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Pancake Stacks 1 (Piles of Pancakes 1 in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

Now here's a tasty puzzle for you. Your task is to take that big stack of pancakes on the left plate and move them to the plate on the far right. In doing so, however, you need to follow these rules:

  • You can move only one pancake at a time.
  • A pancake can never rest on another pancake smaller than itself.

Feel free to shift things around as much as you like and to use the middle plate in completing the puzzle.

UK Version

Here's a tasty puzzle for you.

Can you move the pile of pancakes from the blue plate on the left to the red plate on the right? Wait, though, it's not as easy as it sounds. You must follow these rules:

  • You can only move one pancake at a time.
  • You cannot place a pancake on top of another one that is smaller than itself.

You can use the middle plate and move the pancakes as many times as you like.

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

This puzzle isn't a brain buster, so take a step back for a moment.

One way to solving puzzles like these is just to experiment by moving the pancakes around.

UK Version

This puzzle may be overwhelming at first, but it's not actually that difficult.

If you can't work out a solution using logic, just move the pancakes around and you'll eventually reach the solution.

US Version

If you can get the biggest pancake over to the red plate, you're within inches of solving the puzzle.

UK Version

If you can get the biggest pancake onto the red plate, you're almost there.

US Version

Shift the smallest pancake to the red plate, then place the medium-sized pancake on the middle plate.

Next, place the smallest pancake on top of the medium pancake. This will free up the red plate for the biggest pancake.

UK Version

Move the smallest pancake to the red plate, then place the medium-sized pancake on the middle plate.

Next, place the smallest pancake on top of the medium-sized pancake. This will free up the red plate for the biggest pancake.


Solution

Correct

Delicious!

US Version

The solution can be achieved in as few as seven moves. How many moves did it take you?

This puzzle is actually a variant of the famous Tower of Hanoi puzzle, a brainteaser invented by a French mathematician over 100 years ago.

UK Version

This puzzle is actually a variant of the famous "Tower of Hanoi", a puzzle invented by a French mathematician all the way back in 1883.

  • Initial Position
  • Move the small pancake to the red plate
  • Move the medium pancake to the middle plate
  • Move the small pancake on the medium pancake and the large pancake to the red plate
  • Move the small pancake to the left plate
  • Move the medium pancake on the large pancake
  • Move the small pancake on the medium pancake

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