By Lars Petrus Introduction This is a tutorial for my method of solving Rubik's Cube. It is intended both for beginners and experienced cubers. There is no group theory or written notation involved, I just show you how to move. You very much need a Java-enabled browser. Using this method, I won the 1981 Swedish championships, and finished 4th in the 1982 world championships in Budapest. I'm very happy to provide this site as a free service to the world! Please take a look at my terminology, so you know the difference between a turn and a twist, for example. If you are a total beginner, look at this description of the basic concepts of Rubiks Cube. The animated Java cubes that are used for illustrations and examples are explained here. The Basic Idea Most people solve the cube layer by layer. In the final of the Swedish championship, 8 of 11 competitors used a vanilla layer-by-layer method. The basic problem with the layer method is a big one, and it's obvious once you realize it. The Method
Solving the Rubik's Cube SystematicallySolving the Rubik's Cube Systematically You probably have seen many ways to solve the cube. Some claimed to be the fastest, because they take the smallest number of elementary steps to complete. But how much time and effort are required to remember these "optimal" sequence of steps? How much time is required to practise with them so that you don't forget one of those long meaningless sequences of steps? If you stop playing with the cube for some time, would you still remember how to solve it using these optimal methods?
Caravel Games - AEGrab your sword and start chopping your way to the bottom of a vast dungeon! Learning how to play is simple--you move Beethro in one of eight directions or rotate his sword clockwise or counter-clockwise. Examine a detailed overhead view of an underground room and plan Beethro's movements with care, always keeping his sword between him and the critters. You can wait as long as you like before moving. Logical problem-solving is paramount, but the game still has a sense of action as you lay waste to hordes of nasties. Each room of the dungeon is a handcrafted challenge for you to complete, with chambers and corridors purposefully designed to befuddle.
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Caravel Games - DRODWhat is DROD? Philosophers had tried to tackle this question for decades. Very wise men have pondered the mechanics of the game since the dawn of time. Scientists have attempted to calculate the exact genre of the game. Heck, even I've been a little bit confused at the idea of it myself. Yes, describing DROD is a very complicated task.