Research conducted shows Rubik’s to be one of the top socking fillers for this year as voted for by parents!
The survey showed a third of all parents would choose the Rubik’s Cube as a stocking gift alongside chocolates and stationery. The good thing is they are available from all good toy stores and online too – check out John Adams for your local stockist.
We love Rubik’s ourselves and have gifted them over the years to our boys and now there are so many different kinds we are looking forward to playing with them over the coming weeks with our girls too. They are at that age where puzzles and problem solving are becoming fun so when is a better time to introduce Rubik’s!
We were kindly sent some of the Rubik’s toys to play with and boy have they upped their game! The Rubik’s Edge ( RRP £9.99) is a single layer puzzle with nine cubes which you can twist and turn in 192 possible permutations. It really is harder than it looks!
The Rubik’s cage was our favourite as you can drop it, twist it, flip it and literally turn the game on its head. The aim is to get the cubes in a row but that is so hard as opponents can literally flip the game! (RRP £19.99)
The Rubik’s Orbit is a six sided circular puzzle with the aim of having the same colour all the way round – this one gets you thinking as it isn’t your standard block! (RRP £14.99)
Rubik’s Match (RRP £4.99) is a brain teasing card game where players must build the pattern on the challenge cards using their own cube cards. First person to complete wins. We loved this as it really does take a little mind bending to get your head around which way up the cards go! Personally our favourite out of all of the games!
Of course there is the classic best selling puzzle in history, the 3×3 cube. with 43 quintillion combination you would think it should be impossible to solve yet some have done it in under 5 seconds! I have had one since I was 18 and still can’t complete it – go figure!
We were gifted these items for the purpose of this post, all views are genuine.