29 May 2018

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle (REVIEW)

The Rubik’s Cube, the familiar multi-coloured 3D brainteaser that has challenged puzzle enthusiasts for more than 40 years is still the world’s bestselling toy of all time, and with it Rubik’s won the retro toy of the Year category at the annual Toy Industry Awards.


Now John Adams is building the Rubik's brand with new titles Flip and Battle. Rubik’s Flip is a tile-based strategy game while Rubik’s Battle is a quick-thinking card game based on the Rubik’s cube colours. And we have been sent a copy of each to review.


How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

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How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle


Rubik’s Cube


According to Wikipedia, the original Rubik's Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. Originally called the Magic Cube, the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold by Ideal Toy Corp. In 1980 it won the German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle that year and fast became one of the world's top-selling puzzle games.

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle


I loved my Rubik's cube in the 80’s it was the fidget spinner of our time. We all had to have one. In fact, I still have them. Frustrating, and near impossible but whiled away many, many hours. We took stickers off and replaced them to solve sides, we even took it apart and rebuilt it to complete the puzzle. A testament to the toy is that it has really stood the test of time.

We have introduced the boys to our puzzles and so they already know all about the puzzle so we were really keen to play two new games that we were sent to review. We even won one at a fairground this week.

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

Rubik's Flip

Rubik's Flip is a very quick, board based puzzle for two players. It is aimed at over 7's so my tweens are the perfect age to try it out. We took it out of the box, unwrapped it, quickly read the instruction and we were away. We played in the garden as it was lovely and sunny, and handily the game comes in a plastic box that keeps all the parts together.

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle


Watch us play



There is one 4x4 board, 16 pieces – 8 that are white and yellow, and 8 that are red and blue. The aim of the game is to be the first player to get a line of three pieces of the colour that cannot be flipped by your opponent. Sounds easy however before you can play your piece you must flip an opponent’s piece into an adjacent space, then take your turn, so the bard is constantly changing and you have to really keep concentrating to keep one step ahead in your strategy.

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

It’s very quick as there is only a maximum of 8 goes per player, however, it’s not always the most obvious player that wins. The first game between the boys looked like it would be won by my eldest but on the last flip it went to my youngest, He was very pleased.

As it is compact and comes in a plastic box then I think it would be great to travel with too.

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Rubik's Battle

Another new Rubik’s game is the Rubik’s Battle. Different to Flip, Rubik’s Battle is a quick-thinking, fast-action card game.

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

Up to six players can play. Simply deal the cards out equally and then play. The aim of the game is to be the only player left with any cards, and to do this you have win all of your opponents cards.

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

To play each player places a card face up at the same time. To win the cards you can call out for two reasons – your card contains a colour that no other card has; or your card does not contain a colour that all the others cards have. We have only played with three people but I bet it gets a lot more trying difficult trying to scan six cards before your opponent’s. It’s fun, very competitive and again an easy transportable game that encourages quick thinking and processing.

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

Unlike Flip this game can go an a very long time.

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Both games are affordable and fun. Two great reasons to try them out.


Did you ever manage to complete the Rubik's Cube?

Deb x

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How to play Rubik’s Flip and Rubik’s Battle

1 comment:

  1. Love the sound of these, think we will try them!

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