Just in time to satisfy the kids of all ages who received Rubik's Cubes as holiday gifts, here is the book to ensure that the gift won?t go unused (or unsolved). Puzzle Masters Jerry Slocum, David Singmaster, Dieter Gebhardt, Wei-Hwa Huang, and Geert Hellings, share their expertise on the greatest puzzle ever created. Not only does The Cube provide dozens of strategies for competitive cubing?including speedcubing?it also shows you how to solve every kind of cube that exists: the 'Mini Cube' 2x2x2; the 'Classic' 3x3x3; the 'Rubik's Revenge' 4x4x4; the 'Professor's Cube' 5x5x5; and the largest cubes available, the 'V-Cube 6' 6x6x6 and the 'V-Cube 7' 7x7x7. The book even includes modular instructions for cubes of any potential size! All solutions are fully illustrated with all-new, easy-to-follow instructions created specially for this book. This unique book also includes a fascinating history of the Rubik's Cube?from its invention in 1974 by Ern? Rubik to the '80s craze to its resurgence today, including dozens of rare photographs of vintage cubes, ephemera, and more! Packed with color photos from Jerry Slocum's extensive and unique collection of mechanical puzzles, The Cube is a must-have companion to the ultimate brainteaser.