The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, a Hungarian architect, who wanted a working model to help explain three-dimensional geometry. He fashioned the first cube himself, hand-carving the ‘cubelets’. It took him one month before he was able to solve the Cube for himself.
It was licensed to the Ideal Toy Corp in 1980, and since then it has sold more than 350,000 units, making it the biggest-selling toy of all time, and a retro favourite for anyone who was young in the 80s.
According to Mr Rubik popularity of the cube among teenagers is because they have a competitive edge and constantly make efforts to stay ahead of their competition. The teenagers constantly try to make efforts to beat their competitors and this is why they are so hooked onto the game. Further, solving the game gives them an instant boost of hormones that come after a person solves the puzzle.
Now the teenagers have free time too so they keep on setting records and time lines to break their previous records. The cube is a perfect way for a person to keep his head constantly in motion. Even though the Rubik’s cube might be popular among kids its popularity would also increase if promoted among professionals and college students. Since these people have a boring life they tend to lose their hand on logic and other skills. By promoting such games one can ensure that these people keep innovation and logical solution in their normal life.