# A riddle for your time (6)

I'm a cube with many different faces,
many look at me in despair.
I stay the same when i'm changed,
yet changing is what I do.


What am i?

Hint 1:

I'm very colorful

Hint 2:

I'm used by both children and adults for entertainment

• Hi @WaleedAsim, when answering a riddle/puzzle please create a new answer rather than a comment, and utilise the spoiler block function by putting >! in front of your answer :) – AHKieran Oct 2 '18 at 10:44

Are you:

A Rubiks Cube?

I'm a cube with many different faces,

A Rubiks cube has 6 sides but comprises of many smaller square "faces".

many look at me in despair.

Rubiks cubes can be quite a maddening challenge.

I stay the same when i'm changed,

No matter how much you twist and change it, it's still a Rubiks cube

yet changing is what I do.

The aim of the puzzle is to change it.

• There we go, perfect ;) – Marco Geertsma Oct 2 '18 at 11:00
• First thing I thought of :D – Private Oct 2 '18 at 12:17

Are you:

A mirror?

I'm a box with many different faces

When people look in a mirror it shows their face, and many different people can look at it.

many look at me in despair

People often don't like the way they look, so would look upon themselves with despair, via the mirror.

I stay the same when i'm changed, yet changing is what I do.

The mirror physically never changes, but the light it reflects and the images it shows does.

Are you:

A six sided die?

I'm a box with many different faces

A six sided die is a cube with a different number on each face.

many look at me in despair

Dice are often used in gambling, where if they don't roll as intended, people can lose a lot of money and have a look of despair.

I stay the same when i'm changed, yet changing is what I do.

As the die is rolled, the value (facing up) changes, but the die itself remains unchanged.

• Good answer, not the one i was looking for though ;) – Marco Geertsma Oct 2 '18 at 10:41
• Have added a second answer :) – AHKieran Oct 2 '18 at 10:48
• A "box" is a hollow container, so I dismissed the possibility of it being a die. – Astralbee Oct 2 '18 at 10:51
• I love your updated answer @AHKieran still not the one i was thinking of though. Astralbee i didnt reference box as a hollow container in my answer. Ill replace the word box with a more appropriate word. – Marco Geertsma Oct 2 '18 at 10:53

Are you:

A clock in a clock tower?

I'm a box with many different faces

While a tower might not be a "box" shape, the housing for the clock is normally cuboid and contains the clock mechanism. A clocktower normally has 4 clock faces.

many look at me in despair.

Perhaps because they are late? Or wishing that they could leave work sooner?

I stay the same when i'm changed,

The time on a clock may be changed

yet changing is what I do.

A clock changes by itself.

Are you

A television

I'm a cube with many different faces

A television changes "faces" by changing images on the screen

Many look at me in despair

When people are sad they often stay at home and watch TV

I stay the same when I'm changed

The TV itself doesn't change, it's just the programs and channels that do

Yet changing is what I do

Watching the same channel and program over and over is not very fun

Hint 1

TVs are full of colors

Hint 2

Both adults and children watch TV for entertainment

• I was going to say this too. Many different faces could also mean the actual faces on the television. And I look at the news with despair every single night. – Alex B. Oct 2 '18 at 20:48