Saturday, September 04, 2010

Japanese Puzzle

My dad, the biggest mental calisthenics aficionado I know, sent this across to me. Was fun solving it:) Over to you guys now. Leave your answers as comments, and if you want the solution please leave your email ID.

Rules as follow:


This is a new take on the familiar puzzle of crossing the river with a chicken, a fox and a bag of grain – but harder!
The test comes from Japan where it is used as an IQ test for jobs and university entrance, mainly related to IT. It should take you less than 15 minutes to complete:
The rules are as follows:
Aim - Get everyone - Father, Mother, 2 Boys, 2 Girls, Policeman and the red haired arrested girl in striped uniform to the other end of the river. You have the boat to ferry them across and the conditions are as follow:

1.  Only two people can travel at once
2.  Dad can not stay with the girls without the presence of the mother
3. Mum can’t stay with the boys without the presence of the father
4. The arrested red-hair girl in stripy outfit cannot stay with any of the family members, unless accompanied by the police officer.
5. Only the Police officer and the parents can drive the boat across the river

Click on the people you want to transport
To use the boat click on the red dots next to the boat
Press the large blue button to start. 
At any point you can right click and press 'Rewind' to restart. 



21 comments:

Sasidhar said...

love the way they cheer :)

Shashank said...

The cheering reminds me of the PT sessions at school ;)

Abhishek Paul said...

Can't stop playing this........ And the thing is I am not able to remember the solution, so it's a challenge every time........ Thanks for sharing this ....

Anonymous said...

Nice Puzzle

Dipankar said...

Nice one

Crescent said...

Nice one Suhel. Solved it but everytime I boast it to my frieds that I solved it, I forget the solution :)

Joe Sam said...

14 mins... phew!

nice one!

Suhel Banerjee said...

@sasidhar, shashank - Yes, that's the best part of the puzzle, of course:)

@arijit - 5 minutes is spectacular!

@abhishek, crescent - I had the same issue after I solved it the first time. Noted down the steps the second time.

@wpcstylepuzzle.com, Dipankar - Thanks.

@Joe Sam - 14 minutes is not bad at all!

Chandu(Monster) said...

7 mins!

vijay said...

6 mins!

Suhel Banerjee said...

Removed Arijit's comment as it had the solution.

Arjunan said...

Nice puzzle..Be relax while solving this problem...More than 10 minutes when i was solving this puzzle first time.Now Just 2 minutes..

Iktaara said...

Solved - 6 minutes :)

Pralay K Santra said...

Solved, but moral of the story "Small Family Happy Family"

callezee said...

i do know how to play this,help me please..

Nanda said...

5 mins...

really awesome dude:)

Suhel Banerjee said...

@Arjunan, Iktaara, Nanda - Congrats:)

@Pralayda - Also, crime doesn't pay.

@callezee - Please send me your email ID.

Geets said...

araaaaaaahh.. helppppp

Anonymous said...

send me the answer .. aastha212002@yahoo.com please ... :-)

Anonymous said...

Not Even 10 mins game it is ...
miss...

Anonymous said...

But You are not the one who say Please.. ever..