Above you find the simplest variant of a thirteen-by-thirteen
'three-square cover-uncover sliding puzzle'.
(Note that by using a link on this page outside the game board and its
buttons you will leave the puzzle and go to a different page.)
There are 13 blocks to be slid, or ... not to be slid.
The largest, red block is 80 tiles or cells big, the second-largest, blue
block 40 tiles.
While only 24 moves may be required to solve the
simplest variant of a ten-by-ten 'triscus puzzle',
now you will need no fewer than 57 moves to solve this
This puzzle belongs to the only type of three-square cover-uncover sliding
puzzle with a central covered square of five by five cells (at least as far
as boards smaller than twenty-one by twenty-one cells are
The total board of such an interactive puzzle consists of 169 cells.
In the initial arrangement the central covered square is completely covered
by a bigger central covering square of twelve by twelve tiles split up into
at least 13 different blocks.
In the final arrangement the central square of 25 cells is all that is
left open when the blocks with their 144 tiles are moved to the sides.
Five is the number of
Once you have uncovered the central five-by-five square, you will see the
five letters for these values in This Language on the left side of that
square and the five characters for them in Zhezhong Yuyan on the right side.
Both the letters and the characters are repeated one more time.
All of them link to the appropriate value document, which will be shown in
the frame on the right.
In the background of the uncovered square you will notice the image of a
wheel, which in this case is
the Wheel of the
Ananorm, that is, the
Finally, two cells contain a loudspeaker, the upper-left one connecting to
a poem read and the lower-right one to a song sung from
The Four Wheel Poems.