Rubik's Cube Online Game

06 November 2009

Don't have your own Rubik's Cube? Lazy to make a homemade one? Game it on the net.

Rubik's Cube was a very popular game, and it still is now. It is a simple-looking puzzle, but difficult to solve. It is best that when you learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube, you should understand why you need to take that move and know where the colours are going. If you just follow algorithms plainly, then there isn't too much of a point in playing it. Once you know it very well, you can then start to speedcube and do it in your fastest time, or the least number of moves.

Permutations - The Mathematics In The Cube
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The original (3×3×3) Rubik's Cube has eight corners and twelve edges. There are 8! (40,320) ways to arrange the corner cubes. Seven can be oriented independently, and the orientation of the eighth depends on the preceding seven, giving 37 (2,187) possibilities. There are 12!/2 (239,500,800) ways to arrange the edges, since an odd permutation of the corners implies an odd permutation of the edges as well. Eleven edges can be flipped independently, with the flip of the twelfth depending on the preceding ones, giving 211 (2,048) possibilities.

There are exactly 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 permutations. To put this into perspective, if every permutation of a 57-millimeter Rubik's Cube were lined up end to end, it would stretch out approximately 261 light years. Alternatively, if laid out on the ground, this is enough to cover the Earth with 273 layers of cubes, recognizing the fact that the radius of the earth sphere increases by 57 mm with each layer of cubes.

Even Nike is addicted to this Rubik's thing.

Playing It On Your PC
Playing it on your computer is much harder than playing it on real life where you can feel and look at the Rubik's Cube from any direction at ease. Although this flash game may take a while for you to get used to, this is a good version of the Rubik's Cube game to play with. Experiment around!


Good luck on solving your virtual Rubik's Cube! It's very tough for a beginner to get used to the cube, but that's just a matter of time.