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Curvy Maze Cube

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Curvy Maze Cube

In the initial state the Curvy Maze Cube displays 8 closed loops. Faces with the same pattern meet at a common vertex. The faces display two different patterns.

A single closed path drawn over the six faces of the cube can not be achieved because of an isolated loop on the urf corner (up, right, front).

Patterns

All the same
B2 U' B' R B2 U2 B' R (8 ftm, 11 qtm)
(+urf) (-drb,rdf) (-dbl,rub) (+ufl,bul)
Number of closed maze paths: 4
The patterns on all faces look the same.

All different
U R' U B U2 R' B2 R' D (9 ftm, 11 qtm)
(+urf) (+ufl,bld,dlf,dfr) (+ulb,bdr,bru)
Number of closed maze paths: 4
The patterns on all faces look different.

Maze
U R' U B U2 R' B2 R' D L' (10 ftm, 12 qtm)
(+urf) (-ulb,bdr,bru,ldb,luf,fdl,rdf)
Number of closed maze paths: 2
Two closed paths is the minimum that can be achieved.

Notation

The layout of the Curvy Maze Cube was created in 2011 by Ortwin Schenker. This 2x2x2 version was inspired by the Curvy Maze Cube created by Philip Boreysha.

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