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A 6x6 cube, often referred to as a "6x6x6" or simply a "6x6," is a type of Rubik's Cube that is larger and more complex than the standard 3x3 cube. Here are some reasons why a 6x6 cube differs to a 3x3 cube:

  1. Increased Complexity: A 6x6 cube has more layers and more individual pieces compared to a 3x3 cube. This increased complexity makes solving it more challenging and satisfying for those who enjoy twisty puzzle challenges.
  2. More Moves and Strategies: With more layers and pieces, a 6x6 cube requires a greater number of moves and more advanced solving strategies. This can be appealing to cubers looking to expand their puzzle-solving skills.
  3. Longer Solving Time: Solving a 6x6 cube typically takes longer than solving a 3x3 cube. For enthusiasts who enjoy spending more time on a single puzzle, the 6x6 cube offers an extended solving experience.
  4. Unique Mechanism: The inner workings of a 6x6 cube are different from a 3x3 cube. It uses a more complex mechanism that includes additional layers and mechanisms to maintain its structural integrity while being scrambled and solved.
  5. Variety and Challenge: Some cubers find solving larger cubes like the 6x6 to be a refreshing change from the standard 3x3. It provides variety in terms of challenge and gameplay, helping to keep the hobby interesting.
  6. Puzzle Collecting: For collectors of twisty puzzles, a 6x6 cube is a unique addition to their collection. Many puzzle enthusiasts appreciate having a variety of different puzzles, including different-sized cubes, as part of their collection.
  7. Personal Achievement: Successfully solving a 6x6 cube can be a source of personal achievement and satisfaction for cubers. It's a testament to their dedication and problem-solving skills.

However, it's important to note that a 6x6 cube is significantly more challenging to solve than a 3x3 cube, and it may not be suitable for beginners or those new to twisty puzzles. It requires a solid understanding of cubing techniques and algorithms. As you progress in your cubing journey, you may find that a 6x6 cube offers a rewarding and exciting challenge.

If the 6x6x6 sounds interesting for you or you already have a bad 6x6 cube and want to get a better one then I hope to explain which the best 6x6x6 cube on the market is at the end of 2023, 6x6s generally have a lot of inner pieces so it is difficult to make them perform very well, despite this, cube manufacturers have managed to design 6x6 speedcubes which perform very well.

Important things to note:

6x6s have even more inner edges, they are of course all designed as 7x7s with edges that aren’t visible on the outside. I would recommend keeping your 6x6 on tight tensions to minimize the risk of pops as if they do pop they are quite difficult to reassemble, hopefully if you are interested in 6x6s you would have already come across a missing inner edge on a 4x4 so have some idea how to fix it, the trouble is that 6x6s have two inner lips there instead of one.


Best 6x6x6 overall:


Picube MoYu AoShi WRM: £65

The AoShi WRM is already easily the best 6x6 on the market, the addition of core magnets just improves it even further, saving me a few seconds on my solves, if you want the absolute best then this is the 6x6 to get, it is just as fast as the ordinary AoShi WRM but with a slight increase in stability.

Best 6x6x6 (£35 and under):



MoYu AoShi WRM: £33


The MoYu AoShi WRM is an excellent 6x6 speedcube, it has very good stability without compromising on the speed, it is slightly smaller than many of the other options and has a light and fast turning which feels really nice and produces very fast times.



Best 6x6x6 (£20 and under):



YJ MGC 6x6x6: £17


YJ could definitely have gotten away with charging significantly more for these MGC big cubes as you really can’t go wrong with them, the 6x6 is larger than some other 6x6s but performs really nice, it is faster than the AoShi WRM and Shadow V2 but slightly less stable.


Best 5x5x5 (£15 and under):



YJ YuShi V2M: £14


The YJ YuShi V2M is similar to the YJ MGC (however actually more similar to the older AoShi GTSM), it is faster than other options but is not as stable, I would recommend keeping it on tight tensions.


While I do sell some slightly cheaper, non magnetic options, there is little point in considering them here, you might as well just spend the extra few pounds to at least get a 6x6 with magnets.