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Fun, Cubed

Leah Reisman

Looking for the perfect game? Something small and portable that you can take along on your trip to Bubby’s house? Something colorful and eye catching? Something challenging? Magna-Tiles? Lego? Clics? No, it’s the Rubik’s Cube. Also known as the Magic Cube, over 350 million have been sold around the world. It’s small and portable enough to take along to Bubby’s house. It’s challenging enough to keep you busy for hours. And it’s the world’s bestselling toy. Let’s find out why.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Have you noticed your friends unscrambling the Rubik’s Cube on the bus to school? Are you yourself busy twisting and turning a cube during recess? You’re not alone. “Over the past few months,” saysLeah, a saleslady atBrooklyn’s The Tree House, “the Rubik’s Cube has been flowing off the shelves like water. We recently put a big container of Rubik’s Cubes at the front of our store so we wouldn’t have to restock the shelves all day. It’s bigger than the other toy crazes I’ve seen.” The manager of Toys for Thought inLakewood agrees. At the height of its popularity inLakewood a few months ago, she says, “I couldn’t get them in fast enough. I had to reorder a few times a week. We sell all kinds; standard 3x3 cubes, 2x2s, Rubik’s Cube key chains, speed cubes, and the ever popular Rubik’s Twist.” 

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