adventures in pyraminxing

With all the talk of Passover and Egypt of late, I decided that it was time to shake things up. Enter the pyraminx. I just ordered the QJ one from amazon. It should be here on Tuesday (thanks to Amazon Prime).

Here’s the wiki summary:

The Pyraminx is a puzzle in the shape of a tetrahedron, divided into 4 axial pieces, 6 edge pieces, and 4 trivial tips. It can be twisted along its cuts to permute its pieces. The axial pieces are octahedral in shape, although this is not immediately obvious, and can only rotate around the axis they are attached to. The 6 edge pieces can be freely permuted. The trivial tips are so called because they can be twisted independently of all other pieces, making them trivial to place in solved position.

Judging by youtube videos, the pyraminxes are more intuitive and easier to solve than a 3x3x3 cube. We’ll see….

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