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Magentic block puzzles

This variation on the tilt theme uses sliding blocks similar to the synchronised tilt-mazes but this time the blocks cling like magnets when they come side by side. Your aim is simply to unite all the blocks into their colour groups, it doesn't matter exactly where.

All blocks move at the same time unless prevented by other blocks or walls. Note a block cannot move through a wall but the magnetic effect may still capture blocks on the other side. Black marbles just rattle round and get in the way. The original applet implementation was provided by Graham and the collection below includes only a few sample puzzles. To explore the full collection visit Graham's home-site henleymob.

Sample puzzle
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Unite all the blocks into their colour groups.


Use the Menu drop-list to select a puzzle.
Use Actions/Save to record a move sequence.


Use the cursor keys or tilt buttons to tilt the tray.
Use space to restart the current puzzle.

Puzzle index

No.1: Vertical Shuffle: Shuffle round and pair off the eight coloured blocks
No.2: Help or hinder: Are those black marbles a help or a hindrance?
No.3: Through the eye: Two pairs of double blocks and one small gap
No.4: Bridge builder: Build a bridge to connect the two anchored blocks
No.5: Jiggle: Not much space to manoeuvre here, so keep jiggling
No.6: No walls: self explanatory

puzzle designs - © Andrea Gilbert - 2001
magblocks applet - © Graham Rogers - 2001
applet hosted with permission from Graham Rogers
applet JS conversion - cheerpj transpiler from Leaning Technologies - 2020