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Over the River is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.

Puzzle

Help Stachenscarfen move the wolf, sheep, and cabbage from one side of the river to the other while obeying the following rules.

-In addition to its captain, the raft can only support one animal or item at once.
-When Stachenscarfen isn't near, the wolf will eat the sheep, and you'll have to start over.
-The sheep will eat the cabbage when Stachenscarfen isn't around. If you let the sheep have its way, you'll have to start over.

You can shuttle the raft back and forth as many times as you like, but the shortest solution takes seven moves.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

Think about your first move here.

If you take the wolf over first, the sheep will eat that poor, helpless cabbage.

Meanwhile, if you take the cabbage over first, the sheep will fall victim to that hungry wolf.

So now do you have a better idea about which of the three to move first?

The key to solving this puzzle is being flexible in the way you go about solving it.

Don't forget that you can bring a single creature or item with you when you return to the left bank of the river. When your cabbage or sheep is in danger, you can always bring it back with you.

The sheep should travel first. When you return to the left bank, you can bring the wolf or the cabbage with you. However, remember that no matter what you bring over next, you'll have to take something back to the left bank to keep your sheep or cabbage from being eaten.

Now you should be able to solve this puzzle with ease.


Solution

Correct

Well done!

The shortest solution for this problem requires seven moves. How did you fare?

  • Initial Position
  • Put the sheep on the boat
  • Move the sheep to the right
  • Return to the left alone
  • Take the cabbage to the right
  • Bring the sheep back to the left
  • Ferry the wolf to the right
  • Return to the left alone
  • Move the sheep to the right

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