From being really young I have had quite a fascination with puzzles. Not so much the jigsaw type but actually mind bending, brain teasing puzzles that have to be solved. My first ever was of course the famous Rubik’s cube, which I’ve never actually managed to get my head around and now I have a different puzzle from The happy puzzle company called 30 Cubed.
30 Cubed Based on mathematical principles that have challenged generations of mathematicians.
The set contains 30 different cubes, plus a 6 x 5 grid and a puzzle/solution booklet. Each cube has the same 6 base colours. Every side on every cube features part of a line
There are 45 multi level challenges to complete. This includes 10 junior puzzles for younger ones.
The lines on the cubes appear in different colours. The puzzles require the lines and/or base colours to be connected in different ways, following increasingly complex rules.
Looking at the box of cubes and reading the rules, I thought to myself “how hard can this be to just connect lines and colours?” Well my very first attempt at level one took me just over 15 minutes and that’s the easy level.
The problem being is that whilst one line gets matched up, there is then no space for other connecting lines and the difference in cube and line colour can confuse the mind.
I’m actually really enjoying this puzzle and the many challenges it brings. It seems to be a great brain training exercise without the use of technology. I’m yet to get past the first level of challenges and I’m sure my kids will also enjoy the junior levels.
This puzzle costs £19.99 and you can buy directly from The Happy Puzzle Company.