BreakThroughColour

INFINITE GRIDS

Tracy HolmesComment

There are 54 BTC Cube Cards in the Cube Cards deck. Six of them connect together to make the BTC Mini Cube. It shows all the 'outside' colours of the full 6 x 6 x 6 model, in a scaled down hold-in-one-hand version.

The other 48 Cube Cards are actually 8 sets of 6, one set for each of the 8 Corner Colours. To make the 8-part BTC Colour Cube, there's only one way to connect the cards. Colours and numbers on every card make it easy to match them edge to edge, and when all the flaps are folded and attached, that stack of 48 cards becomes BTC's 'breakthrough' set of blocks: a 3-dimensional reference for finding and tracking all the coded colours in the BTC Colour Cards deck.

The BTC Colour Cube: 8 Cubes in 1 to show colour as it's meant to be: in 3D!

The BTC Colour Cube: 8 Cubes in 1 to show colour as it's meant to be: in 3D!

But who says Cube Cards have to be cubed?

Just for fun, I took a stack of 'uncubed' Cube Cards and started to lay them out one by one, kind of like dominoes, connecting as many edges as I could, either to a matching edge, or in a continuous 0 to 5 colour flow. Here's what happened... 

Who says Cube Cards have to be cubed? Here are almost all 54 BTC Cube Cards connected in a grid. 

Of course, I couldn't fold this giant net into a 3D form, but I thought it looked pretty cool (as in pretty, and cool). And it's fun to watch the little colour squares as they shift into something new, in one direction and then another, and then another... 

If you've got Cube Cards (and they're still cards and not cubes), give this a try. How far can you go with the flow? How many ways can you lay your Cube Cards on the table? Deal out the deck with some friends and see who can add to the grid and get rid of their cards first. Can you make a grid that uses the full deck? There are lots of ways to explore the connections, and lots of possible grids.


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