Step 1: Move the 1 Tile and the 2 Tile Into Their Final Positions
-Locate tiles 1 and 2.
-Move the tiles so that the blank space is in the next position you want to move the tile to.
-Move the tile into the blank space.
-Repeat this process until tiles 1 and 2 are in the correct positions.
Step 2: Move Tiles 3 and 4 Into Setup Positions
-Move tile 4 into tile 3’s final position.
-Move tile 3 to be directly under tile 4.
Step 3: Move Tiles 3 and 4 Into Final Position
-Move the blank square to the top right corner.
-Move tiles three and four like they are a snake so that they are both in their final positions.
Step 4: Move Tiles 5 and 6 Into Final Position
-Locate tiles 5 and 6.
-Move tiles 5 and 6 to their final positions in a similar way that you moved tiles 1 and 2 into their final positions.
Step 5: Move Tiles 7 and 8 Into Setup Positions
-Move tile 8 into the final position of tile 7.
-Move tile 7 to be directly under tile 8.
Step 6: Move Tiles 7 and 8 Into Final Positions
-Move the blank space to be on the right hand side of tile 8.
-Move tiles 8 and 7 like a snake into their final positions.
Step 7: Move Tiles 13 and 9 Into Setup Positions
-Move tile 13 to be in tile 9’s final position.
-Move tile 9 to be directly to the right of tile 13.
- Step 8: Move Tiles 13 and 9 Into Final Positions
- Step 9: Move Tiles 14 and 10 Into Setup Positions
- Step 10: Move Tiles 14 and 10 Into Their Final Positions
- Step 11: Completing the Puzzle
Congratulations!! You have solved the 15 puzzle! If you are playing a version on the computer it will usually fill in the 16th square when you win so you can see the whole thing completed. If you get to the end and things aren’t working, look back and double check all the numbers to make sure that they are all in the correct place. If you accidentally put a number in the wrong place on the top two rows it will be impossible to get the numbers into the correct spot at the end.