The Game of Fifteen

Object Number: 
2000.266
Date: 
1870-1880
Medium: 
Wood, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 1.6 x 8.9 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on the paper label on the box top: "THE BOSS PUZZLE./ The game of Fifteen./ THE GEM PUZZLE./ THE NEW/ SOLITAIRE/ Place the Blocks in the Box irregularly, then move until in regular order/ without removing the blocks from the Box./ E. G. SELCHOW &
Description: 
Strategy puzzle "The Game of Fifteen" with sixteen numbered square wooden pieces in a wooden box; paper label on the box top printed, "THE BOSS PUZZLE./ The game of Fifteen./ THE GEM PUZZLE./ THE NEW/ SOLITAIRE/ Place the Blocks in the Box irregularly, then move until in regular order/ without removing the blocks from the Box./ E. G. SELCHOW & Co./ NEW YORK/ SENT TO ANY ADDRESS FOR 25 Cts.".
Credit Line: 
The Liman Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group