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 2009-06-15, 23:25 #1 davieddy     "Lucan" Dec 2006 England 2×3×13×83 Posts Leap Frog
2009-06-15, 23:54   #2
rogue

"Mark"
Apr 2003
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by davieddy http://funstufftosee.com/frogleaptest.html
Is there any reason this is not in the Uninteresting Stuff thread?

2009-06-16, 00:01   #3
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

145128 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by rogue Is there any reason this is not in the Uninteresting Stuff thread?
Yes.
1) It's a puzzle
2) Here's a precedent:

 2009-06-16, 00:19 #4 lavalamp     Oct 2007 Manchester, UK 53F16 Posts This is ... kind of easy.
 2009-06-16, 00:25 #5 davieddy     "Lucan" Dec 2006 England 11001010010102 Posts As Basil Fawlty said to Manuel: "This isn't a proposition from Wittgenstein".
2009-06-16, 20:09   #6
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

2×3×13×83 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by lavalamp This is ... kind of easy.
After the first move, I think the 14 move solution is unique.
Usually you have two options for a move.
Can you summarize the winning strategy?
I assume the puzzle generalizes to any number of frogs, not
necessaily equal numbers of each color.

 2009-06-17, 00:34 #7 lavalamp     Oct 2007 Manchester, UK 17·79 Posts I've also seen this puzzle in 2D on a square where some frogs or stones can only move right or down, and the others can only move up or left. I'm sure there are 3D and 4D etc. variants too, and possibly even with more colours. Last fiddled with by lavalamp on 2009-06-17 at 00:34
 2009-06-17, 11:53 #8 davieddy     "Lucan" Dec 2006 England 2×3×13×83 Posts When I was a kid, I used to enjoy a game called Halma. I also like "Hex". What did they call it on telly? (Can I have a P please Bob etc). Last fiddled with by davieddy on 2009-06-17 at 11:53
 2009-06-17, 12:19 #9 lavalamp     Oct 2007 Manchester, UK 17·79 Posts I only remember seeing Blockbusters a couple of times, I was pretty young at the time.
 2009-06-17, 12:21 #10 Flatlander I quite division it     "Chris" Feb 2005 England 81D16 Posts Well the TV show was called 'Blockbusters' but I'm not sure if the game itself has another name. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockbusters_(UK_game_show) edit: lavalamp beat me to it. I still remember rolling on the floor everytime I heard "Can I have a 'P' please, Bob?" (We need a sarcasm smiley.) Last fiddled with by Flatlander on 2009-06-17 at 12:23
2009-06-17, 14:18   #11
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

2×3×13×83 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by lavalamp I only remember seeing Blockbusters a couple of times, I was pretty young at the time.
Then I assume you were far to young to remember this:

(I was too old)

The problem with the blockbusters version of "Hex" was that
the selection of the hexagon (game play wise) was completely
neutered by its ownership being determined by a first on the
buzzer question.
One of the interesting features of the game is that it can't
end in a draw.