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Tiling puzzles are puzzles involving two-dimensional packing problems 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 called dissection puzzles.
Other examples of tiling puzzles include:
- Conway puzzle
- Domino tiling, of which the mutilated chessboard problem is one example
- Eternity puzzle
- Geometric magic square
- Squaring the square
- T puzzle
Many three-dimensional mechanical puzzles can be regarded as three-dimensional tiling puzzles.