The name of my blog tells you I’m a geek, so it’ll come as no surprise that I love a good puzzle. When the team at Rubiks got in touch to ask if I’d like to join in with their #SummerScrambles campaign, I was happy to agree! We were sent 6 pieces from the Rubiks 2019 Range to review and enjoy over the Summer. Read on to find out what we thought.
Rubiks 2019 Range – What Did We Receive?
We received the following Rubik’s products:
- Cage (rrp £20) – This is a game for 2-4 players.
- Orbit (rrp £12) – This is a sperical shaped puzzle, suitable for players aged 8 and over.
- Match (rrp £5) – This is a card game, for 2-4 players, aged 7 and over.
- Edge (rrp £8) – This is a 3×1 section of a standard 3×3 rubik’s cube. It’s suitable for ages 6 and over.
- 3×3 (rrp £17) – This is the standard cube, which started all the Rubik’s fun, many moons ago.
Rather than spending ages explaining how each product works, Syd and I made this video so you can see them for yourself…
Rubik’s Edge – Syd was immediately taken with the Rubik’s Edge puzzle. She spent an hour playing with it, and managed to solve it with no help at all from me. (A good thing – as I am pretty useless with these types of puzzles).
Rubik’s Orbit – This puzzle has well and truly got us all beaten! I have spent a total of 6 hours playing, and am nowhere near close to finishing it. I won’t be beaten though. Stay tuned for progress on my Instagram stories!
Rubik’s Cage – Syd and I have played several fun games of this. I think it’ll come into its own when we take it camping next week. Sam has “low functioning Autism”, and was immediately fascinated by the Cage game. He’s spent hours since we got it, removing the cubes and putting them back in, in various patterns.
Rubik’s Match – This card game has been packed away for us to take camping next week. We haven’t played it yet, but it looks like it’ll be a great way to keep all 5 kids entertained if we get any rainy days while we are away.
Rubik’s 3×3 – This is the standard cube we all know and love. I already have one which I got for my 18th birthday, so I gifted this to my brother. It took him 7 hours to learn the algorhythm, but now he can complete it in minutes! I really need to up my game, so I can beat him!
Rubik’s Colour Block
Two days after Syd and I filmed the above video, we received a Rubik’s Colour Block game. One look at this told me it was well beyond my skill level. My auntie is a Rubik’s genius though, so I gifted the Colour Block to her. This puzzle has an RRP of £16.49 and is suitable for players age 8 and over. It took her 2 hours to solve it. NEedless to say, I am in awe!
All told, we have really enjoyed playing with the Rubik’s range we received. The quality of all 5 puzzles is brilliant, and the card game also feels well made. The only thing which lets the products down is the amount of unnecessary plastic within the packaging.
Syd has particularly enjoyed the Edge puzzle, while Sam is a huge fan of the Cage game. I am getermined to solve the Orbit puzzle before the end of the Summer, so stay tuned for that! Check out #SummerScramble for more Rubik’s fun.
Finally, if you enjoyed this Rubiks 2019 Range review, check out more of my reviews here.