Rubik's Puzzles - The Perfect Stocking Filler | AD Gifted

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Growing up I loved my Rubik's Cube. It was one of those toys that I could pick up and play at anytime. I say I loved it but it used to annoy me so much because I never completed more than one side. I remember my friends and I bringing our Rubik's cubes to a friends house and we sat for hours trying to complete at least two sides. One of our friends did it and we all couldn't believe it until we realised she had peeled the coloured squares off her cube and arranged them so it looked like she had done it, she hadn't.

Even though we couldn't do it, it never stopped us playing with it and it doesn't surprise me to read that a survey completed recently suggested a third of parents would buy a Rubik's Puzzle as a stocking filler.

What does surprise me is the different variations of Rubik's Cube that are now available, having been sent a few to try out I have managed to lose a few hours trying to solve each one, although so far I haven't been successful!

Rubik's Cage is a clever strategy game for 2 - 4 players, where players take turns with the cage trying to get three colours in a row lined up. Sounds simple, but it isn't!

Rubik's Edge is the smallest cube I have seen, imagine a third of a Rubik's Cube and thats the edge. Trying to get each side to have only one colour was harder than on the original.

Rubik's 2x2 cube is another smaller version of the original 3x3, and you would think that it would be easy to master, but with over 3.7 Million combinations you would be wrong!

Rubik's Orbit was my favourite of the variants I have looked at. With this cube (that isn't a cube!) you have to solve all six sides by rotating the rings to match the colour all the way round.  Its a bit like the 2x2 cube but much more round and just as challenging.

Rubik's Match is a card based game for 1 to 4 players in which you need to battle your opponent to match your Cubie cards to the challenge card.  It felt like a mixture of snap and a puzzle, but is good fun and the games are quick, so brilliant for travel.

I have really enjoyed rediscovering the fun of Rubik's, reminiscing back to days when simple toys gave hours of fun and didn't need to be plugged in to do so.

Michelle

48 comments

  1. Wow! I thought there was only the traditional one - my kids would love to try the others

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  2. Glad to have these toys for my niece and nephews.

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  3. Great idea for my son in laws stocking this year, thank you

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  4. I didn’t realise there were so many variations, I was rather bad at Rubik’s cubes but really determined to do it. I don’t think I ever did it 😐 perhaps I’ll pick one up and try it again, I like to look of the orbit one!

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  5. This looks like a great twist on the original.....which I could never quite solve lol

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  6. My kids love Rubik's cubes, this will keep them entertained for hours and days

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  7. Ooh we love these, my boy plays with his Rubik's cube all the time x

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  8. I have never been able to fathom how to complete a Rubik Cube

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  9. I love how the Rubiks range has expanded - especially with the easier versions! I loved the Rubik's Cube as a child too, but I could never do it. Timeless :-)

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  10. Margaret Clarkson
    My Godson would enjoy these

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  11. I’ve loved Rubiks for years , although I’ve always been rubbish at it , my brother use to be fantastic at it as a kid, these ones look ace , the girls would love to try their hand at them :)

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  12. I have never done a Rubik's cube yet ! I'm going to make it my New Year resolution to crack the code !

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  13. When I was like I loved playing with the rubik's cube but not tried any rubik's puzzles and these look real fun and entertaining.

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  14. I remember playing with Rubiks it's great, would make a lovely gift :)

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  15. Karen Von kriegsheim17 November 2019 at 16:30

    My boys would love these- would keep them entertained for a while!

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  16. My husband would love this

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  17. I really struggle with the rubik's cube. Good idea for a stocking filler to keep the kids occupied! x

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  18. I remember when Rubik's cubes first came out, one of our friends learned to solve it in a couple of minutes. I never got beyond solving one side.

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  19. I don't know if I'd have the patience!

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  20. These are great for keeping everyone busy!

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  21. Can't beat a Rubiks cube. I still can't complete one lol.

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  22. I have a cousin who would love all of this, he is really into rubik cubes at the moment.

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  23. I had a Rubik's Cube when I was a kid and loved it, although I was never able to finish it by myself.
    I had no idea there were so many variations available now!

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  24. These are fab I think it's great that they're now making them for younger children

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  25. I think these look so good for stocking fillers & keeping the kids amused in the very early hours of christmas morning!

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  26. Classic toys, I’ve never completed one though!

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  27. Had a Rubik cube as a child, never did complete all sides

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  28. Rubik's cubes are my nemesis, I have absolutely no idea how to complete them. I watch those who can complete them in minutes, seconds even but my brain just doesn't work in the same way

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  29. These all look like so much fun! My biggest got his first cube this year but these other variations look really fun too.

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  30. These Rubiks puzzles look great - I love the different products Rubik have brought out, they all look great!

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  31. My kids are loving the Rubiks orbit one, it's great that they have bought out loads of new variants to keep it interesting. Mich x

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  32. We loved all these too, so much fun to play together or alone. Fantastic stocking fillers as well. My 12 year old loves anything Rubik's!

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  33. These look like great stocking filler gifts. We love Rubik's cubes. Have never seen the orbit one before, will have to get one for the kids.

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  34. Oh wow, I had no idea there were so many different versions! It's such a classic toy. My kids have had the junior ones but we'll have to check out the other versions too.

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  35. Oh wow how cool are these. A great way to combine learning and play. A fab stocking filler for sure xx

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  36. These all look great fun, especially the orbit I have never seen a Rubiks like that before! I remember spending hours trying to solve these as a kid and know my son would love these new versions too!

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