If you find the very idea of trying to solve a Rubik's cube a pain in the brain, we'd advise that you read no further. The X Cube sets a new (and ludicrously high) standard in puzzle-solving. Once tampered with, most mere mortals can expect to never return it to its former glory.
This shape-shifting cube has 52 moving parts, 102 stickers, and 125 decillion possible permutations. Just to make it clear, there are 125,486,757,308,950,508,983,252,156,416,000,000 (1.254x10^35) permutations. That's over 2 quadrillion times more permutations than the original 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube.
When ludicrous words like "decillion" and "quadrillion" are being banded around, you can expect this mind-destroying enigma to push your patience to the absolute brink and sap away hours and hours of your life.
You probably know a certain smug so-and-so who takes far too much pleasure in showing you how effortlessly they solve puzzles. So if you daren't attempt it yourself, it's the perfect gift to take them down a peg or two.
May cause forehead-slapping, nail biting and exasperated fist thumping
Put your puzzling skills to the ultimate test
Will stump even the most smug Rubik's cube solver
52 moving parts, 102 stickers and 125 decillion possible permutations
Don't worry if you really can't solve it as the puzzle is built so that you can easily take it apart and put it back together again
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