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by houlahop
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:41 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: New kind of puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: New kind of puzzle

There is a way to solve this 8x8 in particular. If you break the board 8x8 into 4 boards 4x4 you will find easily the solution. It is not a general method to find at least one solution. I still think that there is some method or algorithm to solve any 8x8 board quickly. I will post the solution if n...
by houlahop
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Connection game : Fertility
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Connection game : Fertility

For this game it must be played in a board 2nx2n to avoid giving a slight advantage to the blue player. As we talk about families and fertility an idea came to my mind : introducing neutral pieces ("orphans"). So any player could make path using them and as possible consequence disrupting ...
by houlahop
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: New kind of puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: New kind of puzzle

In board 4x4 once we find one solution we could generate 2^8 solutions minus 1 (255 solutions) by switching the colors. We assume that the links (straight lines)remain as they are. So there is a way (messy for sure) to compute at least (in terms of percentage) the number of solutions out of 4^16. To...
by houlahop
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: New kind of puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: New kind of puzzle

What are invariants no matter the board size : - 4 colors (blue, red, yellow, green) - 4 lengths (1,r(2),r(5),r(10). Easy to compute the number needed. Number of straight lines used is equal. In case 4x4 thi number is equal to 2. In case 8x8, this number is equal to 8. - linking all the circles 2 by...
by houlahop
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: New kind of puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: New kind of puzzle

Ah ok. Now I understand what you were talking about. Intersections between the links (straight lines) does not matter at all. What is important is that all circles be connected by pairs : one straight line linking 2 circles. Player must use 8 straight lines of each length. 8*2*4=64 circles. Now we n...
by houlahop
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: New kind of puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: New kind of puzzle

You wrote : "Are the rules just straight lines only between different colors..." That is the first rule : straight line between 2 different colors. That means that it is not allowed to link circles having the same color. " and the number of intersections each line has? It looks like t...
by houlahop
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: New kind of puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: New kind of puzzle

Here are the 2 boards with circles. I replaced the colors by letters (4 colors 4 letters the choice was arbitrary so B is not blue for example) As you can see the links then there is no problem. Good luck! A B C C D A D C A B A B D C B D D C B D B D C A A C A D C A D C C D B A D B A B B D C D A C C ...
by houlahop
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:52 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: New kind of puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 819

Re: New kind of puzzle

I can do it for you if it just come to the colors inside the circles (It will take me 30 minutes) but how could I replace the links (in yellow) between circles? After rethinking I believe that it will hard to guess the rules. So if no one find the rules (which is part of the puzzle) then I will post...
by houlahop
Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: New kind of puzzle
Replies: 17
Views: 819

New kind of puzzle

This is a new kind of puzzle
You have only one picture and you need to decrypt it to solve.
No comment about the rules. It is up to you to guess them

Good luck!

newpuzzle1.gif
by houlahop
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:05 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Connection game : Fertility
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Connection game : Fertility

It is up to the player to optimize his score by making the best choice under the constraints of the rules. A player could use only one pair if he is able to connect all his off-springs. No player is forced to use all his 3 pairs. Sometimes even the choice of the order of counting is important. Assum...
by houlahop
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Connection game : Fertility
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Connection game : Fertility

The statement is correct. I could not write it with this wonderful clarity. In the counting process a player must indicate the path from a chosen male (or female) to chosen female (or male) by removing the off-springs. So an off-spring can not be used twice. He belongs to one family not two or more....
by houlahop
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:05 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Connection game : Fertility
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Connection game : Fertility

This new game is based on the idea of fertility. Each player has 3 kind of pieces : - males (3) - females (3) - off-springs (the number will depend on the size of the board) Each player has pieces of the same color (blue versus red for example) Hex Board : 11x11 Blue (or red) has then 3 males, 3 fem...

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