Date: 22 Sep 1982 1425-PDT
From: ISAACS at SRI-KL
Subject: OMNI cubes
To: CUBE-LOVERS at MIT-MC
The current OMNI (Oct.) has mention of various "cubes" from Meffert, in
the Games section. Doesn't say much, but has nice pictures. The main one
of interest is the Megaminx, a cube-like cutting of a dodecahedron, so
each face has 5 corners, 5 edges, and one fixed center (which only rotates,
but does not move relative to the others), exactly as in the cube. Scot
Morris claims the Cube has 10^19 combinations, the Revenge has 10^48, and
that the Megaminx has 10^69. Is this correct? Meffert claims the Megaminx
is harder than the Revenge, but I would bet it is easier, in the sense
that cube moves should move over easier, and do closer to the same things
as before.
-- Stan
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