Do your remember these magic cubes? I got a Rubik’s cube when I was in high school and I was hopeless with it! I had no idea that they were still popular until my son began to be interested in them. My son is very bright and he loves puzzles and brain teasers, so I bought him a Rubik’s cube to keep his mind busy for a while.
My son is amazing at solving these Magic Cubes! He can solve the Megaminx Speed Cube in under 4 minutes! When he first started playing with one, I had flashbacks of the Rubiks Cubes we played with as kids and how I messed it up the first day and never solved it again. So of course, I expected my son to have that same experience. I got him a Rubiks Cube like I had and he took about a day to solve it. Then he solved it again in an hour and it got faster and faster. So when he asked for the Megaminx Speed Cube I was curious to see how he would do. He mastered that one quickly and he was doing different patterns within a couple of days. How can my son be so good at something I am so bad at?
In this video he shows how to solve the Gear Cube which is one of his favorite magic cubes:
He has mastered all of his cubes. Now he wants to get faster speed cubes so he can improve on his 23 second time. (Seriously?) I want to encourage this hobby but I was worried it would get expensive. Luckily for both of us, most of the magic cubes he wants are less than $20. Who knew there were so many different types? Not me but I’m thinking for under $30 I can keep my son busy and unplugged for a couple of months!
These cubes are inexpensive and fun! If you have a child with an active mind who loves puzzles, I think they would love these magic cubes like my son does!
My son loves these magic cubes and here are some of his favorites:
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