Eight Puzzle




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How to Play: One of the simplest puzzles ever!  The aim is to rearrange the letters from 8 to 1 back to 1 to 8, clicking on the letters to slide them into the empty box.  The target is 30 moves!  How close can you get?  Click on Start to set up the puzzle.  Hint:  Just to prove its not impossible, you can see the answer below by clicking here but don't give up too soon!

History: I believe that this puzzle was devised by the English puzzlist, Henry Ernest Dudeney (1857-1930).

Now why not try the Sixteen Puzzle.  A real challenge - not for the faint-hearted!