Mind Games

Mind Games

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In 1974, Erno Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube, one of the world’s most popular and enduring puzzles. More than 350 million have sold globally.

Have you ever attempted to solve a Rubik’s Cube? How long did it take you to complete — or to quit — the task? Do you like complex puzzles and games? Or do you think they are a maddening waste of time? If you do enjoy them, what are some of your favorites?

Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to learn more about the Rubik’s Cube and the man who invented it.

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