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The Diabolical Box (Ultimate Escape in the UK version) is a puzzle in Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box.

Puzzle

US Version

This last puzzle is an escape game where you need to move the pink gem to the circle outline at the bottom. Beware, though, because this diabolical box won't let you escape so easily!

UK Version

This last puzzle is an escape game where you need to move the pink gem to the circle outline at the bottom.

This one is especially devious, as it features some very unusually-shaped blocks.

Give it a go!

Hints




Click a Tab to reveal the Hint.

US Version

The difficulty of this puzzle is truly diabolical! You just have to find ways to fit the blocks together to open up a little bit of space at a time.

UK Version

There's no easy-to-find solution for this puzzle. You just have to find ways to fit the blocks together and open up a little bit of space at a time.

US Version

You can't move the gem at all first. You should focus initially on making room for the gem to move. Here's one small hint: move the yellow vertical bar to the top half of the puzzle.

UK Version

You can't move the gem out of its alcove at first. You should focus initially on making room so that the gem can come out. Here's one small hint: move the yellow vertical bar to the top half of the puzzle.

US Version

Here's your last hint. You never have to move the cross-shaped piece any farther right than the center of the puzzle. In other words, the gem has to move clockwise through the puzzle.

Stick with it!

UK Version

Here's your last hint. You never have to move the cross-shaped piece any farther right than the centre of the puzzle. In other words, the gem has to move clockwise through the puzzle.

Stick with it!


Solution

Correct

Wonderful!

US Version

One well-known solution to this puzzle uses 78 moves. How many did it take you?

UK Version

If you completed this puzzle in 78 moves, you can consider yourself a true escape master!

  • Initial positionGo to Solution source
  • Move the orange block left
  • Move the yellow block left and up
  • Move the turquoise block to the hole
  • Move the green block right
  • Move the yellow block down, right and up
  • Move the turquoise block up and right
  • Move the orange block right and down
  • Move the cross block down
  • Move the blue block left
  • Move the yellow block up
  • Move the green block left, down and left
  • Move the yellow block right and down
  • Move the blue block right, down and right
  • Move the cross block up and right
  • Move the green block left and up
  • Move the orange block up and left
  • Move the turquoise block left and down
  • Move the orange block as shown
  • Move the green block down
  • Move the cross block left
  • Move the yellow block left, up and left
  • Move the blue block left and up
  • Move the orange block right and up
  • Move the green block right, down and right
  • Move the turquoise block up and left
  • Move the green block left and down
  • Move the turquoise block right and down
  • Move the cross block down and right
  • Move the yellow block left, down and left
  • Move the cross block left
  • Move the gem down and left
  • Move the blue block left and up
  • Move the orange block up
  • Move the turquoise block up and right
  • Move the cross block right and down
  • Move the gem down
  • Move the blue block left and up
  • Move the gem up and right
  • Move the yellow block right and up
  • Move the cross block up and left
  • Move the turquoise block left
  • Move the orange block down
  • Move the gem right
  • Move the yellow block right
  • Move the cross block up
  • Move the turquoise block left
  • Move the green block up and right
  • Move the turquoise block inside the hole
  • Move the cross block down
  • Move the yellow block left
  • Move the green block left
  • Move the orange block down and left
  • Move the gem down
  • Move the blue block as shown
  • Move the yellow block right and up
  • Move the cross block up and right
  • Move the green block left, up, left and up
  • Move the orange block left
  • Move the turquoise block as shown
  • Move the pink gem down
  • Move the orange block right and down
  • Move the green block down and right
  • Move the cross block left and down
  • Move the blue block down and left
  • Move the gem up
  • Move the green block down and up
  • Move the turquoise block up and right
  • Move the orange block right and down
  • Move the turquoise block left
  • Move the green block down and left
  • Move the gem down
  • Move the blue block right
  • Move the yellow block right
  • Move the cross block up, right and up
  • Move the turquoise block left, up, left and up
  • Move the green block left and up
  • Move the orange block up and left
  • Move the gem in the hole

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

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