The Android Megaminxer is mind-bogglingly elaborate, impressively combining multiple geeky mediums to solve an incredibly complex puzzle. ARM, the genius behind the stunt, uses LEGOs (a Mindstorms NXT kit to be exact) to build a robot responsible for the mechanics; they then employ an Android app as the brain, which solves a Rubik's Cube—oh wait, not a simple Rubik's (that would be too easy), but a Megaminx, which is a dodecahedron with 12 faces, each face containing 5 edges. Like the classic...
Put your woodworking skills to the test with this spin on the classic Rubik's cube. Instructables user BrittLiv demonstrates how to craft your own wooden cube using the following materials and tools:
Anyone can play chess if they have the right training and in this three part video series The Grob Chess Club shows you how to move up to Class E (rated 1000-1199). This tutorial is great for everyone from beginners through people rated under 200.
This is a video tutorial on how to solve a 2x2 Rubik's cube using the Ortega method. The tip from the author is to go for the color whose maximum squares are already together. It is also pointed out that not only does the Ortega method involve three steps, which is time consuming, people using it also tend to take pauses in-between, drastically reducing one's solving speed. This tutorial provides tips on how to reduce and eliminate such time consuming pauses.
This video is about solving the Rubik's Cube in 5 easy steps. It gives an overview of the Rubik's Cube which may even be considered as surplus information for some people. It also describes common mistakes; for instance, trying to solve one face at a time. It goes on to give a recommendation that it is better to solve three layers at a time.
Get wild and let loose with the timeless game of Leapfrog. Step 1: Find open space
Learn how to never lose at tic-tac-toe. Almost anyone knows how to play tic-tac-toe, but not everyone knows the strategy that guarantees they'll never lose another game.
Need to lube your Rubik's or Eastsheen Cube? Well, check out this video for a real tip on doing so. Here, you'll see how to lubricate your 5x5 Rubiks Cube with heavy duty silicone. If you can solve the Professor Cube, then this will help you solve it quicker.
Craftsperson Ceal Pedersen, from Heirloom Puzzles, shows you how to make wooden jigsaw puzzles with her own creative touches, geared towards kids.
Watch this four-part how to video on solving the 5x5 Rubik's Cube Professor. What, you didn't know they made them that big? Well, they do, and it's called the Professor. The 5x5 monolith.
Use four chairs, lean back, and remove the chairs. The structure will hold - it's really cool.
Because, hey, it's a lot more fun than Strip Solitaire. Learn how to play strip poker in this video.
This pool shooting video demonstrates how to hit the object ball when an opponent's ball is blocking the shot. Simply visualize an imaginary ball at the rail to achieve the proper angle, moving the object ball away from the opponent's. Use the kick shot mirror image when shooting pool.
You don't need flying broomsticks or magic balls to play this version of the game – it's tailor-made for muggles like us.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play the hardwood board game, Marble Solitaire. This board comes in 2 different sizes, 11" and 16". This is only a 1 player game. The game starts with all 36 marbles outside of the field, leaving the empty hole in the middle of the board. To play, simply jump one marble over another and place it into the tray. Continue jumping over the marbles until there is only one marble on the field. If you end up with more than one marble, you lose. This video...
Mr. Trailer gives instructions on how to play a fun game called Farkle. Players will need five dice. He recommends casino dice which come in a pack of five. First roll the dice to see who goes first. The objective is to get ones, fives, triples, or straights. You have to get 650 to get on the board. Keep score on paper to keep track. Once you get on the board you can "stay" or roll again. Triples are 100 x the number. For example three 6's would be 600, a 1 would be 100, etc. Mr. Trailer has ...
You love the video game Tetris and you love the puzzle Rubik's Cube, then what's stopping you from attacking the Tetris Cube?
Okay, you're sitting down, staring at this mess of colors in your hand, trying to make it look like it did when you originally bought it. The Rubik's Cube, my friend, is not as hard as you think it is.
Have you got wooden balls? That you can't solve? This clear and helpful how-to shows how to solve the classic, brain teaser, wooden ball puzzle once and for all! This puzzle can really be a challenge, which you likely realized moments after you disassembled it and the pieces sat lonely and ignored on your desk for months. Well, no more, check out this video and you know how to master puzzle balls once and for all! Come on, figure it out!
--in under ten moves! Listen closely newbies, or actually, watch closely newbies. This algorithm gets every color on every side.
Time to call up Guinness. Professors of Notre Dame University have supposedly invented the shortest possible game of Monopoly. Over in four turns (that's just nine rolls).
In order to play the game Risk, begin by setting up. Name a banker. Players choose a color. The number of players determines the number of armies. Remove the jokers from the country card packs. Shuffle the cards. Deal them face down. Players may not get an equal number.
Each player starts with 15 marbles that are a color distinct from his opponents marbles. Toss a coin to choose a start line, placed 3 meters from the hole. The players then take turns shooting marbles, first from the start lines, then from wherever the marbles land on the field, all the while trying to make their marbles in to the hole. The player to shoot all his marbles in to the hole first wins. In a case where both players have 1 marble left and the final shot is made by the person who to...
Throwing a party means making sure everyone has fun, but that pursuit can quickly get out-of-hand. Before you know it, you're once laid back get-together has received so many RSVPs that it becomes obvious you're throwing the party of the century. With an over-abundance of beer and an inflated guest list, your newly-formed epic reputation must live up to the hype.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play marble pyramid. This is a 2 player game. Each player has 15 marbles. Players simply take turns placing the marbles onto the field. When 4 marbles form a square, a player is able to place a marble in the center to raise the marble level. Players continue placing and stacking the marbles until it forms into a pyramid. The player with the last marble on top wins the game. Players are also able to stack using their marbles from the field. This vid...
MultiCuber achieves another world's first: the timed relay solve of 2x2x2, 3x3x3, 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 Rubik's cubes.
Othello, also known as Reversi, is played with two players, each representing a color on the board. The rules are simple, but strategy is what will help you win. Watch this video to learn how to play Othello or Reversi.
It's time to lubricate your Rubik's puzzle, so how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these puzzles to be solved, but every once in a while it is necessary to take them apart, either for cleaning, lubricating or for replacing game parts.
Make your rubik's cube faster and smoother. Use petroleum jelly.
Hello! My name is Nicole Valentine and on behalf of Expert Village, I'm here to talk to you about how to coordinate birthday games for a birthday party. Now we're going to discuss the game can you read my mind. This game has a little bit of mystery flavor to it. You'll see what I mean. In this game, you need to utilize 2 rooms. In the first main room, you have all the guests of your party. Then later we'll instruct the guests we're going to play a game called can you read my mind and the goal...
NOTE: Chapter One is a demonstration, click on chapter two to learn how to solve the cube. This cool and very smart video teaches you how to solve the popular (and annoying) Rubik's Cube in just five steps. Sounds easy, doesn't it? First, check out this video of Leyan Lo as he achieves the world record for the fastest blindfolded solve. He beat Tyson Mao's record by about 30 seconds, they are both friends.
OK, you've beaten everything from the 2X2 Rubik's cube all the way up to the 6X6. Now it's time to try something different. This video shows how to solve the Rubik's cube Mirror Blocks cube. It's tricky at first but follow the video and figure it out! Don't forget to check out part two of this video
Okay, you've beaten everything from the 2x2 Rubik's cube all the way up to the 6x6. Now it's time to try something different. This video shows how to solve the Rubik's Mirror Blocks puzzle cube. It's tricky at first, but follow the video and figure it out!
If you're really into Yu-Gi-Oh! (you know you are) and don't have your own Duel Disk, you are not as into it as you could be. If you don't want to shell out the dough to buy one, watch this video for a detailed guide to making your own Duel Disk.
A 13-cards Ramee game is usually played between 2 players with one pack of cards. If three players are playing, then a 9-cards Ramee is played with one deck. For 4-players and more 21-cards Ramee is played and two or more decks are needed.
Mods have gone from car parts to British youthful rebels to computer game addons to this. Rubik's Cube mods. Yes, they're here. This video will show you how to modify a standard 3x3 Rubik's Cube so that it will turn and solve much more quickly and smoothly. You will need a dremel, vaseline, and some other tools, but the results are impressive.
To solve a Rubik's cube, you will need to begin by keeping in mind the 7 steps. To learn about the cube itself, you will need to take it apart. The cube has 3 types of pieces. The center pieces do not move. They are actually fixed. Every piece is unique, and every piece has a unique place.
Remember Seven Up? No..not the soft drink..the game! Seven Up is a popular game in school classrooms all over the country. It is great for all ages and super easy to learn, so check out this video and start having fun at school!
This is the classic game of musical chairs with a little fruit added. You Will Need
Bored with crosswords and sudoku puzzles? Well, try your hands at a new type of puzzle: KenKen logic puzzles.