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Gabriel Manussakis
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The Fifteen Puzzle Game built with vanilla JavaScript

This is the first game I developed for the web environment, my main goal was to build it with only HTML, CSS and vanilla JavaScript, without any kind of framework or library. Following the MVC pattern helped me to keep things organized.

With this project I learned a lot of multidimensional array and get the knowledge to do my second project as a puzzle: Angular Minesweeper.

The object of the fifteen puzzle is to place the tiles in order by making sliding moves that use the empty space whith as fewer moves as possible.

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You can see the code on Github:

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The classic Fifteen Puzzle Game made with Vanilla JavaScript.

Fifteen Puzzle Game

Fifteen Puzzle Game

Rearrange the pieces in order with as fewer moves as possible.


  1. Type how many moves you want the board to be shuffled with (any value between 1 and 80).
  2. Click shuffle button and see the pieces shuffling.
  3. Try to rearrange the board with the same (or even fewer) number of moves that it was shuffled by clicking the pieces that has space to move. The pieces should be in ascending order from left to right, up to down.


Run npm run start to start the server and open http://localhost:8080 in browser. The site will reload automatically when changes in the source files are saved.


Run npm run build to build the project. The build artifacts will be stored in the dist/ directory.

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Learn more about the Fifteen Puzzle on Wikipedia.

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