There are some tricks of Rubik’s cube you could learn to impress your friends. These tricks don’t require you to know its solution, anyone with the algorithms can perform the tricks.
Only one requirement is that the cube should be in solved position before performing the tricks on it.
Rubik’s cube Patterns – Tricks to impress
- 24 moves trick
- Cube within cube
- Cube within a cube within a cube
- The checkerboard
- The wire
- Unmatched cross
- Perpendicular lines
- Turned tips
- Plus Minus
- Vertical Lines
- Gift Box
- Four Spots
- Six Spots
- 2 H-Pattern
- 6 H-Pattern
- Displaced Motif
24 moves trick
One of the tricks of Rubik’s cube, that lets you solve it with 24 moves. This is done by simply repeating four moves 6 times, which brings the cube back in its original position from which you did start.
Algorithm: [ R Ui Ri U ] x 6
You can either move L instead of R, whichever you feel comfortable with.
Cube within cube
I like this pattern a lot. This will make it look like, one 2×2 cube is fitted inside the 3×3 cube.
Algorithm: F L F Ui R U F2 L2 Ui Li B Di Bi L2 U
This pattern can be brought back to its solved position by either performing the algorithm opposite to it, or performing the same algorithm twice.
Cube within Cube within Cube
This is just an advanced version of cube within cube, it gives a total of 3 cubes.
Algorithm: U’ L’ U’ F’ R2 B’ R F U B2 U B’ L U’ F U R F’
This pattern is simple with all its faces with the edge pieces of colour of the opposite face.
Algorithm: M2 E2 S2
This pattern looks like the four adjacent faces of the cube have a wire tangled around in a crisscross pattern.
Algorithm: R L F B R L F B R L F B R2 B2 L2 R2 B2 L2
All the center pieces have four different edge pieces attached to it.
Algorithm: L2 D’ B2 L2 B2 D’ F2 D U’ B2 L B2 F’ L B’ F U’ F’ U L2
Four of the six adjacent faces have perpendicular line with colour of the opposite face.
Algorithm: R2′ U2′ R2′ U2′ R2′ U2′ L2 D2 L2 D2 L2 D2 L2 R2′
Two opposite corners of the cube are turned clockwise and anticlockwise respectively.
Algorithm: U B D’ F2 D B’ U’ R2 D F2 D’ R2 D F2 D’ R2
The four adjacent faces of the cube gets plus and minus sign alternatively.
Algorithm: U2 R2 L2 U2 R2 L2
This pattern gives the cube its four adjacent faces vertical lines.
Algorithm: F U F R L2 B D’ R D2 L D’ B R2 L F U F
This pattern looks like a plus sign is added to the Vertical Lines Pattern. It gives an illusion of a wrapped gift.
Algorithm: U B2 R2 B2 L2 F2 R2 D’ F2 L2 B F’ L F2 D U’ R2 F’ L’ R’
This gives the cube all its faces a cross pattern.
Algorithm: R2 L’ D F2 R’ D’ R’ L U’ D R D B2 R’ U D2
Four adjacent faces with different center pieces.
Algorithm: F2 B2 U D’ R2 L2 U D’
All the faces with different center pieces.
Algorithm: U D’ R L’ F B’ U D’
Two opposite faces with HHH on it.
Algorithm: M2 U2 M2 U2
H on all the six faces of the cube.
Algorithm: U2 R2 F2 U2 D2 F2 L2 U2
It looks like a 3x2x2 cube is placed within a 3x3x3 cube, but only can be seen from one side.
Algorithm: L2 B2 D’ B2 D L2 U R2 D R2 B U R’ F2 R U’ B’ U’
So, we have discussed a lot of tricks and patterns of Rubik’s cube here which you can learn to impress your friends. Solving the cube is becoming common nowadays, therefore these tricks and patterns will bring some excitement among your friends.
To revert back the cube to its original position you need to perform the algorithm opposite to that of the respective algorithm.
If you want to learn how to solve Rubik’s cube, then go to “How to solve a Rubik’s cube in 1 minute? Beginner’s Guide”.
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