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THE 56 TANTRIX TILES
An early game version Tile History

Tantrix tiles have evolved considerably since 1988 when the Mind Game was first invented. Mind Game tiles were made from cardboard and had only two different line colours, red and black on a yellow base.

Today, Tantrix tiles use three different line colours for the Discovery puzzle, and four colours for the Tantrix game. Over the years, sets with different backgrounds were published, black and various marbled colours such as white and green.

Tantrix Tile Index

The index below shows all 56 tiles contained in the Tantrix Game Pack. Game Pack tiles have numbers engraved on the back of each tile for easy identification. If you own an earlier version of Tantrix (no numbers), then please scroll down further to the "Classic" set tile index. Comparing a tile pattern with either index will allow you to find the corresponding tile number. A Tantrix set can be split up into four colour groups:


No-Blue tiles:

No-Red tiles:

No Blue Tiles


No Red Tiles


No-Green tiles:

No-Yellow tiles:

No Green Tiles

No Yellow Tiles



The Classic Set

Early versions of Tantrix known as the "Classic Set" used unnumbered tiles. Whenever specific tiles had to be selected for a particular puzzle, the tile pattern had to be compared against a numbered "tile index".

The tile index below shows all 56 tiles of the Classic set. The table to the right allows a conversion between Classic set and Game Pack tile numbers. The first column identifies the tile number of the Game Pack, the second the corresponding tile of the Classic set. The third column represents a tile's colour sequence.

For example, read the first row as follows: Tile number 1 of the Game Pack is the same as tile number 37 of the Classic set. Its 6-side colour sequence is Yellow-Yellow-Blue-Red-Blue-Red.


Game Pack Classic Sequence



No Blue Tiles


   1
   2
   3
   4
   5
   6
   7
   8
   9
   10
   11
   12
   13
   14





   37
   33
   29
   36
   32
   34
   42
   41
   35
   38
   39
   40
   31
   30





   YYBRBR
   RRBYYB
   BBYYRR
   BRYBYR
   BBRYYR
   YBRYRB
   BBYRYR
   BBRYRY
   RBYRYB
   YYRBRB
   RRBYBY
   RRYBYB
   BBYRRY
   BBRRYY



No Red Tiles    15
   16
   17
   18
   19
   20
   21
   22
   23
   24
   25
   26
   27
   28



   5
   3
   10
   9
   13
   14
   1
   4
   2
   47
   43
   45
   53
   44



   GGRYYR
   GGYRRY
   YYGRGR
   YYRGRG
   RRGYGY
   RRYGYG
   GGRRYY
   RRGYYG
   GGYYRR
   GGBRRB
   BBGGRR
   BBGRRG
   RRBGBG
   BBRRGG



No Green Tiles    29
   30
   31
   32
   33
   34
   35
   36
   37
   38
   39
   40
   41
   42



   54
   46
   11
   7
   12
   8
   6
   52
   56
   55
   48
   50
   57
   49



   RRGBGB
   BBRGGR
   GGRYRY
   GRYGYR
   GGYRYR
   RGYRYG
   YGRYRG
   GGRBRB
   BBGRGR
   BBRGRG
   GBRGRB
   BGRBRG
   GGBRBR
   RBGRGB



No Yellow Tiles    43
   44
   45
   46
   47
   48
   49
   50
   51
   52
   53
   54
   55
   56
   15
   20
   16
   25
   17
   19
   18
   22
   21
   26
   24
   23
   27
   28
   BBYYGG
   YBGYGB
   BBGGYY
   GGBYBY
   BBYGGY
   GGBYYB
   BBGYYG
   BGYBYG
   GBYGYB
   GGYBYB
   YYGBGB
   YYBGBG
   BBGYGY
   BBYGYG

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Last update: November, 2014