Friday 11 October 2013

Rubik's Cube 2x2 Review

Having not seen a Rubik's Cube for years, I snapped up the opportunity when John Adams very kindly offered Spud one to review. Creating myself a little backlog where I have had so much going on, I forgot what I had coming and was surprised to see a 2x2 Rubik's Cube arrive on our doorstep.

Confused and bemused, I quickly remembered this was what I had been asked to review a 2x2 Rubik's instead of the well known famous 3x3 Rubik's Cubes. I was extremely please, because you see not once in my life ever have I ever been able to complete a Rubik's Cube! I had to wait for Spud to get home from school before I was able to open it, and I so wished I could go and collect him early, but I patiently waited for Spud to finish school and then patiently waited until he had a go first.

New to the world of Rubik's cubes, I told Spud the aim of the game and quickly spun it around for him, I only spun it around a few times but it was already muddled and a thousand looks away from how it looked just 30 seconds ago. Spud gave up after a few minutes of trying and I was secretly delighted as I knew it was my turn to try, to complete my first ever Rubik's cube.

I tried and I tried and I failed. I've failed yet again, many years after first setting my eyes on one, I am embarrassed to say I still can't do them, and even a 2x2 one does not make it easier for me! The packaging did warn that it looked easier but wasn't, oh how I thought I could successfully beat this little plastic square box staring colourfully back at me.

Putting it down and vowing I will one day complete it, I am afraid to say I just have not been able to do it. The best I can do is get one side the same colour, just one out of six sides I can match all four squares to be the same colour! How do these experts do it in less than 60 seconds! I hold the Genius World Record for not being able to do it in so many days!

I will not give up my mission on completing this little block, and when I pass with flying colours ;) I shall venture out to try a 3x3, I'm getting brave aren't I! Spud bless him gives up after a few minutes, not quite sure on the idea and calling me silly for ruining it in the first place! I try to explain to him it would be no joy of just having it sat there in the original state it arrived in! Its a puzzle, you complete a puzzle, well that's the idea for most people, I just can't quite figure out the secret just yet!

For those of you who are not familiar with a Rubik's Cube, they are a square block of colours, one side is green, one side is yellow, one side is white, one side is yellow, one side is red and one side is blue. You twist the Rubik's cube around a few times and muddle up all the sides so not one side is a complete colour. The idea and aim is to then get the Rubik's Cube back to its original form, each side of four squares having the same colour bricks.

The John Adams 2x2 Rubik's Cube is available to buy with a suggested RRP of £7.99 from Amazon, House of Fraser, Clasohlson and many more toy retailers.

To find out more about John Adams including checking out their other great toys and games please visit the official website here.

Until next time,
Jade :)


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