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Rubik’s Revolution

Rubik’s Cube look – alike lights up and makes a noise; this cube is rigid with no movable parts. The centre square of each of the six faces contains a recessed light which illuminates when firmly pressed. Unlike the original Rubik’s Cube which took the world by storm in the late 1970’s (early 1980’s), the Rubik’s Revolution is not a challenging puzzle to be solved but consists of a series of six addictive games. Although it received the 2008 TOTY Game of the Year award, it lost popularity; however in 2018 there was a revival and since then record numbers have been sold.

Each of the six games – Light Speed, Pattern Panic, Light Speed Trainer, Sound Out, Multiplayer Madness and Full Charge – requires dexterity and coordination. After the on/off switch has been activated a loud female robotic voice reminds the player of the games and their matching colours.  At the conclusion of the game the player is informed of her/his score. Each activity becomes progressively more difficult, so in order to improve one’s score, the player is required to increase the speed with which she/he presses the light button; this involves swift movement of both hands.

This game can be enjoyed by the whole family and keep boredom at bay during ‘lockdown’; delay playing Multiplayer Madness (Red Light) until after social distancing! Unlike the earlier Rubik’s Cube, there is little educational value in undertaking each game, however becoming engaged with this cube does improve one’s reflexes and can provided endless fun for the participant.

It is packaged in a hard clear plastic and includes batteries and instructions, which fully explains each of the games. If however you are a visual learner, there are several tutorials on YouTube which clearly demonstrate each activity.

DistributorCrown and Andrews/Goliath Games