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 Post subject: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:08 pm

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I had this idea for a while before I took the time to come up with a working sticker pattern for it.
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It's certainly similar in idea to the Qubami, which came out while I had Dr. Sticker furiously printing. As each of these 108 stickers is about 3.5mm tall, you can see how the accuracy of his stickers shines.
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Hopefully some of those reading this are smiling by now, recognizing the origin of the idea for the stickers. For those who aren't smiling because they don't recognize it, I point you here: SET, the family game of visual perception. (For those who are not smiling for a different reason, you're on your own, I suppose). In the solved position, every row, column, and diagonal on a face is a set, as are the three surfaces on any corner. So, in total, there are 56 sets that must be satisfied to solve the cube - 8 are, of course, freebies. I'm not sure why my pictures came out with red, green, and blue stickers - I assure the curious reader that the purple stickers are, indeed, purple.
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I am not sure how many solved positions there are on this cube, although I suspect there is only one.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:13 pm

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Woohoo! I love SET. I guess you could play the cube like you play the game .

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:45 pm

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What a great idea! I love Set, and I think I'm going to try this on my own.

Brilliant sticker mod!

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 1:52 am

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SET is a pretty killer game!

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 10:21 am

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Location: Loveland, Ohio
hahahaha
i smiled so largely at that first picture.

brilliant

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 10:34 am

Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:46 pm
Location: Littleton CO
i love this is idea

Carlo- wrote:
i smiled so largely at that first picture.

Did you make that term up because i think im going to steal it

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 7:09 pm

Joined: Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:52 pm
The Set Cube?
Cool!
Isn't this just a Quibami, though?

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 12:57 am

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Technically not, because Qubami only has two attributes per "sticker" - Color and Shape. This has Color, Shape, and Number.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:13 am

Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:16 pm
Location: Miami, FL
InfernoTowel wrote:
Isn't this just a Quibami, though?

There are of course lots of minor differences (the properties of diagonals,
the three attributes instead of two, etc.), but I think the major difference
is this: In a three-attribute Qubami, for any sticker, there are
8(?) possible pairs of other stickers that can form a line with it.
However, with Squiggles, for any sticker, there are 13(?) pairs
of other stickers. If I required that a set formed on squiggles
it would be much more like a Qubami.

In any case, I built it mostly because I think it looks gorgeous, not
for the fun I'd have solving it.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:15 pm

Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:45 pm
I got excited when my wife came home with the "Set Cubed" game, where you have a bunch of dice and roll them like Boggle and race to call out sets. I so totally have to get one of these! do you have the SET stickers available??
I'll buy 3 sets!! AWESOME mod!

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 10:19 am

Joined: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:45 pm
Finally found a link to what I mentioned above, was going to edit but I guess it's been too long. I thought you had made a dice &magnet Cube from this... http://www.setgame.com/set_cubed/index.htm

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 2:38 pm

Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:13 pm
Very nice, I like it. The concept is quite similar to Qubami, and should be just as difficult to solve, but I agree it's not exactly the same. With Qubami I used symmetric symbols so they always stay the same way up and their orientation doesn't give away any clues to the solution, but I like the way you used the symbols from another game that many people seem to know and like. Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 9:59 pm

Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:34 pm
Location: Boston
Brilliant! Amazing idea ! I love it!
Congratulations!

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 2:06 am

Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:34 pm
Location: Boston
I start analyzing pictures again trying to figure out if there is another solution.
So you removed one attribute form the game - "Shading", and instead of 3^4=81 cards, you've got only 3^3=27. And you used 2 sets of them to get 54, that you need for one cube 9*6=54.
I'm not sure where number 108 came from, unless you made 2 of them.
So you have two of each card, but they are mostly on different type of cube (center - 6, corner - 8, and middle - 12). In "Set" 2 cards define what is third, so it looks like, it should only be one solution.
I'd love to try to solve it

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 10:46 am

Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:16 pm
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all2bar wrote:
I'm not sure where number 108 came from, unless you made 2 of them.

18 "Ones", 18 "Twos", and 18 "Threes" = 18 + 36 + 54 = 108 stickers. Each little shape is one sticker.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 3:28 pm

Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:34 pm
Location: Boston
Thank you Jared!
I missed that .

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 Post subject: Re: 'Squiggles' is a fun word.Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 3:43 pm

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:37 pm
Location: UK
Now that looks likes an enthralling way to pass my time. Seeing now that I can solve picture and sudoku cubes, I don't really have a challenge anymore...

I'd definitely love to see the Qubami and this made as official sticker modifications of the original Rubik's Cube

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