahedron Of this 3x3x3-variant only few examples were produced and sold in the eighties.


OTHER EIGHT-SIDED

Tetraminx The official Meffert Tetraminx.

DODECAHEDRON

Dino Dodecahedron The easiest corner-turning dodecahedron. The name is taken from its hexahedral cousin.
Dodecahedron 2x2x2 A 2x2x2 with the shape of a dodecahedron.

Holey / Void Megaminx The Holey Megaminx or Void Megaminx - inspired by the Void Cube this is a megaminx without centres.
Megaminx Meffert's six colour 1982 version. Roughly 31 mm along an edge.
Megaminx (1999) This is a newer version of the Megaminx, published by Meffert, with tiles and 12 distinct colors.

Pyraminx Crystal Essentially a Deeper cut megaminx at heart, the Pyraminx crystal adds a new twist to the classic puzzle.

FOUR

Bandaged Pyraminx Two opposite edges glued to adjacent corners.
Jing's Pyraminx The Jing's pyraminx was created by Adam Cowen and was produced by Uwe Meffert in 2009. It is a pillowed Halpern-Meier pyramid, based on the skewb mechanism.
Master Pyraminx An incredible creation by Katsuhiko Okamoto.

Professor Pyraminx Five-layer pyraminx in pillowed tetrahedron shape.
Pyramorphix A 2x2x2 in shape of a tetrahedron.
Rubik's Triamid Arrange the ten pieces by breaking them into two groups and putting them back together again.


FIVE

Triangular prism A puzzle with dihedral axis system and 5 possible twists.

FOURTEEN

Confused Ufo A 3x3x3 truncated in different ways.
DaYan Gem I An edge-turning hexahedron transformed into the shape of a truncated octahedron which is an archimedean solid.
Dayan Jewel Mass produced remake of the original Magic Jewel.

Dodecagonal Prism A georgous Square-1 mod, closely related to the Star Prism.
Rainbow Cube A beautiful (but simple) puzzle closely related to the Dino Cube!
Rainbow Cube - 14 Colour Fourteen colour edition of the Rainbow Cube.

Truncated Face-turning Octahedron - Lanlan Magic Jewel A face-turning octahedron with truncated tips.

OTHER N-SIDED

Dino-Trunc A rainbow cube truncated on all its 12 edges.
Hexagon Rhombic Dodecahedron You could also think of this custom built mod as an "incomplete" Rhombic Dodecahedron.

PUCKS

Brainbow Puck rainbow puzzle resembling a hockey puck.

SPHERE

3D Challenge Puzzleball Keychain Complete the four coloured circles.
3D Creative Puzzleball Produced with white an black body.
Beachball Puzzleball Four coloured Skewb ball.

Circusmaster Masterball Depicts various circus scenes.
Dioctipoid A spherical puzzle that behaves like a corner-turning hexahedron.
Geomaster Masterball (aka: Rainbow) The most colourful and the most widely sought-after of the Masterball variations.

Mach Ball Soccer Solve all twelve hexes by matching up the three colours correctly.
Magical Ball A puzzle which is solvingwise a subset of the megaminx but uses a completely different pull-and-turn-mechanism.
Minimal Twist A skewb so minimalistic that it is impossible to be stickered.

Thomas Ball - 3 Arcs This version has three coloured arcs.
Venus Dreamball (transparent) The transparent version.

CYLINDER

Cheese Anthony Greenhill's 2-layered Cheese created from a UFO mechanism.
Dino Cylinder A Dino Cube in cylindral shape with bright black plastic and very reduced stickers.
Rubiks Cheese - Rubik's Sajt Logikai Jatek A very rare collectors item from the eighties. One of the puzzles invented by Ern� Rubik himself.


ROUND CONVEX SHAPES

Golden Egg A skewb based puzzle invented by Tony Fisher and produced by Meffert's.
Morphegg A 3x3x3 in shape of an egg.

STAR

4D8 A 2x2x2 with tips on each piece. These tips are trivial but solving the whole puzzle is not.
Alexander's Star A confusing 12 sided puzzle, closely related to the Megaminx.
Starburst (aka: Star of David) This fun custom built puzzle is based on a Pyramorphix / 2x2x2 mechanism.


HEADS & OBJECTS

Homer Simpson Head A 2x2x2 puzzle in the shape of Homer Simpson's head.

OTHER SHAPES

2x2x2 Anti Cube A 2x2x2 with one inverted corner.
Platypus Also called: Jackpot/Platypus/Pyrabix/NGP/Xtreme Puzzle.
Rubik's UFO An attractive little puzzle, possibly related to the legendary Rubik's Cheeze.

Vulcano A four layer puzzle originally named Trignis or Cross Pyraminx.

MOVING HOLE

Back Spin / Loophole A mix between the moving hole puzzles and the two-layer UFO puzzles.
Codebreaker A moving hole puzzle where you can can twist the 4 corner tiles all at once.
Color Puzzler This large, hex-shaped, 6x6 Whip-It type puzzle is about 12cm tall.

Crossteaser Rotate color wheels into the open space to move
Inversion A sliding blocks puzzle with only edges and corners.
Lockout (aka Puzzle Lock) An interesting combination between a logic game and a sliding tile game.

Peter's Black Hole Another variation on the 26 sliding cube theme.
Rack 'Em Up (Milton Bradley) Milton Bradley version. Organize the 16 thingies into rows.
Tower Four colours. Presumably one ball is missing on the other side.

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.
Cmetrick 9 spheres arranged in a 3x3 square. Spin rows and columns to position them in the same orientation.
Ivory Tower (aka: Tower of Babylon) One of the more successful puzzles from the original cube craze.

Magic 8 Group the three colours to solve this puzzle.
Moeraki Games Nr. 3 One of a series of Moving marbles games.
Moeraki Games Nr. 4 One of a series of Moving marbles games.

Puzzle Wheels The 2003 Leading Edge version of the Mad Triad.
Rubik's Shells A puzzle with four, three or two wheels. Depending on the configuration.
Screwball (Natural) Four rings of eight balls each.

Super Brain Spinner A puzzle with moving marbles which reminds one of the Astrolabacus.
SwitchBack A series of 8 bars with holes in them is used to move the marbles from cell to cell.
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

Arusloky Two rotating circles - very similar to the Cohan Circle puzzle.
Chromosix Colour Ball (aka: Cromoball, Mystic I.Q. Ball) This version has no markings. Simply solve by color.
Double Disk A puzzle with four rotating intersecting circles.

Dual Circle Dual Circle - surprisingly enough is two interlocking circles - pieces move when the circles are turned.
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.
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.
Pakovalec Puzzle from the Czech Republic.I've seen it being called also Zylla and Xylinder

Puzzler - Novice Create a solid blue circle to solve. The simplest of three different versions.
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.
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.
Tricky Disky This version has four wings and eight colours.

Tricky Disky (3 wings, 6 colors) This version has three wings and six colours. A version with pink body exists too.
Triple Cross Use two up-down plungers and a left-right plunger to set the 3 orange dots, a green circle and the words "Binary Arts". A grey and a blue version exists.
Turbo Mind Twister Slide the cars and twist the sphere in an effort to park each car beside its matching color spot.


SIAMESE & FUSED

Fused Cubes Two 3x3x3's fused together to share a block of dimensions 2x2x2.
Fused Quadruple Mini 2x2x2 Quadruple 2x2x2 mini cube

Fused Triple Mini 2x2x2 Chain of three 2x2x2s
Siamese 3 (1x1x3) Two 3x3x3 cubes sharing one column of cubies.
Siamese 6 (1x2x3) Cubes A nice custom-built variation on the Siamese Cubes.


FOLDING

Simpsons Magic A day at the beach with the Simpsons.

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.
Brainstring Original Twelve elastic strings are moved around within a transparent cube.

Planets Four balls in a frame. Craters on each ball block and unblock rotation of the adjacent balls
Rubik's 360 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.
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.

BOOKS

Adventures in Group Theory This book is a must have for true theorists. This is one of the few books which do not give solutions to specific puzzles. This books goes really deep into the mathematical basis under Rubiks Cube and its relatives.
Das Geheimnis der magischen Ringe Das Geheimnis der magischen Ringe: book in German language with solutions on Rubiks magic

The Cube: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Best-Selling Puzzle The Cube: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Best-Selling Puzzle: Secrets, Stories, Solutions

GAMES

Frustr8tor Several different "8 queens" puzzles usually played on a chess board.
Magellán / Magellan Twist the pieces to ensure no two like colours are side by side (on either side of the puzzle!)


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