Invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, Rubik's Cube was awarded best game of the year in 1980. Over 350 million of these cubic conundrums have been sold as of January, 2009, making it the world's top-selling puzzle game.
Rubik's Cube is the addictive, multi-dimensional challenge that has fascinated puzzle fans around the world since 1980 - nearly one in every five people in the world has twisted, jumbled and enjoyed this immensely popular puzzle. This anniversary edition of the the original, 3x3x3 block Rubik's Cube is packaged in a commemorative 25th Anniversary Edition display case. This brain-bending puzzle game boasts of a possible 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 permutations(forty-three quintillion). Manufacturer: Winning Moves. Age 8 and up.
The current world record for single time on a 3×3×3 Rubik's Cube was set by Dutch solver Erik Akkersdijk with a best time of 7.08 seconds at the Czech Open 2008.
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The world record for 4x4x4 Cube is held by Erik Akkersdijk with a time of 39.83 seconds set at the German Open 2009. Quite an achievement when you consider that there are a possible 7.4 quattuordecillion (or 74 plus 44 0s) permutations to this puzzle.
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Also known as the Professor's Cube, this variation of Erno Rubik's world-famous puzzle game is more delicate than the 3x3x3 cube, making it a poor choice for speed solving contests. But, with a staggering number of possible permutations, (about 283 duodecillion - that's 283 plus 72 0s!), the Rubik's Cube 5X5 is the absolute ultimate in the world of Rubik's Puzzles and a must-have for all fans. Manufacturer: Winning Moves.
The current record for solving this puzzle in an official competition is 1 minute 13.22 seconds, set by Erik Akkersdijk at the Danish Open 2009.
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Also known as the Pocket Cube or Mini Cube, the Rubik's Ice Cube is a 2x2x2 cube that's much easier to solve. With "only" 3,674,160 permutations, this puzzle is a good choice for challenging friends to beat your best time. Contents: 2x2 Rubik's Cube and iceberg stand. Manufacturer: Winning Moves. Ages 7 and up.
Erik Akkersdijk holds the current world record of solving the Pocket Cube in competition, with a time of 0.96 seconds set at the Geneva Open 2008.
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See a video interview where inventor Erno Rubik demonstrates the Rubik's 360.