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 Post subject: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:06 pm 
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I just recently acquired the German version of Rubik's ZigZaw Puzzle. It's called Rubik's Profi Puzzle. I didn't even know there was a German version, eventhough I have now found out that Jaap mentions it on his Puzzle Page.

This made me wonder:
Are there any other versions?

Also: Which other Rubik's Games are out there that I might have missed?

I own:
Rubik's Magic Strategy Game,
Rubik's Race aka Rubik's Color Match,
Rubik's Game aka Rubik's Challenge aka Rubik's Mühle,
Rubik's Tangle,
Rubik's Tactoe,
Rubik's Sudoku

I have seen pictures of:
Rubik's Eclipse,
Rubik's Cube Card Game,
Rubik's Brain Game,
Rubik's Illusion,
Rubik's Infinity,
Rubik's Magic JigSaw Puzzle,
Rubik's Logic

Wow, that's quite a few, I hadn't even realized that until I actually typed it just now. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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There is also Rubik's Checkers Challenge, although I don't own a copy so I can't give you details.

Besides that, BoardGameGeek doesn't list any more under a search for "Rubik", other than the Revolution, if you count that.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeksearch ... ubik&B1=Go


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:44 pm 
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There is also Rubik's Royal Brainteaser Puzzle. More pictures here.

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I don't know if this counts, but there's also the rubik's clock.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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Thanks for your replies so far!

I had seen the Rubik's Royal Brainteaser Puzzle. It didn't look very "Rubik's" to me, so I assumed the makers had just used the name, which I realize might not have been legal. In the pictures that are provided by the myoldmac-link it can be seen that it is by Rubik's.

The boardgamegeek-link is cool, too. Does anyone know what Rubik's Line Up is? There's no picture to it.

I don't count the Revolution or the Clock as games, though the Revolution comes pretty close. Hm, I'm not sure how to specify my category. After all, the jigsaws count, though they're not actually games. I guess I mean games that are played on a table (plus the Challenge/Game/Mühle :? ). Does that make sense?


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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There's a picture of Rubik's Line Up here. Also, Pantazis has a nice picture on his website.

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(If you click on the entry for Line Up in the search, it also mentions that it's the same as Rubik's Logic.)


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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Celia,
I have the line up and it's two sets of blocks with a black or white base. The bug and I play it often. You have to flip your piece on it's side to move it across the board, and I think the object is to get 3 or 4 in a row of the same color. i.e. all top faces should be red.

It's a great-easy game for kids to learn!

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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Hi Celia!

List (so far) of Rubik's games, toys, not-well-known-puzzles, or not-one-piece puzzles
in alphabetical order:


Rubik's Brain Game
Rubik's Bricks
Rubik's Challenge (aka Rubik's Game, aka Rubik's Mühle)
Rubik's Checkers Challenge
Rubik's Cube Card Game
Rubik's Double Tangram
Rubik's Eclipse
Rubik's Illusion
Rubik's Infinity
Rubik's Line Up (aka Rubik's Logic)
Rubik's Logic
Rubik's Magic JigSaw Puzzle
Rubik's Race (aka Rubik's Color Match)
Rubik's Revolution
Rubik's Royal Brainteaser Puzzle
Rubik's Sudoku
Rubik's Tactoe
Rubik's Tangle (there are four paper versions, and one plastic)
Rubik's Zigzaw Puzzle

I am pretty sure this sums up pretty much everything about those pretty items.

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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Dr. Panda,
Wasn't there a 5th paper version with larger tiles and for promotional purposes? Or is that something that someone just made themselves? I've seen them a few times over the years on eBay.

Rubik's card game also has 2 different versions, and there is also the Titanium version of the Revolution and the mini-revolution as well.

And how could you forget that insanely priced new Electronic cube? :lol:


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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks for the thumbs up Rox!

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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Wow, there's even more out there than I had thought. Thanks to everyone for contributing to the list!


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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I seem to remember Rubik's Maze...

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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David J wrote:
I seem to remember Rubik's Maze...

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Hi David J,

I consider Rubik's Maze a twisty puzzle, not a game.

Categorizing can get difficult and it can be particularly hard to describe the differences you see between them to others.

Cheers, Celia


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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There's also this Rubik's Puzzle World from Nintendo DS.

Not a PC game, but still a console game though.


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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Celia wrote:
David J wrote:
I seem to remember Rubik's Maze...

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Hi David J,

I consider Rubik's Maze a twisty puzzle, not a game.

Categorizing can get difficult and it can be particularly hard to describe the differences you see between them to others.

Cheers, Celia


Hi Celia,

Apparently I misremembered the name of the puzzle. The puzzle I was thinking of lays flat. The line of the maze itself was kind of like a rope.

Cheers,

David J

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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David J wrote:
Apparently I misremembered the name of the puzzle. The puzzle I was thinking of lays flat. The line of the maze itself was kind of like a rope.


David, this possibility actually came to my mind when I read your post. :-)

starrie, you might have misread the topic. I probably should have titled it "Games by Rubik's" instead. ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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While surfing through eBay today, I saw something called "Rubik's Ice" It looks to me to be the titanium version of the Revolution, but I can't verify that off the picture I saw.

Tonight Dr. Panda and I visited Smaz's shop and saw the Sudoku cube he has there. It is much larger than the ones we have-so there is a pretty good chance they remade this one as well. If I remember, one day I will bring mine over and take a photo of the two together.

I also was reminded of the pretty pink fuzzy girly Rubik's cube (no, I can't remember the name-but it's the one Calzone got for me and others). In HK, they are packaged the same, but the cube itself is black and not purple. Not a game I know, but an interesting change in the selling location and color of hte puzzle. This may be the same for the sudoku.

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katsmom wrote:
While surfing through eBay today, I saw something called "Rubik's Ice" It looks to me to be the titanium version of the Revolution, but I can't verify that off the picture I saw.
Are you sure it wasn't a Rubik's Ice Cube, which is simply a 2x2x2 cube, except made from transparent plastics.

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Tonight Dr. Panda and I visited Smaz's shop and saw the Sudoku cube he has there. ...
It's not clear from your post whether you know, but the Rubik's Sudoku on the list does not refer to a sudoku cube. I don't think there has ever been a Rubik's brand sudoku cube.

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There is a new "Ice Edition" of the Revolution but I don't know what's different about it. I've never touched any of the Revolutions.


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jaap wrote:
katsmom wrote:
Tonight Dr. Panda and I visited Smaz's shop and saw the Sudoku cube he has there. ...
It's not clear from your post whether you know, but the Rubik's Sudoku on the list does not refer to a sudoku cube. I don't think there has ever been a Rubik's brand sudoku cube.


Yes Jaap, you are correct. It is Rubik's Sudoku (and it has many pieces).
There are two types, one small and one large.

I confused Rox by mixing up her brain using mahjong pieces to remind her of the mahjong cube!

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 Post subject: Re: Rubik's Games (not the PC game)
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jaap wrote:
katsmom wrote:
While surfing through eBay today, I saw something called "Rubik's Ice" It looks to me to be the titanium version of the Revolution, but I can't verify that off the picture I saw.
Are you sure it wasn't a Rubik's Ice Cube, which is simply a 2x2x2 cube, except made from transparent plastics.


Jaap if I were the kind of person to take offense, I would be upset. Of course I know it isn't the 2x2x2 :lol: I looked around and found this one here. It is just as I thought, a revolution, but with transparent edges.

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katsmom wrote:
Tonight Dr. Panda and I visited Smaz's shop and saw the Sudoku cube he has there. ...
It's not clear from your post whether you know, but the Rubik's Sudoku on the list does not refer to a sudoku cube. I don't think there has ever been a Rubik's brand sudoku cube.


I also know this isn't a Rubik's branded sudoku cube puzzle-those are done by toysmith and American toys and games (are there any other companies that made this?) We are talking about this game.
It appears to have two different sizes. I think this one would classify as a game.

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katsmom wrote:
We are talking about this game.
It appears to have two different sizes. I think this one would classify as a game.


Yes, this is the one I meant. And yes I consider this a game. I had no idea it comes in two different sizes.

katsmom wrote:
I also was reminded of the pretty pink fuzzy girly Rubik's cube (no, I can't remember the name-but it's the one Calzone got for me and others). In HK, they are packaged the same, but the cube itself is black and not purple. Not a game I know, but an interesting change in the selling location and color of hte puzzle. This may be the same for the sudoku.


:D I remember that. It's lovely. No game, but thanks for putting it back on my mind. I might go on the search for one as I didn't get one back then.


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Celia wrote:
David J wrote:
Apparently I misremembered the name of the puzzle. The puzzle I was thinking of lays flat. The line of the maze itself was kind of like a rope.


David, this possibility actually came to my mind when I read your post. :-)

starrie, you might have misread the topic. I probably should have titled it "Games by Rubik's" instead. ;-)


Hi Celia,

Do you know of a puzzle that fits my description?

I was under the impression that the maze puzzle I'm talking about was by Rubik.

starrie?

Cheers,

David J

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Are you mentioning about rubik's tangle? :wink:

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David J wrote:
Hi Celia,

Do you know of a puzzle that fits my description?

I was under the impression that the maze puzzle I'm talking about was by Rubik.



Hugo Mak wrote:
Are you mentioning about rubik's tangle? :wink:


That's what comes to my mind, too.

Or else Tantrix, which is not by Rubik's.

Both Tangle and Tantrix consist of tiles which are not connected physically to each other.

Check the graphical overview of Jaap's page. Sorry, but I can't link to it right now, because I get a load error when I try to access it. He might be working on it.
You can also find both on Rob's Puzzle Page in the Pattern category (subcategory Route Building).


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Hi Hugo Mak and Celia,

Celia wrote:
David J wrote:
Hi Celia,

Do you know of a puzzle that fits my description?

I was under the impression that the maze puzzle I'm talking about was by Rubik.



Hugo Mak wrote:
Are you mentioning about rubik's tangle? :wink:


That's what comes to my mind, too.

Or else Tantrix, which is not by Rubik's.

Both Tangle and Tantrix consist of tiles which are not connected physically to each other.

Check the graphical overview of Jaap's page. Sorry, but I can't link to it right now, because I get a load error when I try to access it. He might be working on it.
You can also find both on Rob's Puzzle Page in the Pattern category (subcategory Route Building).


I've played with Tantrix. I never saw Tangle.
The puzzle I'm talking about came out between 1980 and 1982. I don't see it on Jaap's graphical overview page.

Thanks anyway,

DJ

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I have a Rubik's Race...

It is a colored clone of the 14-15 puzzle for two players...

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