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Puzzle, Rubik's Revenge

Puzzle, Rubik's Revenge

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This puzzle is a version of a Rubik’s Cube with each face showing a 4 X 4 square instead of the usual 3 X 3 square. This puzzle is much more complicated to solve that the traditional Rubik’s cube since there are significantly more possible arrangement introduced with the addition of more little cubes. The traditional Rubik’s cube has more than 43,000,000,000,000,000,000 (18 zeros) possible arrangements of the small cubes but Rubik’s Revenge has more than 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (45 zeros) possible arrangements.
This puzzle was made in Korea and distributed by the Ideal Toy Corporation. It is among Rubik’s Cube related items from the Cube Museum, which operated in Grand Junction, Colorado, from 1988 to 1991. For more information about the 3 X 3 X 3 Rubik’s Cube and other twisting puzzles that use the same or similar mechanisms see 1987.0805.01.
RubikZone [Number of Combinations] website.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
date made
ca 1982
place made
South Korea
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 9/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Cecil Smith
Mathematical Recreations
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Twisting Puzzles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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