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Fifteen puzzle game craze....

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March 22, 1880

NEW YORK TIMES, March 22, 1880  Page 4 has a one column heading: "FIFTEEN". The related text on this "craze" of the era takes up about a full column.
This is a sliding puzzle having 15 numbered square tiles in a frame leaving one unoccupied tile position. Tiles in the same row or column of the open position can be moved by sliding them horizontally or vertically, respectively. The goal of the puzzle is to place the tiles in numerical order.
Complete in 8 pages, light toning at the margins, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice. Should be handled with care.

Category: Post-Civil War