Holiday Gift Guide: Rubik’s Slide – Frugal Novice

Holiday Gift Guide: Rubik’s Slide

The Skinny: To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, Techno Source introduced Rubik’s Slide, a new electronic puzzle game. Rubik’s Players begin each puzzle by checking the goal pattern and then sliding the lights into the correct pattern by twisting and shifting the top panel. (Much like the slide or “fifteen” puzzles from years ago). Once the puzzle is solved, Rubik’s Slide will advance to the next puzzle. Featuring more than 10,000 puzzles, Rubik’s Slide includes two different types of play. Players can see how many puzzles they can solve in Free Play mode or race against the clock to complete a series of 10 puzzles before time runs out in Lightning Round. There are multiple levels of difficulty, with easy, medium and hard puzzles built-in, vibrant light and sound effects, adjustable volume control, and high score memory. Batteries are included.

Our Opinion: I wasn’t sure what to think when I first turned the game on. I’ll admit, it took me a minute or two to figure it out. I tried Lightning Round on Easy, and on my first attempt I only completed 2 of the 10 puzzles – whoops! Once I tried again, though, I completed 9 out of 10 puzzles. Then I was hooked. This is a fun, quick game and is addicting! It’s compact and easy to take along on the road. I could definitely see it being a lifesaver on road trips. Rubik’s Slide is priced at $19.99, and just from looking at it in the package I wondered if it was overpriced. My verdict now? This game can provide countless hours of entertainment and is less expensive than buying a video game – I think it is a good value for the cost. My husband and (college-aged) brother both tried the Rubik’s Slide too, and it was a hit with both of them! I made Brian try it out while I recorded it so you could get an idea of what it’s like:

Buy it For: Anyone who loves games and puzzles! It’s marketed for ages “8-108” and that’s pretty accurate – I think it’d be great for kids and adults alike. The Rubik’s Slide will be available at retailers like WalMart, Target, & Toys”R”Us nationwide.

Win It

One lucky reader will win their own Rubik’s Slide, courtesy of Techno Source! This giveaway is open to all U.S. & Canadian residents. Entries will be accepted until midnight CST on Monday, November 29.

How To Enter

Mandatory Entry: Comment letting me know who on your gift list you’d buy the Rubik’s Slide for  – “Myself” is a completely valid answer, by the way! :)

Bonus Entries

(Only valid after the required entry has been completed)

Please leave a comment for each extra entry – if you blog about this giveaway and get 3 entries, for example, comment 3 times.

Note: Techno Source provided a game for me to review and one for the giveaway, but opinions provided in this post remain honest and my own. I was not compensated monetarily for this post.

Christi

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  • Hillary November 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I think I’d give it to my husband!!! And then probably use it myself! :)

  • Jennifer November 8, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I think my brother would like this…he loves the original rubik’s cube!

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  • Amber Rader November 9, 2010 at 6:50 am

    This would make a good gift for my brother, Adam.

  • Susan November 9, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    I’d get this for my daughter and for me to share!

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    I would give this to my Grandson’s Alex, who will be 13 on New Years Day.

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  • Sara R. November 19, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    I would get it for my 12 year old nefew.

  • Allison November 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I would give this to my dad, he loves Rubik’s Cubes.

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    My 15 year old would love this! He is eyeing his study hall teachers 6 by 6 cube. I have enough trouble with the 4 x4 original! I can get one color…does that count?

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