If you’re like most people, the Rubik’s Cube is a pretty intimidating puzzle. So many pieces. So many combinations. So many sides. But fear not! For there are other Rubik’s Cube-type puzzles out there that are much easier to solve but will still impress your friends. Here’s a few:
5. Redi Cube
The Redi Cube has become a favorite for many puzzlers of all skill levels. It’s a corner turning puzzle that is very high quality and very playable–meaning it’s easy to turn and won’t fall apart in your hands. Since the corner pieces can’t be moved around the puzzle, there’s only a few pieces that actually need to be solved to complete the puzzle.
4. Floppy Cube
This is a puzzle that you can solve completely on accident. With only 9 pieces (it’s a 1x3x3) and limited moves, it’s a perfect puzzle for a beginner learning how pieces can be moved around. This one also happens to be a fidget spinner which makes it even cooler!
3. Gear Ball
The Gear Ball looks a lot more challenging than it is. There are only 2 algorithms you’d want to learn in order to solve the puzzle easily but you can fumble your way through the solve without having to memorize them. It turns extremely well which makes solving the Gear Ball even more fun!
2. Pyraminx Duo
This is about as simple of a puzzle as it gets. It’s made up of 4 corner pieces and a center. At most, it’s 4 moves away from being solved at all times and it usually takes less than 4 moves. Perfect for beginners looking for a quick and fun solving experience.
1. Ivy Cube
Much like the Redi Cube, this is a favorite of countless puzzlers. It’s similar to the Pyraminx Duo but this puzzle is cubic and requires a few more moves to solve. The corners don’t move so you really only need to worry about moving the center pieces around. Once again this is a great puzzle for beginners or anyone looking for an easy puzzle to pick up and solve at any time.
If you are ready to explore the other end of the spectrum, take a look at our post on the hardest twisty puzzle.
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