George Washington Puzzle
Manufactured circa 1930.
(cardboard box and 15 wood pieces, 4 by 4.75 by 1/2 inches)
Move the 2x2 to each corner of the puzzle in a clockwise direction starting with the top right.
Described on pages 9-12 of the 1942
(which gives a 465 move solution)
and on page 99 of
(which presents a 122 moves solution).
Can be done in 101 moves.
Hordern's 122 Rectilinear (144 Straight-Line) Moves Solution
Here the start position and each position after the 2x2 piece moves:
A 101 Rectilinear (117 Straight-Line) Moves Solution
Here the start position,
each position after the 2x2 piece moves,
and also position 9
(to fill in the relatively large gap between position 0 and position 19).
has the 2x2 piece moving through but not terminating a move at the first three corners;
to count visiting a corner as a separate move,
a position can be added before each of positions 37, 59, and 81,
for a solution of 104 rectilinear
(117 straight-line) moves.