# Twisting PuzzlesSkewb - Simple Solution

## Notation

In the diagram, the top corners are labelled with letters. These replace the standard cube face letters when turning. The following shows the pieces that move when you do a B turn.

## Step 1 - Solve The Top Face

You're on your own here. As with the cube, this is the most basic of phases. If you're ever going to remember any method for solving a puzzle, you need to get used to how the puzzle turns and where pieces move to. This isn't too tricky to do. Try to build the corners around a face colour. You need about 3 or 4 twists maximum to place a corner. In the end, what you'll have should match the image. The grey pieces can be anything - don't worry about them yet.

## Step 2 - Solve The Face Centres

There are two algorithms that you can use to solve the face centres. They both cycle the centres of 3 faces and can be used repeatedly until you have all of the face centres in position. The face with the two orange corners is the front face in each image.

### Front - Left - Down - Front

B' D' B D A D A' D'

### Front - Right - Down - Front

A C A' C' D' C' D C

## Step 3 - Solve Bottom Corners

When the top face and the face centres are solved, the bottom corners will be in position although either 0, 2 or 4 of them may be twisted. No twisted corners is the solved case.

## 4 Twisted Corners

When 4 corners are twisted, two of the twisted corners form a pair on the bottom of the puzzle. These two corners should be the two bottom corners of the front face.

B' D B D' B' D B D'

## 2 Twisted Corners

When 2 corners are twisted, one of the twisted corners needs a 90° turn anti-clockwise, the other a clockwise 90° turn. Place the one which needs an anti-clockwise turn as the front bottom-right corner. The front face in the image is the green one.

B' D B D' B' D B D' A' B A B' A' B A B'