Pattern Matching is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Curious Village.


US Version

The large shape below is made up of a pattern. A section of the shape has been removed. Of the options A, B, C, and D, which one should you insert into the large shape to complete the pattern?

UK Version

Part of the patterned shape below is missing. Which of the pieces A, B, C and D will complete the pattern when inserted into the gap?


Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

The first thing you need to do is identify the pattern within the large shape. It's a simple pattern made up of squares, Xs, and circles running diagonally down and to the right.

If you've determined what belongs in the blank spaces, you just need to find the option that matches the missing spaces. The right answer may be rotated, so check each selection from all angles to make sure you have the right one.

The correct piece has two circles, three squares, and three Xs. Armed with that knowledge, all you have to do is make sure that the piece you select matches the pattern when rotated into position.



Try again!

Study that pattern carefully.



It's really just a matter of finding the right matching pattern, but staring at all those different pieces and trying to find one that fits is more complex than one would think.


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