Talk:Rush Hour (puzzle)

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http://www.thinkfun.com/images/I-0100-5000.JPG would be a good image to add to this page, but I don't know if adding it would violate any copyright laws. I imagine that ThinkFun wouldn't really care, but for now, I won't add it. Just to be safe. Any thoughts? -MatrixFrog 23:07, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)

{{fairuse}}, maybe? alerante 21:56, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC)

anybody know a good heuristic for an A* or other search? for solving rushhour with a computer...

Ad?[edit]

Nice to see an ad for a product as an entry in wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.183.173.228 (talk) 23:29, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Not sure what you mean - the whole article, or a specific sentence, paragraph, link or reference?
Many articles deal with commercial products - movies, board games, etc., and that's fine, if the contents are NPOV. But there is a fine line - do you think that has been crossed here?-- (talk) 14:08, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Use this line of reasoning excessively and there would be no articles about Scrabble, Pac-Man etc. When writing about commercial products, there is a need to establish notability and to maintain neutral point of view. The current version of the article is reasonably OK, although it could use a picture, which would not be too difficult to provide.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 18:16, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
I suppose it could be added to the Sliding block puzzle page? It's certainly a subset of that kind of puzzle and it's probably worth a mention by name. Truncat (talk) 05:20, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Awards section[edit]

I'm thinking of adding the awards section but need references to confirm them first; then this would meet the notability guideline for products. Here are the awards copied from http://www.puzzles.com/products/RushHour/RushHourIntro.htm.

Dr. Toy: Best Classic Products – 2006
National Parenting Publications: Honors Award – 2005
Parents' Choice: Best 25 Toys in 25 Years – 2003
Grandparents Magazine: Top Games – 2003
PlayDate 2002: Best Selling Games List
iGrandparents.com Holiday Gift Best Bets: Best Game – 2002
Consumer Reports® Gift Guide: Named A Top 3 Game – 2001
Canadian Toy Testing Council: Best Bet Award – 1998, 1999
Specialty Retailer: Games Category Top Toy of 1998
Child Magazine: Child’s Choice – 1998
ASTRA Retailers’ Great Travel Toys – 1998
Learning Magazine: Teachers’ Choice Award – 1998
Parents Magazine: Best Toys – 1997
Playthings Magazine: Mainstay Bestseller – 1997
American Mensa Mind Games Competition: "Select" Award – 1997
Dr. Toy: Best Children’s Vacation Toys – 1997
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio: Platinum Award – 1997
National Association of Parenting Publications Award – 1997
ASTRA Retailers’ Favorites for the Holidays – 1997
Parents’ Choice Honors – 1997
Games Magazine: Games 100 List – 1997

Minimac (talk) 15:59, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

There is a certain amount of WP:LISTCRUFT here. Some of it is not really notable, ie it lacks mainstream media coverage. It also comes from the manufacturer of the game, so could be seen as vaguely promotional.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 18:58, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
OK, I'll have a further read of that. I was just trying to work out a way to put them in the article without committing a copyright infringement of http://www.puzzles.com/products/RushHour/RushHourIntro.htm. I had a go at putting in some newspaper related references myself, but all I could find were promotional pages, which would probably affect neutral point of view. Minimac (talk) 06:30, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Actually the minimum solution for the first puzzle (24132) from the .be site is 56 moves, not 93 https://github.com/cardinalro/unblockme/blob/gh-pages/out93_24132.txt

iTunes version[edit]

Re this edit: iTunes is unsuitable as an external link and Wikipedia is not a directory, so there is no need to link to this version of the game.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 18:57, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

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