Game of Fifteen poster

Game of Fifteen poster

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Caption: Game of Fifteen. Poster advertising a show where the Game of Fifteen, a mathematical puzzle, will be solved. The game is a sliding puzzle of 15 tiles in a 4x4 grid (as shown on the poster). The tiles are arranged randomly and must be placed in sequential order to solve the puzzle. The puzzle was at its most popular in the USA in 1880.

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Keywords: 15, 19th century, advertising, announcing, artwork, fifteen puzzle, game of fifteen, grid, historical, history, illustration, mathematical, mathematics, n-puzzle, numbered, poster, print, problem, puzzle, show, sliding puzzle, solving, tiles, very merry mariner

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