How It Works

If you add more sides to a Rubik’s cube does it still work?

Yes. The Megaminx is a 12-sided version of the traditional six-sided Rubik’s cube. As with the cube, the goal of the Megaminx is to solve the puzzle by isolating a single colour on each face. Also like the cube, the centre tile on each Megaminx face doesn’t move and indicates the native colour of that face. Although there are a mind-boggling 1.01 x 10^68 possible tile combinations, experienced solvers say the basic technique is the same. The record for a Megaminx solve is 42.28 seconds compared with a lightning-quick 5.66 seconds for the 3x3x3 cube.

Answered by Dave Roos