Thursday, February 05, 2009

Rubik's 360

Rubik's 360
*PIC: David Rose/ Daily Telegraph

Remember the iconic Rubik's Cube from the early 1980's? Well, the inventor has returned with a new version set to take the games world by storm - the Rubik's 360. According to the Telegraph, "Players must get the coloured balls from an inner sphere into matching slots on the outer sphere by shaking them through a middle sphere that has only two holes."

Sounds simple but anyone who has tried to solve the original Rubik's Cube will know how difficult and frustrating it can be. The original had 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possible combinations on its six faces yet only one solution.

The Rubik's 360 was revealed today (Feb 5th) in Germany at a toy industry fair and will be on sale here in the UK by August, with demand expected to be high as the invention received glowing reviews.

Professor Rubik said, "I feel that the 360 is one of the most innovative and exciting puzzles we’ve developed since the Cube – adopting elements of my original design, challenging the solver to use skill, dexterity and logic."

Will the new Rubik's 360 go on to beat the original Rubik's Cube in sales? Only time will tell but 350 million worldwide sales is a hard record to beat.........

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