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How to solve the 3x3 Rubik’s cube

It took Ernő Rubik one whole month to learn how to solve his first Rubik’s cube...

... but don't worry, we'll get your Rubik’s Cube solved in no time at all!

Video Guide

These six steps teach you everything you need to know to solve the Rubik's Cube.

We recommend you repeat each stage a number of times to get familiar with the process. Feel free to pause and replay as much as you feel necessary. Once you’ve nailed it, move onto the next stage.

We find that using both the video and PDF solution guides together is a really helpful tip. Just scroll down to view the PDF guides at the bottom of the page. 

Getting to Know your Cube

This video provides a basic understanding of the Rubik’s cube and will set you up nicely for the rest of the video guides. This stuff is really important, so listen up.

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Solving the White Cross

In this video we teach you the first step – creating a white cross on the white face of the cube. Once you can do this, there’s no stopping you. Pay attention.

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Solving the White Corners

If you’ve made it this far, well done! This video teaches the next step – solving the white corners. There's a knack to it, so keep your cool - we take it one step at a time.

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Solving the Middle Layer

Well done! You’re halfway there. The next stage of the solution is solving the middle layer. Take a deep breath, you’re doing really well. 

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Solve the Yellow Face

Now we teach you the next step – solving the yellow face. Not long to go now, hang in there!

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Solving the Top Layer

So we're almost there! Solving the top layer can be tricky, but we’ve found a really simple way to teach the final solution stage. You almost have superhero status...

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So what’s next?

After completing the cube you might want to enjoy a well earned rest ... 

It's a great achievement solving the Rubik’s Cube, so give yourself a round of applause! You did it, well done!

Everyone has different learning abilities, which make it important to solve the cube at your own pace. The more you solve, the more you will understand and the quicker you'll get! So why not scramble up your cube and start all over again. Before you know it, you could be the next Rubik’s Cube Champion (just like Felik's!)

Rubik's Cube Solution Guides

Written solution guides

These written guides follow the exact same solution as the videos. You can view them online or download for future reference (to save, right click and click “save link as”).

We often find that using the PDF and video guide together is a really helpful tip for those struggling to solve the Rubik’s Cube.  

Items from our shop

So you can solve a 3x3? What about a 4x4 or even a 5x5? The possibilities are endless (and so are the algorithms!). Why not take your cubing abilities to the next level with a little something from the Rubik’s cube range. They also make for great gifts

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