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A Puzzling Situation

Ricochet Robot 2.0

In Ricochet Robot players compete to move Robots around the board. A token is revealed that matches a special square on the board. Players then compete to see who can move the matching color robot to that square in as few moves as possible. Robots can be moved in any of the four directions (up, down, left or right) but the problem is that once they start moving they continue until they hit a wall, the edge of the board or another robot!

e.g. One way to get the Yellow robot home would be: Yellow down, Yellow right for a total of 2 moves.

The problem this month (submitted by reader Syn Thoid, hmm, I wonder if that's a pseudonym?) is similar to previous puzzles. Instead of getting a single robot to its home you must get ALL robots home! (If you can't see the whole board try setting your browser to full screen.)

Solution

- Greg Aleknevicus

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