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What is Speedcubing?

Speedcubing, also sometimes referred to as speedsolving, is a competitive activity centered around solving twisty puzzles like Rubik’s Cubes as quickly as possible.

Here’s a deeper dive into the world of speedcubing:

  • The Puzzles: While the Rubik’s Cube (3x3x3) is the most iconic puzzle, there are many other twisty puzzles used in speedcubing competitions. These include different variations of the Rubik’s Cube (2x2x2, 4x4x4, etc.), Pyraminx puzzles, Megaminx puzzles, and more.
  • Solving Methods: Speedcubing isn’t just about brute force. Solvers memorize algorithms, which are specific sequences of moves that manipulate sections of the puzzle in a particular way. By learning and practicing these algorithms, they can solve the puzzle efficiently layer-by-layer.
  • Competition: Speedcubing is a global phenomenon with official competitions held worldwide. The World Cube Association (WCA) is the governing body that oversees these competitions. The WCA recognizes 17 different speedcubing events for various puzzles and solving styles.
  • Benefits: There are many benefits to speedcubing beyond just being fast. It improves hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills, and memory. It can also be a fun and social activity, connecting you with a global community of cubers.

Here are some resources to get you started with speedcubing:

  • ( – A comprehensive website with tutorials, resources, databases of algorithms, and information about competitions.
  • YouTube Tutorials: Many YouTubers create detailed tutorials for beginners on solving the Rubik’s Cube and other speedcubing puzzles.
  • Local Clubs: There might be speedcubing clubs in your area where you can meet other cubers, learn from experienced solvers, and participate in casual competitions.

Whether you’re looking for a new mental challenge or a fun and engaging hobby, speedcubing offers a unique and rewarding experience.tunesharemore_vert

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