By Andrew Liszewski
Puzzle fans might be intrigued by this Cubed game now available at ThinkGeek. You don’t need a giant empty table to put it together since the puzzle is actually composed of just 4 pieces, which are represented on a set of electronic cubes that feature LCD displays and magnetic connectors. Of course a 4 piece puzzle probably isn’t much of a challenge, which is why the game actually includes 600 different puzzles to solve while you’re racing the clock.
Cubed (for short) is composed of four electronic cubes. Each one is surrounded on four sides by magnetic connectors, and each displays 1/4 of the puzzle on its LCD screen. Now, you just have to figure out how the pieces connect together as you connect the cubes via their magnets. There are even two separate games you can play: you can make pictures and icons by forming a square shape, or you can form words in a rectangular shape. All 600 puzzles are shown in the instruction manual, but when you hear the timer beeping down, there isn’t enough time to cheat. Get ten puzzles solved in a row and you win.
The puzzles include 300 picture puzzles which require the cubes to be assembled in a square, and 300 word puzzles which require them to be arranged in a straight line to spell out words. The cubes also feature an optional backlight for playing in the dark, and you’ll need 8 AAA batteries (2 for each cube) which are thankfully included. The Cubed Electronic Puzzle Game is available from ThinkGeek for $39.99.