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Rubik’s Redux: Think You’re a Puzzlemaster? Try This Mind-Melting Gift


Megaminx Puzzle

What It Is: With the rise of the Fidget Spinner, I was reminded of another fad that swept the nation once upon a time – the Rubik’s Cube. Consisting of six sides, six colours, and nine squares per side, the challenge was to make your cube perfectly matched again. While some people (including Justin Bieber!) are Rubik’s Cube masters, I daresay the Megaminx puzzle might have ’em stumped. We’re talking 12 pentagon-sided faces (with a star pattern on each side). Crazy, colorful, confounding – they’ll love it!

Who It’s For: Your college-bound niece or nephew. Your brainiac spouse. Your kooky coworker.

What It Costs: $34.50

Where It’s At: I spotted it at Montreal-based giftware / lifestyle boutique Mercuri.

Want an extra entry into yesterday’s Truefitt & Hill giveaway? Tell me in the comments below: Are you a Rubik’s master? Know someone that is? Would you be willing to test your brain with this mind-bending puzzle?

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26 Responses to “Rubik’s Redux: Think You’re a Puzzlemaster? Try This Mind-Melting Gift”
  1. Judy says:

    I am no rubik’s master, but a friend of mine loves challenging puzzles.

  2. Donnas says:

    I was able to solve the cube when it first came out, but I’m not a master, it took me a long time. Now I don’t think I’d have the patience to solve this puzzle.

  3. katydidit21 says:

    I am not a Rubik’s master but my dad loves puzzles of all kinds.

  4. Joan G. says:

    I’m not sure I’m up for the challenge but my grandkids certainly would be.

  5. Heather Swanson says:

    I would have my grandson work on this.

  6. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I’m totally not a master but it’s fun trying

  7. Kim K says:

    It’s fun playing but I am by no means a Rubik’s Cube Master!

  8. Alyssa says:

    I can’t but my brother can!

  9. Dominic cloutier says:

    I love puzzles but never spent enough time with anything like this. I’d try it for sure

  10. cookie3 says:

    Nope no master here. I think I know someone who’d like this though but not me.

  11. aketch says:

    Not for me, but my husband would absolutely love it.

  12. Sherry Kinnear says:

    Not a master, but could finish the original. I’d like to give this a try.

  13. Giselle says:

    The most I ever got was one or two sides. Hardly a master! Lol! I know a couple of people who could probably master this.

  14. Susan says:

    I am definitely not a master at any Rubik’s cube, but my cousin could solve it in seconds!

  15. Anne Derkat says:

    I’m not good at this sort of thing, but my husband is.

  16. intensev5 says:

    My son loves Rubik’s cubes. He has all sorts of ones. He would love this one!! He doesn’t have one like it!

  17. Athena says:

    I’m not a master but I enjoy trying 🙂

  18. Maybe Father’s Day gift

  19. Alison K says:

    Bonus Truefitt & Hill Entry : haha I’m far from a Rubik’s master but I remember someone in school that was. I’d definitely like to give this mind-bending puzzle a go! Thanks

  20. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d love to try this but I’m no master!

  21. janicour says:

    I could never solve it, I really envy people that ar able to do it!!

  22. AliKira says:

    I am really bad at Rubix Cubes but I do enjoy puzzles and admit that manipulating them can be fun!

  23. jared says:

    i couldnt do the original, so wouldn’t have much success. they are fun though

  24. baylou says:

    Not my forte but would give it a try

  25. tess rosario says:

    I am terrible at rubix cubes but somehow my brother is great at them, i would love to give this to him and see if he could do it!

  26. Denae Boucher says:

    I am terrible with rubix cubes even though I grew up playing with them.

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