The Mini Rubik's Cube (aka the Pocket Cube) is a simpler version of the original Rubik's Cube. Instead of having 3x3x3 blocks it only has 2x2x2. Solving this puzzle is equivilant to solving only the corners of the Rubik's Cube.

This puzzle was actually invented 4 years before the Rubik's cube, in 1970, by Larry D. Nichols. He called it the "Twist cube" and used magents for its mechanism. The Rubik's brand patented their own design for this puzzle in 1983.

Derived from it's smaller size, the number of possible permutations is relatively low: 3,674,160. The current world record for solving the Mini Cube is 0.47 seconds. It was set by Guanbo Wang at the Northside Spring Saturday 2022.

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NoSpeedcuber

Solving 2x2 under 7 seconds is not a problem, but on a computer under 20 seconds THAT'S A LEVEL!

cube

wow got a full pll skip

baby Ortega method is the best

I can solve it under 10 seconds

Da-cubing-bro

I solved it

Syed Ali Hubaib Abedi

This really fun and too easy. I also have real life version of this cube

Some random dude

you can solve it with begginner 3x3 methods

Gianluca

I love the grubiks site it makes me learn lots!

Yoyo

I solved the first side, but I can’t solve another side!

Yoyo

I thought it was easy.

MelonGuy44

This cube is easy but it is still cool and fun!

Cube

I love it getting a real-life one soon :)

WarriorNerd_Cubing

This is so easy the first cube I ever solved was a 3x3 and this has the same method except less rules

May

This is the best Rubiks cube website. I can play with the cubes I cannot get!

DevCube

i accidentally solved a layer lol

cubero principiante

I also solved the 2x2 cube without help, because I used the 3x3x3 technique but skipping the steps of the edges

Tamagotchi Cuber

TYSM for helping me solve my 2x2!

Caçador de cubos bons

I've never seen such a good cube site!!

T-perm

My 2x2 cube is broken, but since Grubiks is by my side I can solve my 2x2 cube in here.

nba youngboy

this app is as cool as the griddy

Unrelated Referencing

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## NoSpeedcuber

Solving 2x2 under 7 seconds is not a problem, but on a computer under 20 seconds THAT'S A LEVEL!## cube

wow got a full pll skip## baby Ortega method is the best

I can solve it under 10 seconds## Da-cubing-bro

I solved it## Syed Ali Hubaib Abedi

This really fun and too easy. I also have real life version of this cube## Some random dude

you can solve it with begginner 3x3 methods## Gianluca

I love the grubiks site it makes me learn lots!## Yoyo

I solved the first side, but I can’t solve another side!## Yoyo

I thought it was easy.## MelonGuy44

This cube is easy but it is still cool and fun!## Cube

I love it getting a real-life one soon :)## WarriorNerd_Cubing

This is so easy the first cube I ever solved was a 3x3 and this has the same method except less rules## May

This is the best Rubiks cube website. I can play with the cubes I cannot get!## DevCube

i accidentally solved a layer lol## cubero principiante

I also solved the 2x2 cube without help, because I used the 3x3x3 technique but skipping the steps of the edges## Tamagotchi Cuber

TYSM for helping me solve my 2x2!## Caçador de cubos bons

I've never seen such a good cube site!!## T-perm

My 2x2 cube is broken, but since Grubiks is by my side I can solve my 2x2 cube in here.## nba youngboy

this app is as cool as the griddy## Unrelated Referencing

It is because of this very website I started cubing. Amazing experience! Now I can solve 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5, megaminx, pyraminx and master pyraminx, and mirror cube. Thanks so much!## Write a comment!