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The Mirage Puzzle*

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by Serhiy Grabarchuk


The Mirage puzzle by Serhiy Grabarchuk.

 

 

 

 
Tiles in the top layer. Tiles in the bottom layer.
 
Fifteen transparent tiles and one opaque tile are placed within a flat, 3 x 3 box with a transparent top and bottom. All transparent tiles have special patterns, as shown in the illustrations on the left.

The object. Slide tiles to reach the Goal position shown below. Note that the central opaque tile is as thick as two transparent tiles are.

The Mirage Puzzle was designed in 1992 and published in my book Neo Sliding Block Puzzles, Part II in 1999.

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More details about the puzzle:
-- manufactured: by Diniar Namdarian;
-- concept and challenges: by Serhiy Grabarchuk.



The Mirage puzzle by Serhiy Grabarchuk. An illustration from the Age of Puzzles: Puzzle Fields book by Serhiy Grabarchuk.
 
*) This puzzle first was published in Serhiy Grabarchuk's book Neo Sliding Block Puzzles, Part II in 1999.
 
Last Updated: February 13, 2014
Posted: June 14, 2006
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