Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Japanese Brain Teaser

This is difficult but fun... it took me about 45 minutes to figure it out.

The object is to get the whole group across the river while following the following rules:

1. Only the Father, the Mother and the Policeman know how to operate the raft.
2. Only 2 persons on the raft at a time.
3. The father can not stay with any of the daughters without their mother's presence.
4. The mother can not stay with any of the sons without their father's presence.
5. The thief can not stay with any family member if the Policeman is not there.

Cut and paste the following link into your browser and click on the blue dot to start.

http://freeweb.siol.net/danej/riverIQGame.swf

12 comments:

leslie said...

do I click on the red handle thing next to the raft to get them to go across? I can't figure this out.

Todd Richards said...

Yes... you click on the people to get them on the raft, and then you click on the red handle. But if you don't have the Mom, Dad, or Police on the raft, it will not move. And if you violate one of the rules, it will show you the outcome (ie. mother will hit the son if she is left alone with them). If you comply with the rules, the people will move across.

leslie said...

I conquered the river raft game!!

gL said...

Wow, that took me like 5 minutes. It seems impossible and then I figured out the secret, which I won't share so others can enjoy the fun as well. ;)

Greg
http://bloggl.blogspot.com/

Todd Richards said...

Seriously... it only took you 5 minutes? Are you talking 5 minutes from the time you first looked at it? Or 5 minutes to get them across once you figure out how to do it?

leslie said...

Todd,
Don't be upset that it took you longer. I bet Greg found cheat codes or something

Todd Richards said...

I am in awe of anyone who is able to figure that out in 5 minutes... Greg, I'm not worthy to be your prayer partner. :-)

gL said...

10 at most figure it out and to transfer everyone across... all the cheat codes I found were in Chinese, so I couldn't read them anyway.

katesterpatrol said...

gl wheredd u ge the cheat.....Its really simple to translate it I want to see if i can =]

Anonymous said...

I don't consider myself a genius, but i did it in about 5 minutes too. It's not that complicated

Todd Richards said...

Well Anonymous... I guess I am just a moron. Well done...

Anonymous said...

To tell you the truth, I did it in about 5 minutes to! You know, this is used as an IQ test!