Make up the picture .......

ivanhoe
Posers and Puzzles 05 Jun '07 22:46
1. 05 Jun '07 22:46
http://www.blueplanetaquarium.com/attractions/shakeys_page.asp?puzzleSetting=easy

I'm sure you all know these kinds of puzzles.

After you've managed to solve the easy one go for the hard one .....

There must be some sort of system to solve these kinds of puzzles.

Anybody any ideas ?
2. Daemon Sin
I'm A Mighty Pirateā¢
06 Jun '07 14:41
Originally posted by ivanhoe
http://www.blueplanetaquarium.com/attractions/shakeys_page.asp?puzzleSetting=easy

I'm sure you all know these kinds of puzzles.

After you've managed to solve the easy one go for the hard one .....

There must be some sort of system to solve these kinds of puzzles.

Anybody any ideas ?
Solved in 41 moves! Well done!

I tend to try and complete one line at a time until I get down to about a third of the pieces left to go. Then I start thinking about what each move will do to other pieces and where I need them to be in a few moves time.
3. 06 Jun '07 17:23
Originally posted by Daemon Sin
Solved in 41 moves! Well done!

I tend to try and complete one line at a time until I get down to about a third of the pieces left to go. Then I start thinking about what each move will do to other pieces and where I need them to be in a few moves time.
Solved in 41 moves! Well done!

The easy one or the hard one ?
4. 09 Jun '07 17:24
the hard took me 225 and the easy 40 moves.
5. agryson
AGW Hitman
09 Jun '07 19:50
the easy took me 15 on my best attempt, I'm trying to get the hard in under a hundred...still trying!
6. 09 Jun '07 20:01
I'm know i was just lucky, but i got the hard in 13 moves!
Solved in 13 moves! Well done!. It WAS the hard... the button on the right switched to the easy.
7. 09 Jun '07 20:04
Wow... i think the randomizer on the puzzle is messed up or just happens to put it almost done already.... Solved in 5 moves! Well done!. on hard.
8. agryson
AGW Hitman
09 Jun '07 20:35
kick ass, congrats.
9. 11 Jun '07 10:31
Originally posted by XZantoth
Wow... i think the randomizer on the puzzle is messed up or just happens to put it almost done already.... Solved in 5 moves! Well done!. on hard.
When I tried the "hard" one, the whole upper half was already in the right order. It's really very much a question of luck.

It might be interesting to figure out what's the minimum number of moves needed if the puzzle is in maximum disorder, but I am too lazy to even make an attempt.