Even if you've been living on Mars since the 1970s, you've probably heard of Rubik's Cube, the best selling puzzle in history. Just in case, though, here's a recap: it's a 3-by-3-by-3-inch cube with rotating faces made up of nine squares that can be scrambled into (so it's said) 43 quintillion combinations (Dave - That's 43 QUINtillion now!). Getting the cube back to its original position (so that all nine squares of the same color make up each face) is incredibly challenging for most, though it can be mastered and solved. For those not gifted with superhuman spatial intuition, this mindbender comes with a solution hints booklet (Dave - Hints! OK!), which examines the cube's properties and offers clues (Dave - sure!) for solving the puzzle. Whether it's a difficult toy or retro '80s kitsch you're seeking, Rubik's Cube is for you. --Rob Lightner
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The world's best selling hand held puzzle - the original Rubik's Cube. Billions of combinations (Dave - Way! He got it wrong! It's QUINtillions! God sake! People just don't know anything!), but only one solution. How fast can you solve it?
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