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How To: Solve the 2x2 Rubik's Cube Mini puzzle

It's time to solve that Rubik's puzzle of yours, but how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these three-dimensional mechanical puzzles to be precariously difficult, unless you know a little about mathematical algorithms, then it's just a matter of time and determination.

How To: Solve a 2x2 Rubik's Cube

If you aren't as advanced as you want to be, then use this method to solve a 2x2 Eastsheen Cube, because the Rubik's isn't really that good. If you are advanced, then watch the second vide for the über-complex method, the Guimond Method.

How To: Solve the last two centers on the V-Cube 7 puzzle

This tutorial video will show you how to solve the last two centers on the V-cube 7, the Rubik's Cube style puzzle. These 7x7 V-cubes are difficult to solve, but like most puzzles, become easier to handle with practice. Good luck, V-cubers! Just don't expect to solve this puzzle in less time than a Classic Rubiks or a 4x4 and 5x5.

How To: Setup and play the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate becomes unavoidable.

How To: Solve a medium difficulty sudoku puzzle

This is a sudoku tutorial for a medium difficulty puzzle. It has less "given" easy solutions, so we have to use harder logic questions to figure out some of them. I'm sure I overlooked some easier ways to prove certain numbers, but it's good that you learn how the logic works for future difficulties. You should aim for about 10 minutes per game once you fully understand how to play. Have fun!

How To: Break in a Rubik's Cube so that it solves beautifully

Most Rubik's cubes are not well-made or well-taken care of. They creak and turn slowly, acting like the cheap pieces of plastic that they for the most part are. There are ways though, even for cheap cubes, to make them work much more quickly and smoothly than they do out of the box. This video will show you a great method for breaking in your Rubik's Cube. It bears some risk of breaking your cube, but if you're careful your cube should be in better shape than ever when you're done, allowing y...

How To: Play chess and win in two moves taught by a 6 year old

In this how-to video, you will learn how to win at Chess in two moves. First, you will need a chessboard. Pawns go up twice at the start or once. They attack diagonally. Otherwise they just go up once. The castle, or rook, go up and down or side to side. The bishop goes diagonally in both directions. The knight moves in an L shape in any direction. The queen can go sideways, diagonally, forward, and backward. The king can move only once space at a time. Once the board is set up, you are ready...

How To: Rack eight-ball pool with Borana Andoni

8-ball, or eight-ball is a challenging game, and it all starts with the rack. If you don't have the perfect eight-ball rack, your billiards game is going down the drain (not the pockets). But you can help yourself by learning how. Watch this video to learn how to rack eight-ball pool with professional pool player Borana Andoni, using the Delta-13 aerospace engineered pool rack.

How To: Solve the Pyraminx puzzle

If the Rubik's Cube isn't enough of a challenge for you, then take the Pyraminx out for a spin! This two-part video tutorial will show you exactly how to solve the Pyraminx puzzle. This tetrahedron puzzle was made famous by puzzle-maker Uwe Meffert. Learn the algorithms needed to solve this mighty puzzle. Just follow along with the video.

How To: Straighten a kick shot in pool using reverse English

A pool shooting tutorial. Using a slight right English in this example, the cue ball bypasses an obstacle ball and kicks off the rail, sending the object ball into the pocket. The use of reverse English reduces the rebound angle as the object ball is deflected off the rail which enables you to hit previously unreachable balls. Straighten a kick shot in pool using reverse English.

How To: Play Santiago

Board game enthusiast Scott Nicholson reviews a new game each week showing you the pieces and rules of play, as well and demonstrating the game with friends. This weeks game, Santiago, is a strategy game involving auctioning, maintaining plantations and even working with other players at times.

How To: Play gin rummy

In this video series, Gary Zier teaches the object and rules of Gin Rummy. Learn about match scoring, knocking, and deadwood. Gary also offers tips and strategies for the experienced or beginner gin player. So, grab a partner and start playing Gin Rummy today!

How To: Solve the classic wooden ball puzzle

Brainteasers can be a lot more than a tease, they can be downright frustrating! If you own the mind bending wooden ball puzzle and are about to toss it in the trash, don't despair, this how-to video takes you step by step through the process to help you put the ball back together and return your sanity to somewhat normal. So sit down, breath easy, pick up your wooden ball and figure out how to solve this puzzle and find some peace.

How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube cross faster than anyone

Want to be fast at solving the cross of the Rubik's Cube, like two or three seconds fast? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to solve the Rubik's Cube cross faster than anyone. These insights into how to make the cross will no doubt make you a great speedcuber. Just pay attention to the orientation and the rest of these Rubiks Cube cross tips and tricks.