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15 or Slider Puzzle – Walkthrough (Sam Loyd/1879)

By Leon | December 26, 2007

15 or Slider Puzzle Walkthrough

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Positions are numbered from 1 to 16, from left to right, top to bottom. So are the tiles. When a position is mentioned, it’s regardless the number on the tile on that position. When a number is mentioned it refers to the number on the tile. Always start from the left top corner (position 1). Once a tile is in place, the order shouldn’t be changed anymore.

You should have a line numbered from 1 to 4 on the top row. This principle is the basic to solve any kind of slider of any size. Repeat the above until the last row. In case of a 15 Slider it means you have to repeat this for the second and third row, leaving row 4 to solve. With some luck, this one is in order already, if not, read on.

Tile number nine should now be on position 14, tile number 10 on position 13 etc.

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12 Responses to “15 or Slider Puzzle – Walkthrough (Sam Loyd/1879)”

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  6. Kimberly Says:
    September 5th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Hey, I still can’t figure out the slider puzzle in the safe at the beginning of the game. Even with your hints. Please make them better!

  7. Leon Says:
    September 5th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    I’d love to help you out but tell me where you’re stuck. To which part can you solve the slider? Any suggestions on how to make it more clear?

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  9. Michiel Smissaert Says:
    December 11th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Hi, your tips help to a certain point, that is I get everything right, but the fourth row looks like 13, 15, 14, or in some other way two slides should change positions. How to get from there? It seems rather difficult. Maybe I should just follow your plan, and then wait till I am lucky, as you say, that after the third row the fourth row is exactly right too….

  10. Andra Says:
    April 28th, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I have the same problem with the 4th row.13-15-14.How can i solve that?

  11. R. Zapor Says:
    May 14th, 2016 at 1:17 am

    The above method is flawed. Better is drive bottom left corner to 9 over 13 and then 10 over 14 after finishing the first two rows..

  12. 3furnishings Says:
    June 21st, 2022 at 11:20 pm


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