# Tower Cube (2x2x3)

The Tower Cube is a 2x2x3 version of the original Rubik's Cube. It was invented by Katsuhiko Okamoto and made it first appearence in the early 2000s. Mass production of this puzzle started in 2009 by a company called Gentosha and today it's quite easy to get your hands on one. The mechanism used to create it is similar to the one found in a Rubik's Cube however if you turn any of the side faces a quarter turn the puzzle will be essentially locked until you complete a half turn.

The Tower Cube 2x2x3 is a part of a series of 2x2xN cuboid puzzles. It is comprised of 8 corner pieces and 4 edge pieces. This small amount of moving parts results also in a relatively low number of possible combinations. According to our extensive computer simulations, this puzzle only has 241,920 possible combinations - each of which can be solved in 14 moves or less. It is considered to be a rather easy puzzle to solve.

The unofficial world record for solving the Tower Cube 2x2x3 belongs to Japanese Sohma Furihata - 1.43 seconds.

#### MelonGuy44

So hard... but awesome!

#### Darren

I broke it and i solved it

this is fun

#### Some guy

It took me less than a minute to solve because I can solve a square one.

awesome

#### Raphaël Trudeau

I love it perfect

#### New cuber

I’m new to cubing and I can only solve a 2x2 Rubik’s cube and a 2x2 mirror cube. I hope that later I get better and this cube is interesting and challenging.

#### rubiks master

ok so if you want to know what algorithm to use it is R U R U' f U' F U F and repet on both sids

#### TOOOOT

Deez waz vezy eezy juzst get two bars and then use the ortega algorithm for it and if the middle layer doeasnt get solved us the R2 U2 R2 U2 R2 to do it an boooooooom.

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#### Liza the pro rubiks cub solver

thanks to grubiks i solved my 3x3x3

I like this game

super!!

#### no name

my fav rubiks cube ever

#### gab man

i made a checkerboard with 2 sides solved somehow!

#### More Help

Solve white like a 2x2 and match the correct white pieces together.

#### help

to swap two edges-R2 U2 R2 U2 R2 to swap some corners if there are two bars. Make sure the bars are facing you-R2 U' F2 U R2

#### H20Studios

i really like it :)

#### Just A small Town Cuber

I am trying to formulate an algorithm-based method for this cube, but I'm very stuck on the permutation of the top and bottom layers. I would appreciate this being made into a solver, to make my studies easier. I look forward to releasing my method to the public.

#### Anonymous Cuber…

I agree with Ananymous it really does look easy but im stuck too oof.