We were sent some amazing board games to play recently, and all of them are brilliant boredom busters! This review is of the Rubik’s Cube, a classic, tricky to solve puzzle for all ages.
Later this year I’m going to be celebrating 40 years on the planet. Back in 1980 Maggie Thatcher was in number 10, Liverpool won the league and we welcomed Post-It notes, Pac Man and the Rubik’s Cube into our world! What were you up to in 1980?
Personally, in almost 40 years, I haven’t ever mastered the Rubik’s Cube. When Ideal Games sent the boys a pair of Rubik’s Cubes, James was really excited that he was going to master it in just a day. Reader, it will not surprise you to learn that he did not. He assumed that just a few flicks of the wrist would solve the Cube, as he had seen a boy in Year 5 solve it in no time at all during an assembly at school one time.
However, that he hasn’t been able to solve it immediately hasn’t put him off. He, and his younger brother, have been click click clicking the Cubes all over the house.
Of course, the Rubik’s Cube has many benefits in this uncertain time. We are looking for things to keep the kids entertained that are screen-free, and educational. The Rubik’s Cube enables individuals to develop rapid thinking, logic, reasoning, quickness of hand, and hand-eye-brain coordination.
If you are looking for tips on how to solve the Rubik’s Cube, you’ve come to the wrong place. Try YouTube – this video explains how to solve Rubik’s Cube, and get yourself out of common issues when you’ve almost got a side sorted (that’s what happens to me – I get all the colours right on one side and can’t figure out how to replicate it across the other faces of the Cube without messing up that one good side).
Can you solve a Rubik’s Cube? Lockdown feels like the perfect time to try!