Intro: Puzzler Guide to the Twisty Puzzles!
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Okay ,here we go...
Do you ever buy a puzzle , then regret it?. you saved your money , buy the puzzle , and realized that you made a big mistake?Here is the tips for choosing the puzzle- ! cause sometimes that can be a waste ,ok ? you must choose carefully, and be wise! Here are the tips for buying puzzle and some information about puzzle mod .
Step 1: What Kind of Puzzle?
Before buy a twisty mechanical puzzle , always check this first:..
1.Have you checked in the internet ,and know what is the normal price?
2. Is the Price normal?Is it too expensive ,or too cheap?
3..Is it a Mod ( modification) from other puzzle? Think Twice.
3.If its a mod ,is it Special ?( ex. Changing shape , or a cross between two puzzle)
4.What is the Brand? Is the turn is good ?
5.How is the Quality of the material? Is it made from good quality plastic ?
6.Is The Sticker is a good quality sticker (lasted for a long time, and not easy etched .)
7.Is the puzzle is in a Good condition?-Check every corners and the stickers
And next check out the other steps to know more about this mods...
Step 2: The Cube
If you want to buy an ordinary cube ( 2x2 ,4x4 ,3x3) , but you want to be unique, buy a 6x6 cube! it's unique , a big cube , and a three-in-one cube--- the 2x2 cube, 3x3 cube ,and 6x6 cube.( it's expensive ,ok I know , but it's functional)
Step 3: 3x3x2 Cube, Fisher Cube,void Cube
the 3x3x2 cube is quite common .if you collect puzzles based on it's mechanism , this cube uses 3x3 mechanism .But there are the 3x3x2 barrel ,and 3x3x2 cube . so if you wan to buy both of them, you must buy a 3x3x2 crazy cube( pic1) . it's a cross between the barrel ( pic2) and 3x3x2 cube(pic 3)! two-in-one cube!
And there is the fisher cube too( picture 4)-it's a mod from a 3x3 ,and uses same mechanism.It has a brother , the windmill cube.but there is a lengthened windmill cube (I called it Gamla cube) --(picture5 ).This cube is a windmill cube , but in a "X" pattern. You can mod your fisher cube like this too, but it won't be look so "nice"...
the void cube uses a different mechanism , but I don't prefer it.I just take the center caps of a 3x3 cube , and it's already a "void" cube .But sometimes you see an "Edge only void cube"--(pic 6).well it's worth ( unique) but you must think twice-this is a modified 3x3 void cube.the 3x3 corners was taken , and the edge is made wider
Step 4: Skewb
The skewb (picture1) uses an unique mechanism ( you can see it when you break or diassembling the puzzle).,the skewb has many, many mods, the picture 1 is a skewb cube, the most common skewb.But htere are another shapes too-dodecahedron ,icosahedron ,pyramid and others.
here is the data:
pic2: skewb diamond
pic3: Hexagonal skewb
pic4: star skewb
the star skewb is a cross between the cube and diamond skeb.
the hex skewb is a truncated skewb diamond
The skewb ultimate ia a dodecahedral puzzle , and has 12 faces. And.. the 3d skew AND polymorphinx is a cross between the cube skewb and skewb ultimate!
Step 5: The Turning-face Octahedron, Pyramid
the turning face octahedron uses ball core , (pic1) .what's in the 2nd picture is a jewel cube. it's a truncated version of the turning face octahedron.Turning face octahedron face is just like a pyraminx,but it's quite different.(Pyramic is a triangle base pyramid , but this is not).
The 3rd Picture is Pyraminx , and the 4th picture is tetraminx.Do you realize it? Tetraminx is just a pyraminx with no "corner" pieces.But it depend on what do you think about it.( and depends on the price too.
Pyraminx has a little brother , called Pyramorphinx.It shaped like a pyraminx , but only has 3 triangles / sides..The dino star ( pic number5) is made from 2 pyramorphinx.
Step 6: (Super) Square-1 Mod
The Super Square-1 Puzzle is a great puzzle, and ,it's the Square-1 /cube 21 "Brother".It's a Great Puzzle , just like a Square-1.Its more common too. There are 2 cube version : the 4 layered super square -1 or the 2 layered super square-1. But there are some mod from the cube.the Square-1 is in pic1 and the super square -1 in the pic2.The 3rd and 4th picture shows the mod from the Super Square-1