The inventor of the Rubik’s Cube is set to unveil his newest creation, Rubik’s 360, later this week. An early look at the new game shows no discernable stickers that can be peeled off and rearranged, meaning I’ll definitely never be able to solve it.
According to the Telegraph, who got a sneak peek of Rubik’s 360:
“The puzzle… confronts users with the same frustrating challenge – a task that is simple to understand, with only one possible solution, yet extremely difficult to execute.
Players must get the coloured balls from an inner sphere into matching slots on the outer sphere by shaking them through a middle sphere that has only two holes.”
Joel Gouly, who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute while blindfolded (pffft, a whole minute?) said:
“It looks like more of a physical game that requires dexterity whereas the Cube is something to ponder but there’s no reason it can’t catch on.
It would be hard to beat the original Cube though.”
The Rubik’s 360 will officially be announced on February 5th at a toy industry fair in Germany.