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[Ricochet Robots] A puzzle a day keeps the robot doctor away

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Jeeezus.

    Found a few 7s involving moving multiple bots, checked Vyolynce’s answer so I could use a different one to his, and see he has a much simpler better answer.

    It’s so obvious with hindsight!
    Yeah I had a pair of 7s lined up and ready to go but saw the 6er when I went to double-check before posting.

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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Set red up for a 1

    Moves 7

    Red left
    Red down
    Yellow down
    Yellow left
    Yellow down
    Yellow right
    Yellow down

    Otherwise there's
    Yellow right/ left
    Yellow down
    Yellow left/ right
    Red outta the way
    Yellow down
    Yellow right
    Yellow down

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    Puzzle 3
    6 moves
    (All Yellow)

    Up
    Left
    Down
    Right
    Left
    Right

    Well, yeah
    I guess if you can get into the column I marked as ' quickest but impractical to use' it would be quicker, yeah

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    @Vyolynce
    I'm assuming your fifth move is a typo there and it should be down not left

  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    Puzzle 3:
    Moves : 8
    Red Left
    Red up
    Red right
    Yellow down
    Yellow right
    Yellow down
    Yellow right
    Yellow down

    Found a second way to do it, but same number of moves.
    Moves : 8
    Blue Up
    Red Left
    Yellow right
    Yellow up
    Yellow right
    Yellow down
    Yellow right
    Yellow down

    Edit : Oh come on, people! You are all way too smart.

    ArcSyn on
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    Elvenshae
  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Ah_Pook wrote: »
    @Vyolynce
    I'm assuming your fifth move is a typo there and it should be down not left

    Dur-hurr. Yes. I have corrected it.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    Puzzle 3:
    1. Yellow up
    2. Yellow left
    3. Yellow down
    4. Yellow right
    5. Yellow down
    6. Yellow right

    6 moves.

    Found, like, 6 different 7 move options. Don't think I can do it in five ...

    Elvenshae on
  • JonBobJonBob Registered User regular
    Puzzle 3
    Yellow N
    Yellow W
    Yellow S
    Yellow E
    Yellow S
    Yellow E

    6 moves

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  • BluecyanBluecyan Buzz.. Buzz Buzz? BUZZ! Buzz buzz BuzzRegistered User regular
    Moves: 7

    Red Left
    Red Down
    Yellow Down
    Yellow Left
    Yellow Down
    Yellow Right
    Yellow Down

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    @Elvenshae I'm guessing your last move there's is a typo as well

    Elvenshae
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Gracias!

  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    Yellow D12 --> M3: 7 Moves

    Red Up (K16)
    Yellow Right (I12)
    Yellow Down (I10)
    Yellow Left (E10)
    Yellow Down (E5)
    Yellow Right (M5)
    Yellow Down (M3)

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Best answer is 6 moves, points for

    JonBob
    Elvenshae
    Ah_Pook (im on the board folks!)
    Vyoloynce

    Scores

    JonBob 2
    Bluecyan 1
    discrider 1
    Elvenshae 2
    Fry 1
    Jam Warrior 1
    Vyolynce 2
    Ah_Pook 1


    Current Puzzle (4):
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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
  • PowerpuppiesPowerpuppies Registered User regular
    moves: 10
    Blue up
    Blue right
    Red up
    Red left
    Red down
    Red left
    Blue left
    Blue down
    Blue left
    Blue down

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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    Maybe I'll do better this time?
    Blue J12 --> B6: 9 moves

    Blue Left (A12)
    Blue Down (A11)
    Blue Right (E11)
    Green Right (P6)
    Green Up (P14)
    Green Left (A14)
    Green Down (A11)
    Blue Left (B11)
    Blue Down (B6)

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    ArcSynVyolynceAh_Pook
  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    What's the swirly icon? Anything special?

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  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    Feel like there's a better solution, but whatever, I'm OK with this one.
    Moves: 12
    Green Right
    Green Up
    Green Left
    Green Down
    Red right
    Red up
    Red right
    Red up
    Red Left
    Red down
    Blue Left
    Blue Down

    Edit: Ugh.

    ArcSyn on
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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    What's the swirly icon? Anything special?

    Theres one token that has it on it, and you can move any robot into it when it comes up

    Elvenshae
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Moves 9

    Green helps out

    Blue left
    Blue down
    Blue right
    Green right
    Green up
    Green left
    Green down
    Blue left
    Blue down

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    Well Mr b posted that one already so posting the one I thought was more obvious:

    Moves 9

    Blue left
    Blue down
    Blue right
    Blue down
    Blue left
    Blue up
    Red left
    Blue down
    Blue right

    discrider on
    Elvenshae
  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    Puzzle 4
    9 moves

    R r
    B u
    B r
    B d
    B l
    B u
    R l
    B d
    B r goal


    Nothing to see here, move along...

    Vyolynce on
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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    Puzzle 4
    9 moves

    R r
    B u
    B r
    B d
    B l
    B u
    R l
    B d
    B r goal

    You just ran blue into a wall.
    I believe your solution is incapable of doing what you want it to do.

    ..
    Due to having courted the same illegal solution myself.

    discrider on
    Vyolynce
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    Puzzle 4
    9 moves

    R r
    B u
    B r
    B d
    B l
    B u
    R l
    B d
    B r goal
    Namely that fourth move, where you want to bring blue down to where red starts, can't work because blue will stop in the top right corner on move 2.
    I really don't know why that illegal down move is so darn attractive though.

    For instance, you can also cheat to go through the black hole:

    B u
    B r
    B d
    B l
    B u
    b l
    R l
    B d
    B r goal

    discrider on
  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    discrider wrote: »
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    Puzzle 4
    9 moves

    R r
    B u
    B r
    B d
    B l
    B u
    R l
    B d
    B r goal

    You just ran blue into a wall.
    I believe your solution is incapable of doing what you want it to do.

    ..
    Due to having courted the same illegal solution myself.

    That's what I get for thinking while distracted by my daughter.

    My original solution was the same as Powerpuppies' before I thought this one would work. We'll just pretend that's what I put down.

    Vyolynce on
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  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    What's the swirly icon? Anything special?

    I'm assuming when it comes up as a target that we can send any bot there

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    Moves: 11

    Red UL
    Blue L
    Red DLD
    Blue R
    Red UL
    Blue LD

    I feel like there's gotta be a better answer but I sure don't see one

    Edit: stupid ROBOTS!

    Ah_Pook on
  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    I'm glad I can provide an avenue for the rest of you to feel better and smarter. :cry:

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    Elvenshae
  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    I'm glad I can provide an avenue for the rest of you to feel better and smarter. :cry:

    Game is hard, yo. Finding a valid solution of any length is an accomplishment.

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    Elvenshae
  • ArcSynArcSyn Registered User regular
    Definitely would be a different game if you played with a minute timer or something.

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  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    ArcSyn wrote: »
    Definitely would be a different game if you played with a minute timer or something.

    Yea the real-time race aspect of face to face play is my favorite part of the game honestly, but it's fun to solve the puzzles like this too

  • JonBobJonBob Registered User regular
    Puzzle 4
    Blue W
    Blue S
    Blue E
    Blue S
    Blue W
    Blue N
    Red W
    Blue S
    Blue E

    9 moves
    Really feels like I should be able to shave a move off, but I can't see it.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    JonBob wrote: »
    Puzzle 4
    Blue W
    Blue S
    Blue E
    Blue S
    Blue W
    Blue N
    Red W
    Blue S
    Blue E

    9 moves
    Really feels like I should be able to shave a move off, but I can't see it.

    The fact that all 4 robots are on the same half of the board (hell, 3 are within a 3x4 block of each other) makes an efficient route difficult. Gotta waste a lot of time getting things into position.

    Vyolynce on
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    Elvenshae
  • BluecyanBluecyan Buzz.. Buzz Buzz? BUZZ! Buzz buzz BuzzRegistered User regular
    Moves: 9

    Blue Left
    Blue Down
    Blue Right
    Blue Down
    Blue Left
    Blue Up
    Red Left
    Blue Down
    Blue Right

  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited March 2019
    This feels inadequate:
    9 moves

    Blue: LDRDLU

    Red: L

    Blue: DR

    Edit: Okay, maybe not.

    Jam Warrior on
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    Elvenshae
  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    I'm fairly certain I would find this incredibly stressful to the point of being unfun if played head to head under time pressure.

    I'm 100% sure my wife would rather punch me in the face than play it anyway.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Puzzle 4:
    1. Blue left
    2. Blue down
    3. Blue right
    4. Blue down
    5. Blue left
    6. Blue up
    7. Red left
    8. Blue down
    9. Blue right

    9 moves.

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    I'm fairly certain I would find this incredibly stressful to the point of being unfun if played head to head under time pressure.

    I'm 100% sure my wife would rather punch me in the face than play it anyway.

    It's certainly not a game for everyone, especially 2p head to head. Its pretty great if you host a large gaming get together for example though, as you can set it up on a table and people can wander by and participate in a couple rounds in between other things.

  • Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    Best answer is 9 moves, points for

    MrBlarney
    discrider
    JonBob
    Bluecyan
    Jam Warrior
    Elvenshae

    Scores

    JonBob 3
    Elvenshae 3
    Bluecyan 2
    discrider 2
    Jam Warrior 2
    Vyolynce 2
    Fry 1
    Ah_Pook 1


    Current Puzzle (5):
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    Elvenshae
  • BluecyanBluecyan Buzz.. Buzz Buzz? BUZZ! Buzz buzz BuzzRegistered User regular
    I love these games in person (AP is a big problem so timed games eliminates that) though, I prefer Mutant Meeples over Ricochet Robot generally. The game getting harder as you win means even beginners will eventually start getting some wins. It also has fewer solution that require series of 14+ moves which can get REALLY hard to keep track of mentally.

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