Message #2790

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] RE: MagicTile {∞,3} solutions
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:39:42 -0700

OK, good to know, thanks Andrey. It surprises me a bit that puzzles with
more colors are harder. That seems counter to the pattern where for
example, the Rubik’s cube with 6 colors seems harder than the Megaminx
with 12. Hopefully Roice will jump in with additional documentation on
his puzzle file format. I would like to see what sort of fascinating new
puzzles you come up with.


On 10/24/2013 4:46 PM, wrote:
> Melinda,
> I’ve solved some of puzzles a couple of months ago, but there was
> nothing new for me - just versions of tetrahedron and cube. For
> something new we should try new coloring (with 12,24,36 colors etc.).
> Unfortunately I don’t understand Roice’s notation of puzzle
> definition, and can’t add good puzzles to MT.
> Andrey
> —In, <melinda@…> wrote:
> Dear Cubists,
> It’s been a while now since Roice added several (approximately) infinite
> polygons to Magic Tile under "Hyperbolic > Large Polygons", and I’ve not
> seen or heard of any solutions to the ones with more than three colors.
> Has anyone done that? Even with 5 random twists I find myself hopelessly
> lost, but then I’m not a strong solver. These new puzzles sure look
> fabulous. How do they compare to the rest?
> -Melinda