Message #4163

Subject: Re: Complex 3x3x3
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2018 00:26:38 +0000

Hi Luna,

I have solved the complex 3x3x3 and I’m sure several other people did. I’m not aware of anyone keeping track of the solvers anywhere though. It’s my favorite puzzle concept.

As of what a complex 3x3x3 is, it started from this thread afaik:

Carl Hoff published an article about it on Game & Puzzle Design, vol. 3, no. 1, 2017.
First page:

I’m not sure if the full text is freely available.

Carl later made a physical version:

and posted here with many references:

Carl also posted in our MC4D group about Complex 3^4:;_ylc=X3oDMTM1Y3BpajRvBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzEwNzE0OTI1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNTkyOTE0NwRtc2dJZAMzNDkwBHNlYwNmdHIEc2xrA3Z0cGMEc3RpbWUDMTQ2OTY3MDg4OAR0cGNJZAMzNDgw;_ylc=X3oDMTM1Y3BpajRvBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE0BGdycElkAzEwNzE0OTI1BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNTkyOTE0NwRtc2dJZAMzNDkwBHNlYwNmdHIEc2xrA3Z0cGMEc3RpbWUDMTQ2OTY3MDg4OAR0cGNJZAMzNDgw