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.

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easy

Easier than a square 1. There is no parity and i solved it in 1 minute on computer

Elizabeth Sherman

The first thing I noticed was that the two sides were very different from the rest of the sides.

Kenny

I SOLVED IT

Valentine9years

It's very easy, I solve it in a minute.

George

Damn this is too easy

HairyCat

there's a parity case where 2 bottom adjacent corner pieces are switched when the rest of the puzzle is solved lol. i could'nt figure out the algorithm so i just scrambled it again and i was able to solve it the 2nd time

henrt

its a square 0 with no bandages

big brain

easy i solvedðŸ¤£ðŸ¤£ðŸ¤£ðŸ¤£it in 0.01

LOUIE

i wish i had it so cool

cuberguy

this was actually decently easy. Just solve the center part first.

letz go

I SOLVED IT!!!! ( kind of easy )

TheCubeRookie

So hard and so easy at the time and the best cube website!

Slime

I solved it in 7 seconds, very EZ lol

Gokul

It was hard but I solved it.

unknown

I tried it ut it was hard i cant even solve a 2x2x2

SAMUEL H

no cube is cooler than the 2x2X3!!!

Allay

Tower cube is very easy

Dummee

I agree with Fidel Castro

hello

bro after 3x3 this is too easy

Pedro

It's sooooooooooooo easy that I can solve it in an hour

## easy

Easier than a square 1. There is no parity and i solved it in 1 minute on computer## Elizabeth Sherman

The first thing I noticed was that the two sides were very different from the rest of the sides.## Kenny

I SOLVED IT## Valentine9years

It's very easy, I solve it in a minute.## George

Damn this is too easy## HairyCat

there's a parity case where 2 bottom adjacent corner pieces are switched when the rest of the puzzle is solved lol. i could'nt figure out the algorithm so i just scrambled it again and i was able to solve it the 2nd time## henrt

its a square 0 with no bandages## big brain

easy i solvedðŸ¤£ðŸ¤£ðŸ¤£ðŸ¤£it in 0.01## LOUIE

i wish i had it so cool## cuberguy

this was actually decently easy. Just solve the center part first.## letz go

I SOLVED IT!!!! ( kind of easy )## TheCubeRookie

So hard and so easy at the time and the best cube website!## Slime

I solved it in 7 seconds, very EZ lol## Gokul

It was hard but I solved it.## unknown

I tried it ut it was hard i cant even solve a 2x2x2## SAMUEL H

no cube is cooler than the 2x2X3!!!## Allay

Tower cube is very easy## Dummee

I agree with Fidel Castro## hello

bro after 3x3 this is too easy## Pedro

It's sooooooooooooo easy that I can solve it in an hour## Write a comment!