Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Armadillo Cube is a Must Have for 3D Spatial Puzzle Fans and for Those Us for a Mind-Bending Challenge -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

When it comes to my girls, they are so different, yet have some of the same character traits.  I can seem more of myself in Savannah in that she loves puzzles, logic games and anything that has to deal with critical thinking or needing to work to find a solution. Bella, on the other hand, takes after my husband and is more artistic.  She can look at a picture of something and draw it freehand.  And, Bella is also more of a hands on learning.  So, when I was working on compiling my holiday gift guide this year, I was trying to find unique gifts that the whole family would enjoy, and that would play up to their strengths.  This is when I stumbled across the Armadillo Cube.  Have you heard about it?  You may not have, as it is a fairly recent product that released this past April.  But, if you love puzzles or a good 'ole fashioned Rubik's Cube, then you will love the new Armadillo Cube.

Here is more information about it...

"The traditional 6 color, 6 sided Rubik’s cube has evolved! It’s grown body armor and rolled itself up into a ball. It has evolved into … the Armadillo Cube. Forget about trying to arrange and align six differently colored sides. With Armadillo Cube you’re now trying to arrange and align 12 differently colored edges. It’s a whole new, and totally different dimension to 3D spatial puzzling.

With its ergonomic feel, and effortlessly maneuverable mechanics, the Armadillo Cube feels as easy on your hand as it is challenging on your mind. Plus, once you’ve mastered the art of aligning the color coded edges, there’s another twist: there’s a center tile with 4 colors, and you now have to bend your brain to the challenge of making sure the edges match the color coded center tile.

Plus, the Armadillo Cube has a Lego-like body that snaps apart and reconstructs. So there’s no more to peel off labels when you get stuck.

Ready to take the challenge? Start by getting the colors to match on the edges. That's 3 pieces (1 big square piece, 2 small triangle pieces) matching the same color. Work your way up to getting all 12 colors to match on all 12 edges. Then, for the real brain burster, get all 12 edges to correctly align with the center pieces. That's enough to make your mind want to curl up in a protective ball. Like an Armadillo. But no need for that. If all else fails, you can always do a quick reset. Easily pull all the pieces off and put them back on."


Last month I was sent two Armadillo Cubes -- one for me to review, and one for me to giveaway -- read on to learn how you can enter to win one for yourself, or to give to that special cuber in your life. :-)  

I have always been a fan of Rubik's cubes, ever since I was little.  I still remember the Christmas when I was 7 and Santa surprised by two brothers and I each with one.  We would try and have contests to see who could solve the cube first.  And, now years later the Rubik's cube is still around, but there are also other great cubes like it that are offering a new challenge for cuber fans.  This is where the Armadillo Cube comes into play. Unlike the old fashioned Rubik's Cube, the Armadillo Cube have a handful of gaming experiences in one cube.  You can start off by aligning the color coded edges. Then, once you solve this you can try and align the center tile with four color tiles (not as easy as you think, let me tell you).  

And, for those who love a unique challenge, the Armadillo Cube had a Lego-like body that lets you take the tiles off and snap the pieces back together.  

This game version is a construction/Lego lovers dream come true.  My daughter, Bella, loves to use the Armadillo Cube in this way. She will sit there for hours with all the body pieces of the cube scattered all over the table, as she tries to piece it back together.

Savannah, on the other hand, is more methodical and loves to twist and turn the cube trying to match up the colors.  There is no right or wrong way to play with the Armadillo Cube. Whatever way you choose to solve the cube challenge, you are sure to be in for hours of brain bending fun.  :-)

Like I said, we have had the Armadillo Cube for about a month now, and I find at least one (usually more) time a day someone picks the Armadillo Cube up off the coffee table in the living and gives it a go.  And, once you pick up the Armadillo Cube, it is hard to put it down.  You just want to solve the cube challenge -- it really is an addicting puzzle cube game -- but, oh so fun. 

So, if you are looking for a gift to give that hard to shop for person in your life, or the one who has everything, or just want to give a gift that anyone would love and use time and again, then why not consider picking up an Armadillo Cube?  This challenging mechanical puzzle cube will be one present they will love, and one that will also be talked about, as it drives you crazy trying to solve, but is so addicting and fun, you can't stop playing with it. Just this past Thanksgiving, I had so many family and friends pick up the Armadillo Cube to try it out.  And, whenever I looked in the living room to check on people, there was a small group huddles together trying to solve the Armadillo Cube, or waiting for their turn to play.  Now, I know what to get them for Christmas, that they will love! 


You can purchase the Armadillo Cube online at either Amazon or the Marbles the Brain Store. Both online retailers are selling this mechanical puzzle cube for only $19.99.


As I mentioned above, I was sent a second Armadillo Cube to give away to one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader. :-)

To enter this giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

Disclosure: I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. love to win this for my little niece. thankyou, ken [email protected]

  2. I want to win this for my second oldest son who loves to do puzzles like this all the time.