Simplicity is the brilliant design of sliding-piece guru Jimmy Stephens from Atlanta. Using a computer search and a genetic algorithm, he discovered the hardest sliding piece puzzle there is on a 4x4 grid. Even though the puzzle has only four pieces, many people have tried and failed to solve this seemingly simple puzzle.
You can play an on-line version of this puzzle at Jimmy's website
, but if you want to baffle your friends, nothing beats an original 3D-printed Shapeways sample.
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directly if you are interested in obtaining a fully colored sample of this puzzle.