Rubik’s Cube celebrates 40th Anniversary of iconic puzzles + #Giveaway!

Flatlay of Rubik's Cubes & Rubik's Race Board Game

There are a few toys that have lasted the test of time from when I was a child. Anyone remember the weird telephone on a string toy with the wobbly eyes? One toy that has lasted both in popularity and being loved by all ages has definitely been none other than the Rubik’s Cube.

Child's Hands Solving Rubik's Cube

Small story for you. 2 years ago, all Alivia wanted for Christmas was a Rubik’s Cube. I have no idea where she saw one, but she was adamant that Santa bring her one. We managed to find one, wrapped it all up and she was so excited Christmas morning. That is until Dad opened it up and started playing with it. Can you see where this is going? The funnest part of the Rubik’s Cube is solving it and seeing it solved, so when A saw it all messed up she was a little disgruntled.

Child trying to solve Rubik's Cube

I was determined to bring back some happiness in this story and spent literally HOURS online learning how to solve this tricky little 3×3. I wish I was kidding. I spent hours learning about the white cross, the 4 corners, the yellow face, you name it and I was ON IT. I learned about permutations, the golden number (it’s 20 by the way) and just about every mathematical thing I could about solving this little cube. Worst part? I never could solve it. C’est La Vie.

In hindsight, we probably should have started with something a little bit easier? Thankfully, Rubik’s has something for every skill level to help you master the cube and be a hero amongst few.Rubik's Cube The Edge Packaging

Start easy with The Edge puzzle, the easiest of the Rubik’s puzzles by far and a great starting point for learning how to master the bigger cubes.. This single layer puzzle is designed to give you the skills to start working up towards the larger solves and a basic understanding of how the cubes work. It’s slim enough to sit in your pocket! With only 192 permutations, it’s a great introduction to someone interested in Rubik’s Cubes. [Grab Yours Here]

Once you’ve mastered The Edge, you’re ready to move up the original Rubik’s Cube puzzles! The 2×2 puzzle, a gentle introduction to the 3×3 puzzle is still challenging for fans young and old. Unlike The Edge that has 192 permutations, the 2×2 cube has over 3.6 possible permutations and only one solution. Are you ready for the challenge? [Grab Yours Here]

Child's hands trying to solve Rubik's Cube

Lastly, and definitely not least –  one of my favourite cubes to play with is the 3×3 classic cube. One of the most recognizable of the Rubik’s Cubes products and arguably one of the most difficult puzzles to complete. Ready for this? The 3×3 cube has over 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 combinations and only one solution. That may sound super scary, but with a few tips from seasoned puzzle solvers you’ll be a pro in no time (and showing off to the kids.. just saying!) [Grab Yours Here]

Rubik’s Cubes have come a long way over the past 40 years, including improved core design to prevent core popping, easier sliding to be able to flick them around at super speed with a smooth glide and now, they’re stickerless. No more cheating with this puzzle!

Rubik's Race Board Game

Rubik’s was kind enough to send us one of each of their puzzles as well as their newest addition to their puzzle games. The Rubik’s Race is the only Rubik’s game that is designed for two players to play head-to-head. If you’re a fast puzzle solver, or looking for a challenging game that gets both your fingers and brain working at super speed, this is one you’ll want to add to your shelf.

Rubik’s Race is an innovative mix of Rubik’s Cubes iconic puzzle-solving and a unique slide puzzle design that creates the ultimate face-off. Be the first to match your 3×3 center on your side of the board and bring down the divider and you’ve won! Don’t be fooled though, it takes some speed, dexterity and quick thinking to match the design on the cube scrambler. One thing to note is that there is nothing holding the pieces into the board, so one little knock and pieces can go flying. It’s best to play on a stable surface.

Rubik's Race Playing Board and scramble cube

With the current state of uncertainty with time inside and needing ways to keep kids engaged and having fun, the Rubik’s Cube is a wonderful, affordable brain challenging puzzle that the entire house can enjoy.

Rubik’s has generously given us a prize to share with you! One lucky winner is going to win a Rubik’s Race game of their very own to challenge your family! Want to win? Enter below!

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[Thank you to Rubik’s Official for providing these samples to review. This contains affiliate links. As Amazon Associates we earn from qualifying purchases. Want to work with us?]

56 Comments


  1. The only time I ever “finished” one, was as a kid when I peeled all the stickers off and put them back on again 🤣

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  2. I have not finished the Rubik’s cube. The Rubik’s Race game looks like a lot of fun.

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  3. My husband tried to teach me how last year but I’ve never managed to finish it

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  4. I don’t think I’ve actually ever fully solved one, at least not from scratch/the start… eek!

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  5. I have never solved the Rubik’s cube.

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  6. I managed to solve it once – don’t know how, it just happened.

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  7. I have never finished one, my daughter would like to.

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  8. No I haven’t successfully completed it.

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  9. I finished it one time but my sister told everybody that I removed the sticker and placed them in order. 🙁

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  10. I have once finished a rubrics cube

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  11. I think I did in my youth

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  12. I have not yet been able to finish a Rubik’s Cube.

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  13. Sadly, I have never been able to finish a Rubik’s Cube…

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  14. Does rearranging the stickers count? 🙂

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  15. No, I have never been able to finish a Rubik’s Cube.

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  16. When I was a teenager I finished one

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  17. I have never been able to complete a Rubik’s Cube.

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  18. I have never been able to finish a Rubik’s Cube.

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  19. I’ve never finished one,but big kid has come close. I know he would love this 😛

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  20. I have never finished a Rubik’s cube.

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  21. I never have finished one, my kids did

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  22. The only way I ever managed to solve mine was by taking the subcubes apart with a screwdriver and then putting them in the right positions.

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  23. I have never finished a Rubik’s cube

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  24. Yes, I’ve finished the Rubik Cube two or three times.

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  25. No, I wish I could say that I had!

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  26. Never have I finished a rubricks cube. My patience level is way to low. But I love watching people who can just whip through it.

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  27. I did once when I was a kid and I was so proud and felt so accomplished. Haven’t tried again since!

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  28. No have tried but have more time on my hands now but no cube to work on

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  29. I have never finished a Rubiks Cube.

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  30. I finished one, but had a cheat sheet. lol

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  31. No I have not finished a rubik’s cube

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  32. My kids can complete a Rubik’s cube, I don’t have the patience for it!

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  33. I have never been able to finish a rubik’s cube.

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  34. I’ve never finished it – so hard!

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  35. I have never finished a Rubik’s Cube, I was always off by a couple of squares.

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  36. I have not finished a Rubik’s cube as of yet.

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  37. I have never finished a Rubik’s Cube. I have tried but have never been successful.

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  38. i have never solved one, my husband can do them though

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  39. I have not solved a Rubik’s cube

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  40. No I have never finished a Rubik’s cube. It’s so hard!

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  41. I find it very difficult to solve

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  42. Funny, I’ve never solved one. Maybe I’ll have to try again!

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  43. My son loves rubix cubes. He’s solved one when he was in grade 3. I can’t even solve one color 😂

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