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 Post subject: The Chess Cube
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:07 am 
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Hello,

Some time ago I suggested Checker Cube - white 4x4x4 cube with black stickers. There was idea to use white and black cubes without stickers. Now I would like to present my Chess Cube built from two cubes. Enjoy!

Best regards,
Vladimir Yaroslavskiy


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 Post subject: Re: The Chess Cube
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:50 am 
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That must be beastly to solve :shock:

Try that on a 8x8 and we can play chess! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: The Chess Cube
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:01 am 
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Nice one, its kinda the same as the V cube 7 Illusion.

RubixFreakGreg wrote:

Try that on a 8x8 and we can play chess! :wink:

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Thats a great idea! lol

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 Post subject: Re: The Chess Cube
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:15 am 
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Sharon wrote:
Nice one, its kinda the same as the V cube 7 Illusion.


4x4 has real chess order, whereas V cube 7 doesn't


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 Post subject: Re: The Chess Cube
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:30 am 
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iaroslavski wrote:
Sharon wrote:
Nice one, its kinda the same as the V cube 7 Illusion.


4x4 has real chess order, whereas V cube 7 doesn't


I know, but only cuz its 7x7 and not 8x8.. the idea is the same.

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 Post subject: Re: The Chess Cube
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Yeah, even cubes are the way to go. I kinda wish Verdes would have made a V-6 Illusion:

Lokks Fabulous! I've always wanted to someday do one with a genuine V-Cube 8x8x8 :mrgreen:
Here's a simple V7 mod I did long before the illusion ever released:
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 Post subject: Re: The Chess Cube
PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:52 am 
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I was going to make this. :( And I'm not just saying that, I was going to order the cubes next week. Nevermind, I'll probably do it anyway. It looks great!

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 Post subject: Re: The Chess Cube
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iaroslavski wrote:
Sharon wrote:
Nice one, its kinda the same as the V cube 7 Illusion.


4x4 has real chess order, whereas V cube 7 doesn't

I always wondered why Verdes picked an odd ordered cube for the illusion design - kind of a dumb oversight if you ask me. :roll:

Anyway the thing I like about this design is you can also solve it with one half (two layers) black and the other half white. Or even make some nice yin-yang designs, all with the same puzzle. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Chess Cube
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:56 pm 
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It makes more sense to me to pick an odd ordered design because the symmetry exists on four lines instead of just two, thus is more appealing.

I'm sure they tried a v6 illusion and determined that v7 was better, but I may be wrong.

And I may be wrong about the general populous's opinion about aesthetics, but symmetry is more attractive to me.

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 Post subject: Re: The Chess Cube
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:19 am 
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That looks very like a very nice puzzle, even if quite easy to solve - the lack of stickers gives the puzzle such a clean look.

Before reading this thread and having only seen the title i thought of an 8x8x8 cube with various chess configurations on each side.
The aim - checkmate on every face. Could be a pretty damn hard puzzle :P`

I guess a similar thing could be made with a 3x3x3 cube and tic-tac-toe win-conditions on each face.


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 Post subject: Re: The Chess Cube
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iaroslavski wrote:
Hello,

Some time ago I suggested Checker Cube - white 4x4x4 cube with black stickers. There was idea to use white and black cubes without stickers. Now I would like to present my Chess Cube built from two cubes. Enjoy!

Best regards,
Vladimir Yaroslavskiy



A while ago I also made two of those from a black and a white eastsheen 4x4x4. I think the ILLusion brought me to the idea. One of those cubes I stickered as a 4^6 sudoku (see second picture) The other one was fun playing with unstickered. But recently I also stickered it with a design a will soon post details about.

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