## What is a klotski puzzle?

Klotski (from Polish: klocki, lit. ‘wooden blocks’) is a sliding block puzzle thought to have originated in the early 20th century.

### How did Jenga get its name?

Jenga, derived from the Swahili word Kujenga meaning “to build”, represents more than just a tower of building blocks. After all, over the course of our lives as human beings, we find ourselves building many things.

What is the trick to block puzzle?

Focus on clearing the vertical and horizontal lines and be mindful of the placement of the blocks so that they can clear multiple lines in a go rather than just single lines. Remember to leave space for the 3×3 square pieces if you don’t want your game to end. The key here is to create space, not fill space.

Is Jenga an African game?

Born in East Africa, Leslie Scott grew up fluent in both English and Swahili. Jenga evolved from a stacking game her family played with simple wood blocks. Back in England in the 1980s, Scott began manufacturing her game and trademarked the name “Jenga,” a form of the Swahili word kujenga, which means “to build.”

## What is Jenga called in English?

Jenga, derived from the Swahili word Kujenga meaning “to build”, represents more than just a tower of building blocks.

### How do you solve a Klotski puzzle?

In a Klotski puzzle, the largest block must be moved to the bottom middle location so that it can be slid over the border, without any of the other blocks being removed in this way. Klotski (from Polish klocki—wooden blocks) is a sliding block puzzle thought to have originated in the early 20th century.

Is there a good open source program for solving Klotski puzzles?

Since putting KlotskiSolver up on SourceForge, I have run across several other open source programs for solving Klotski puzzles. See the ‘Solvers & Algorithms’ area in the sidebar. I guess my main priority with the project at this point is to improve the drag-and-drop capability of the game pieces.

What game is similar to Klotski?

The Klotski puzzle-with its two-by-two and one-by-two cells and with the same 4 × 5 dimensions-also closely resembles the Chinese game Huarong Pass, also called Huarong Road.