The game of 15

by Clax, published

The game of 15 by Clax Jan 3, 2012

Featured Thing!


I wanted to recreate an old game that reminds me of my childhood, when there were no Playstation, PSP or similar. Can even today be a nice gift for a child "modern" ...

The zip file contains 15 file.stl of the individual numbers, for those who prefer this printing solution.

Recent Comments

view all

then to your idea would be to reduce the size of the game to those of a business card (about 50x50mm). Certainly it would be more uncomfortable to play, but it is a nice idea. However, require some test prints with higher resolution.

But I fear the hollow lettering are not a good idea. The tiles entering in each other and would cover the hollow. And then there would be problems printing.

4 layers. back, 3 thin for the pieces and the space they occuply and the top enclosing. it could go onto a business card half pretty easily, if it scales. the lettering could be hollow to see the color through. [x].] or centered [[x]]

if I understand it, would you put a picture of this thing on a business card. Sure seems to me an original idea.

More from Puzzles

view more


Liked By

view all



Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Print Thing Tag


_ Print the pieces (without support)
_ With a small file, clean up the pieces (especially the numbers)
_ With a small pliers to remove the supports of the lid (see photo)
_ Assemble everything as images
_ Challenge a friend, your children or your grandson in a race to time ;)


You must be logged in to post a comment.

elspeth on Feb 18, 2012 said:

excellent, excellent...very, very nice

kenwshmt on Feb 18, 2012 said:

I have to ask, and will ultimatly redesign for one.. can this fit on a business card somewhow? I can think of several ways, but what do yall think?

Clax on Feb 18, 2012 said:

if I understand it, would you put a picture of this thing on a business card. Sure seems to me an original idea.

mread on Jan 5, 2012 said:

Thanks, this was one of my favourite toys when I was 10 !

TwoWheeler on Jan 5, 2012 said:

My sister and I had a Popeye themed set of these one Christmas. Popeye, Olive Oil, Brutus and Sweat Pea had to be lined up according to a picture in a dial spin. We competed to see who could finish their puzzle first. Within a few days, we were both finishing them in less than 30 seconds. Great memory's. Will print one of these for sure.

RichRap on Jan 5, 2012 said:

Very nice job! :)

Aeva on Jan 4, 2012 said:

Pretty awesome =) These are a lot of fun to play with.

So... challenge a friend, son or grandson? No daughters or grand daughters? :-P

Clax on Jan 4, 2012 said:

but certainly! even daughters, grand daughters mainly ;)

now quickly remedied
...do not get mad, it's just because of my bad English

AndyP on Jan 4, 2012 said:

And how do you play the game?

jkeegan on Jan 5, 2012 said:

??!? Did you seriously not know how to play the game??

Wow, I must be getting old...

... but even the Macintosh had this as a built-in "Desk Accessory" in 1984..


Yeahhhh.. Wow..

RobertHunt on Jan 4, 2012 said:

Scramble the tiles and then try and get them back in order from 1 to 15? You often find these types of puzzles as a toy in Christmas crackers here in the UK, they typically feature a picture you need to reconstruct rather than numbers.