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The purpose of this instructable is to build a fun game with and old rubik cube laying around.

Rubyrinth is a Rubik cube that has paths, forks and 2 gates on its faces instead of colors.
The goal of the game is to connect the 2 gates with the longest path

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Step 1: Draw the labyrinth

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The first thing to do is draw the labyrinth. You can do it following these steps:
  • cover the rubik cube faces with a white label
  • draw the labyrinth with a pencil
  • sketch the resulting faces on a paper
  • design a cool looking labyrinth with an editor following the paper sketch
If you want to fast the things up, you can download my photoshop template and edit with your own labyrinth

NOTE: if you add a lot of forks, the game will become easier

Step 2: Print & Cut

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  • Print the resulting image and cut each face
  • Attach each face on the cube following the paper sketch produced in the first step
  • Look at your amazing 3d labyrinth

Step 3: Play

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Now play with it! Challenge your friend to find the longest path that connects the two gates
derte84 (author) 2 years ago
They sell it on dealextreme !
infob3 years ago
Very clever.
derte84 (author)  infob3 years ago
Thanks :)
infob derte843 years ago
Thanks for your inspiration in
derte84 (author)  infob3 years ago
Love your mod! +fav
Strobeez2 years ago
Thanks for the awesome idea. i used your template and drew the maze onto a black, polished cube with a neon green Sharpie oil paint marker and then cleaned up the bubbly edges with a pocket knife. It actually looks slightly better than the one you made because the two colours contrast. Thanks a bunch!
derte84 (author)  Strobeez2 years ago
Can you send me/share some immages of your cube?
Sorunome3 years ago
Nice idea! O.o
luc.dof13 years ago
So hard, Nice idea .
lewisb423 years ago
Neat idea (it might actually make a rubik's cube fun :)

It reminds me of a 2-player game  a dude made using a sliding-puzzle game called Proton.
derte84 (author)  lewisb423 years ago
nice idea the proton. I'll search for a 15 tiles game and try to do a copy
dimtick3 years ago
Am I correct that there are many solutions and not just one way to "connect the gstes" ?

pretty cool
derte84 (author)  dimtick3 years ago
Yes, actually the game is to fine the longest path among all the possible paths. But you can transform the tiles/faces and make only one path possible (hard to design..)
That's really cool! Have you been able to solve it yet?
derte84 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
With this configuration is really easy to solve, but you can remove some forks and male it harder.