I've mainly come up with the puzzle itself, but have not yet made a container for it, container for the puzzle itself, or picked a location for either. But the idea itself is solidified.

I think you all know where I'm going with this one. As of late, I've come to have quite the fascination with the Rubik's Cube. And as is my wont, I like to find a way to combine hobbies (also seen in my fifth geocache). Thus, I came up with the idea of making a puzzle cache in which you have to solve a Rubik's Cube in order to get the coordinates to the final location. I could have made it more evil by making it multi-stage... the first stage needing to solve a 2x2 cube, the next a 3x3 cube, then a 4x4, etc. But I figured that would be far too annoying, since anything past a 3x3 would take too long to solve in the middle of nowhere unless you're particularly adept at it. Also, with more stages comes a greater chance that one of those stages will be found by some bystander, who could either steal or break it. Thus... a one-stage puzzle. | |

I'm still batting around how exactly to depict the numbers. This is just temporarily done with stickers for testing purposes with random coordinates, but the final one will be done with a marker. Of course I'll be requesting nobody peel the stickers off, since it won't help them to begin with, or take it apart since that would defeat the purpose of the puzzle, loosen and wreck the cube, have a higher chance of losing pieces, and probably take longer than just solving it. By having the numbers in the middle, I can go over all colours, however the crosses only need to be solved, none of the corners. Also, the middle square could be rotated in any way, possibly solving confusion. With going along the edges, it takes care that problem and requires a full solve, but it can't easily fit on all colours. I'll probably go with the latter though, or a combination of the two (one middle row, one edge row). |