Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Brain Teaserly Fun

Apparently, this is a logic test used in interviews in JapanChina(?), the rules are simple:
Everybody has to cross the river. Only 2 people on the raft at a time. The father cannot stay with any of the daughters without their mother's presence. The mother cannot stay with any of the sons without their father's presence. The thief (striped shirt) cannot stay with any family member if the Policeman is not there. Only the Father, Mother and the Policeman know how to operate the raft.

To start, click on the big blue circle on the right.
To move the people, click on them.
To move the raft, click on the pole on the opposite side of the river.
It took me about 10 minutes to figure out, though I thinl you get 30. Enjoy!


mortie said...

I did it in about the same time it took you. So that makes me ????

Ahistoricality said...

Well, I gave up after one round trip; I just never got the hang of doing brain teasers for fun....

By the way, the language on the intro page is Chinese, not Japanese.

Pooh said...

I did it in about the same time it took you. So that makes me ????


slat rat said...

It took me ten minutes - but I did three weeks ago. It was part of a geocache!!!!!

One had to get everyone over to the other side and then derive the coordinates based on a rule set and the position of family members.

And btw - that family is certainly quite dysfunctional.