2x2x2 Cube

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2x2x2 into a solved position
Alternative names: Pocket Cube, Mini Cube, 2x2, The small one
Shape: Cube
Internal Mechanism: 2x2x2
Inventor: Erno Rubik
Year: 1981
Produced by: Ideal Toy

The 2x2x2 Cube (also known as a Pocket Cube or Mini Cube and normally referred to as the 2x2x2 or 2x2) is a twistable puzzle in the shape of a cube that is cut once along each of three axes. The main brands are the Rubik's and East Sheen cubes, which were patented by Erno Rubik in 1983 and Chen Sen Li in 1998, respectively. For speedsolving, commonly used brands include the LanLan, the Ghosthand and the WitTwo. This puzzle has 8 corner pieces only. The 2x2x2 cube has 3,674,160 possible positions (assuming one piece is always solved from orienting the puzzle), each of which can be solved in 11 turns (HTM) / 14 turns (QTM) or fewer.

See also

Cubic twisty puzzles

2x2x2 | 3x3x3 | 4x4x4 | 5x5x5 | 6x6x6 | 7x7x7 | 8x8x8 | 9x9x9 | 10x10x10 | 11x11x11 | 13x13x13 | Big cubes

Skewb | Master Skewb | Rex cube | Dino cube | Helicopter cube | Curvy Copter

Crazy 4×4×4 cube (version 1) | Crazy 4×4×4 cube (version 2) | Crazy 4×4×4 cube (version 3)

Gear cube | Gear cube extrem

Constrained cube (90°) (mechanism variation of 3x3x3) | Void cube (mechanism variation of 3x3x3) | Latch Cube (mechanism variation of 3x3x3)

Void cube | Shepherd's cube (sticker variation of 3x3x3) | Labyrinth cube (sticker variation of 3x3x3) | Supercube (sticker variation of NxNxN cubes)

Square 1 | Square 2

Bandaged cube