This post contains products which were gifted.
Widely considered to be the world’s best-selling toy Rubik’s is a name I am sure we are all familiar with. The Rubik’s Cube 3D combination puzzle has grown since its 1974 invention and now there are a lot more variations available to suit a variety of ages, abilities and interests.
In fact it is 40 years since the Rubik’s Cube won Toy of the Year so John Adams sent me some of their great range of Ideal Games Rubik’s products to review and offer a giveaway!!
I was over the moon to be part of this campaign as our boys are glued to screens unless we can convince them to do something otherwise. Rubik’s products are great for getting them off screens, using their brains and keeping boredom at bay. I love how they can be used alone or more competitively (or friendly if wished) with others. These are the perfect products for our boys this half term.
Rubik’s Metallic Anniversary Cube from Ideal Games by John Adams
The Rubik’s Metallic has been created to celebrate the 40th Anniversary with a high-quality metallic finish to the 3×3 cube puzzle. This is a great gift for collectors. The shiny sides giving a new feel to this problem solving puzzle.
Rubik’s Tilt from Ideal Games by John Adams
The Rubik’s Tilt is a digital Rubik’s Cube where the motion controls the cube – whilst the player provides the logic. This handheld electronic video will appeal to gamers as you tilt it forwards, backwards. Left and right to turn the rows and sides of the cube (via 4 buttons on the back of the device).
It comes with three levels of play (skill levels), has a hints feature to help solve and an optional timer for speed cubing. It comes with a small paper guide illustrating it all too.
Rubik’s Pyramid from Ideal Games by John Adams
The Rubik’s Pyramid is a 2-layered twisty puzzle similar to the 2×2 mini cube. With the Rubik’s Pyramid not only do you have to line up the colours but you also have to twist to get the right shape.
Rubik’s Revolution from Ideal Games by John Adams
Rubik’s Revolution is a cube with 6 electronic games. Combining the challenge and fun associated with the original Rubik’s Cube with a new spin to bring it into the modern day. The games require speed, agility and quick thinking. Perfect to play alone or in groups.
- Light Speed – activated with the Blue button which lights up. Earn points by pressing the correct coloured button quickly.
- Light Speed Trainer – (the yellow button) an easier version of above.
- Pattern Panic – (green button) – this time you have to memorise a light sequence.
- Sounds out – (orange button) – a sound will be played associated with each colour. Players must eliminate each colour in the order of the loudest sound.
- Multiplayer Madness (red button) – this sees players passing the cube around to each turn their light off.
- Full Charge (white button) – each side will light up once and when each side is “caught” it will blink. The aim is to get all 6 lights in the fastest time.
The Rubik’s Revolution has an on/off button, plus a sleep mode to save battery if no button is pressed within 60 seconds. Games also turn off after certain elapsed times. Requires three x AAA batteries (which are included).
Rubik’s Junior from Ideal Games by John Adams
For younger children there’s the Rubik’s Junior range with Bear, Bunny, Puppy and Kitten options. These cute twistable characters are easy to grip and turn. The blocks can be twisted to make a crazy mixed-up animal in relatively few combinations. Relatively easy to solve but still had me flummoxed and even took the teen a little while to get everything back into its right positions.
Products available in all good toy stores and online. For a full list of stockists, visit: www.johnadams.co.uk
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All of the above products were gifted to me for purposes of this post. All opinions are honest and my own and no other financial transaction has taken place.