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Gold Marbles is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Last Specter.

Puzzle

US Version

Remove all of the gold marbles except for one. The remaining marble must end up in the center space.

You can jump a marble horizontally or vertically over an adjacent marble and into an empty space to remove the jumped-over marble from the board.

You can move or jump over any marble except those which have a flame on them.

UK Version

Remove all the gold marbles except for one. The remaining marble must end up in the centre space.

You can jump a marble horizontally or vertically over an adjacent marble and into an empty space to remove the jumped-over marble from the board.

You can move or jump over any marble except those which have a flame on them.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

You are going to have to try to solve this puzzle by yourself without relying on step-by-step hints.

US Version

The marbles on the outside will need to be moved toward the center.

UK Version

The marbles on the outside will need to be moved towards the centre.

US Version

As a general rule, try to maintain the horizontal symmetry of the marbles as you progress. It should make the puzzle easier to understand.

UK Version

As a general rule, try to maintain the vertical symmetry of the marbles as you progress. It should make the puzzle easier to understand.

Leave the top part of the puzzle until last. Start by removing the nine marbles in the bottom half of the board.

It you really need a hint to get started, the leftmost and rightmost marbles in the third row from the bottom can be jumped over the balls above them.

Keep going until there are only two marbles left in the bottom half. Make sure to keep the remaining marbles as high up the board as possible.

US Version

For the final move, the remaining two marbles must be directly above the center space, so try to plan ahead.

UK Version

For the final move, the remaining two marbles must be directly above the centre space, so try to plan ahead.


Solution

Correct

Golden!

Well done! Mastering this puzzle takes a lot of skill.

US Version

Incidentally, in formal peg solitaire rules, using the same peg to jump several pegs one after the other counts as only one move. Minimizing the number of moves in this sort of puzzle makes for an additional challenge.

UK Version

Incidentally, in formal peg solitaire rules, using the same peg to jump several pegs one after the other counts as only one move. Minimising the number of moves in this sort of puzzle makes for an additional challenge.

  • Initial Position
  • Jump the marble down
  • Do the same on the other side
  • Jump the marble left
  • Jump the marble up
  • Jump the marble right
  • Jump the marble up
  • Do the same on the other side
  • Jump the marble down
  • Do the same on the other side
  • Jump the marble up
  • Do the same on the other side
  • Jump the marble left
  • Jump the marble down
  • Jump the marble right
  • Jump the marble up
  • Jump the marble down
  • Jump the marble right
  • Jump the marble right
  • Jump the marble down
  • Jump the marble left
  • Jump the marble up
  • Jump the marble down
  • Jump the marble up
  • Jump the marble down
  • Jump the marble left
  • Jump the marble down

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