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Pancake Stacks 2 (Piles of Pancakes 2 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 about 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




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US Version

While you might have been able to solve the first Pancake Stacks puzzle by just moving the pancakes around randomly, you'll need to think harder if you wish to find a solution this time around.

See if you can't come up with a rule for effectively shifting pancakes around.

UK Version

While you might have been able to solve the first "Piles of Pancakes" puzzle by just moving the pancakes around randomly, you'll need to think harder if you wish to find a solution this time around.

See if you can come up with a rule for effectively moving pancakes around.

US Version

Developing an effective way of moving the smallest pancake is key, because you can't place anything on top of it. Think about a series of moves you can repeat to keep that littlest pancake out of your way.

UK Version

Developing an effective way of moving the smallest pancake is key because you can't place anything on top of it. Think about a series of moves you can repeat to keep that little pancake out of your way.

US Version

Move the smallest pancake to the middle plate, and place the second-smallest pancake on the far-right plate. Next, move the smallest pancake on top of the pancake on the right, and bring a new pancake over to fill the middle plate. After that, take the smallest pancake and move it to the left plate.

If you repeat this pattern, as you move the other pancakes around, you'll solve the problem in no time flat.

UK Version

Move the smallest pancake to the middle plate and place the second-smallest pancake on the red plate.
Next, move the smallest pancake on top of the pancake on the right, and bring a new pancake over to fill the middle plate. After that, take the smallest pancake and move it to the left plate.

Repeat this pattern, and as you move the other pancakes around you'll solve the problem in no time flat.


Solution

Correct

Yummy!

US Version

Did you know that you can solve this puzzle in as few as 15 moves?

UK Version

Oh, and an extra pancake for those who solved this puzzle in only 15 moves!

  • Initial Position
  • Move the smallest cake onto the center plate
  • Move the second smallest cake onto the right plate
  • Move the smallest cake on the right plate
  • Move the second largest cake onto the center plate
  • Move the smallest cake to the right plate
  • Move the cake on the right plate to the center plate
  • Move the smallest cake to the center plate
  • Move the largest cake to the right plate
  • Move the smallest cake to the right plate
  • Move the top cake on the center plate to the left plate
  • Move the smallest cake to the left plate
  • Move the cake on the center plate to the right plate
  • Move the smallest cake onto the center plate
  • Move the cake on the left plate to the right plate
  • Move the smallest cake onto the right plate

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

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