The 15 Puzzle: How it Drove the World Crazy; the Puzzle that Started the Craze of 1880; how Amercia's Greatest Puzzle Designer, Sam Loyd, Fooled Everyone for 115 Years

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Slocum Puzzle Foundation, Jan 1, 2006 - Board games - 144 pages
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This book contains the definitive, illustrated history of one of the most popular and important mechanical puzzles of all time. It can be argued that the Fifteen Puzzle in 1880 had the greatest impact on American and European society during of any mechanical puzzle the world has ever known. - Books by famous mathematicians tell that a deaf mute invented the 15 puzzle, but encyclopedias, other books and web sites say it was invented by Sam Loyd who Martin Gardner called "America's greatest puzzle designer". Or has Sam Loyd, who said he invented the puzzle, continued to fool the world for more than 100 years?.

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