Rubik’s Triamid From Winning Moves
A triangular Rubiks puzzle – but with some key differences. There are 10 individual pieces, four joining sections, and four colorful sides that need to be solved.
HINT: One of the features that makes the Rubik’s Triamid difficult for a first-time user is the fact that about one-third of the pieces’ sides are hidden from view (they are inside of the Triamid). You will see many colors that aren’t important to solving the puzzle. To solve the Rubik’s Triamid, you must recognize which pieces are CORNERS and which pieces are EDGES. First, put the corners in their places and then solve the edges. Because of its versatility in moves, the Rubik’s Triamid can be solved from any starting position.
- Ages:8 and up
- Contents:10 individual pieces and 4 black joining sections.
The puzzle is similar to the Rubik’s Cube in that the objective is to manipulate the puzzle until all sides are uniform in color. The puzzle itself forms a triangular pyramid, so that there are four sides and colors.
Since I do know have this in my hands yet I did some research and found some information HERE: (even has the answer)
This puzzle is a triangular pyramid of 10 odd-shaped colored pieces (actually they are truncated rhombic dodecahedra) which are held together using 4 small cubical connectors. A move consists of pulling off a small pyramid of 4 pieces, and replacing it in any orientation. The pieces have 4 faces (3 adjacent faces of the rhombic dodecahedron) which have one of four colors. For any pair of colors there is a piece with two faces of each color. There are 6 such pieces. The other 4 pieces have three colors, so they all have one color missing and one color repeated on two faces. No two of them have the same missing color, and no two of them have the same color repeated. In the solved position, Each side of the pyramid has a single color. Therefore the 4 tri-colored pieces should go in the corners, and the other 6 on the edges. If you restrict the moves to those which don’t move a corner piece from its place, then this puzzle mimics the Pyraminx. This puzzle was patented by Rubik in Hungary on 28 March 1991 (HU 207,233), and the patent was granted two years later. Number of positions: There are 10 pieces which might be arranged in 10! ways, and they each have 12 possible orientations. This gives a maximum of 10!·1210 positions. This limit is not reached because: The pieces must have an even permutation (2) The facelets must have an even permutation. (2) The orientation of the puzzle doesn’t matter (12)
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