If you were to ask someone which is the most famous puzzle in the world, the answer has to be Rubik’s Cube, for until now more than 350 million Rubik’s Cubes have been sold all over the world, and that makes it the world’s top selling puzzle game. It was invented by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ern Rubik in 1974 and while it was initially designed by Henry as a tool to explain and teach his students about the intricacies of 3-Dimensional objects it became an international phenomenon.
The Rubik’s Cube traditionally comes with 6 faces and has the 3x3x3 version. Each of the six faces is covered by nine stickers in six solid colors, which are white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow. Each face can turn independently and the solver has to move the tiny cubes to make each of the 6 faces of the Rubik’s Cube into one single color. The puzzle has annoyed, amazed, puzzled, frustrated and bugged people for generations and that is perhaps why it almost has a cult following.
With such popularity, you can only imagine that there are several versions of the Rubik’s Cube and there are also several art forms, mods, concepts, gadgets and designs inspired by the Rubik’s Cube. Here is an extraordinary list of the 38 Coolest and Geekiest Rubik’s Cube Puzzle Games and Designs including real releases, concepts and ideas from Rubik’s Cube fans.
Rubik’s Cube for the Visually Challenged
Since the Rubik’s Cube is based on colors, solving the puzzle also depends on the ability to see. You may assume that Rubik’s Cube is thus meant only for those who can see and the visually challenged can’t solve the Rubik’s Cube. However, there are several cool Rubik’s Cube designs which have been created especially for those who cannot see. Here are a few which are pretty cool.
The Braille Rubik’s Cube allows the puzzle solver to feel the cube instead of seeing it, while trying to solve.
Rubik’s Cube of Doom for the Visually Impaired has been designed by Brian Doom and each face has a unique color, shape, and texture, which makes it ‘easier’ for the visually challenged person to solve it.
Zhiliang Chen has modded another Visually Impaired Rubik’s Cube which can be used by those who cannot see. Unfortunately it is not up for sale, and you might have to try the other two which are available.
Rubik’s Cube Tables
If you thought solving the Rubik’s Cube was too tough, and you would rather relax with a cup of coffee after a tedious couple of hours with the Rubik’s Cube, here are a couple of cool tables that might help you do just that.Share on Facebook NEXT PAGE