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The current OMNI (Oct.) has mention of various "cubes" from Meffert, in

the Games section. Doesn't say much, but has nice pictures. The main one

of interest is the Megaminx, a cube-like cutting of a dodecahedron, so

each face has 5 corners, 5 edges, and one fixed center (which only rotates,

but does not move relative to the others), exactly as in the cube. Scot

Morris claims the Cube has 10^19 combinations, the Revenge has 10^48, and

that the Megaminx has 10^69. Is this correct? Meffert claims the Megaminx

is harder than the Revenge, but I would bet it is easier, in the sense

that cube moves should move over easier, and do closer to the same things

as before.

-- Stan

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