THE TOWER OF HANOÏ
AUTHENTIC BRAIN TEASER OF THE ANAMITES
A GAME BROUGHT BACK FROM TONKIN
BY PROFESSOR N. CLAUS (OF SIAM)
Mandarin of the College of Li-Sou-Stian!
(From the box cover of the original Tower of Hanoi puzzle.)
- Original Instructions
- See the two-page instruction sheet that accompanied the Tower of
Hanoi puzzle marketed in 1883 by Professor N. CLAUS (DE SIAM), an
anagram pseudonym for Professor Édouard LUCAS (D'AMEINS).
A scanned graphic of the original document.
Difficult to read.
An html version of my translation.
- My Papers
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have written on various aspects of the Tower of Hanoi, including an
extensive bibliography of 369 published works on this topic.
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Last updated 27 August 1998