So, you’ve solved the Rubik’s Cube. Nicely done! But…now what puzzles should you try and solve next? Below is our list of twisty puzzles that every cuber needs in their collection!
5. Mirror Cube
It’s very similar to the Rubik’s Cube. Same number of pieces. Same shape (when solved). However, the mirror cube adds 2 factors of difficulty: the puzzle shape shifts when scrambled and the center pieces have orientation. These 2 factors are present in many other puzzles so it is important to learn how to overcome these factors in their basic/easiest form. (Pictured: Rainbow Mirror Cube)
4. Gear Cube
Gear puzzles are a beast of a puzzle category and every cuber needs a gear cube or two in their collection. Solving the gear cube helps teach the solver how to handle the different degrees of rotation certain pieces can have when scrambled. There are many different kinds and shapes of gear cubes but they solve mostly the same. The big point here is that they look super cool and add a lot of variety to a cuber’s collection. (Pictured: Puzzlcrate Exclusive Gear Skewb)
3. Redi Cube
The Redi Cube is one of the easiest Rubik’s Cube-type puzzles you can buy. It’s a corner turning puzzles and can come in all different kinds of shapes. We have it so high on our list of puzzles you need because it’s one of those puzzles you can give to almost anyone and they can figure it out on their own.
We’re stepping up the difficulty with this one! Cuboids are a fan-favorite for many serious cubers. There are many different layer variations of cuboids (2x2x3, 3x3x5, 3x3x7 etc.) but they teach you many different algorithms you can use on other puzzles. Fully functional cuboids become a shape-shifted mess when scrambled which helps build your recognition and placement skills! And perhaps just as important, they are among the most impressive puzzles to solve for others. (Pictured: 3x3x7)
1. Ghost Cube
Here we are. At the top of the list of puzzles that we think ever cuber should have. Whether you can solve it or not, having a Ghost Cube is a must. It is arguably the most difficult Rubik’s Cube-type puzzle and it’s definitely the most difficult 3×3 shape modification. Learning how to solve the ghost cube really helps the solver learn how to recognize how pieces move around and fit together in a jumbled mess. You will also secure bragging rights once you learn to solve it! (Pictured: 2×2 Ghost Cube)
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