Message #3474

Subject: New permutation puzzles in mind
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:02:54 -0700

I been wondering that a Rubik’s Cube with more than 7D would not be difficult but tedious to solve. If it ever gets created whether you see pieces or stickers I have come up with two ideas to make it more fun. One is to change the objective of the game and rather than trying to solve it users find commutators for each d-dimensional Rubik’s Cube in the program. It would also be nice to have something I call commutator bank where everyone can share their commutators and as a result it becomes easier to find the most efficient commutators. Another way to make it less tedious would be to change it to a level 1 Merger sponge in higher dimensions. For that all you have to do is leave the two types of pieces with the highest colors. So in 5D all you work with is 4 and 5 color pieces.

Another idea that I came up with is a level 1 of a 3x3x3 or even a level 2 Merger sponge of a 9x9x9 Rubik Cube. I wonder if the number of possible states would increase if you can can twirl one 2c piece in the level 1 of a 3x3x3 so that you change the position of the two colors with each other. If the number of possible states decrease with this new twirling move it means the puzzle becomes easier to solve and that is not what I want.

Anyways, those are just random thoughts I been having and I do not know if those ideas are good or bad. Maybe I will try Magic Tile but I like n-cubes the most.