I need to research more about this game strategies, but I don't know what is its name in English.

The game is like this (the gadget is just named Picture Puzzle):

Game image

The objective is to slide the blank cell to the lower-right cell.

What exactly is its name? And is it considered a board-game?

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    Looks like the objective is to solve the puzzle. – Callithumpian May 5 '12 at 13:21
  • @Callithumpian Yeah, I forgot to mention it. I think it is pretty popular thought. Bad thing is, in my language, there is no word to describe that game, we just call them like "Picture Puzzle" :( I need a exactly name, so that I can use Google to research more about it. – Luke Vo May 5 '12 at 13:23
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    This belongs on Arqade. – zzzzBov May 5 '12 at 18:01
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    @zzzzBov: just because there are videogame implementation of this game, it does not really classify it as a videogame. I think it is on topic here, as it is a request for an English word. I think noone would vote to close if the question was, for instance, "what is the name of that game where you jump over a rope?". – nico May 6 '12 at 8:47

These are sliding puzzles.


The "15 puzzle" since in the 1880s popular version the tiles were numbered 1 to 15 ... LINK
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In French we call it Jeu de Taquin.

This name is internationally (so in English) used by mathematician to describe problems similar to the one your game raise.


Other people that sell these call them sliding tile puzzles.

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