RUBIK’S CUBE TRUE STORY
An amazing revolution!
RUBIK’S CUBE TRUE STORY
An amazing revolution!
Today’s article is a bit different from the rest, as it will not be any case study, nor a description of one of our services. Although, of course, the subject matter is related to the idea of solving puzzles and undoubtedly had its influence on the creation of such a place as an escape room Cracow! 😀 Okay, so what will it be about? About the groundbreaking puzzle that revolutionized the world in the 1980s! Young people around the world almost lost their heads for it! It was incredibly engaging, for the person attempting to solve it presented quite a challenge, and thus carried the promise of admiration among friends!
So, if you’re curious about the mysteries of this enigma, then read further!
RUBIK’S CUBE HISTORY
So let’s start with the beginning and take a closer look at the creator of the puzzle we are describing. The man’s name was Erno Rubik and he came from Budapest, the capital of Hungary. He had always been curious about space, and it was for this reason that he became an architect and later began to teach architecture at a university. It was there, while teaching his classes, that he came up with the idea of building a cube whose layers could move in several planes! Students quickly picked up on the subject and began to show interest in this unusual object. They quickly infected their friends with their new hobby, and these friends infected their other friends, and so the fame went around the world! This is the story of the Rubik’s cube!
If you have ever had a Rubik’s cube in your hand, then you know for sure that arranging it is not easy at all. It is said that even the inventor himself took a month to do it! Sometimes it happens that the high level of sophistication discourages us from making further attempts, but this was definitely not the case with this cube! The cube turned out to be incredibly addictive, and people wanted to rise to the task at all costs! The whole thing was accompanied by an atmosphere of competition: who would be the first to arrange the cube and thus – who would prove to be the cleverest? The tactics were various: some relied on their intuition, while others meticulously noted down the results, looking for an algorithm. This is how it looked in the 1980s. And what is it like today?
TUTORIALS, APPS AND YOUTUBE
As is usually the case with most people, it starts as a hobby, which over time takes on a professional edge. Drawing, singing or playing chess or computer games are good examples. Each niche develops its own community, which play begins to take as seriously as possible. The Rubik’s cube issue is no exception here, although it is certainly a tighter group of people. Still, it is possible to get a paper guide on the market that reveals the secrets of arranging the cube. Things are similar with virtual media. Nowadays, we don’t have to figure out the posed puzzle by ourselves at all – all we have to do is look at YouTube or… download the relevant app! And voila, the task is made easier!
SPEEDCUBING – WHAT IS IT?
Since the Rubik’s cube awakens the desire to become better and better not only in relation to ourselves but also to other people, it seems natural to look for opportunities to test ourselves. That’s how the idea of speedcubing was born, that is, specialized competitions in which one can obtain the title of world champion in laying out a Rubik’s cube… Or its numerous variants, such as those having numbers instead of colors on the fields (which may be associated with Sudoku), circular or simply with more layers, such as 7 x 7! Of course, the more challenging, the better!
RUBIK’S CUBE AND ESCAPE ROOM CRACOW – WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?
As we mentioned above, the Rubik’s cube had its influence on the formation of such ideas as puzzle rooms. We can venture to say that escape rooms are a natural extension of this game, and on top of that, the cube itself can be a nice part of the game, although it also does well as a form of entertainment on its own. We note some parallels 😉 First of all, both the cube and the rooms are fun, which inevitably intertwines with logical thinking and harnessing the brain cells to work! It engages the ability to associate threads with each other, as well as to remember them and use them in the future. It’s also not without a little (or a whole lot ;)) of perceptiveness! And while the cube is usually put together on its own, putting it together also has a social dimension, if only that relating to competitions. Puzzle rooms can also assume inter-team competition 😉 See the similarity already?
TO SUM UP…
This is the Rubik’s cube true story!
In your spare time, we encourage you to practice both forms of entertainment – because we believe it’s worth it! Thanks to them you can brush up your everyday functioning – whether at work or at home 😉 Countless benefits and one hundred percent fun is what we bet on at Gamescape! 😀 So if you’re craving a boost, reach for the cube and then for the phone to call us and see if you turn out to be a master of multitasking 😀.
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