I made a new page of sliding block puzzles:
@jsiehler nice! I'm struggling even with some of the easy ones, though. I need to come up with some lemmas, I think.
It would be helpful if the target positions were always shown somehow
@christianp Thanks! I struggle with solving these too. Starting position and ending position are shown in the mini figures on the left and right.
@jsiehler ah, those aren't visible on mobile
@christianp Ah! I'll work on the layout, then.
@jsiehler I've written about your puzzles at https://aperiodical.com/2019/01/transposition-a-sliding-block-puzzle-by-jacob-siehler/
@christianp Yay! Thank you. "I made it onto The Aperiodical" is going on my faculty report this year.
@jsiehler I hope your employer values appearing in The Aperiodical higher than mine does running it...
@jsiehler I'm playing your #SlidingBlockPuzzles with so exciting! http://homepages.gac.edu/~jsiehler/games/Blocks-App/index.html (If I understand mechanism that one piece moving one time anyway is counted as 1-move, I may be able to reduce MOVES more!)
@unknown Wow, that's really impressive! I don't think I ever computed the minimal number of moves necessary for that particular puzzle ("Very Hard 4"), but I can compute it if you'd like to know what the best possible is. I'm really glad you're having some fun with the puzzles! I find this kind of puzzle very challenging, personally.
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