"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Into that heaven of freedom it should be our intent. ( my adaption from Rabindranath Tagores famous lines)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Rush Hour " sliding Box Puzzles

There are several types of sliding puzzles that stimulate the human mind apart from being fun to solve.Here I am demonstrating a RUSHHOUR puzzle designed by Noki Yosgihara.RUSHHOUR sliding block puzzle invented by Nob Yoshigahara in the late 1970s
The goal is to get THE RED car out of a n-by-m grid full of automobiles by moving the other vehicles out of its way. However, the cars and trucks (set up before play ) obstruct the path and are so intertwined that a typical puzzle requires many moves to complete.

Below...I have also given a solution to the puzzle using SBPsolver , a freeware utility created by Soft Qui Peut.

if you like to tackle such "RushHour Puzzles" goto the site mentioned below where you will find a lot of them to play AND get their solution. You can also create them on line
www dot puzzleworld.org/SlidingBlockPuzzles/rushhour.htm


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