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 Post subject: most entertaining puzzles?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:39 pm 
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Hello everybody,
this is the first topic I have posted in awhile, so hello again to you all!
Lately I have gotten into puzzle solving alot more, and have found that the more entertaining puzzles for me are the puzzles that take a long amount of time, but not just because the steps take forever, like on the 7x7x7 or teraminx, but the puzzles that have a large number of different steps, that must be figured out.

So, I ask you forum, what are some of the most entertaining puzzles/types of puzzles that you've played with, either on gelatinbrain or in the form of a physical puzzle, and what puzzles do you think could be made in the future that would be even more fun to solve?

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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:44 pm 
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My favorite puzzle is my cross cube.

My other favorite ones to solve are my 3x3x3, four layer square one, 4x4x4 with a partial twist, and my edges only void cube.

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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
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I got a Crazy 4x4x4 II a week and a half ago, and I find it very entertaining. It is challenging. Although I have solved it several times, I am still very much in the getting acquainted stage of the relationship.

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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
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In my opinion, the best puzzle for solving is the Perplexus :lol: . It's difficult to put down. In terms of Twisty Puzzles, Crazy 4x4 II.

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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
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quicksolver wrote:
In my opinion, the best puzzle for solving is the Perplexus :lol: . It's difficult to put down. In terms of Twisty Puzzles, Crazy 4x4 II.



I love the PERPLEXUS BALL! My favorite twisty puzzle is my crystal pyraminx. Not to easy, not to hard.

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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:24 pm 
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sounds like the crazy 4x4 II is a good puzzle choice on my next to buy list

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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:25 pm 
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I realy enjoy my 4x4 octahedron, Its one of the few puzzle I have that causes me to think rather than to just run algorithms.

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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:51 pm 
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elijah wrote:
what are some of the most entertaining puzzles/types of puzzles that you've played with [...]
I am having a lot of fun with my Anisotropic Cube. I cannot solve it, but occasionally I manage to get it back to cubic again, which feels quite rewarding to a non-solver like me.

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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:00 pm 
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I'm surprised that you do not just spend all day learning to solve your various puzzles, oskar, there's so many brilliant puzzles that I know I would have weeks of fun with! :D

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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:47 am 
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My favorite puzzle at the time is on Gelatin Brain, the edge-turning Pyraminx. I think it's a lot of fun solving, though not particularly challenging.


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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
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professor pyraminx. reduction on this one is not easy :( :)

ok I have had this puzzle for a while and every time I picked it up I got lost some way. Just now I sat down and made myself stay at it. And I solved it!! I am so glad now! It turns out it wasn't that hard to reduce after all.

An entertaining puzzle for me is one that is hard and I cant emediatly solve, so yea I wanna change my "most entertaining puzzle" to my Dino Skewb (which I havent solved yet!) :D until later today, when I will recieve another TomZ master piece, the 3x4x5 cuboid, wich I expect to be really hard!

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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:30 am 
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My favourites are changing from time to time: Currently I would say, that the Latch Cube is consuming most of my puzzle time. I find it interesting, that the first phase (solving the edges) is a new challenge for me after each scramble.
When I have not played with a specific puzzle for a while and I revisit it, without looking up any of my earlier notes, this can provide a new challenge and will be a lot of fun again.
Using my personal definition of a "challenge" I'm counting 128 different challenges looking at the 275 puzzles I own today.
(I count easier variants of the same type of puzzle as a different challenge. E.g. all cubes from 2x2x2 to 7x7x7 are counted as six challenges. Somebody could argue that is one challenge only, because the strategy for a 4x4x4 can solve all of them. That's why I say "personal" definition.)

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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
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I like playing around with the jumbling on my helicopter cube, so I would maybe pick that. Also, although I only did it once, blindsolving my golden cube (no inspection, just by shape) was pretty fun too. I'm sure Gelatinbrain has lots of fun puzzles, but I haven't solved many.


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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:41 am 
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Actually, I want to add another puzzle from Gelatin Brain, that I just solved: the SuperX. It may even be my new favorite.
bobthegiraffemonkey wrote:
I'm sure Gelatinbrain has lots of fun puzzles, but I haven't solved many.
I can verify that, though I've only solved 29 of them I've spent quite a bit of time on puzzles there and had a ton of fun along the way.


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 Post subject: Re: most entertaining puzzles?
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For me the most entertaining from a twisty-puzzle perspective is the Crazy 4x4x4 II. Those virtual face centers (I like to think of them as "holographic" pieces) are a real brain twister.

From a mechanical genius perspective I like turning the Gear Cube even though it's absurdly easy to solve.

On a computer I find the Pentultimate and Master Brilic/Master Pyraminx Crystal to be the most entertaining.

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