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A new survey has revealed a third of all parents would choose the Rubik’s Cube as a stocking filler for kids this Christmas. The survey, which had 2,000 respondents, also included chocolate and stationery as top stocking solutions. Rubik’s has fascinated curious minds since the 1980s, and the iconic colourful cube is enjoying a retro revival and a 2019 reinvention to boot. Whether you’re looking for a small stocking filler, or a new family favourite, Rubik’s is a brand that continues to delight each generation.
My first memory of the Rubik’s cube is as a child and my Dad having one (which I still have to this day) and him telling me he could do it. With his eyes closed. But he couldn’t show me because he didn’t want to give away his secrets. Blatantly he couldn’t do it and in all the years of trying I haven’t been able to either.
There are now many different options to choose from not just the standard 3×3, absolutely perfect as stocking fillers for the young ones and right up to your great grandad. The tradition after Christmas dinner is to play a game so here there are some options for everyone.
Rubik’s Cage RRP £19.99
Drop it. Twist it. Flip it. Win it! Rubik’s cage is a fast-paced, fun game of strategy. The aim is to get three cubes in a row but watch-out as players can twist, turn and flip the cage to re-shuffle and deter their opponent. The player with the most rows wins.
Rubik’s 2×2 RRP £8.49
The 2×2 Rubik’s Cube (also known as the pocket or mini cube) consists of 8 corner cubies and operates in much the same way as its bigger brother – the Rubik’s Cube. It might look easy – but don’t be fooled, it is still a challenge with 3,674,160 permutations.
Rubik’s Orbit RRP £14.99
The Rubik’s Orbit is a puzzle with a twist! The aim is to solve all six sides of the 360 rings to have a matching colour all the way around. Featuring the traditional Rubik’s colours, the Orbit is an exciting update to the classic cube.
Rubik’s Original 3X3 RRP £12.99
The best-selling puzzle in history. 43 quintillion combinations and yet some people can solve it in under 5 seconds! Its unique turning and twisting action and simple iconic colour concept keeps it the World’s number one puzzle.
Rubik’s Match Card Game £4.99
See it. Find it. Match it! Rubik’s Match is the ultimate brain teasing card game. Players must race to build the pattern on the Challenge Cards using their own Cubie Cards. The first person to complete the pattern is the winner!
Rubik’s Edge RRP £9.99
The Rubik’s Edge is a great introduction to the new Rubik’s range. The cube is a single layer puzzle with nine cubes in the square. Turn, twist and rotate it to find the 192 possible permutations. But beware, it’s harder than you think as only the corner pieces can change position!
Here the little ones show you their particular favourites, the Orbit and the 2X2.
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