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Jars and Cans 1 is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

A long line of jars and cans sits on the counter. Your job is to rearrange these items so that both jars and cans are grouped with items of the same type. However, in doing so, you must always move two containers at once.

US Version

Move items around by touching the red icon between two containers and dragging the selected pair of items around with your stylus.

UK Version

Move items around by touching the red icon between two containers and dragging the selected pair of items around with the stylus.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

This puzzle is all about finding the right order in which to make your moves. The more organized players out there should be able to solve this one on instinct alone.

Since it's a relatively simple puzzle, don't expect to find any more hints. Instead, you'll get some neat trivia on this type of puzzle. So if you're short on hint coins, stay away from Hints Two and Three on this one, OK?

UK Version

This puzzle is all about finding the right order in which to make your moves. The more organised players out there should be able to solve this one on instinct alone.

Since it's a relatively simple puzzle, don't expect to find any more hints. Instead, you'll get some trivia about this type of puzzle. If you're short on hint coins, stay away from the last two hints!

This is another one of those puzzles that's been around practically forever. Variations on it exist across the globe and hove even been said to be played in places like Edo-era Japan.

In Japan, this puzzle is often presented using pieces from Go, a strategic board game originally from China. In England, the puzzle was often set up using silver and gold coins.


Solution

Correct

Well done!

US Version

You can solve this puzzle in as few as four moves. How many moves did it take you?

UK Version

Now the jars and cans are sorted neatly. If only people would organise things properly in the first place...

  • Initial Position
  • Move the second and third containers into the empty area.
  • Move the third and fourth containers into the empty area.
  • Move the fifth and sixth containers into the empty area.
  • Move the first and second containers into the empty area.

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

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