- yellow (24)
- green (16)
- teal (16)
- lavender (24)
- tan (10)
- blue (12)
- The generous Liz Burrow , who gave me several of these puzzles, and Martin Watson, who was kind enough to bring them to me in Prague.
- Colin James , a fellow collector, who has also sent me puzzles and helped catalogue the puzzles, supplying many photos of his collection.
- Several photos of items I don't have are from the Slocum collection courtesy, The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana .
- The Perfect Square (1969)
- The Tricky Triangle (1969)
- The Perfect Circle (1969)
- The Wobbly Web (1969)
- The Perplexing Pyramid (?)
- The Path (1969)
- The Reluctant Rectangle (1970)
- Little Circles (1970)
- The Coloured Square (1971)
- Rectangle Tangle (1971)
- Belouis Some - Sometimes (Rapino Brothers Remixes)
- Various - Action For Animals: The Comp EP
- Ronald Shannon Jackson And The Decoding Society - Barbecue Dog
- JR vs. Tabledancers, The - Life Saver EP
- Ronnie Milsap - Love Will Never Pass Us By
- Slim Thug - Boss Life
- DJ Schwede - Fascinated
- 9 MM Parabellum M.Ceez - Phénomène Paranormal
- Tony Senghore - The System
- Wanja Orø - Ole
- Various - Que Viva Le Pop!
- Armada Orchestra, The - Feel The Need In Me / The Drifter
- Dick Richards - Sabat
- The Avalanches - Stalking To A Stranger (Planets Collide Mix)
- Blocks - Waiting Around To Die In California
- D-Unity - Work Your Engine
- Aarni - Tohcoth
- Vicomtes, Les - Racines
- The Hellacopters - The Same Lame Story
- Crazy Otto - Oldtimers

In this interview ( https:///watch?v=iXbrVA3-WZ4 ) with Doug Casey from October, 2011, he expresses concerns about 13-15 minutes in that our collapse has a good chance of somewhat resembling France of 1793, with lots of violence culminating with an emerging dictator. (whole interview is great, on par with Greg’s work but mostly on somewhat different topics).

In our case, n=240 and k=4, (240+4-1)_C_4 = 141,722,460 .
So, we've got over 140 million sets to explore!
Also, for a set of 4 cubes, there are 41,472 possible ways to arrange them - that's going to be a lot of work.
But we can reduce this by eliminating from consideration all cubes that do not have at least one face of each color.
It's a little arbitrary, and it means my conclusions are not universal over the entire universe of possible puzzles, but I think it's reasonable - most commercial puzzles comply.
Of the 240 possible four-color cubes, there are 68 that use all four colors at least once each .
Each cube can be represented by a four-node, 3-edge pseudograph, where the nodes are the four colors symbolized by the letters ABCD
and each edge corresponds to a pair of opposing faces on the cube.
The graphs are the same for mirror-image cubes, since the edges are undirected.
The 68 cubes give rise to only 52 unique graphs .
Those 52 graphs can be grouped into 6 groups - each group is closed with respect to a
permutation of the node/color assignments, of which there are 24 (4!).
Below is a chart I made identifying the 52 graphs/cubes by unique ID number (00-51) and a small diagram showing the 3 edges.
The colors identify the six groups.
It should be easy to construct a cube given its little diagram and the key on the lower right. You just have to decide on your assignment of actual colors to ABCD, and then be sure to remain consistent.
Rick Eason worked on this problem, too, after we talked at NYPP2010.

Rick assigned numbers to these groups as follows, and noted that cubes in a group have the given number of possible effective orientations within a puzzle,
ranging from 10 to 24.

A higher number of possible orientations might contribute to a harder puzzle.

You can see some of the cube models I made - I affixed a small label to each cube, showing its ID number.

One bucket does not contain enough color panels to make all 52 cubes simultaneously. I created a program to solve a 4-cube set, and used it within another program that explores 4-cube sets taken from the stable of 52 cubes above. I did not allow repeated cubes in a set - so, here again, I have simplified the problem space, but again I believe in a reasonable manner. I also eliminated repeated sets that differed only by the order in which the same cubes were selected, but this entails no loss of generality. This resulted in 270,725 sets being tried - a run that easily completed overnight on my PC. Note that 52_C_4 = 270725. Here is a chart of number of solutions, number of sets that have the given number of solutions, and the first set found that has that number of solutions. I have omitted solution counts where no set had that number of solutions. A set is represented by its "signature" - an eight-digit number (zeroes on the left, if dropped, should be inferred) that is simply the four cube IDs (00-51) from the chart, concatenated, always from lowest numerical ID on the left to highest on the right. 0) 132647 00010203 1) 5160 00010218 2) 21186 00010234 3) 3428 00010329 4) 38466 00010318 5) 2088 00011839 6) 8070 00011631 7) 612 00031631 8) 28626 00010518 9) 702 00032939 10) 3276 00012039 11) 282 00031839 12) 7310 00011639 13) 312 00032637 14) 1380 00032651 15) 144 00033539 16) 9060 00012750 17) 120 00033139 18) 360 00032039 20) 1980 00032549 22) 111 00052039 23) 12 03082645 24) 2340 00032338 26) 204 00162238 27) 1 00193141 28) 486 00033847 29) 18 00194045 30) 30 00163147 32) 1188 00051639 34) 18 01163246 36) 114 01033839 40) 420 00163841 44) 156 01030539 48) 94 00274250 52) 12 01164045 53) 3 06184045 54) 6 01283844 56) 96 01063847 60) 6 03113949 64) 120 01030523 72) 51 01032338 80) 3 24274350 96) 12 01233438 128) 6 03052339 140) 3 01163847 160) 6 01052338 I found 5160 sets that have a single solution. There were many sets - almost half - that had no solution at all. Some sets have more than one solution, and the maximum number of solutions any set can have seems to be 160. Most solvable sets have four solutions. There is only one set that has exactly 27 solutions, and 27 solutions is the only count where only one set has that count. Interestingly, the cubes used for this set are the four from the yellow group in the chart. It is not hard to solve this set by hand. Based on a cursory check, it appears that none of the cubes in groups 5 (tan) or 6 (blue) are used at all in single-solution sets! I ran the 5160 single-solution sets through my program that computes a puzzle's certificate and checks if it is isomorphic to SK. I found that 24 of the 5160 are iso. to SK - these probably represent the sets that arise over the 24 color permutations for ABCD. If all four cubes in a set are permuted in a consistent manner, one may arrive at another set - and the two sets are in some sense the same puzzle. Rick Eason says that by using Burnside's Lemma to eliminate color permutations, the 270,725 figure can be collapsed to 11,746 sets. If we further eliminate the 12 cubes not used in single-solution sets (the tan and blue groups), we end up with only 3949 sets.

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is assigned to sets: 00030419, 00071231, 00081441, 19203031, 19223741, and 31333941. In each set, a given pair of colors appears only once each on adjacent sides on all four cubes, with the other four sides of each cube having the other two colors. The graph of such a cube will have only one edge leading from each of the two colors, which will not share an edge. Four colors, taken two at a time, 4_C_2, gives the 6 possibilities. In signature order, they are: CD, BD, BC, AD, AC, and AB. These sets are easy to solve - identify the special colors. Orient all cubes so that the sides with the special colors are on top and front. Now it is a simple matter to turn three of them so that the solution is found. At the other end of the scale, there is one certificate that encompasses 144 sets:

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12211221112012211121122112211221 The first example having that certificate is 00162936. According to my analysis, there should be 200 distinct single-solution puzzles, where every cube uses all four colors, and each set uses four distinct cubes. You can download a text file "single-soln-sigs-and-" in which my program output cube set signatures and certificates for every single-solution set. Those sets isomorphic to SK are noted. The tail of the file contains a summary of the 200 unique certificates and the count of sets having a given certificate. Wellingtons Cube Puzzles An extensive set of additional puzzles in the Instant Insanity family were offered by three . companies: Wellingtons Ltd. (they don't use an apostrophe), Onsworld Ltd. of Stamford UK, and Images & Editions . Many of them comprise four, six, or eight clear plastic cubes containing images on each side. In several cases the objectives are a departure from that of the Instant Insanity family. The table below lists, in (mostly) alphabetical order (I tried to keep sequels together), those I know of and shows images where I either have a copy or have been able to find pictures. I don't have them all and I will note the ones I don't have. Those I have are highlighted like this. Those I do not have are highlighted like this. I would like to acknowledge the following:

Bananas 1982 Onsworld Ltd.

"Arrange cubes to show four complete bananas each with a label."

There are four cubes, and four types of side: a banana tip, stem, middle segment with no label, and middle segment with label. Unlike a standard II-type puzzle, the images have distinct orientations which must be respected to form the complete bananas. The tips, stems, and middle segments must all be aligned properly. A little analysis reveals that the usual four-in-a-row arrangement of the cubes cannot satisfy the goal - but then, the objective does not stipulate that arrangement, does it? Bananas II

Bananas II

(I don't have this one.) Blue Movie

Blue Movie - 1986 Wellingtons

I don't have this. Body Job

Body Job - Onsworld

I don't have this. Boob Cube

Boob Cube - Wellingtons

I don't have this. Booby Trap

Booby Trap - 1986 Wellingtons

I don't have this. Bunkered

Bunkered 1987 Wellingtons

"Tee-off by placing the cubes together then rearrange them to show, simultaneously, TWO identical golf courses." The Cat Puzzle

The Cat Puzzle - Wellingtons

I don't have this.

Image from Jim Storer's collection . Computer Challenge

Computer Challenge - 1984 Wellingtons

I don't have this. Computer Magic Square Challenge

Computer Magic Square Challenge

1995 Images & Editions Computer Word Challenge

Computer Word Challenge - 1985 Wellingtons

I don't have this. Crossword Cubes

Crossword Cubes - 1989 Wellingtons

I don't have this.

Here is a possible alternative package:

Cubix 3D

I don't have this, but see Rebus in the Pattern Blocks section below. Cuss

Cuss 1980 Onsworld Ltd.

"Simply arrange the blocks in a row so that each side carries a dictionary four letter word, all reading from left to right. No foreign words or proper names allowed. A clue in case you get stuck and a solution are included."

"This is one of a unique range of cube puzzles devised for Onsworld by Stephen Leslie. The series includes Cuss, Diabolical, Footsie, Frantic, Son of Cuss, and Walk Up." Son of Cuss

Son of Cuss 1982 Wellingtons

Devised by Stephen Leslie

"Arrange the cubes to show at least 24 different four-letter (

Diabolical (Onsworld)

"Arrange the dice in a row so that the four long sides all carry the same total number of spots."

Multiple solutions exist - the set of addends doesn't have to be same for each side. Double Cross

Double Cross

Wellingtons 1991 Fascinating Felines

Fascinating Felines - 1993 Wellingtons Footsie

Footsie 1982 Wellingtons

"Arrange the four cubes in a square so that wherever the surfaces of two cubes join (top, bottom, and sides) pairs of feet are formed."

Devised by Stephen Leslie. Frantic

Frantic 1980 Onsworld Ltd.

"Place the four cubes in a row and simply rearrange them so that one of each colour shows on each long side."

Devised by Stephen Leslie.

Isomorphic to SK! Frantic (alt.)

An alternative version of Frantic, with solid colors. Colin says it is the same graph.

Also issued with black backgrounds. Frantic II

Frantic II

"Place the cubes together in a square so that wherever they meet, top, bottom, and sides, the coloured squares match."

Frantic II was invented by Dr. Kenneth Miller. Golf

Golf - Wellingtons

"Places the cubes together to show the word GOLF four times. The letters must all point the same way. Try it - then baffle them at the 19th." Golf Crazy

Golf Crazy - Wellingtons Grandstand

I don't have this. The Great British Puzzle

The Great British Puzzle - 1997 Images & Editions The Kitten Puzzle

The Kitten Puzzle - 1999 Images & Editions

by Dr. Kenneth Miller Knickers

Knickers - Wellingtons

I don't have this.

"Arrange the knickers in a line so that there is one of each colour on each long side - they can be in any order and face any direction." Marilyn - The Eternal Puzzle

Marilyn - The Eternal Puzzle - 1989 Wellingtons Match of the Play

Match of the Play 1989 Wellingtons

"Solve the puzzle by placing all six cubes together so that

Monkey Business Spring Fever - Wellingtons

I don't have this. Nuts

Nuts 1982 Wellingtons

"Place the four cubes in a row and simply rearrange them so that one of each kind of nut shows on each long side."

Isomorphic to SK! 180 Top Dart

180 Top Dart 1990 Wellingtons

"Place the cubes in a straight line so that all four long sides add up to the magic number... one hunder and eighty!"

There are six cubes, and the following 12 symbols appear: inner bullseye (50 pts), triple 2 (6 pts), double 3 (6 pts), triple 4 (12 pts), double 6 (12 pts), 9, double 9 (18 pts), triple 9 (27 pts), 12, double 17 (34 pts), 18, triple 20 (60 pts). The Pig Puzzle

The Pig Puzzle

Images & Editions Poker Puzzle

Poker Puzzle 1987 Wellingtons

"Place the dice in a line so that one of each design appears on each of the four long sides - the order and directions of the designs are not important."

There are 5 cubes. The designs are: 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace. Rugby

Rugby - 1995 Images & Editions - Dr. Kenneth Miller

Two puzzles based on the two versions of Rugby - for the Rugby League fan, place the cubes in a straight line so that each long side shows exactly 13 pieces of muddy lace. For the Rugby Union fan, place the cubes in a straight line so that each long side shows exactly 15 pieces of muddy lace.

I don't have this. Seams Impossible

Seams Impossible - 1986 Wellingtons

I don't have this.

"Place the cubes in a square so that wherever two cubes join (top, bottom, and sides) complete legs are formed." Snookered

Snookered - Wellingtons

"Place the cubes together in two rows of four, to make a snooker "table." Then rearrange them to show three sets of snooker balls: one on the top, one on the bottom, and one on the four sides of the "table." A set of snooker balls comprises: 15 reds and one each of white, black, pink, blue, brown, green, and yellow." Snookered Again

Snookered Again - Wellingtons

"Arrange the cubes in a block (two rows of three) so that one, and only one, of each of the eight colours shows on the top, sides, and base of the block." Soccer

Soccer - "You may need extra time!"

Appears in a box and a blister package.

Images & Editions 1996 - designed by Dr. Kenneth Miller

Thanks to Rob Hegge for photos. Soccer

Soccer Puzzle - "Make it your Goal" -

Wellingtons 1987 Spellbound

Spellbound Spellbound (alt.)

Spellbound - alternative version - Onsworld Ltd. 1980 Suit Yourself

Suit Yourself 1990 Wellingtons

"Place all six cubes together in a block of two rows of three to show (on top, bottom, and sides) a full pack of 52 cards with no duplicates." Tantalizer

Crossword

I don't have this. This and the other Tantalizer puzzles seem to be more dexterity than Insanity-type. Tantalizer

Frustration

I don't have this. (Photo from Slocum collection.) Tantalizer

Jet Set

I don't have this. (Photo from Slocum collection.) Top Dart

Top Dart Total Distraction

Total Distraction 1988 Wellingtons

"Put the cubes together to form one large cube with all rows, columns, and diagonals having the same total: 99." Walk Up

Walk Up 1980 Onsworld Ltd.

"Place the four cubes on top of each other in a column. Arrange cubes so that ladybird (sic) tracks reach from top to bottom on all four sides. Ladybirds need not point all the same way."

Devised by Stephen Leslie. Watch It

Watch It - 1998 Images & Editions

I don't have this. World Puzzle

World Puzzle - Wellingtons

I don't have this. [24/54] The Lagoon Group also has offered 4-cube puzzles... Waddingtons Mindbender Puzzles Here is a series of puzzles issued by House of Games Corporation Limited of Bramalea, Ontario, Canada. They're all made of sturdy cardboard. Some of them are shown elsewhere on this site. Per the pamphlet that came with the Rectangle Tangle puzzle, John Waddington Ltd. of Castle Gate, Oulton, Leeds England also made these under license from House of Games. Waddington was bought by Hasbro in 1994 for 50M pounds. Read an article about Hasbro's spree . Various pamphlets or sheets accompanying the different puzzles mention other puzzles in the lineup. Several mention 5 puzzles but list 6; one describes Mindbenders as "a fiendish series of six diabolical puzzles" but then lists eight. I have found ten altogether. The most frequently mentioned, most dating from 1969, are:

1969 #505 Form a 3x4 rectangle using 12 colored square tiles which are each printed at from 1 to 3 of their corners with small circles. There are 4 tiles each of 3 different colors, blue, orange, and pink. All pink must be in the first row, all orange in the second, and all blue in the 3rd. One circle on a pink tile is marked START and must be in the upper left, and one circle on a blue tile is marked FINISH and must be in the lower right. Create a path of circles from START to FINISH such that circles are not adjacent unless they form a path connection.

The Perfect Square

1969 #505

Assemble a square using 12 pieces - like colors must not touch.

The Tricky Triangle

1969 #505

Using 10 barbell-shaped pieces composed of two linked circles each, and one single circle, build an edge-6 equilateral triangle (of 21 circles) such that "no two circles of the same color are in the same line of the triangle." Each circle is 1 of 6 colors.

The Tricky Triangle puzzle by Waddingtons is a 2-dimensional analogue of Oops Again.

The Perfect Circle

1969 #505

Assemble a circle from 16 pieces in 4 basic shapes and 3 different colors, such that like-colored pieces don't touch.

The Wobbly Web

Copyright 1969 No. 505

Create a rectangle from the 15 square tiles such that web strands join (edgematching).

JH p210

The Perplexing Pyramid

14 square tiles each of which has a colored circle in each corner. Create a "pyramid" of cards - a 3x3 base, then a 2x2 layer, then one card on top - layers must align over spots, and spot colors must match

The Reluctant Rectangle

1970 #345

Form a rectangle from the 12 3x2 L-shaped pieces such that no two pieces of the same color touch in any way. There are 3 pieces each of four colors. All the pieces are "normally-handed" L's except for two of one color are reversed.

Little Circles

1970 #346

Pack 18 pieces formed from circles into the box. (The instructions are printed on the box, and there is no mention of a color-dismatching constraint.) No Pamphlet.

Coloured Square

1971 #340-E

Form a square from 12 L-shaped colored tiles such that like colors don't touch.

Rectangle Tangle

1971 #340-F

Form a rectangle with a bi-color perimeter from the 10 tri-color and 2 bi-color L-Trominoes.

Beat the Elf - by House of Games Corp. Ltd. Don Mills, Ontario 1970

Build a 3x3x3 cube with the 13 blocks so that no face shows three squares in a row of either color, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. There are 11 1x1x2 blocks of 1 light and 1 dark. There is one 1x1x2 block of two darks. There is one 1x1x3 block of two lights (adjacent) and 1 dark.

Kolor Kraze - by House of Games Corp. Ltd. Don Mills, Ontario 1970

Discussed in Slocum and Botermans'

Cube Fusion

Alright, it's a game not a puzzle, but I remembered these pieces from my childhood and now I know what they belonged to! Other Color-Constraint Puzzles There are several other puzzles, cousins to

Gram's Cube was made by Gram Toys of Birkerod, Denmark. The puzzle consists of 27 Lego-like cubies that mate side-to-side as well as up-and-down. There are 3 cubies each of nine different colors. The objective is to construct a 3x3x3 cube such that each side shows all 9 colors. At first I thought a trick was necessary, but I found a solution using all 27 cubies. I picked this up in a trade with Norman Sandfield, at the January 2005 New York Puzzle Party.

Level Q, by Eng's IQ Co. Ltd. 1987 Hong Kong. I purchased this quite some time ago. Level Q consists of a hexagonal board and twelve bar-bell shaped pieces. There are three challenges - first, build seven stacks of six disks each. Next, again build seven stacks of equal height, but such that one bar lies on each side of the hexagon and on each of the six spokes. Finally, satisfy the constraints already mentioned, and also ensure that each stack contains only one of each color disk.

The Trapagon

and Magzphere

Six pieces interlock - arrange them so that there are five different colors on each "face."

The object of Oops Again is to build a pyramid with the 2-sphere pieces so that no two spheres of the same color touch at all. The Golf Smarts Pyramid (a gift from Brett) is similar.

Tetraball - designed by John Conway and Richard Esterle

You can read about this puzzle at ludus- .

You may notice the label on mine is mirror-written.

That's intentional - I bought a rarer version.

Purchased at NYPP 2016.

Make a set of small 4-ball tetrahedrons, then assemble them into a large tetrahedron such that like colored balls do not touch.

Icosa - issued by Brainwright

Several challenges, including to twist the balls so that none of the same color touch,

or to twist them so that there are all groups of three like-colored balls touching in triangles.

Thanks, Alison!

Spot Cube - Hikimi

Designed by Ichiro Sengoku, this puzzle was entered in the 2004 IPP Design Competition . I bought it at Torito .

There are 3 challenges: 1. Position or pile the cubes to show only the 6 green spots and no others.

2. Show only the 8 yellow spots.

3. Show only the 4 red spots.

Spots face-down on the table are considered hidden.

Vier Farben Block (Four Color Block) - designed by Theo Geerinck

and produced by Logika

exchanged by Theo at IPP25 Helsinki

Build a cube with the 12 u-shaped pieces such that like colored pieces do not touch. Each piece is one of four colors.

Instant Indecision

marked "Patent Pending" - the Green Gate Co. Sherman Oaks CA, 1972

Four cubic frames and a stepped pedestal. Each cubic frame contains twelve bars, 3 each of four overall different colors, arranged in various patterns. The four cubes are of graduated sizes and nest on the pedestal. The objective is to arrange the cubes in nested form on the pedestal so that each of the twelve sets of four aligned bars, one from each cube, contains one of each of the four colors. My version has a nice key-like tab that locks into the pedestal and holds the cubes in place for storage/transport.

Cube Edu - eLogIQ

Build a 2x2x2 cube and match colors on all faces.

miQube - Mindware

Copyright 1993-2006 IQideas, New Zealand - designed by Andrew Baker

Discontinued by Mindware, but available direct from IQideas .

Four multi-player games and a solitaire puzzle -

assemble the 13 unique pieces (each is a four or five-unit polycube)

into a 4x4x4 cube such that every side is a single (different) color.

Here is a review at Boardgamegeek .

The puzzle solution is available at IQideas .

Octamania

Arrange the 8 cubes into a 2x2x2 cube such that each face shows four copies of a digit.

The vintage 8 Blocks to Madness puzzle - invented by Eric Cross of Ireland, and issued by Austin Enterprises of Ohio.

Create a 2x2x2 cube having a single color on each side. Then create a 2x2x2 with each of four colors on every side.

The Maze Cube -

stack the four bricks together to make a 2x2x2

having four colors on each face.

Poker Cubes

I don't have any documentation with this puzzle, so I don't know the provenance or goal. However, I suspect the goal is to create a 2x2x2 having one of each of the four suit symbols on every side, while also ensuring each 2x2 face is a single color with each face a different color.

The Ten Spot Domino Puzzle

Issued by Valentine & Sons, Ltd. Westfield Works Dundee

The instructions inside the box top read, "Valentine's Series of Popular Puzzles

The New 10 Spot Domino Puzzle

Instructions - Arrange the four pieces so that they form a solid

square block, every side of which shows 10 spots.

Solution sent on receipt of 1d. stamp." Discussed by Slocum & Botermans in their 1994 book

Analyzed by Len Gordon and found to have seven solutions. Len also found that the pieces could be arranged to show 11 on all faces in two ways. I finally found a Cover Up - issued by Ideal in 1982, it originally appeared as Hepta in 1974 and was designed by the famous Alex Randolph . See the entry for Hepta at Boardgamegeek . I had wanted to try this puzzle since reading about it at Celia Seide's website . Celia also pointed out which has a reference to a version called Magic 7 under Spiele-> nach Autoren-> R-> Randolph,Alex -> Magic 7.

There are seven plastic 1x3 straight pieces and seven angle pieces. The plastic 7x7 board is colored using 7 colors each of which appears 7 times. For each of the 7 colors, use all the pieces to cover all the spots not of the target color. It's pretty large - I put a quarter coin on the cover.

Cubic Mania Puzzle Blocks was issued by Dale Seymour Publications. It comprises eight cubes, each colored with four colors. Each cube uses each color at least once. Using the chart of cube graphs I developed, the included cubes can be mapped to the tan set { 24 x 3, 27, 34, 42, 43 x 2 }. There are several challenges, including building a 2x2x2 where every side shows all four colors, and another where every side is a solid color.

Brain Wave

Arrange the bi-colored pieces in the slots

so that no color is repeated along any line of the

triangle on both sides of the head. Lucky 13 , Edition No. 7, by Fireside Games Inc. of Northbrook Illinois, 1973.

Comes with 38 translucent plastic pieces, each being one of 5 colors and 13 different shapes composed of unit squares joined by sides (square polyominoes) - each shape has a letter ID.

The table below gives the shapes, grouped by color. The color cell gives

6 @ 2 Orange

6 @ 3 Green

6 @ 4 Yellow

2 @ 5 Blue

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Always use 3 x A, 3 x B, and 3 x F.

For the remaining four pieces, pick a puzzle number from 1 through 24 and find it in the chart below.

Each row and column is labeled with a piece ID.

Use two copies of the piece identified by the row in which the puzzle number appears,

and two copies of the piece identified by the column in which the puzzle number appears. S T V Z CC FF J 1 2 3 4 5 6 L 7 8 9 10 11 12 M 13 14 15 16 17 18 Q 19 20 21 22 23 24 MacMahon Colored Cubes and the Mayblox puzzle Percy Alexander MacMahon was a mathematician who lived from 1854 to 1929. He is noted for, among other accomplishments, his results in the field of combinatorics. In 1915 and 1916 MacMahon produced a two-volume treatise on Combinatory Analysis which remains a respected work today. MacMahon also produced

I take this song a little differently. Rob Thomas is subliminally telling us that the world will end soon. These small hours are a metaphor for the remaining time on Earth until Jesus comes back. The umbrella is symbloic of a shield for the world's sinful ways. The rain itself is Jesus coming back washing away our regret and our sorrow. The song takes us to that moment when the line "I cannot forget how I feel right now" is sung. But these small hours and these little wonders (signs from God) for us to change before time runs out. Rob Thomas may be an angel to counter the demonic control over the American music industry.

Directed by Rob Villano. With Hailey Heisick, Adrian Gorbaliuk, Rocco Palmieri, Mike Funk. Movie version of Frank Ferruccio's book, Diamonds to Dust : The Life and ...

Thomas was addicted to drugs. During one acid trip , he decided to play with dry ice . His hands were burned so badly that doctors initially thought they would require amputation. Thomas's sister recalled that while she was concerned with how Thomas would manage everyday activities, Thomas cried and asked "how am I going to get these songs in my head out if I can't play them?" [2]

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