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Disappearing Act 4 is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

You know the drill by now. You can move any ball on the board below as long as it satisfies the following conditions:

  • To move, jump your selected ball over an adjacent space occupied by another ball into an empty space on the other side. You can't jump diagonally.
  • Once you've made the jump, the ball you jumped over disappears from the board.
  • To complete the puzzle you must remove all balls from the board except for one.

OK, enough rules. Try for yourself!

UK Version

You know the drill by now. You can move any ball on the board below as long as it satisfies the following conditions:

  • To move, jump your selected ball over an adjacent space occupied by another ball into an empty space on the other side. You can't jump diagonally.
  • Once you've made the jump, the ball you jumped over disappears from the board.
  • To complete the puzzle, you must remove all balls from the board except for one.

OK, enough rules. Try it for yourself!

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

These puzzles are a lot more fun if you experiment and try to come to the answer on your own. Don't depend on Hints Two and Three to give away much of the puzzle.

Start this puzzle by moving the ball in the center of the second row from the top.

UK Version

These puzzles are a lot more fun if you experiment and try to come to the answer on your own. Don't depend on Hints 2 and 3 to give away too much of the puzzle.

Start this puzzle by moving the ball in the centre of the second row from the top.

No more hints to be had here! Instead, here's a little fun fact. Did you know that peg solitaire is actually known as brainvita in India?

US Version

Oh, and just so you know, Hint Three is also trivia.

UK Version

Oh, and just so you know, Hint 3 is also trivia.

US Version

Fun-fact time! The first evidence of peg solitaire can be traced back to the court of Louis XIV.

UK Version

There are many games known as solitaire, some using boards divided into spaces and some using playing cards.
On a related note, a very large number of computer games you could call solitaire games have been made since the early days of video games.


Solution

Correct

Nice!

US Version

The only condition for solving these puzzles was eliminating all but one ball from the board, but the true solution to these puzzles requires you to finish with the ball positioned in the center space.

Perhaps that will provide some incentive for you to revisit a few of these peg solitaire puzzles.

UK Version

The only condition for solving these puzzles was eliminating all but one ball from the board, but the true solution to these puzzles requires you to finish with the ball positioned in the centre space.

Perhaps that will provide some incentive for you to revisit a few of these peg solitaire puzzles.

  • Initial Position
  • Jump the top ball of the middle column left
  • Jump the bottom ball of the third to left column up
  • Jump the top ball of the third to left column down
  • Jump the bottom ball of the third to right column left
  • Jump the bottom ball of the third to left column up
  • Jump the leftmost ball right
  • Jump the leftmost ball right
  • Jump the bottom ball of the third to right column up
  • Jump the rightmost ball left
  • Jump the last ball

A big thanks to http://professorlayton2walkthrough.blogspot.com

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