Google Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Rubik’s Cube With A Google Doodle

by Jo Jou

Today, on May 19th 2014, Google is celebrating one of the greatest toy invention ever, the Rubik’s Cube.

The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik. Erno Rubik was a Hungarian inventor, architect and professor of architecture best known for the invention of mechanical puzzles including the Rubik’s Cube Invention, the Rubik’s Magic 3-D combination puzzle, Rubik’s Magic: Master Edition and the Rubik’s Snake.

Today’s Rubik’s Cube invention is a playable game on the Google homepage and is an exact replica of the Rubik’s Cube Invention except that you can play it virtually on your computer. In the past Google have been accused of creating some time wasters, like the Pac-Man game they had on the 21st of May 2010 some news sites reported that the game cost the world 4.82 million of productive economic hours which were wasted on people playing the game.

How to play the Rubik’s Cube Invention Google Doodle

Rubiks Cube Google Doodle

First you need to open the Google website. Then you need to click on the Rubik’s Cube to start playing. The aim of the game for those who don’t know is to have all the blocks on the Rubik Cube have the same 9 colors on all the sides of the Rubik Cube, you do this by moving the colors one at a time either up or down, left or right until you have all the colors the same.

I am not a big fan of Rubik’s Cube personally. I have never been able to solve it even once. But the virtual version of it looks amazing. Imagine the hours spent into programming the game. Kudos to Google for the effort, and happy birthday Rubik’s Cube. (by the way, you might want to check the Rubik’s Official Website as well because it contains some interesting facts about Rubik’s Cube.)


Rubik’s Cube Google Doodle

Rubik’s Official Website