Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Magic Cube : LMI July Puzzle Test #2 on 30/31 July

These puzzles were made by the puzzle-makers of the 20th WPC.This is a set of 11 types by 7 authors.

All puzzles are cube-shaped which means that the cells are parallelograms instead of squares. All puzzles are built up by three different types as you can see in above picture. There are 3 puzzles of each type. First two are on a standard cubes (as for example the sample puzzle of the Magic Snail), the third one is on a special cube (see Sudoku example puzzle in instruction booklet).
The rows are defined as cells following each other at the opposite side of each parallelograms. So there are three direction of rows: from left to right, from top left to bottom right and from top right to bottom left. Next to some puzzles (where it has an importance) you can see arrows showing the from-to directions. On the normal cubes the rows „break” once, on the special ones they can „break” more than once (as in the Sudoku sample puzzle).
It is also worth to note that in some puzzles all the rows are 8 cells-longs but in others there can be shorter rows as well.
The rules are basically similar that of the classic versions of the puzzle types.
Please note: the puzzle booklet does not contain the sample puzzles and there is no introductory first page. Finally: the samples in this booklet are normal and not too easy puzzles for training. That’s why the solutions are placed at the end of the booklet and not next to the sample puzzles in order to let you to practice.

Instruction Booklet

Puzzle Booklet

Will be uploaded later

Cube Types

  • Magic Snail
  • Heyawake
  • Dutch Loop
  • Sudoku
  • Capsules
  • Crosswords

Puzzle Authors

  • Gyula Slenker
  • Károly Kresz
  • László Osvalt
  • Pál Madarassy
  • Zoltán Gyimesi
  • Zoltán Horváth
  • Zoltán Németh


You may start "Magic Cube" any time during the 48-hour period during the weekend of 30/31 July.
Your timer will start when you click "Start Magic Cube" — then you will have 120 minutes to solve and submit your answers.
A timer will be shown the answer page with the remaining time.

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