Rubik's Race is actually quite different to the cube. For one, it's two-dimensional, very similar to those puzzles where you slide the little tiles around in the frame to make a picture. Secondly, as you could probably tell from the name, it's a head-to-head game. Basically, you have to reproduce a pattern of colours within the centre three by three squares by moving the squares around within the five by five grid. The first player to have the pattern matched exactly wins. It's quite a quick game--great for kids (suggested for 5+) & a good way to work on logic, strategy & spatial awareness.
Rubik's Race is about $25, available online or in stores. You can also get the Rubik's Race app to play it on your Apple device (though sadly, not for Android) for about $1.
Disclaimer: I received Rubik's Race to try out, but was not otherwise compensated for this post. The words & opinions above are my own.
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