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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:11 pm 
I've seen these on Ebay a few times, but nobody ever has the name. They also always lack what the purpose of this is (what is the solved state?) Any info would be great


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:14 pm 
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Cube 4, Instant Insanity, and other names

Object is to get a different color showing on each side of each cube. Can't have 2 of the same color showing on a side. The picture looks like the puzzle is solved.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:26 pm 
Thanks.
I think I get it now


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Just take a look at Jaap's site.



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Mr.Twisty wrote:
Cube 4, Instant Insanity, and other names

Object is to get a different color showing on each side of each cube. Can't have 2 of the same color showing on a side. The picture looks like the puzzle is solved.


Is the mechanism similar to that of a Missing Link puzzle?

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I believe that you just pick up the cubes and rearrange them..

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:41 am 
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Pembo is right.
The cubes are not connected, it's not a twisty puzzle.

Another version that I have seen a lot is wooden, it's called Color Cubes.

Rob Stegman gives another good overview:
http://home.comcast.net/~stegmann/pattern.htm#insanity


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In German it was called "Trikki 4" and was described here:
http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=389


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I think these must go back at least to the early seventies, as I vaguely remember (eventually) solving one when I was about 8 or 9, and finding it very difficult. No idea what happened to it!


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