- Tiling puzzle
**Tiling puzzles**arepuzzle s involving two-dimensionalpacking problem s in which a number of flat shapes have to be assembled into a larger given shape without overlaps (and often without gaps). Some tiling puzzles ask you to dissect a given shape first and then rearrange the pieces into another shape. Other tiling puzzles ask you to dissect a given shape while fulfilling certain conditions. The two latter types of tiling puzzles are also calleddissection puzzle s.Tiling puzzles may be made from

wood ,metal ,cardboard ,plastic or any other sheet-material. Many tiling puzzles are now available ascomputer game s.Tiling puzzles have a long history. Some of the oldest and most famous are

jigsaw puzzle s and theTangram puzzle.Other examples of tiling puzzles include:

*Conway puzzle

*Domino tiling , of which themutilated chessboard problem is one example

*Eternity puzzle

*Puzz-3D

*Squaring the square

*Tantrix

*Pentomino esMany three-dimensional

mechanical puzzle s can be regarded as three-dimensional tiling puzzles.**ee also***

Dissection puzzle

*Polyform s

*Sliding puzzle

*Tessellation

*Wang tile

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