Is Rubik's 360 the best thing since the Cube?

By andy

A couple of days ago the latest puzzle from Rubik arrived on the scene.

Professor Erno Rubik explains. “The Rubik’s 360 is one of the most innovative and exciting puzzles we’ve developed since the Cube – adopting elements of my original design, challenging the solver to use concentration, skill and dexterity. But it’s a more kinetic challenge, more physical, because gravity is involved.”

The object of the puzzle is to move six colored balls into their appropriate holes by spinning the puzzle around.

It’s made up of a 10cm diameter clear plastic sphere with six coloured domes positioned at intervals around the edge. At top and bottom are two black domes which operate an internal ‘locking’ mechanism, and inside the outer sphere is a second one, also transparent, with two holes. Inside this is a third sphere, containing six coloured balls. It also has a hole through which the small balls must pass.

Here’s the official web site, with the rather bizarre promo video below:

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