Notes on the Pyraminx ---------------------
According to Dr. Ronald Turner-Smith there are 5 different Pyraminx
puzzles, all of different complexity. The following are listed in
order from easiest to hardest (to the best of my knowledge):
Pyraminx Star: Easiest of all pyraminx??
A simplification of the popular pyraminx because of the
little uni-coloured (usually grey or silver) tetrahedrons
on the 3 middle pieces of each face. Effectively all
middle pieces on this pyraminx are the same colour!
Snub Pyraminx: Same as standard pyraminx with tips removed
Popular Pyraminx: The standard pyraminx of which appeared in vast
quanities after the cube caught on.
Senior Pyraminx: This is a mystery puzzle. No one seems to know anything
about it, yet Turner-Smith's book refers to it and
gives the maximum number of moves for it! It is between
the Popular Pyraminx and Master Pyraminx in difficulty.
Master Pyraminx: All the moves of the standard pyraminx plus 180 degree turns of the edges (just the strip, not the whole face) 446,965,972,992,000 combinations. Interestingly in -- Canada Remote Systems - Toronto, Ontario, Canadas World's Largest PCBOARD System - 416-629-7000/629-7044