I’m not the most patient person in the world. I leave crossword and Sudoku puzzles unfinished all the time, so I’ve never seriously attempted a Rubik’s cube.
Apparently, it may not be as difficult as I previously thought. I didn’t realize that so much of solving the puzzle is having a good strategy. The first step to solving a Rubik’s cube is setting aside the time to do so. It can take a first-timer anywhere from several minutes to several hours to complete the puzzle.
This infographic says it’s important to always hold the the cube with the front facing you and to rely on 90 degree turns.
Although this infographic says solving a cube only takes five steps, it’s not as simple as it may first seem. Each step includes several sub-steps, along with tips for what to do if you run into any complications.
If you play your cards right and follow the advice here, you’ll be a pro in no time. It might be a nerdy party trick, but it’s still sure to impress some people.
To learn more facts about this intriguing little toy, check out our post on the history of the Rubik’s cube.