The Skewb can be pictured as a combination of the 3x3 cube and the triangle cube. Invented by Tony Durham and marketed by Uwe Meffert, it was recognized as an official WCA event in December 2013.
It is cubical in shape but differs from a Rubik’s Cube in the sense that the axes of this puzzle pass through the corner pieces, rather than the center pieces. So, there are 4 axes instead of 3 and so, each twist affects pieces on all 6 faces of the puzzle. There are 6 center pieces and 8 corner pieces, with no edge pieces on the puzzle.
Records (+Fun Fact!)
The first ever WCA competition of Skewb was held in India (Telesis Open 2014), and so the first record were held by Abhishek Sathyanarayanan, solved in 13.70 seconds and Santosh Tantravahi for a single time solve of 9.21 seconds.
The present skewb solving time is 0.93 seconds by Andrew Huang and 2.03 seconds Lukasz Burliga. The improvement has been gigantic, owing to the development of better hardware as well as better methods.